Mid-July 2018 Selection — Rosalie Sugrue

Mid-July 2018 Selection

Your mid-July 2018 selection features books by Methodist Lay Preacher Rosalie Sugrue.

Her new book Lay Preaching Basics has just been released in print and in three eBook formats.

Her earlier resource books Theme Scheme and Ten Plays have now been revised and expanded.

We are offering a special package of print copies of Lay Preaching Basics, Theme Scheme and Ten Plays at the reduced price of $65.00 (+ p&p) , saving you $10.00. (see below)

And also a special package of eBook copies of Lay Preaching Basics, Theme Scheme and Ten Plays at the reduced price of $32.00, saving you $5.47. (see below)

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We are also taking your orders for Seasons of the Spirit 2018-2019 materials now. Be quick. The early bird prices are only available for orders received and paid for by 17 August 2018 


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[Prices, stock levels and estimated delivery time for titles on this page were last updated on 16 July 2018]

 

 

Lay Preaching Basics: 
A Practical Guide to Leading Worship.
Rosalie Sugrue
Pbk, 230pp. ISBN 9781927260869
PGPL (2018) 

[7 in stock]
Print NZ$30.00

Kindle NZ$14.99

ePub NZ$14.99

PDF NZ$14.99

Do you want to learn how to preach and lead worship, but don’t know where to start? This practical guide by experienced Methodist Lay Preacher Rosalie Sugrue will get you going.

Or perhaps the preacher hasn’t arrived to take your service and you don’t know what to do. The first chapter – Help! The Preacher hasn’t arrived – shows you how to manage if this happens, by using the resources you have on hand.

 “Rosalie has compiled a great resource for getting people started. In the first third of the volume she outlines information on key people and history in the Scriptures and offers a helpful step-by-step guide to planning and leading a service. In the rest of her book, Rosalie draws on the teaching tools and ideas she has developed as an educator and she provides a variety of service outlines and sample prayers, as well as a list of websites and books as additional resources. 

Along with the endorsement and support of a congregation, this is a useful book to go hand-in-hand with study and spiritual formation for anyone who is considering the journey towards becoming a trained and competent Lay Preacher. I recommend it!”

Viv Whimster, 2016–2018 Vice-President, Methodist Church of New Zealand.

“This is a guide to leading worship that experienced lay preachers, as well as those just beginning, will find useful, inspirational and easy to read. There are plenty of practical tips and ideas coming out of the author’s long experience as a lay preacher, and the checklists of what needs to be done before, during and after services are invaluable reminders.”

Emeritus Professor Colin Gibson

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Theme Scheme: 
Creative Ideas, Activities, Games, Puzzles, Quizzes
Revised & Expanded July 2018
By Rosalie Sugrue
Pbk, 164 pp, ISBN: 9781495431654
PGPL (2018)
 
[3 x Print (5 coming) & eBook editions in stock now]
Print $25.00
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Kindle NZ$12.49

ePub NZ$12.49

PDF NZ$12.49

This revised and expanded edition of Theme Scheme offers you a wealth of creative ideas, activities, games, puzzles, plays and quizzes to help plan, organise and lead your group’s programmes. All are fun and practical, requiring minimal equipment, resources and time to prepare.

About this revised and expanded edition

In the first section, months of the year, dates for National Observances and Appeals have been updated, and new entries added.

In the Games section, these games have been added: Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?; I wrote a letter to my love; Hunt the Slipper, What’s the Time Mr Wolf, Hide and Seek, Sardines, fun and games in the swimming pool, Oranges and Lemons; Large Ball Relays; Bullrush; Scavenger Hunts and Eating Chocolate off a plate.

Other games have been revised to make the instructions clearer and to allow for less mobile participants.

In the Quizzes section extensive lists of Words within Words and a selection of Bible riddles have been added.

Website links have been checked and updated.

Countries statistics have been updated to include the latest population sizes and life expectancy.

Māori words now have macrons where needed.

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Ten Plays: 
Short, easy dramas for churches
Revised & Expanded July 2018
By Rosalie Sugrue
Pbk 102pp, ISBN: 9781927260159
PGPL (2018) 
{Print 7 coming) & eBook editions in stock now]
Print NZ$20.00
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Kindle NZ$9.99

ePub NZ$9.99

PDF NZ$9.99

Lay preacher Rosalie Sugrue’s short plays and meditations are ideal to present in church. They  encourage us to engage with Bible and historical characters, and explore important themes. Staging is simple. Few props or costumes are required.

About this revised and expanded edition

Some of these plays have been revised to provide clearer instructions for staging them and to simplify or improve the dialogue.

ANZAC Day has been re-written.

A second version of Mahlah & Sisters – The Daughters of Zelophehad – has been added. It is the same story told in less words and is suitable for devotions at fellowships, house groups and youth groups.

A second version of A Christmas Story has also been provided, with 9 separate pages of 9 separate scripts for 9 people.

The typesetting of the book has also been updated. Māori words now have macrons where needed.

