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The In-Between Land: Psalms, Poems and Haiku

The In-Between Land: Psalms, Poems and Haiku
 

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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260357
Barcode 9781927260357
Published 15 June 2015 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gibson, Mark

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ISBN-13 9781927260357
ISBN-10 1927260353
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 15 June 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gibson, Mark
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Christian liturgy, prayerbooks & hymnals
Christian ministry & pastoral activity
Christian social thought & activity
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Christianity: Bibles & Liturgy
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 350g
Dewey Code 821.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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.
Psalms
" Psalm 1
" Psalm 2
" Psalm 3
" Psalm 4
" Psalm 5
" Psalm 6
" Psalm 7
" Psalm 8
" Psalm 9
" Psalm 10
" Psalm 11
" Psalm 12
" Psalm 13
" Psalm 14
" Psalm 15
Poems
Earthquakes
" Coup d'e tat
" Sleep stealers
" Adrenalin Bay
" Tectonic plates
" The day the letterbox danced
" Fourth anniversary
Loss and lament
" The Grand Old Lady
" The Immortal Four
" Twenty seven reasons
" 2011 Year of The Iconoclast
" Grey (One of those days)
" Parihaka Day
" They're taking my city away
" Dam-nation
" Fragments from a fading frequency
" Inefficient
" Flight MH370
" The stripper
" No one comes
" Tiredness
" Wetlands
Healing and renewal
" River therapy
" Brief moments between the shaking
" Waiting room
" Prayer for the Otakaro-Avon River
" Waiting room 2
" Second call
" The true source
" New Year's beach service
" Come to the river
" Opawaho Oracle
" Colour blind
" Resurrection
" Neighbourhood all-year BBQ
" Monck's Bay blessing
" The steps
" The last days of winter
" Cave Creek
Torrent Bay escapes
" Dawn in Torrent Bay
" Family walk
" Waitangi Day
" Sunrise 3
" Sunrise 5
" Awesome encounter
" Epiphany
" Long before sunrise
Life goes on
" Our Emergency Office
" Transit lounge
" At the Show
" The party crasher
" Advent
" Management
" Waiata
" Flight Home
Haiku
Autumn
Winter
Spring
Summer

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Author's Bio

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.

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