Tuesday 5 January 2016

January New Releases

Glimpses of Light edited by Jeanette O'Hagan and Nola L Passmore  (By the Light Books , 14 December 2015) 

Be challenged, captivated and moved by these imaginative reflections on faith, help in time of need, joy in the midst of tragedy, and surprising encounters with God. 

During 2015, the International Year of Light, twenty-one authors from Australia and the United States have come together to explore the theme of 'glimpses of light'—finding light in dark places—through short stories, poems, flash fiction and creative non-fiction. Glimpses of Light includes contributions from respected and award-winning authors and poets Jo-Anne Berthelsen, Paula Vince, Lynne Stringer, Adele Jones, Jo Wanmer, Jeanette Grant-Thomson and Ellen Carr, as well as exciting new talent.

Profits from Glimpses of Light go to CBM Australia, giving sight to the blind.

Let the Sea Roar edited by Madeleine Calcutt (By the Light Books, 11 December 2015) 

Inspirational stories for women by women. 
With twenty-eight inspirational short stories by nine authors, Let the Sea Roar explores how women cope with turning points in their lives. 
The fictional stories trace women’s journeys through overwhelming challenges and difficulties as they find their way to comfort, direction, and an encounter with God. These moving stories explore spiritual insights on universal themes such as grief, alcoholism, marriage breakup, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, poverty and homelessness.

Shoes off Feet up by Ellen Carr (HopePost Publishing, 25 November 2015) 

Shoes Off, Feet Up: Poems of everyday life and faith invites you to sit down, put your feet up and read awhile. It celebrates life with all its fun and adventures, its blessings and encouragements and its challenges. Some of Ellen's poems touch on the light-hearted and humorous side of life, some rejoice in the joys of life and nature, while others deal with the deeper issues of living with faith in God.

You are invited to dip into this book and find some treasures. You will be blessed, encouraged and amused by these poems, and occasionally you will be challenged. Shoes Off, Feet Up - poems you will want to return to again and again.  



  1. Congratulations to all on a fabulously significant achievement. I'm looking forward to diving into Glimpses of Light.

  2. I thoroughly enjoyed being one of the authors involved in Glimpses of Light, and reading the other contributions too. It's a great anthology. I must say the other two new releases look and sound fascinating too.

  3. we will be featuring Glimpses of Light on ACBRA in May and hopefully Ellen's also

  4. Congrats to everyone who has contributed to the books listed today! It's very exciting to start the year with a wide range of local new releases :)

  5. Love the covers on all three of these (though I guess I'm biased when it comes to the first two). Great cover Ellen :)

  6. Thanks everyone. It was an honour to be involved in Glimpses of Light. There are some wonderful contributions across different genres. Hopefully something for everyone :)


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