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Coffee On The Terrace

The fascinating account of the life of the Kalinga people of the northern Philippines through the eyes of Australian Wycliffe members Bruce and Judith Grayden who lived amongst them. ‘Coffee on the Terrace’ is a story of hope and perseverance. Filled with suspense and danger, this contemporary Bible translation story unfolds with cliff-hanging drama to a riveting conclusion only God could have arranged.

By Bruce Grayden.

Climbing Every Mountain: A Family’s Journey of Faith in South Asia

By Jessie Glover

This new release is a memoir by Jessie Glover of incredible stories about the ways God has shown her his love and provision throughout her life. From a country village to Himalayan heights, Jessie Glover’s journey in education, language development and Bible translation in South Asia is a testimony to God’s faithfulness.

Climbing Every Mountain is a story of an ordinary girl surprised by God into an extraordinary life. Honest, loving and funny, it acknowledges the headaches and heartbreaks of the mission experience but rejoices in the goodness of a faithful Father who walked with her every step of the trail.

Jessie and her husband, Warren, have been Wycliffe Australia members for over 50 years.

Walking in God’s Footprints

By Christine Furby and Darlene Grace

Looking out into the night, a smile flickered across his face. ‘Yes, these good words’, he murmured. These words were not only good because they were the Word of God. They were doubly good because they were communicated in Garrwa and speaking to him in a way that he had not heard before … He eagerly waited for the day when the completed translation of the Scriptures would be available in the Garrwa language so he could fully share these ‘good words’. 

This was Wallaby Roy’s experience after Wycliffe New Zealand members Ted and Christine Furby were called to the Northern Territory to work among the Garrwa Australian Indigenous  people. Along with Wallaby Roy, there are many other inspiring stories of individual Garrwa people and their families woven into Ted and Christine’s journey. 

You will find it hard to put this well-crafted book down as you read about the Furbys’ call to help the Garrwa with Bible translation and teaching literacy skills. Transport yourself to the red dirt of the Top End and immerse yourself in these real life stories of lives transformed by the power of hearing God’s Word in the language which speaks to the Garrwa people’s hearts.

As Wycliffe New Zealand Executive Director Robert Lovatt says, Walking in God’s Footprints is a ‘fresh and fascinating account of how God calls ordinary people like Ted and Christine on a journey of faith and obedience that results in the most unexpected and extraordinary outcomes’.


Christine (Chris) Furby passed away in early March 2021. We send condolences to her family and friends. Praise God for the work that has been achieved through her faithful service. From 1968, Chris ministered in Northern Australia, where she met and married Ted. They translated the Garrwa mini-Bible (more than half of the New Testament and a panorama of the Old Testament) before returning to New Zealand in 1983. Ted died in 1987. Chris continued to work on Old Testament passages into her retirement. 

Dancing in the Firelight

The Chris Kilham story

By Sandra More

Chris Kilham’s story is remarkable. She did not let physical limitations, the isolation of the Australian Outback, or cultural barriers stop her from serving her Indigenous friends and the community of Aurukun with passion.

As a talented artist, Chris captured the Aboriginal people and the surroundings of the community in beautiful pastels, many of which are included in the book. Chris recalled:

The smiles of the dark-skinned children captivated me – they still do. The colours of the tropics; the blues, the greens, the reds, all more intense than the colours of home – it was magic!

Chris’s adventure in the Outback is marked by courage, faith, passion, academic achievement and great respect and love for her Indigenous colleagues as together they translated the Wik Mungkan New Testament. 

He Speaks Our Language

He Speaks Our Language is the biography of Wilfrid Henry Douglas, a veteran linguist and missionary to Aboriginal people in Australia for more than 60 years. Wilf is the father of the author, Rob Douglas. The book is based on memoirs written by Wilf prior to his death in March 2004. The book traces the journey of Wilf from his childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland and his transportation to a children’s home, Fairbridge, in rural Western Australia

Angel Tracks in the Himalayas

A collection of short stories that, pieced together, grow into the larger, personal journal of a man, his family and their life amongst the people of Nepal. Each chapter is a vignette of the author’s ‘God experiences’ – miracles – as well as a personal testimony of God’s love and guidance.

By Gary Shepherd

Also available on Kindle

Taking the Word to the desert people

By Amee Glass AM

Foreword by Barry Borneman


What do faithfulness, patience and perseverance look like in cross-cultural mission? Amee Glass’s firsthand account of her own mission experience in outback Australia helps to answer that question.


In 1963, The Mission Council assigned Amee and her friend Dorothy Hackett to the Warburton Ranges in the central desert area of Western Australia. Forty-five years later, Amee, Dorothy and the Ngaanyatjarra people celebrated the dedication of the Ngaanyatjarra Shorter Bible.


This book chronicles Amee and Dorothy’s journey to learn the local language and translate the Bible. It also provides a glimpse into the interactions between the Ngaanyatjarra people, the Christian mission and the gospel. It is a fascinating read about the dedication and commitment of two friends who grew to love and be loved by the community. Among other things, it celebrates a people learning to read in their own language for the first time.


‘Rough Edges’ (Christians living abroad)

Written by Rhena Taylor
When people interact closely, cultures clash or traditions differ and sparks often fly. These powerful short stories plunge the reader into situations of excitement, conflict, tension and heartache, where the rough edges of human nature are exposed to view, but where God’s love is none the less at work.
Also available from Wycliffe USA

Daily Readings

A series of Bible readings with commentary to help people in their daily walk with Jesus. One reading for each day of the year.

By Rex Hayward

The Wycliffe Cookbook

A mixture of well-known and exotic dishes with easy-to-follow recipes. Lots of tips and helpful international conversion tables in the back for your convenience.

Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...