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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)

Khamr - The Makings Of A Waterslams (Paperback): Jamil F. Khan Khamr - The Makings Of A Waterslams (Paperback)
Jamil F. Khan 5
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Khamr: The Makings Of A Waterslams is a true story that maps the author’s experience of living with an alcoholic father and the direct conflict of having to perform a Muslim life that taught him that nearly everything he called home was forbidden.

A detailed account from his childhood to early adulthood, Jamil F. Khan lays bare the experience of living in a so-called middle-class Coloured home in a neighbourhood called Bernadino Heights in Kraaifontein, a suburb to the north of Cape Town. His memories are overwhelmed by the constant discord that was created by the chaos and dysfunction of his alcoholic home and a co-dependent relationship with his mother, while trying to manage the daily routine of his parents keeping up appearances and him maintaining scholastic excellence.

Khan’s memories are clear and detailed, which in turn is complemented by his scholarly thinking and analysis of those memories. He interrogates the intersections of Islam, Colouredness and the hypocrisy of respectability as well as the effect perceived class status has on these social realities in simple yet incisive language, giving the reader more than just a memoir of pain and suffering.

Khan says about his debut book: "This is not a story for the romanticisation of pain and perseverance, although it tells of overcoming many difficulties. It is a critique of secret violence in faith communities and families, and the hypocrisy that has damaged so many people still looking for a place and way to voice their trauma. This is a critique of the value placed on ritual and culture at the expense of human life and well-being, and the far-reaching consequences of systems of oppression dressed up as tradition."

No Neutral Ground - Finding Jesus In A Cape Town Ghetto (Paperback): Pete Portal No Neutral Ground - Finding Jesus In A Cape Town Ghetto (Paperback)
Pete Portal 2
R397 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R63 (16%) In stock

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world - often described as a kind of heaven on earth. But for the majority of its inhabitants it is hell.

Ghettoes are everywhere, and for those living in Manenberg - a coloured township on the Cape Flats, purpose-built by the apartheid government as part of its forced removal plan - life is just as marginal today as it was during apartheid. The main differences now are the rampant drug use and widespread gang presence. No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal's move from London in the U.K. to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed, and how he went from living with a heroin addict to helping establish a church community - and all the heartbreak and failure along the way.

This is a story of mighty works of God, as well as relapse, hopelessness and despair; the miraculous and the mundane, heaven and hell, all balanced on a knife edge. Offering searing insight and an inspiring vision of faith, Pete asks why anyone would choose this way of life, if giving up our lives for others is worth it - and what the church could become if we were willing to risk it all to reach the forgotten and the lost.

Mothers Of The Nation - Manyano Women In South Africa (Paperback): Lihle Ngcobozi Mothers Of The Nation - Manyano Women In South Africa (Paperback)
Lihle Ngcobozi
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) In stock

“Whenever I see a Manyano woman, I see a woman who has the world in her hands and has the power to make things change because of the power that is prayer”. - Stella Shumbe

“As a Manyano, you listen to painful journeys and experiences of people … They talk about abuse at home, unemployment, children who are reckless and all the sensitive things you can think of … We come together to share our pain and struggles.’ - Nobuntu Madwe

Lihle Ngcobozi, herself the progeny of three generations of Manyano women, takes an original, fresh look at the meaning of the Manyano. Between male-dominated struggle narratives and Western feminist misreadings, this church-based women's organisation has become a mere footnote to history.

Long overlooked as the juggernaut of black women’s organising that it has been and continues to be, the Manyano has immense historical and cultural meaning in black communities across the country. To this day, it is still evolving to meet the changing needs of black South Africans. Here, the Manyano women speak for themselves, in an African feminist meditation rendered by one of their own.

Jewish Cape Town 5779 - A Handful Of Sand (Paperback): Tony Raphaely Jewish Cape Town 5779 - A Handful Of Sand (Paperback)
Tony Raphaely
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this celebration of Jewish life at the tip of the African continent, businessman and philanthropist, Tony Raphaely, has curated stunning individual and group portraits that collectively represent a snapshot in time of Cape Town’s vibrant Jewish community.
 
