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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. 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 of psalms, poems and haiku, Methodist minister Mark Gibson tells their stor... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260364
Published 15 June 2015 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Gibson, Mark
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ISBN-13 9781927260364
ISBN-10 1927260361
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 15 June 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Gibson, Mark
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
Christian liturgy, prayerbooks & hymnals
Christian religious experience
Christian life & practice
Christian ministry & pastoral activity
Christian social thought & activity
Social Impact Of Disasters
Politics & Government
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
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 Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 821.3
Catalogue Code 594820

Description of this Electronic Book

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.

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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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