Between September 2010 and December 2011, three major quakes and hundreds of aftershocks struck the greater Christchurch area: one of the largest natural disasters in New Zealand history.

Rubble to Resurrection
brings together many previously untold stories of how the region's churches fared, and how the ordinary folk in the pews were able to reach out to their suffering neighbours. The book also asks what can be learned from this experience and used to benefit others in future..


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A collection of images from churches involved in the earthquake Response. View now...

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Interviews with the author. View Now...

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The Church Responds, The Church Grieves, The Church Rebuilds: Three chapter extracts, one from each section. View now...

"As we have journeyed together through the stages of disaster recovery, it has been an inspiration to see the churches in Christchurch rise above the politics, blame and criticism common in post-disaster communities. They are managing, despite difficulties, to come together and be the Church."
Ngaire Button, former Christchurch Deputy Mayor
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