John is the most amazing storyteller…such beautiful use of imagery and language! He would weave some sort of beautiful metaphor into the story and then, suddenly, it would reappear again in the most surprising of ways as he delicately and carefully crafted this powerful and moving story. Everyone was genuinely entranced, hanging off each word, until the end, people were literally weeping ~ a room full of hard-arses with barely a dry eye in sight! Some people will be changed forever.
-Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services Inc. Annual Conference. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat — April 2011.