PGPL NZ Books for Christmas

 

PGPL New Zealand Books for Christmas

Here are details of 12 books we have published in the last  year or two, and a couple by local authors whom we support.

These books are all in stock, so place your order no later than Tuesday 17 December to receive them at your New Zealand address by Christmas Day.

Overseas customers: We will airmail your order to you, but expect it will arrive after Christmas. Please follow the links titled “Overseas customers click here for print books.”

Nick Regnault’s new book Welcoming the Stranger has just arrived from the printers. Based on his experience leading the resettlement programme at South West Baptist Church in Christchurch, he offers practical tips for churches or community groups who want to support refugees and migrants to settle in their local communities. He also highlights things that can go wrong and how to avoid them.

Rosie Staite’s second book of Tried and True Resources for All-Age Worship has been popular since it was released in March.  And, for some light relief, see popular Touchstone cartoonist, Brendan Boughen‘s new book Touching a Nerve: A Curly Collection of Churchy Cartoons by Jim.

Specials: Click here for some sale priced bargain books

A big thank all our customers for your support over the last year. We wish you all a blessed and happy Christmas.

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Welcoming the Stranger:
Signposts for Building Bridges and Making Peace.
Nick Regnault

Pbk 50pp. ISBN 9781988572239.
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print: [25+ in stock].
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Does your church or community group want to help refugees or migrants settle into your neighbourhood but you’re not sure how to start? Nick Regnault has some practical tips for you.

He shares the experiences of his community at South West Baptist Church in Christchurch who are doing just that: initially through a refugee sponsorship scheme, and then in response to the terror attacks that occurred on 15 March 2019. This hugely rewarding and sometimes challenging journey has been a discovery: about others and about themselves.

Nick distils four essential threads weaving through all these experiences. When woven together, he says, we can create places of welcoming and belonging for others and for ourselves, for the newcomer and for the established.

The four threads are:

  1. Being clear about our intentions and values in welcoming others.
  2. Working with other people to together extend many hands of friendship.
  3. Thinking about the places that we live and move about in differently: as places of rich potential for making connections and creating belonging.
  4. Knowing about yourself and others.

Nick and his community are very clear that this is not about converting people to Christianity. It is about ordinary people reaching out hands of friendship towards each other – to build bridges and to make peace.



Signposts on the Way:
Theological Reflections on the Practice of Ministry.
Graeme Ferguson.
Pbk 288pp. ISBN 9781988572208.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print: [20+ in stock].
NZ Customers $40.00.

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This book invites clergy and lay people engaged in Christian mission and parish ministry today to take time out to think about what we can learn from our recent past. You will be encouraged by Ferguson’s uplifting, inspiring and pragmatic insights gained from 50 years of ministry.

He shows how local ministry is informed by sustained theological reflection. He has worked on the frontiers between the church and the secular city in Wellington, Auckland and Sydney.

Ferguson has shared many ecumenical initiatives including the Inner City Ministry, the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia and setting up the Sydney College of Divinity.

There are also many pull quotes sprinkled throughout the book which highlight the author’s insights. — You can skim through the pull quotes to get a sense of the scope and flavour of the book, before delving into the detailed text?



Let’s Say a Psalm:
The Psalms in a fresh voice for children, families and worship.
Silvia Purdie
136pp,
Print on demand ISBN 9781086480306

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019) Print
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You will enjoy using these delightful paraphrases of the Psalms at home and in church. Includes Silvia’s own photos, many from a trip to Israel.

Silvia has interpreted the Psalms through a Jesus lens, assuming the they include prophecy about Christ, that Jesus re-interpreted them and that all scripture breathes the Word of Christ.

Silvia hopes that her versions ring true with each original Psalm and that they also translate ancient words and mind-pictures into images to which children can relate. She also hopes that you will explore other translations and enjoy ‘saying the Psalms’ together in lots of different ways. 



The Art of Dying Well:
Ideas and reflections to help you face your death with courage, peace and hope.
Updated and expanded.
Ian M Kilgour.
Pbk 80pp. ISBN 9781988572048
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print [25+ in stock]
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This book will help you face your own death with courage and faith. Some simple things can help ease your mind and bring peace to your heart. Much of the book is written in the first-person singular to help you personalise your reflections.

There are many prompts for you to write in a notebook or journal your reflections and memories of significant people, places and events in your life, and ideas for your funeral.

The book will also be a valued gift from family members of the dying and professionals caring for and ministering to the dying.



Prayers for Southern Seasons:
Poems and prayers for Christian worship and devotions.
Joy Kingsbury-Aitken.
Pbk 122pp. ISBN 9781988572086.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print [20+ in stock].
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Worship leaders, this engaging collection of prayers will support your work of creating meaningful services that reflect the church year in our part of the world.

Joy provides prayers for many different purposes: Gathering – Candle lighting – Thanksgiving – Intercession – Petition – Confession – Assurance – Illumination – Offering – Blessing – Commissioning.


Sophia and Daughters Revisited:
Reflections on Women of Biblical Connection.
Rosalie Sugrue.
196pp. ISBN 9781988572123.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print [30+ in stock].
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Attention worship leaders and preachers. Tap into lay preacher Rosalie Sugrue’s creative imagination as she tells the stories of 35 Bible women from their point of view.

These stories and dialogues are perfect for you to share during the sermon or reflection time in your next service, and when these women appear in your lectionary scripture readings. The reflections are also suitable for personal devotions.



