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We have a winner February 23, 2017

Posted by Andrew Killick (Publishing Manager) in 4. Castle Distributed Books, 5. News.
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Stuff Jesus Never SaidWe’re a bit slow off the mark, but it gives us great pleasure to announce that a title we distribute – Stuff Jesus Never Said – has won a gold medal in the 2017 Illumination Book Awards.

Using humour and insight, and riffing off the style of internet memes, Stuff Jesus Never Said shatters the myth of the angry, fault-finding God and celebrates the God that Christ revealed – a God who wants us to prosper and live well. It’s beautifully presented in full colour, hardcover coffee table format. More about the book here.

This is the second time author Paul Ellis has won an Illumination medal.

Congratulations Paul.

Castle Gift Guide 2016 December 9, 2016

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Christmas gifts 2016

Here’s our 2016 Christmas gift and summer reading guide…

Books make great gifts. Something for you or something for someone you love, here are nine high-quality, highly recommended New Zealand books, new and recent releases, with a great message, and brought to you by Castle…

The Apple Grove Girls: The Bullies Strike Out, Laura Martin. The Apple Grove Girls is a sweet story about friendship, trials, prayer and faith. Come and join Piper, Alice, Bekka and Nellie, as their friendship and faith are stretched like never before! For ages 8-12. Only NZ$19.95. Here.

No More Bullies Say Chainey and Marty, by Raymond Spence. There’s something worrying James. Find out what’s going on as Chainey and Marty help James to stand up for himself in four new adventures. The second book in the Chainey and Marty series uses a host of quirky characters and fun storylines to communicate Christian values and lifeskills to kids. Full colour picture book, 24 pages. Only NZ$14.95. Here.

Out Where the Fish Are, by OAC NZ. Do we fish in the bath or in the ocean, where the fish are? The founders of Open Air Campaigners decided to go to the ocean. Starting in Australia, then to New Zealand, this ministry is now in around 30 countries worldwide. You will be inspired by these inspiring stories of God at work though Open Air Campaigners, 1954 – 2016. Only NZ$24.95. Here.

Kiliad: The Grotto of Pan, by Daryl Fowles. Planet Earth is a peaceful place one thousand years into the future – but that peace is about to be shattered. In the small town of Hevenin, Joshua, a young leader, is inexplicably thrust into the middle of an evil plot that threatens to destroy his world. An exciting read for adults and young adults. Only NZ$21.95. Here.

The Awesome Power of Blessing, by Richard Brunton. Our top seller of 2016. Blessing is speaking God’s intentions or favour over someone or some situation. In this small book, you will find out how blessing works and learn how to bless those who curse or provoke you; how to bless your spouse, your children, your home and yourself; how to bless your workplace, your land and your community – and even God Himself. You can change your world. Only NZ$4.95. Here.

Stuff Jesus Never Said, by Paul Ellis. If the stuff Jesus never said is the stuff you thought he said, then the stuff he did say may surprise you. Stuff Jesus Never Said shatters the myth of the angry, fault-finding God and celebrates the God that Christ revealed – a God who wants you to prosper and live well. A humorous but insightful book, beautifully presented in full colour, hardcover coffee table format. Only NZ$34.99. Here.

Enduring the Dream, by Garry Wills. This book is about the journey of a young 17-year-old, third generation sheep and cattle man who had a passion to serve God and believed God wanted him to dedicate his farming career to ministry. After battling a multitude of setbacks and heartache over a number of years, he found himself asking God for a heart to continue to pursue the calling – a prayer that God didn’t hesitate to answer. Only NZ$19.95. Here.

Saving Donkey, by Peter K High. Known as a master storyteller by all who meet him on the road as he rides his Harley, Peter High (aka Donkey) spins a lively tale about the twists and turns of life, about what makes him tick – and about encounters with a mysterious character named JC. Another 2016 top-seller. Only NZ$19.95. Here.

A Handful of Streamers, by Lorraine Harvey. This book tells the story of the 22-year-old Lorraine Harvey as she set out from New Zealand, bound for Central Africa. Depending not on memory, but on the 2,000 letters that she and her husband, Maurice, wrote to their parents, Lorraine gives a fascinating insight into life in Africa in the 1960s, as Maurice took on Bible distribution work and Lorraine took up the challenge of supporting her husband and raising a family in difficult conditions. Only NZ$29.95. Here.

For all these, and more, head over to the new releases page on the Castle website. To safely ensure pre-Christmas delivery in NZ, order on or before Friday 16 December.