Brett Marshall Author

Member Since: 09/2022


Brett Marshall is a former soldier, intelligence analyst and security specialist, currently working in foreign affairs. He has survived officer training, cancer and the church.

A ‘preacher’s kid,’ he has endured a tumultuous relationship with organised religion. Following time away, relevant studies and various leadership roles, he has reflected deeply on the church’s nature – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Both his work and ministry have been informed by an analytical bent, diverse travel, exposure to prominent leaders and studying for a Bachelor of Theology (Sydney College of Divinity), Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics (University of New South Wales) and Master of Arts in Strategy and Policy (UNSW).

Brett lives in Canberra, Australia, where he is married with two children. He enjoys music, movies, reading, the Australian Football League, good food and exercising to burn it off.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.

I live in Canberra, Australia, where I'm married with two children. I enjoy music (including playing drums), movies, reading, the Australian Football League, good food and exercising to burn it off.

When and why did you start writing books?

During covid lockdowns..!

What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?

After many late nights and wines with close friends, talking about all the problems with the church!!

Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?

Church Delusions - its an only child!

Who is your favourite author and book?

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables

What book are you reading right now?

Strange Rites

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Reading things that don't seem quite right, like Dawkins' The God Delusion as well as inspiring alternatives like Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Reading! As well as movies, music, eating, exercise, travel...

Do you have any new books in the works?

Not yet, still recovering :)