Mark Laurent


Mark Laurent is a professional musician, poet, writer and Christian communicator. He’s recorded many albums over more than 30 years and been a recording producer. Since the early 1980s he has used music and poetry for outreach and in worship, in New Zealand and overseas.

Mark has previously published 3 collections of poetry and an illustrated children’s storybook. He writes magazine articles and reviews. Now and then he can be seen busking on Queen Street,

“It’s good to keep in touch with life where it happens – with people where they are.”

He lives with wife and fellow musician Brenda Liddiard in a 20th floor, high-rise apartment in central Auckland.

Where to buy in print


Redemption Songs: Prayers For People Like Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016 by Philip Garside. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
The 71 songs in this book started out as responses to The Psalms but Mark soon found himself wandering to all sorts of places, the Psalms being good jump-off points. The songs are numbered instead of having titles, in the hope that this leaves a degree of open-ended-ness, so that God can say to you what you need to hear. Dip into them at random. May there be a few holy surprises here for you.

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