To help you stage these plays, the publisher is happy to provide a free PDF eBook edition of Ten Plays to anyone who has purchased a print copy.

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Special Print Book resource bundle

1 each of the print editions of
Lay Preaching Basics
and the revised
Theme Scheme & Ten Plays
for $65 + p&p

Saving you $10.00

NZ Customers NZ$65.00 + p&p

Australian customers NZ$74.50
including airmail postage

Rest of the World customers NZ$96.00 
including airmail postage


Special eBook resource bundle

1 each of Lay Preaching Basics, and the revised Theme Scheme & Ten Plays in the eBook format of your choice.
Saving you $5.47

Kindle NZ$32.00

ePub NZ$32.00

PDF NZ$32.00

You are also welcome  to email orders to us at books@pgpl.co.nz and we will send you an invoice with details of our bank account


Greens and Greys
by Rosalie Sugrue
Pbk: 212 pages. ISBN: 9781927260432
PGPL (2015) 
[10+ in stock]

Print NZ$30.00
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Kindle NZ$7.99

ePub NZ$7.99

PDF NZ$7.99

Journey with Molly Sinclair through 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 overcomes life’s setbacks.

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Free Study Guide
by Rosalie Sugrue based on her books 
Greens and Greys, and Green, Ho!

The 8 page  guide is titled: A Novel approach to Bible StudyPersonal Issues for Christians for Lent/Easter or whatever the Season.

Each of the 6 sessions looks at an important concept:
1. Values learnt in childhood
2. Faith in Youth
3. Sexual orientation
4. Suicide
5. Situation ethics and social justice
6. Mature faith

You will explore each issue by asking:
• Why did Molly do what she did?
• What would I have done in that situation?

Download free Study Guide here in:  PDFePub or Kindle formats


 

 

Green, Ho!
by Rosalie Sugrue
Pbk 264pp, ISBN: 9781519639820
PGPL (2015) 

We print this book on demand and bring copies in from the USA as orders are received. Please therefore allow 3-4 weeks for delivery from time of order.

Print NZ$30.00
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Kindle NZ$4.99

ePub NZ$4.99

PDF NZ$4.99

 Green, Ho! is an extended version of Greens and Greys that adds another dimension in the form of hidden disability.

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Free Study Guide
by Rosalie Sugrue based on her books 
Greens and Greys, and Green, Ho!

The 8 page  guide is titled: A Novel approach to Bible StudyPersonal Issues for Christians for Lent/Easter or whatever the Season.

Each of the 6 sessions looks at an important concept:
1. Values learnt in childhood
2. Faith in Youth
3. Sexual orientation
4. Suicide
5. Situation ethics and social justice
6. Mature faith

You will explore each issue by asking:
• Why did Molly do what she did?
• What would I have done in that situation?

Download free Study Guide here in:  PDFePub or Kindle formats


The League of Lilith: 
A thriller with soul
By mother and son duo
Rosalie Sugrue & Troy Sugrue
eBooks only 421pp.
ISBN: ePub 9781927260203
ISBN: KIndle 9781927260210
PGPL (2013) 

Kindle NZ$4.99

ePub NZ$4.99

“This is a page-turning book, an intriguing story of a nondominant culture that dips into the myth of Lilith and provides readers with another lens on patriarchal religion. Likable and unlikable, the characters are engaging. Powerful friendships among the women transcend barriers of class and race. The novel draws on current feminist Biblical interpretation in a way that is theologically sound without being didactic. An enthralling yarn, which would be ideal for book group discussion.”

Rev Dr Margaret Mayman,
St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington

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Sophia & Daughters:
Wise Women from the Bible
Rosalie Sugrue
Kindle eBook, 146pp, 
Steele Roberts (2013) 

Not supplied by us.

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Kindle eBook on Amazon

Rediscover these Biblical characters as women of passion and compassion.

Firmly set in a southern hemisphere context, this easy-to-use book has strong feminist imagery and reference focused on the history of women in the Bible. It includes special prayers — for children, teamwork, families, confession, inclusiveness, church, enlightenment, advent, Lent, before a meeting, before a service, house blessing and natural disasters — as well as dialogues suitable for reading aloud, and reflections on wisdom, journeys and aging.



We are now taking orders for 
Seasons of the Spirit 2018-2019 (Year C)
Worship and Christian education resources.

Get the Early bird discounted prices by ordering now on our website:
https://pgpl.co.nz/seasons-of-the-spirit-2018-2019/

Seasons of the Spirit is a lectionary-based resource created in community with congregations representing different denominations from Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, and NZ.

Seasons of the Spirit includes resources for the whole church. Leaders will find a wealth of ideas and help in the FUSION resource, while the ENCORE Age-Level resources span birth to adult.

Click the image on the left below for a 4 page PDF catalogue explaining more about Seasons of the Spirit.

Early Bird reduced prices apply for customer orders received and paid for by 17 August 2018.

Higher Late Order / Standard prices will apply from 18 August 2018 onwards.


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