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Passion and Fire – the Mandarin version May 31, 2010

Posted by Andrew Killick (Publishing Manager) in 3. Castle Books, 5. News, Passion and Fire.
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In 2007, Castle published an exceptional book called Passion and Fire – now it’s available in Mandarin.

As well as pastoring a church in Dunedin, New Zealand, author Nathan Shaw spends a lot of time overseas in places like Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Uganda, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

This year, while he was visiting Taiwan, Grace Publishing House launched Passion and Fire in Mandarin.

At Castle we are excited to see a book that we are so proud to have been associated with, being taken into a whole new realm. We hope it touches the lives of many Mandarin speakers.

Read an interview with Nathan here and more about Passion and Fire here. To order the original English version of Passion and Fire, or for more info, contact us. For more info about the Mandarin version, contact Nathan through his church website.

On the press: Thank You for Being My Father May 26, 2010

Posted by Andrew Killick (Publishing Manager) in 4. Castle Distributed Books, 5. News, Thank You for Being My Father.
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At Castle we help a lot of people realise their dreams by helping them self-publish. Anne Perera has had it on her heart to publish a tribute to her late step-father for just over 25 years. Now her book, Thank You for Being My Father, is on the press and looking great.

Thank You for Being My Father tells the story of Anne’s life growing up in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). Living as the pampered only child of her widowed mother, Anne is shocked and dismayed to discover that her mother has suddenly remarried while Anne is away staying with her cousins during the school holidays. The young Anne then sets about making it clear that she will never accept her new step-father.

But as the years go by, this new man in her family slowly earns her respect, trust and love by steadfastly taking care of Anne’s mother, by supporting the family and encouraging Anne in her studies.

In Thank You for Being My Father, Anne attributes her own success (as a food/nutrition expert and writer) in large part to the role that her step-father played in her life.

Thank You for Being My Father is a fascinating story and includes over 300 photographs. Visit www.anneperera.co.nz.

The book is available now for pre-order. Just NZ$29.95. Contact us for more info or to order a copy.