Introducing Early Christianity

Author: Laurie Guy
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830839421
Release Date: 2011-09-28
Genre: Religion

Laurie Guy provides an illuminating, broad-brush survey of the early church in its first four centuries. Readers get to witness the emergence of Great Tradition Christianity as themes unfold over time regarding women, persecution and martyrdom, asceticism and monasticism, eucharist and baptism, doctrine and the ecumenical councils.

Worlds in Collision

Author: Laurie Guy
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 0864734387
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

"A groundbreaking study of gay history in New Zealand, this book explores the period of intense lobbying and opposition leading up to the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in 1986, which decriminalized sexual acts between males. Based on 22 interviews with important participants in the debates as well as extensive archival research, this is a major contribution not only to the international literature on the history of homosexuality but also to the understanding of New Zealand society in the later 20th century."

Unlocking Revelation

Author: Laurence Guy
Publisher: Authentic Media Inc
ISBN: 9781780782713
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Religion

Revelation is a confusing book for many readers. This new work by Laurie Guy provides a solid, insightful foundation to clear that confusion and to give understanding. It does this by outlining five interpretive keys that are crucial to our reading; then by identifying five key themes of Revelation. The author's underlines the fact that Revelation is a Jesus book, and it is a book of hope.

An Unfolding Story

Author: Martin P. Sutherland
ISBN: 9780473279783
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Baptist theological seminaries

Baptists in New Zealand have built few lasting denominational institutions. In keeping with a congregational emphasis, the focus has been on the local church. The Missionary Society, born out of the recognition that some tasks are better done together, is an obvious exception. Another is Carey Baptist College. From nondescript beginnings, the college has become a broad-based theological provider in the first rank of New Zealand institutions. This volume unfolds the story of this crucial Baptist venture. The deeper narrative is of relationships, innovation and commitment. It is a story worth telling.

Shaping Godzone

Author: Laurie Guy
ISBN: 086473641X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Churches as institutions, and Christians as individuals and groups, have made significant and often contentious contributions to shaping private and public morality and issues of social justice in New Zealand. Laurie Guy provides a lively account of Church and Christian involvement in a selection of these issues. These Christian voices and influences have often been relegated to footnotes in our historical writing or ignored altogether. This book persuasively argues that Churches and Christians were major players, not always successfully, in contributing to the public debates determining the shape of New Zealand society. - Allan Davidson. This ground-breaking book highlights the influence of the church in the shaping of 'Godzone' - Aotearoa New Zealand. It audaciously claims that the church has been midwife to the nation. Without missionary influence there would have been no Treaty of Waitangi and no New Zealand as we know it today. In the nineteenth century church voices were nation-shaping on issues as wide-ranging as alcohol restraint, voting rights for women, the use of Sunday and the exploitation of workers.In the last generation there were vocal church voices on the Vietnam War, a nuclear-free New Zealand and the 1981 Springbok Tour. On some matters church voices were deeply divided, over abortion and homosexuality, for example. On other matters the church ought to have spoken out, but largely failed to do so: against World War One and against racism in the hundred years after 1860. Church influence has now waned. It was, however, vocal for justice and dignity for the poor in the 1998 Hikoi of Hope. That final major act for the twentieth century is illustrated on the front-cover image, a reminder that the church voice still matters on public issues.

From Death Unto Life A Love Story

Author: Richard Waltner
ISBN: 9781304320322
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

Having met at the University of Montana, Guy and Laurie find an intense love which is cut short by Laurie's sudden death following the birth of their daughter. Guy's devastation is later tempered when Julie comes into his life. Once again love blossoms only this time it is a troublesome love when Julie finds herself in competition with Laurie, for Guy's undivided love. Julie leaves Guy looking for a new life., however the strength of Julie's love for Guy over comes its challenges. Julie and Guy find the intense love and happiness both have been looking for, a love which lasts them for many years. Once again death strikes suddenly taking its tragic toll. Throughout a 3rd secret love affair, a strange love affair between Guy and Terry is sustained also to be broken only by death.