The book is a unique compendium of nearly 300 photographs, taken in 2019 (or the Jewish year 5779), to showcase – and record for posterity – the people whose professions and services have enriched not only the community from which they come, but also the greater society in which they live.
 
The images, taken by a team of 17 photographers, provide a fascinating chronicle of all stages of life and across a wide range of occupations and pursuits. Some are famous personalities, like Zapiro, Albie Sachs, Lisa Chait and Nik Rabinowitz; others are less distinguished but no less revered for their contribution to life in the city.
 
As in many other cities outside Europe, Cape Town’s Jewry has been forged in the Diaspora.  A Handful of Sand  distils this past into an enduring testament of hope and resilience – it is a record not only of generations current and past, but also for generations to come.

Laat U Naam Geheilig Word - Leer Ken 24 Van God Se Name (Afrikaans, Paperback): Este Geldenhuys Laat U Naam Geheilig Word - Leer Ken 24 Van God Se Name (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Este Geldenhuys
R270 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dit is vir ons onmoontlik om God te verstaan, ons kan slegs klein glimpsies van sy karakter kry. Een manier is om God se Name te bestudeer. Esté Geldenhuys het breedvoerige navorsing gedoen oor God se Name, en die in hierdie boek belig sy die belangrikstes, van Elohim (Drie in een) tot El Roi (die Een wat sien). Sy bespreek die Naam self in Hebreeus, waar dit in Bybel voorkom, die betekenis daarvan, wat dit in ons alledaagse lewe beteken en ook hoe om dit te gebruik in gebed.  

It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback): Anna Dahlqvist It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback)
Anna Dahlqvist; Translated by Alice E. Olsson
R282 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R26 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It's Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Paperback, Thorsons Classics edition): Robin Sharma The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Paperback, Thorsons Classics edition)
Robin Sharma 3
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) In stock

An internationally bestselling fable about a spiritual journey, littered with powerful life lessons that teach us how to abandon consumerism in order to embrace destiny, live life to the full and discover joy.

This inspiring tale is based on the author's own search for life's true purpose, providing a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.

It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possesions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to:

  • Develop joyful thoughts
  • Follow our life's mission
  • Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously
  • Value time as our most important commodity
  • Nourish our relationships
  • Live fully, one day at a time
Daybreaks - Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (Paperback): Richard Fragomeni Daybreaks - Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (Paperback)
Richard Fragomeni
R80 Discovery Miles 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Why Buddhism Is True - The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Paperback, UK Edition): Robert Wright Why Buddhism Is True - The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Paperback, UK Edition)
Robert Wright 2
R302 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R93 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From one of America's most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer-and the reason we make other people suffer-is that we don't see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this "sublime" (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life-how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is "provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding" (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

Pony Ride to an Awakening - The Journey of a Mystic (Hardcover): Hedin E Daubenspeck Pony Ride to an Awakening - The Journey of a Mystic (Hardcover)
Hedin E Daubenspeck
R662 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R142 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pony Ride to an Awakening - The Journey of a Mystic (Paperback): Hedin E Daubenspeck Pony Ride to an Awakening - The Journey of a Mystic (Paperback)
Hedin E Daubenspeck
R280 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R53 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Uniform of Leadership - Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life (Hardcover): Jason Romano The Uniform of Leadership - Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life (Hardcover)
Jason Romano; As told to Stephen Copeland; Foreword by Jon Gordon
R582 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Boy Who Understood Animals (Paperback): Yeshi Dorjee, John S. Major The Boy Who Understood Animals (Paperback)
Yeshi Dorjee, John S. Major
R497 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
God Of The Impossible (Paperback): O Lopez God Of The Impossible (Paperback)
O Lopez
R278 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R53 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tales of the Holy Mysticat - Jewish Wisdom Stories by a Feline Mystic (Paperback): Rachel Adler Tales of the Holy Mysticat - Jewish Wisdom Stories by a Feline Mystic (Paperback)
Rachel Adler
R375 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Age - Building Bridges Instead of Barriers (Paperback): Edward H Hammett Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Age - Building Bridges Instead of Barriers (Paperback)
Edward H Hammett
R549 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R112 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Spiritual Leadership in a Secular Age explores the questions: How can we be faithful people of God in a postChristian, postdenominational, postmodern world? and How can we do ministry in, through, and as the church in an increasingly secular world? Author Edward Hammett draws on concepts from the ministries of Jesus and Paul as they ministered among persons unlike themselves during the birthing of the New Testament church. He offers a coaching approach and practical ideas to help leaders and congregations as they struggle to discern how to build bridges instead of barriers with the unchurched.

