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...

"So many times in the wake of suffering, the Christian Church - the body of Christ - faithfully responds with comfort and practical help. I saw that in person in Christchurch the year after the quake, and thank Melissa Parsons for honouring those who responded in the footsteps of the One for whom the city was named."
Philip Yancey, award-winning US Christian author
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