Author: Julia Hoban
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101195770
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen-year- old Willow's parents drank too much wine and asked her to drive them home. They never made it. Willow lost control of the car and her parents died in the accident. Now she has left behind her old home, friends, and school, and blocks the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she begins an intense, life-changing relationship that turns her world upside down. Told in an arresting, fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her.

Guy Grey Smith

Author: Andrew Gaynor
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 1742583946
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Art

Guy Grey-Smith (1916-1981) remains one of the most important Australian artists of his generation. His artwork has been collected by every major public gallery in the country. Based in Western Australia, Grey-Smith exhibited nationally, participated in key international exhibitions, received Queens Honors Awards, and was a spirited contributor and active participant in the national arts scene. Granted access for the first time to Guy Grey-Smith's notebooks, war-time sketches, correspondence, and estate, author Andrew Gaynor draws a fascinating portrait of a country boy whose life was first liberated, then stalled, by the brutality of war. Teaching himself to draw while interned in prisoner of war camps, Grey-Smith went on to create some of the most enduring and powerful images of the Australian landscape, redolent with color, texture, and an unmistakable life force. He studied under the modernist sculptor Henry Moore at the Chelsea School of Art, London. Although primarily a painter, Grey-Smith also produced sculptures, pen and ink drawings, etchings, and wood blocks. This is the first book about this outstanding Australian artist and his remarkable 35-year career.

Autobiography of a Fat Bride

Author: Laurie Notaro
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 9780375760921
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A selection of autobiographical essays, stories, and anecdotes provides a look at the pitfalls and pains of trying to live a grown-up life, contemplating such topics as children, home improvement, religion, and cosmetic saleswomen.

Mr Nice Guy

Author: Jennifer Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250189899
Release Date: 2018-10-16
Genre: Fiction

From the husband and wife writing duo Jennifer Miller and Jason Feifer comes Mr. Nice Guy, a funny and all too real comedy about the pursuit of success in life--and love--in today's working world. Lucas Callahan, a man who gave up his law degree, fiancée and small-town future for a shot at making it in the Big Apple. He snags an entry-level job at Empire magazine, believing it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a famous writer. And then late one night in a downtown bar he meets a gorgeous brunette who takes him home... Carmen Kelly wanted to be a hard-hitting journalist, only to find herself cast in the role of Empire's sex columnist thanks to the boys' club mentality of Manhattan magazines. Her latest piece is about an unfortunate—and unsatisfying—encounter with an awkward and nerdy guy, who was nice enough to look at but horribly inexperienced in bed. Lucas only discovers that he’s slept with the infamous Carmen Kelly—that is, his own magazine’s sex columnist!—when he reads her printed take-down. Humiliated and furious, he pens a rebuttal and signs it, "Nice Guy." Empire publishes it, and the pair of columns go viral. Readers demand more. So the magazine makes an arrangement: Each week, Carmen and Lucas will sleep together... and write dueling accounts of their sexual exploits. It’s the most provocative sexual relationship any couple has had, but the columnist-lovers are soon engaging in more than a war of words: They become seduced by the city’s rich and powerful, tempted by fame, and more attracted to each other than they’re willing to admit. In the end, they will have to choose between ambition, love, and the consequences of total honesty. “The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City—a page-turner that's part sex diary, part coming-of-age story." —Carolyn Kylstra, editor in chief, SELF “I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! It totally messed up my week, it messed up my deadlines, but I absolutely loved it.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians


Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407145211
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gritty and hard hitting, this is thoughtful teen fiction at its finest. Seventeen-year-old Tyler is the popular boy in high school after years of being "the geek". But then Bethany - rich, blonde, beautiful - is the victim in a teenage sex scandal, and somehow Tyler is the prime suspect. Can Tyler find a way out of the mess he's in?


Author: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466887329
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time-the kind Mercedes never had herself. Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy - so far. Her mother isn't home nearly enough to know about Mercedes' extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won't even say the word "sex" until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn't bank on Angela's boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn - or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed. When Mercedes' perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her own reputation -and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn's Firsts is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.