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Bookstall News

St Luke’s Bookstall carries a range of books for both adults and children together with a variety of greeting cards.

Collection Highlight

My Brother Vivian … and the Christian Martyrs of Papua New Guinea / Patrick Redlich

Vivian Redlich died as a Christian martyr in the Second World War, in Papua New Guinea. The story of his life, as told by his much younger half-brother, is one of inspired service for Jesus Christ, mixed with genuine concern for the needs of others. Patrick Redlich has gathered together a compendium of letters and other documents, and has bound them together with a rich and illuminating narrative that will keep you interested right up to the last page. As well as being the story of a brave Anglican missionary in Papua New Guinea, this work also gives us a glimpse of the lives of two women who shared the same fate: his fiance and her friend. Their letters home, at a various times, but especially the two written letters from their jungle hideout, cannot fail to inspire us with their heroism and the story of their commitment to Jesus, and to the others whom they served.

You can find the Bookstall in the area between St Augustine’s Chapel and the Parish Hall.

Open after Church on Sundays – from 10.30 to 11.30 am – during morning tea.

Additional titles + more in the bookstall

A New Exile by Muriel Porter $20

A New Exile / Muriel Porter.

“Over the past few decades, seismic shifts have changed the contours of the Anglican Church in Australia. Numbers of rural dioceses are scarcely viable; major city centres are struggling under the pressures of urban growth and multiculturalism. Harsh conservative forces are threatening the historic inclusive comprehensiveness of Anglicanism, partly in reaction to the ordination of women. Fear and anxiety about the churches future is crippling the leaderships response. A New Exile? documents what has been happening, and poses the difficult question: what is the future for Anglicanism in Australia?”—Wipf and Stock Publishers.


Her Mother’s Daughter: a Memoir / Nadia Wheatley

“After her mother’s death, the ten-year-old began writing down the stories her mother had told her—of a Cinderella-like childhood, followed by an escape into a career as an army nurse in Palestine and Greece, and as an aid-worker in the refugee camps of post-war Germany. Some fifty years later, the finished memoir is not only a loving tribute but an investigation of the bewildering processes of memory itself.”–Text Publishing.



Living the Mystery: Affirming Catholicism and the Future of Anglicansim / edited by Jeffrey John.

Contents: Griswold, Frank T. Towards catholicity: naming and living the mystery — Sykes, Stephen. Foundations of an Anglican ecclesiology. — John, Jeffrey. The content of the Catholic faith. — Williams, Rowan and Sheldrake, Philip. Catholic persons: images of holiness. A dialogue. — Tilby, Angela. Holy stardust. –Jenkins, David and Byrne, Lavinia. Catholicism in the future. A dialogue. –Holloway, Richard. Forward in faith. –Griswold, Frank T. Sermon given in York Minster, 5 September 1993.



For Christ’s Sake / Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

“In this new book, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, controversial author of ‘Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church’, pulls no punches in his effort to go beyond merely ‘managing’ sexual abuse in the Church. He seeks to identify, uproot and eradicate abuse – and the poor response to it – by addressing the causes: without limitation.”—Garratt Publishing.



Outrageous Women Outrageous God: Women in the First Two Generations of Christianity / Ross Saunders

“Outrageous Women, Outrageous God is a study into the status and ministry of women in the New Testament, and how they went against many of the social and religious constraints of their time. It is a fresh approach to the place women, both Jewish and gentile, made for themselves-from the conception of John the Baptizer to the death of the last apostle. Considering that all the authors of the New Testament books were men who themselves were part of the constraints that society and religion placed upon women, the extent to which women gained prominence in early Christianity is quite extraordinary. “—Garratt Publishing.


Why Go To Church: the Drama of the Eucharist / Timothy Radcliffe

“The Euchrist, writes Timothy Radcliffe, is a three part drama, forming us in faith, hope and love. In this book he examines what it means to celebrate the Eucharist. Other people experience it as boring and pointless. Listening to the readings, the homily and the creed all take us through the crises and challenges of faith. From the offertory through to the end of the Eucharistic prayer we are caught up in the hope that was Christ’s, faced with Good Friday. From the Our Father until we are sent on our way, especially in receiving communion, we are formed as people who are capable of love.”—Bloomsbury web site.