eBooks and Digital Music

eBooks and Digital Music

Dear Customers

Like most of you, we are in Lockdown and I can’t offer our usual mail order service for printed books.

But we can still supply eBooks and digital music files.

I’m excited to share these new titles with you:

  • Let Your Light Shine Through: A collection of my best sermons, supported by free online resources.
  • I can now offer PDF and digital music (mp3) files for the nearly all of the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust’s music books and CDs
  • A Likely Lad: Judy Mill’s lively biography of Norman Lesser, Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand in the 1960s.

I also highlight below other eBooks we have published which offer resources that you can use online when preparing worship, spiritual and devotional material for your congregations and friends.

We will email you with your eBook attached,
or provide a link to download it, in your chosen format.

We will email you links to download the NZ Hymnbook Trust
music books and zipped mp3 files.

See the Ordering section below for information about ordering these titles, (including alternatives to using our PayPal shopping cart buttons), our postage charges and orders for overseas customers.

[Prices for titles on this page were last updated on 26 March 2020]

Let Your Light Shine Through:
Collected Sermons – Creative Worship Volume 2.
Philip Garside.
304pp. Kindle, ePub and PDF eBooks. PGPL (2020). $17.50.

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Are you looking for fresh insights into Bible readings that will stimulate your thinking, warm your heart and support your spiritual journey? These engaging sermons by New Zealand Methodist lay preacher, Philip Garside will get you going.

The 62 sermons in this book are arranged in the order they were preached over 12 years and follow the three-year cycle of readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. There are indexes of Scripture readings and of People / Themes, and a Bibliography of key books, recordings and other sources referred to in the sermons.

The book is supported by free online PowerPoints, images & photos, video clips, and audio recordings of many of the sermons. (A link to the resources page and the password for the page are provided at the end of the book.)

“Every Methodist preacher in Aotearoa-New Zealand should have this sermon collection by Philip Garside. And, if they are wise enough to purchase it, they can also put the link on their mobile or desktop device to access his online collection of additional resources… Philip joins a short list of the old-style Methodists who found within themselves, the flame, the fire, to preach and publish and be damned – and some of them were! …all power to PGPL and to Philip for this book which gets the evangel into the marketplace. I like it.”
Rev Dr David Bell, former principal of Trinity Theological College, Auckland

“I am impressed. I see this as an excellent collection of role-model sermons. Each is well researched, well-structured and thoughtfully spiritual. You display an innovative range of creative presentations. Every reflection delivers a meaningful and meaty message for our times. Thank you for sharing it with me.”
Rosalie Sugrue, Author and Lay Preacher

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NZ Hymnbook Trust books and music

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These books are now available in PDF format:
Alleluia Aotearoa
Faith Forever Singing
Hope is Our Song.

These CDs are now available as
sets of zipped mp3 music files:
Alleluia Aotearoa
Hope is Our Song
Carol Our Christmas
Singing Faith
Singing Love.

We have simplified the NZHBT section of our website to make it easier for you to access.

We will email you links to download eBooks and zipped mp3 files.  


A Likely Lad: 
The life of Norman Lesser, Archbishop of New Zealand.
Judy Mills.
316pp. Kindle, ePub and PDF eBooks.
PGPL (2020).
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How did Norman Lesser, a boy from a terrace house in Liverpool, become the Archbishop of New Zealand? The answer lies in sheer native ability, great energy, a talent for leadership, a happy outlook on life and a bit of luck – or if you prefer, the Grace of God.

“As someone who would not ever have made it to ordination without the support and encouragement of this man, and as his eventual successor, I’m personally grateful for this book. It will help all who followed him to learn just how rich a legacy he left us.”
from the Foreword by John Bluck, Former Bishop of Waiapu

 “Norman Lesser, Bishop of Waiapu for nearly a quarter of a century, described himself as ‘ordinary.’ Yet the legacy he left is far from ordinary. Knowing and honouring our past is important to our faith journey, and this book will be of interest not just to Anglicans but also the wider community who loved and respected Norman Lesser. He was in fact an ‘extra-ordinary’ man and I commend this timely recognition of his life of devotion, humour, and compassion.” 
Andrew Hedge, Bishop of Waiapu, Lent 2020

Print books ($40 + p&p) will be available soon after the COVID-19 Lockdown finishes.

Our NZ eBooks with Worship, Spiritual & Devotional resources

Sophia and Daughters Revisited:
Reflections on Women of Biblical Connection.
Rosalie Sugrue.
PDF, Kindle, ePub

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Let’s Say a Psalm:

The Psalms in a fresh voice for children, families and worship.
Silvia Purdie.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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The Shepherd’s Call
– Te Karanga o te Hēpara:

Prayers and liturgies for rural Aotearoa New Zealand.
Bill Bennett.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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Short Introductions to the Bible Readings for the Revised Common Lectionary, Years A, B & C:

A Resource for the Readers at the Lectern.
Bill Bennett.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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The Art of Dying Well:
Ideas and reflections to help you face your death with courage, peace and hope.

Ian M Kilgour.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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Prayers for Southern Seasons:
Poems and prayers for Christian worship and devotions.
Joy Kingsbury-Aitken.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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Lay Preaching Basics:
A Practical Guide to Leading Worship.

Rosalie Sugrue.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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A Celebration Of Life:

Collected Poems.
Meg Harfield.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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Kindle a Flame:
Songs, Prayers & Poems
– Creative Worship Volume 1.
Philip Garside.

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Faith Evolving:
A Patchwork Journey
(3rd edition)

Trish McBride.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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Redemption Songs.

Mark Laurent.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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The In-Between Land:
Psalms, Poems and Haiku.
Mark Gibson.
PDF, Kindle, ePub
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Ordering via the PayPal Add to Cart buttons gives you a secure way to order and pay online using your credit card. (See further PayPal instructions hereOR

You are also welcome to pay by telling us your Visa or Mastercard details, by online banking or by cheque. Email or phone us to place your order and arrange payment using one of these options.Each month we choose a selection of titles that we think you will find stimulating and satisfying to read. So come back to the Monthly Selections section of our website regularly.

Please also ask us about any other books you are interested in. We will give you a price and time to deliver. Emailing us at bookspgpl@gmail.com works best.

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Some books will be in stock. Others will be ordered in when you place your order. These will usually take 3 to 6 weeks to arrive.