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Joyful Spirit Bubbling and Something New to Say: Two book set – Print.

Joyful Spirit Bubbling and Something New to Say: Two book set – Print.

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Joyful Spirit Bubbling and Something New to Say: 
Two Print Book set

By Bronwyn Angela White

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Joyful Spirit Bubbling
Faith and Spirit Through the Seasons

Publishing:  mid-December 2023
Language: English
Words: 18,879
B/W text, 76pp, 6″ x 9″ 

About the book

This poetic exploration of Aotearoa New Zealand's seasons, infused with Māori elements, invites readers to engage in worship through poems and prayers. It celebrates diverse talents, acknowledges cultural contributions, and urges a pursuit of peace and justice, creating a vibrant tapestry of gratitude for life's sacred moments.

Joyful Spirit Bubbling journeys through the seasons in Aotearoa New Zealand, capturing the essence of summer – December, January, February – and moving through Autumn and Winter to end with the revival and hope of Spring.

The author offers poems, prayers, and reflections, most of which can be read aloud as part of a service of worship. The book explores the liturgical and calendar years.

The poems and reflections within the book touch on themes, such as the flourishing spirit of growth, liberating spirit of compassion, and perceptive spirit of insight. Bronwyn incorporates elements of Māori culture, discussing concepts like manaakitanga (hospitality) and emphasizing the sacred in everyday life.

She invites readers to celebrate the blessings in their lives, ranging from small kindnesses to the wonders of nature. World Religion Day and Waitangi Day are acknowledged, fostering interfaith understanding and harmony.

The text extends gratitude for the diverse talents that contribute to our shared existence, from artists and entertainers to those who handle essential tasks like rubbish collection and recycling.

This book is a rich tapestry of poetic expressions, prayers, and reflections that invite readers to appreciate the sacred in ordinary moments and actively participate in the shared drama of life.

About the Author

Born in Aotearoa New Zealand, Bronwyn's writing celebrates inclusiveness and social justice; affirms spirit and faith in postmodern, progressive and post-Christian life. Her prayers, affirmations, reflections, and blessings are in inclusive language, with an emphasis on "faith not belief" and social justice.

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Something New to Say
words of spirit, faith and celebration for Advent and Christmas:
2nd edition

Published: November 2022
Language: English
B/W text, 70pp
Soft cover
ISBN: 9781991027368

About the book

Something new to say is a collection of liturgy resources for the season of Advent and Christmas.

Author Bronwyn White lives in Aotearoa New Zealand, where Christmas comes at summertime.

This collection celebrates a festive season where pohutukawa and rata are in bloom, friends gather around barbecues or picnic at the beach on Christmas Day, and many people travel to catch up with family or enjoy school holidays.

The prayers, affirmations, reflections, and blessings are in inclusive language, with an emphasis on "faith not belief" and social justice. This book is ideal for progressive and liberal faith communities and churches.

Lay and ordained worship leaders will find them especially helpful, and there's plenty for individual contemplation and enjoyment too.

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