The Boy in the Hoodie by Catriona McKeown (Rhiza Press, 1 November 2017)
Good-girl Kat knew drinking alcohol at school would have serious consequences. But to protect her friend from being expelled, Kat lands herself a term’s worth of detentions.
Inside the detention room, she meets a strange boy who obsessively draws dark pictures and covers his head with a grey hoodie. Little does she know, the hoodie hides a dark past ...
An unlikely friendship forms between Kat and the boy in the hoodie. When she discovers a sinister truth he’s been hiding, she somehow feels compelled to help him—but at what cost? And how much is she willing to risk in order to keep him safe?
The Boy in the Hoodie is a real, unforgettable story about past scars and how the ones we love can sometimes heal them.
Shadow of the Cross by Michael Raiter (CEP/November 2017)
In Shadows of the Cross, Michael Raiter encourages readers to reflect on the death of the Lord Jesus by exploring how the Old Testament foretold the coming of the death of the Messiah in pictures, poems and prophecies. While we may not see Jesus as clearly in promise as we do in fulfilment, the Old Testament is like a shadow that points to the reality—the gift of God’s Son which demonstrates the length, breadth, height and depth of God’s love for us. In this way the Old Testament calls all people to put their faith in Jesus.