Rubble to Resurrection: Churches Respond in the Canterbury Quakes
Previously untold stories of the churches' response in the earthquakes which struck the greater Christchurch region between September 2010 and December 2011 - one of the largest natural disasters in New Zealand history. How did the churches themselves fare? How did the ordinary folk in the pews reach out to their suffering neighbours? How can leassons from this experience be of benefit in the future?
Melissa Parsons has spent most of her life in Christchurch. She holds a BA in Linguistics and French from Canterbury University and a secondary school teaching diploma. She has taught in NZ and France and done research in Central Africa. She has previously written poetry and children's stories but this is her first book.