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Greens and Greys
by Rosalie Sugrue

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 Journey with Molly Sinclair as she recounts her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and setbacks. We also delve below the surface to confront small town and church attitudes to a gay brother, depression, sexual experimenting and sexual violence. Molly’s faith evolves over time from traditional understandings to a mature liberalism.

Molly’s heart warming story of growing up in New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s parallels that of many Pasifika young people, as they grapple with what it means to grow up today, while staying loyal to their family, church and culture. They too face issues of morality, sex, sin, suicide, homosexuality and all sorts of other unmentionables.

In Greens and Greys we find that we can meet and overcome life’s challenges, grow into a secure personal identity and develop a robust faith through trial, error and openness to learning.


The In-Between Land: Psalms, Poems and Haiku
By Mark Gibson

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Book description 

Severe earthquakes struck Christchurch in 2010–2011 and caused obvious damage to buildings, the land and waterways. The emotional impact of these events on the people who lived through them is harder to see. For many people, the city and life they knew has gone, but they are not yet able to move forward – they are stuck in-between. In this moving collection, Mark Gibson tells their story.

His 15 psalms put before God the hurts, frustrations, injustices and despair that people feel. They also offer praise and point to a new appreciation of the natural world around us and to hope for a brighter future.

The poems, which document and reflect on the author’s unfolding pastoral and spiritual journey, are grouped into broad categories:

  • Earthquakes
  • Loss and lament
  • Healing and renewal
  • Torrent Bay escapes
  • Life goes on

60 haiku offer playful, snapshot impressions of living through the four seasons: autumn, winter, spring and summer.

Draw on this collection for personal nourishment, strength in difficult times  or use in worship. You are not alone. There is hope.

About the Author

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Mark Gibson is a Methodist minister at New Brighton Union Church. With his family, he has lived through the ongoing challenges of the 2010–11 earthquakes that impacted Christchurch. He is deeply engaged in parish and community ministry.

In 2007 he led a Lenten pilgrimage from Rakiura-Stewart Island to Wellington, to raise awareness of climate change and environmental degradation in the South Island. Mark also leads The River of Life project based in east Christchurch and co-leads the Avon Otakaro Network.

Mark is a 6th generation Cantabrian, married with four children and three grandchildren. This is his first published collection.

 


“…rich with stories, metaphors and invitations for ministering across cultures…”
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WNTF_front_cover_9_Sep_14_133wWeaving, Networking & Taking Flight: Engaged Ministry in Avondale Union and Manurewa Methodist parishes 2006-2014  by ‘Alifeleti Vaitu’ulala Ngahe

“…ministry is intrinsically linked to human need.” Review by Daniel Newman of Weaving, Networking and Taking Flight. Review by Daniel Newman – former chairman, Manurewa Local Board

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 Never to Return Home: John and Mary White’s Otago Story
By Fraser Boyd

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Fraser Boyd featured in Upper Hutt Leader, 25 March 2015: Click here for article

Front_cover_250w_Never_to_Return_Home_5_Feb_15Can you imagine sailing to the other side of the world with no hope of returning home?

Life in rural Ireland in the 1860s was tough, even after the potato famine was over.

Capable young men and women with a spark of ambition had few opportunities.

Many boldly emigrated to other countries to find a better life. Mary Neylon of Ennistimon in County Clare and John White of Letterkenny in Donegal, who arrived in Port Chalmers in 1864 and 1865 respectively, are two such adventurers.

Mary and John are the great grandparents of the author’s wife, Margaret. We know only a few basic facts about them but, with sustained imagination, Fraser Boyd tells the story of their early years in New Zealand.

Along the way we learn what life was like for the earliest farming families in Portobello and for those who settled in the growing towns of Port Chalmers and Dunedin. Mary and John started by working on farms in Portobello for a year, and we see them develop new skills and confidence. We also share in the joys and sorrows of the first years of their marriage.

The story provides a new understanding of how the rigid social and economic structures of Ireland gave way to a new sense of community and mutual respect between landowners and their workers in this country.

Going back home was not an option.

They had to succeed here.


 

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 EIH_front_cover_20141015_200_sqEarthed in Hope: Dying, Death and Funerals – A Pakeha Anglican Perspective
by Alister G. Hendery

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John Meredith’s review in Touchstone June 2015

“…For those concerned with funeral ministry there is much in this book that will repay careful reflection: how God and Christian hope are presented, the avoidance of euphemisms and idealistic eulogies, ritual at and after the funeral, funerals following suicide, funerals of children and children at funerals. Hendery states: We need to be able to look death in the face and be willing to wrestle with the theological, spiritual and emotional demands that this takes. Earthed in Hope offers significant help for those who are serious about doing this.”


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IBL_front_cover_120w_14_May_ 2015The In-Between Land:
Psalms, Poems and HaikuMark Gibson
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John and Mary White’s Otago Story

By Fraser Boyd

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Earthed in Hope
Dying, Death and Funerals – A Pakeha Anglican Perspective
By Alister G. Hendery

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Engaged ministry in Avondale Union and Manurewa Methodist parishes 2006–2014

by ‘Alifeleti Vaitu’ulala Ngahe

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Connections

Celebration, Wisdom and Commentary from Dunedin Methodist Parish

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Preparing For Retirement Today

Dealing With The Financial And Physical Issues

By Bruce H. Woodley

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Theme Scheme

Creative Ideas, Activities, Games, Puzzles, Plays, Quizzes

By Rosalie Sugrue

 

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Ten Plays

Short, easy dramas for churches

By Rosalie Sugrue

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The League of Lilith

Racy & pacy!

A thriller with soul, by mother and son duo

Rosalie Sugrue & Troy Sugrue

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Planning ahead for satisfying senior years

By David C. Pratt

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Parables and Poems

“Simon Brown brings us stories from the land; yarns to warm our souls and tickle ouf fancies…” Mike Riddell

By Simon Brown

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The John Wesley Code

Finding a Faith That Matters

By James Stuart

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God of the Whenua

Rural Ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand

By Bill Bennett

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A Question of Faith

History of the New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society

By David Grant

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Bread and water:

The escape and ordeal of two New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors

By Will Foote

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Indeterminate Sentence

A New Zealand World War II Conscientious Objector’s Story

By Allan Handyside

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Growing in Age and Wisdom

By Anne Millar

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Growing in Age:

Ageing in today’s society

By Anne Millar

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