To all Koorong customers,
As the world closes its borders, we see an increased need to open the Bible to all people, everywhere.
We are keeping up-to-date with health guidelines and implementing measures so that we can continue to source and supply the Christian books, Bibles, and resources we all need.
Here are a few things we would like you to know:
- We are keeping our shops open for as long as we are able to do so, although some trading hours will change on Monday 30th March. We will keep you informed of any further developments. We’re being responsible, constantly washing our hands, and carefully cleaning our public spaces. Unfortunately, due to the changes announced on the weekend, our Pages cafes will be closed from Monday 30th March* until further notice, as it is not viable to run them for takeaways only. *Springwood and Penrith cafés have already closed. Unfortunately our Playgrounds are closed now too.
- We will continue to send out phone and online orders. If you need a book (or two) – or games and activities to amuse the kids – you might like to try our home delivery service. We can also deliver gifts directly to those friends and family you’re unable to connect with in person. Go online or call us any time during business hours; if necessary, our call center staff will work from home to assist with your Koorong enquiries and purchases. Unlike overseas providers, who will experience delays, we will continue to offer quick shipping and delivery.
- We’re still ordering books, reading them, reviewing them, recommending them, selling them, and sending them out. There are loads of new titles for you to discover from authors like Tim Keller, Craig Groeschel Keller, Ruth Chou Simons, and Christine Caine. If you know someone who is dealing with anxiety, fear, or grief, we can recommend such titles as Max Lucado’s Anxious For Nothing, David McDonald’s Hope Beyond Cure, or Paul David Tripp’s devotional, New Morning Mercies.
Koorong has been supplying Christian books, Bibles, and resources for 42 years, and with your support we hope to be around for many more. We may be taking care to physically distance right now, but let’s also take care to maintain our connections and support one another socially, now more than ever. You are in our prayers and ask that you remember us and our mission in yours.
Finally, let us together take comfort in our Lord with these words from Psalm 46: 1-3:
¹ God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
² Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
³ though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.