Psalms Down-Under

Author(s): Joy Cowley

Philosophy and Religion

Contemporary prayer-poems in the New Zealand idiom. Joy Cowley's Psalms Down-under, like their biblical models, are not the stuff of comfortable piety. They sing beatitudes for all life has to offer: pain and joy, doubt and faith, turbulance and peace, in the immediacy of 'down-under' speech. Commonalities become blinding insights as Cowley sees the 'shimmering of the divine' in everything from detergent bubbles to mountain snows.


The subjects range from the paschal mysteries to the ordinary 'Bumps' in our lives. These contemporary 'metaphysical' prayer-poems go straight to our heart and quicken the soul: "Listen God/I just had a nasty bump/and now I want to know the reason why."


All royalties from Joy and Terry's three Psalm Titles go to Karunui Illam, the orphanage sponsored by Jean Watson in South India.

$25.50(NZD)

Available Stock:
1

Add to Cart

Click & Collect


Add to Wishlist


Product Information

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best loved writers. She has written five novels, over 40 children's picture books, four books featuring New Zealand spirituality along with many other articles, poems and shorter works. She has won many NZ and International awards including an OBE for services to children's literature and was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005. She lives with her husband in Wellington, NZ.

1. Nativity -- 2. Friend -- 3. God of Washing -- 4. A Prayer for Discernment -- 5. Hospitality -- 6. Lazarus -- 7. Dads -- 8. Creation Dance -- 9. The Tenth Leper -- 10. Offering -- 11. The Little Girl -- 12. Learning -- 13. The Burning Bush -- 14. Surrender -- 15. Tzedekah -- 16. Song of Creation -- 17. Spring-cleaning -- 18. The Hidden -- 19. The Parable of the Sower -- 20. Tension -- 21. Worship -- 22. Smallness -- 23. Hunger -- 24. Loss -- 25. Stones -- 26. Morning -- 27. Jesus said: I am the Way, the Truth and the Life -- 28. Comfort -- 29. Prayer -- 30. A Prayer for Healing -- 31. Good Friday -- 32. The Paschal Way -- 33. Easterings -- 34. Easter Sunday -- 35. Journey -- 36. On the Death of a Child -- 37. Learning to Fly -- 38. Grace Before Meals -- 39. Virgin Birth -- 40. Sacrament of the Seasons -- 41. Beauty -- 42. Blessing -- 43. The Giving (a parable).

General Fields

  • : 9780908696147
  • : Pleroma Christian Supplies
  • : Pleroma Christian Supplies
  • : December 1996
  • : 210mm X 149mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 95
  • : photographs by Terry Coles
  • : Joy Cowley
  • : Paperback
  • : 5th edition
  • : 242.2