Agency of Hope: The story of the Auckland City Mission 1920–2020 (Paperback)
For over one hundred years the Auckland City Mission has been a flagbearer of the city's compassion towards and support for the poor, the marginalised, and the homeless. Its own story, marked at times by struggle, is colourful and peopled by memorable characters. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham takes you inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lines of a society in which poverty has become entrenched.
About the Author
Professor Peter Lineham has for many years written and lectured extensively on the religious history of New Zealand. His recent work has focused on broader trends in contemporary religion. His most recent book is Sunday Best: How the church shaped New Zealand and New Zealand shaped the church (2017). He is currently engaged in various projects on new religious movements in New Zealand, and on Brethren, Protestant, Evangelical, and Anglican history.