Friday, April 10, 2009

New Books by John Bunyan May 2010

- poems of faith and doubt, mostly written in the first 3 months of 2010. Just published in a short run of signed and numbered copies. 52 pp. Colour photograph of the sanctuary and altar of S.Peter's Parish Church, Campbelltown, N.S.W.

BCP @ 09 : : A BROAD-CHURCH COMMUNION PRAYER-BOOK with 15 Psalms and 59 Hymns - catholic and evangelical, anglican and unitarian -
a 2 part, 2 volume book, one with the revised service and the remarkable collection of hymns old and new, and the other with a commentary and defence $15 (plus $2 p & p).
Only a small number remain. Please make out cheques to John Bunyan.

IN HEART AND MIND : Psalms restoring

This has just 97 psalms or portions of psalms, from the beautiful Coverdale Psalter, unchanged but with unobtrusive annotations, and arranged for saying or singing over the days of the month.
$13 (plus $2 p & p).

50 songs written by and 50 stories chosen by J.B.
The stories are well-known and little known stories from the Bible, in the fine language of the AV (or occasionally the RSV or NRSV). The hymns include many of J.B.'s earlier hymns but now considerably revised, and some new hymns - eg one for an Australian spring time festival of the Holy Cross, and one about grace in the sense of courtesy and good manners etc !
A nice gift. 100 signed and numbered copies. $17 (plus $2 p & p).

A DAY FOR THE DROVER : Macquarie's Morning Prayer
This was launched at the Choral Matins at S.Peter's, Campbelltown - 11.15 am on Sat.May 2nd, when the Address will be given by H.E. Professor Marie Basher, AC CVO, the Governor of New South Wales.

This book, a fascinating anthology, brings together the two themes of that service, the 450th anniversary of the 1559 Book of Common Prayer and the 200th anniversary of the Appointment in the UK of Lachlan Macquarie as Governor.

It includes at the front, BCP Morning and Evening Prayer but with variations for those who would like to use them, and at the back 50 hymns (not J.B.'s) appropriate for Matins and Evensong, and in between a variety of articles of more specialised interest on the Prayer Book, the Prayer Book Society, and Lachlan and Elizabeth Macquarie. $17 (p & p $2)