Short Introductions to the Bible Readings for the Revised Common Lectionary, Years A, B & C:
A Resource for the Readers at the LecternBill Bennett.
Pbk 118pp. ISBN 9781988572017.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2019). Print [30+ in stock].
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Would you like a simple, quick way to engage with the Revised Common Lectionary Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings for each Sunday and other important days in the church calendar, including Lent and Easter? Bill Bennett’s short introductions to each Bible reading will get you started.

Use the entries in this book:

  • As a preface to the Bible reading in a service
  • As a sermon spark
  • For personal devotional reading
  • In your church’s weekly news bulletin
  • Using the full Scripture Index


The Shepherd’s Call – Te Karanga o te Hēpara:
Prayers and liturgies for rural Aotearoa New Zealand
By Bill Bennett
124pp (2019). ISBN 9781720226949
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2018). Print [30+ in stock]
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Clergy and lay worship leaders, discover a prayer for every aspect of rural life.

117 prayers are arranged into broad themes: the seasons, environment, community, mission and ministry, work, crisis and loss. 

There are also six sets of Eucharist liturgies and another five liturgies focused on the bush, harvest community life and adverse events.


Mission in the City:
Hopes and Dreams – My story.
Shirley-Joy Barrow.
Foreword by Rt Hon Helen Clark
Pbk 228pp. ISBN 9781927260920.

Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2018). Print [30+ in stock].
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Servant minister, Deacon Shirley-Joy Barrow shares her inspiring story of being City Missioner in Whanganui from 2004 to 2011.

Working together, her team found that they could achieve much more than their individual skills and capabilities led them to expect. They developed effective ways to respond to the people on the margins of society that they served.

“I warmly recommend this book. It opens a window on what life is like for New Zealand’s
most vulnerable people.”
From the Foreword by Rt Hon Helen Clark


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

“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.… I recommend it!”

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

 



A Celebration Of Life:
Collected Poems.
Meg Hartfield.
Pbk 104pp ISBN 9781927260661.
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd (2017).
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Meg Hartfield’s poems flow from her deep faith and a longing for a peaceful world.

Use these poems in reflective worship services, for group devotions and for personal inspiration.

The poems in the first half of the book – Light of the World – are a retelling of the story of Jesus’ life. Starting with the Word and the nativity, then onwards to the Cross, Resurrection and Pentecost, the poems draw us into the mystery of God among us. Taken together they form a new gospel, a new sharing of the good news, for readers today.

Thirteen poems focus on Peace. This collection also includes a section of Tributes to family members and other people, poems about nature and it is rounded out by a set of happy haiku.



A Tent in the Bush:
William and Jeanie Wallace’s North Auckland Story.

Fraser Boyd.
Pbk 194pp. ISBN 9781927260623.
Philip Garside Publishing Ltd. (2017). Print [10+ In stock]
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Follow three generations of the Wallace family from rural Ireland during the potato famine, to Scottish mining towns and on to eventual hard-won prosperity in New Zealand.

Spurred on by the death of their first child, courageous young Scots Irish couple William and Jeanie Wallace go on the adventure of their lives to settle in 1860s New Zealand.

The new colony enticed settlers from Britain by offering free, native bush covered land. In William and Jeanie’s case it was North Auckland. After spending a few months in Auckland to build up their reserves of funds and goods, William and Jeanie sail north and then slog overland by cart to their new home – literally, a tent in the bush.



Touching a Nerve:
A Curly Collection of Churchy Cartoons by Jim.

Brendan Boughen.
Pbk 136pp. Full colour throughout.

Brendan Boughen (2019). 
$30.00.
[9 in stock].

This irreverent, thought-provoking and laugh-inducing collection of cartoons will touch readers’ nerves (and funny bones) on some big topics: life, God, religion, politics, social justice and spirituality in the modern world.



Tried and True Resources
for All-Age Worship Vol. 2.
Rosie Staite.
Pbk 192pp. Colour photos throughout.

ISBN 9780473471255.
Rosie Staite – NZ (2019). 
$35.00.
[9 in stock].

Here are lots of ideas that work for Making the Point today, Gospel themes, The Seasons, values & social justice, Times of Celebration, Prayer Resources. Great for all who work in ministry – churches, schools, at home with children & young people. This second volume includes a comprehensive section on Coping with the Sadness which covers: Community Funerals, Remembrance Services and a Liturgy for closing a Church building when relocating a congregation.

“Rosie is offering us a comprehensive work from her own very wide experience in diverse communities, from a range of traditions. I look forward to using Tried and True Volume 2 for services, retreats, spiritual direction – it has practical ideas to explore a living and grounded faith with both young and old.

…this material has all been used, in congregations like the ones to which many of us belong: smaller, with a range of people, whose faith needs both encouragement and fresh language for what they often instinctively know but cannot easily express.” Rev Dr Jenny Dawson

Ordering

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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.

Postage Charges

Our usual NZ postage charges apply: $5.50 for orders up to $65, $7.00 for orders up to $199.99 and freight free for orders $200 or over.

Overseas customers

Please email us at bookspgpl@gmail.com with your requirements as we will need to deduct NZ GST from your order and higher postal charges will apply.

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Year A – 2020 Devotional, Worship and Preaching resources

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Stock list on our website

There are now over 900 titles listed on our website.
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Specials on Trade Me

We have over 150 titles loaded on Trade Me, many of which are now reduced to $5.00 or less (but only while stock lasts). These are all in stock now. 50 are listed as auctions at any one time. They are all Buy Now only, so order straight away to secure your books. The listings last 5 days, so come back every few days to see a fresh list.
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