Philip Garside

Publisher info

Philip Garside Publishing Limited commenced operations and was registered as a New Zealand private limited company in 1997. Our company is owned and operated by Philip & Heather Garside.

Our books:
We have in the past focused on New Zealand non-fiction print books on progressive/liberal Christian, social justice and pacifist topics.
We have now embraced eBooks and are mainly focusing on eBook production and marketing.

We can also provide options for producing and marketing small print runs via print-on-demand through Amazon subsidiary CreateSpace in the USA.

Submitting your book idea to us:
Proposals for new fiction and non-fiction eBooks in any genre are welcome.

We are also happy to discuss re-releasing as eBooks, books previously published in print.

Please see the For Authors page http://pgpl.co.nz/?page_id=128 for guidelines and advice on submitting books to us.

Where to find Philip Garside online


Where to buy in print


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The In-Between Land: Psalms, Poems and Haiku
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Severe earthquakes struck Christchurch in 2010–2011. For many people, the city and life they knew has gone, but they are not yet able to move forward – they are stuck in-between. In this moving collection of psalms, poems and haiku, Methodist minister Mark Gibson tells their story.
Greens and Greys
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Journey with Molly Sinclair through her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s. This engaging coming-of-age tale sweeps us along as she meets unexpected joys and overcomes life’s setbacks.
Never to Return Home: John and Mary White’s Otago Story
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,590. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2015 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Can you imagine sailing to the other side of the world with no hope of returning home? Mary Neylon (County Clare) & John White (Donegal), who arrived in Port Chalmers, New Zealand, in 1864 and 1865 respectively, are two such adventurers. We know few facts about these great grandparents of the author’s wife, but, with sustained imagination, he tells the story of their early years in New Zealand.
Earthed in Hope: Dying, Death and Funerals – A Pakeha Anglican Perspective
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,660. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
Earthed in Hope will enrich the funeral ministry both of those in the Anglican tradition and also those from other Churches. It is a valuable resource for funeral celebrants, counsellors and anyone supporting the bereaved and dying. Hendery reflects on and responds to spiritual, theological, liturgical, pastoral and cultural questions, and offers practical suggestions and insights.
Weaving, Networking & Taking Flight: Engaged ministry in Avondale Union and Manurewa Methodist parishes 2006–2014
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,610. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Rev Ngahe’s enthusiastic and deeply thoughtful, methodical approach will provide inspiration for all who are engaged in multicultural, community-facing Christian ministry. Tongan Methodist minister ‘Alifeleti Vaitu’ulala Ngahe has been in full-time, ordained ministry for almost 10 years. This book reflects on those years in Avondale Union and Manurewa Methodist parishes in Auckland, New Zealand.
Connections: Celebration, Wisdom and Commentary from Dunedin Methodist Parish
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
Arising from a New Zealand context and touching on universal issues, Connections offers 45 responses from the people of Dunedin Methodist Parish to the challenge of being church and living out the gospel in their community. The articles, selected from weekly contributions 2007–2013, are grouped into five broad categories, and cover diverse topics.
Preparing For Retirement Today: Dealing With The Financial And Physical Issues
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,240. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / retirement planning, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Are you ready for retirement? Bruce Woodley will get you started on planning for a financially secure, happy and healthy retirement. By exploring how to handle our savings and investments in a practical and common sense manner, both when we are working and in retirement, he shows that it is possible to reach our retirement goals and provide a future which is both fulfilling and enjoyable.
Theme Scheme: Creative Ideas, Activities, Games, Puzzles, Plays, Quizzes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,990. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
Theme Scheme offers you a wealth of creative ideas, activities, games, puzzles, plays and quizzes to help plan, organise and lead your group’s programmes. All are fun and practical, requiring minimal equipment, resources and time to prepare. Great for convenors, leaders, teachers and diversional therapists.
60 70 80 90: Planning Ahead For Satisfying Senior Years
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,120. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / retirement planning, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
This lively book, based on personal experience, is full of practical suggestions for people preparing to retire. While based on the New Zealand scene, readers in other countries will also find the material thought-provoking and encouraging. Topics covered include: - Getting started - Where will we live - Home - the house we live in - Interests and hobbies - The joy of being a grandparent - Financ
Ten Plays: Short, easy dramas for churches
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Plays » Women Authors
Lay preacher Rosalie Sugrue's short plays and meditations are ideal to present in church. They encourage us to engage with Bible and historical characters, and explore important themes. Staging is simple. Few props or costumes are required. Most work best with a combination of children and adults.
A Question of Faith: A History of the New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Christian pacifists opposed all war, at all times irrespective of political developments. They shared a core and absolute belief, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, that war was a moral and ethical sin. In March 1936, Wellington Methodist Minister Ormond Burton and his circuit steward A C Barrington established the Christian Pacifist Society of New Zealand. This is it's history.
Parables and Poems
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
This precious collection springs from the tradition of revealing God by telling stories. Baptist pastor, Simon Brown shares his spiritual insights into everyday life. Evocative images of people, artwork and places add depth and another dimension to reflect on. Parables and Poems will stir emotional connections with this land and its people.
Indeterminate Sentence: A New Zealand World War II Conscientious Objector's Story
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,240. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Compelling story of a World War II conscientious objector captures a piece of New Zealand history that is not well known. The small group of people described here had a strong influence on the thinking of others as New Zealanders later grappled with the issues raised by the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and the nuclear ships issue more recently.
Bread And Water: The Escape And Ordeal Of Two New Zealand World War II Conscientious Objectors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
New Zealand World War II conscientious objectors were treated harshly. Imprisoned for their pacifist beliefs, Chris Palmer and Merv Browne were held in military defaulters’ camps in the central North Island. To bring conditions in the camps to public notice, in 1944 Chris and Merv escaped to Wellington. This classic book tells of their audacious adventure and consequent punishment.
The John Wesley Code: Finding a Faith that Matters
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Methodist
James Stuart argues that John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, can help Methodists find a new vision today if they are prepared to listen and learn from Wesley. He paints a challenging portrait of Wesley, profoundly transformed and driven by the love of God, who chose to stand alongside the poor and dislocated people of his day and offer a message of healing, hope and personal transformation.
Growing in Age: Ageing in today’s society
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gerontology
Growing in Age covers many aspects of ageing: - Society and it’s attitudes - The personal journey of ageing - How relationships change - Changes and challenges of loss and grief, depression, dementia and dying - Caring for older people in their homes, in family and in residential care settings - Contributions older people make in their community and their legacy for future generations.
Growing in Age and Wisdom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gerontology
Anne Millar provides encouragement for older people in these inspirational reflections on the meaning and purpose found in growing older. These short, readable articles are grouped into broad topics of: • Making Meaning • Health and Harmony • Relationships and Realities • Edges and Endings • Seasons and Stages
God of the Whenua: Rural Ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,790. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Leadership
The rural church has been profoundly affected by economic and social change, and by theological and liturgical revolution in the wider church. Underpinning this book is the hopeful message that parishes who accept the need for change, and are willing to adapt and respond to the needs of their community, can not only survive but thrive into future.


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