Books

 

Over the last 15 years, Holy Bucket Productions has published a number of books on the international market, with successful volumes released in the UK, USA, and Australasian markets.

In addition, the titles (some of which are illustrated here) have been translated into many languages.

The founder of the company, Mike Riddell, is an award winning writer who has produced novels, plays, screenplays, and opinion pieces and current affairs journalism.

 

 

Until the End cover Website

Until the End cover Website

'Until the End: Notes on a Small Life' is Mike Riddell's memoir, published in 2020. "History is peopled with bit players - the men and women who never quite achieve fame or exhibit great talent - but live and die with passion nonetheless less. A tale of deep sorrow and joy, this autobiography is told with honesty and painful integrity. It engages with the humanity that is gift and burden to us all.

Kindle front cover WEB

Kindle front cover WEB

            Masks & Shadows

Masks & Shadows

Alex Hanson is a respected Anglican vicar caught up in events surrounding the rape and murder of a small child. Joe Bailey is a career criminal with an interest in meditation and a gift for violence. A complex exploration of guilt and innocence. Told through the voices of the main protagonists, the novel invites the reader into the murky world of the human psyche, where all is not as it may first appear.

The Insatiable Moon

The Insatiable Moon

The novel by Mike Riddell: now an international feature film. The intriguing and warm-hearted story of Arthur (self-proclaimed son of God) and Margaret (disillusioned wife and mother) as they explore together the magic and wonder of the universe. A best-selling novel is now an award-winning feature film.

Deep Stuff

Deep Stuff

Deep Stuff is a contemporary tale of five young urbanites who share a flat as well as a desire to find meaning in their lives. No one knows quite who suggested it, but soon they are spending Friday evenings eating and talking about money, sex, God, marriage, drugs, politics, parents, goals. And each of them finds they are beginning to change...

Sacred Journey

Sacred Journey

This inspiring and challenging book is for anyone who has ever asked, "What now?" or "What will be left of my life when I'm gone?" Mike Riddell brilliantly identifies the malaise that is particularly common in mid-life and shows us how to make it a time for refocusing on what really matters. Foreword Magazine Book of the Year for Spirituality

Godzone

Godzone

Godzone is a book of mystery and illumination, a guide-book to the travels of the heart. With humour, story-telling and captivating originality, it entices the reader to join its hitchhiking author on the most important journey of all.

Threshold of the Future

Threshold of the Future

The Christian church is dying in the West. This is a handbook for the Christian journey into the Third Millennium. A radical approach to a necessary reformation in order to meet the challenge of a rapidly changing postmodern culture.

The Prodigal Project

The Prodigal Project

At last, written by and for those who love God but struggle to belong to the church, comes a book which breathes excitement and hope. Why, the authors ask, are Christians across the Western world leaving the church in such alarming numbers? Could it be that God is using discontent to nudge us towards change? The Prodigal Project argues passionately that we need to revitalise our worship, our spirituality and our theology if the church is to remain faithful in the third millennium.

alt.spirit@metro.m3

alt.spirit@metro.m3

This is an approach to spirituality interweaving probing reflection with an allegorical story about two individuals and their search for love and meaning. Sections focus on spiritual resources for survival in the third millenium including humor, music, food, resistance, loving, sexuality, pilgrimage, story, risk, technosurfing, and dreaming.