Author(s): Joy Cowley
A book of prayer poems that evoke the people of Aotearoa New Zealand, their struggles and their loving.
Joy Cowley has been writing for adults and children for more than 25 years. Her adult work includes novels, short stories and regular sirituality contributions to The Marist Messenger and New Zealandia. The Aotearoa Psalms have grown from prayer shared with her husband Jerry Coles, and inspired by his photograpy.
First published 1989.
"These meditaion speak to my heart. They invite me to sense the closeness of God. They call me to walk with God who is so activly present in Aotearoa" Revd John McAlpine, Psychotherapist.
Joy Cowley is a well known New Zealand author, winner of many awards including the New Zealand Post Book of the Year Award, 2008. Her "Psalms" series have sold over 43,000 copies. She lives in Wellington with her husband Terry Coles who is a keen photographer.
Contents include: Morning Hymn -- Child-play -- Shells -- Growth -- Language -- Hands -- Old Wood -- Answers -- Do Dogs go to Heaven? -- Greenness -- God of the Absurd -- Roads -- Love your Enemy -- Teach me to Love -- Discoveries along the Road -- Vision -- The Women of Samaria -- The Little Child -- Praise -- The Bridge -- Currency of Living -- Just Suppose -- A Wedding Song -- Family Hymn -- The Way of Growth -- A Friend in Need -- Seeing -- The Quiet Pool -- The Human Race -- Prayer -- Child-like Trust -- To Mary -- Music -- Sacred Ground -- The Bulldozer -- Effort -- Fences -- I Fly! -- The Search -- The Heart of Stone -- The Time of Quiet -- Head and Heart -- The Harvest -- Drought -- The Call -- Psalm Sunday -- Mandatum -- Kenosis -- Grief -- Release -- Springtime Jesus -- Loaves and Fishes -- Your Psalm.