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.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding Four Views on Baptism

Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310866985
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Genre: Religion

What is the significance of water baptism? Who should be baptized? Is infant baptism scriptural? Which is the proper baptismal mode: sprinkling, pouring, or immersion? Should people be rebaptized if they join a church that teaches a different form of baptism? Should baptism be required for church membership? These and other questions are explored in this thought-provoking book.Four historic views on baptism are considered in depth:• Baptism of the professing regenerate by immersion (Baptist)• Believers’ baptism on the occasion of regeneration by immersion (Christian Churches/Churches of Christ)• Infant baptism by sprinkling as a regenerative act (Lutheran)• Infant baptism of children of the covenant (Reformed)Each view is presented by its proponent, then critiqued and defended in dialogue with the book’s other contributors. Here is an ideal setting in which you can consider the strengths and weaknesses of each stance and arrive at your own informed conclusion.


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?

The Gun Seller

Author: Hugh Laurie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671020828
Release Date: 1998-10
Genre: Fiction

A spoof of the spy genre set in Britain features a drifter who orchestrates a magnificent caper involving the CIA, international terrorists, arms dealers, a high-speed chase on skis, and buxom, blonde beauties.

How to Break a Boy

Author: Laurie Devore
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 1250144205
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this YA contemporary romance, there's only one rule: Keep your enemies close and your friends closer. Olivia Clayton has mastered the art of tearing others down to stay on top. She and her best friend, Adrienne, rule their small southern town like all good mean girls do—through intimidation and manipulation. After Olivia suffers a family tragedy and catches Adrienne sleeping with her boyfriend, Olivia is over it. She decides to make a change, but it's impossible to resist taking down Adrienne one last time. Up to her old tricks, Olivia convinces golden boy Whit Du Rant to be her SAT tutor and her fake boyfriend. But when it starts to feel real, Whit gets caught up in Olivia and Adrienne’s war. Olivia may ruin everything she touches, but she won't go down without a fight—not if it means losing Whit. And definitely not if it means losing what's left of herself. How to Break a Boy is an engaging young adult novel from debut author Laurie Devore. An Imprint Book Praise for How to Break a Boy: "This is a classic tale of high school drama and redemption." —School Library Journal "Olivia’s interior world is full of layers and emotional complexity, and readers will root for her to find her way." —Publishers Weekly "A razor-sharp look at grief, betrayal, and redemption. Readers won't be able to resist Olivia." —Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners "Complicated girls, beautiful writing, and drama that will keep you turning the pages until the very end." —Kody Keplinger, New York Times-bestselling author of The DUFF and Run

Speak The Graphic Novel

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781466897878
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.

A Summer Reunion

Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459208490
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Fiction

FOR TODAY… Now that she's reunited with her sister, Tori Fuller doesn't regret a moment of her life. But she's never forgotten the guy who got away. Heart surgeon Sam McCormack is as sexy and irresistible as he was back in college…and ready to prove to the woman he's always loved that it's never too late to start over.… TOMORROW… Lauren Sutcliffe never expected her mother's sixtieth birthday bash to lead to romance. But gorgeous Aussie builder Adam Hunter wants to stake his claim on the bossy, burned-by-love caterer. He wants to share all her tomorrows, if Lauren will just say yes! AND ALWAYS! David Longwood isn't looking for love…until a family reunion throws him in the path of free spirit Kinsey McKeever. Suddenly the buttoned-down lawyer is rediscovering his passionate inner self and dreaming about forever after… with Kinsey.

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407149127
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of teenage Hayley. Hayley is struggling to forget the past. But some memories run too deep, and soon the cracks start to show. Stunning, hard-hitting fiction from an award-winning writer.