What in the World Is Wrong with Gisbert? (Hardcover): Jochen Weeber What in the World Is Wrong with Gisbert? (Hardcover)
Jochen Weeber; Illustrated by Fariba Gholizadeh
R382 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R69 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dark Eyes, Lady Blue - Maria of Agreda (Paperback): Marilyn H. Fedewa Dark Eyes, Lady Blue - Maria of Agreda (Paperback)
Marilyn H. Fedewa
R467 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dark Eyes, Lady Blue tells the story of Sister Maria of Agreda's remarkable life. Maria was born in Agreda, Spain, in 1602, and vowed there as a nun at age seventeen. From birth to her death in 1665, she never left the small town. Yet her accomplishments had a lasting impact in Spain and as far away as the American Southwest, where she is celebrated to this day. Although cloistered in Agreda's Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, Maria grew to be a renowned mystic, a widely read author, and an advisor to the King of Spain. She experienced religious ecstasy that inspired her visionary writings and - quite remarkably - communications with the Jumano Indians of what would later become the states of Texas and New Mexico. When Spanish missionaries met the Jumano Indians, their chief expressed a desire to be baptized because of the supernatural visits from the mystical ""lady in blue."" This fresh telling of Maria's story is one that will appeal to readers young and old and provides an unforgettable perspective on early American exploration of Texas and New Mexico.

Recovering Benedict - Twelve-Step Living and the Rule of Benedict (Paperback, Spanish Edition): John Edward Crean Recovering Benedict - Twelve-Step Living and the Rule of Benedict (Paperback, Spanish Edition)
John Edward Crean
R349 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Recovering Benedict encourages us to nourish our physical and spiritual lives using the Rule of Benedict and the twelve-step recovery principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. As the "father of Western monasticism," Benedict pulled together various strands of monastic spirituality into a single handbook for holiness. Alcoholics Anonymous presented an equally innovative way to address alcoholism based on twelve steps drawn from numerous spiritual sources. While it took a sixth-century Italian collating various sources to produce a handbook for spiritual life, it likewise took a twentieth-century American to pull together the spiritual principles to recover one's physical life. John E. Crean, Jr. brings both traditions together in one handbook for living: daily meditations are inspired by the down-to-earth wisdom of the Rule of Benedict, and AA's template for sobriety and humbleness. A thoughtful daily devotional for all who wish for deeper healing, for personal use, or group study.

Think Like a Monk - Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day (Hardcover): Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk - Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day (Hardcover)
Jay Shetty
R697 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R130 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Hardcover): Gena Davis Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Hardcover)
Gena Davis
R877 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R197 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Where the Heavens Kiss the Earth - Mystical Insights for Personal Growth (Paperback): Rabbi Karmi Ingber Where the Heavens Kiss the Earth - Mystical Insights for Personal Growth (Paperback)
Rabbi Karmi Ingber
R354 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Becoming Iman - An Adventure Through Rebellion, Religion And Reason (Paperback): Iman Rappetti Becoming Iman - An Adventure Through Rebellion, Religion And Reason (Paperback)
Iman Rappetti
R285 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R49 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Iman Rappetti is an award-winning journalist who has been involved in print, radio and television. She worked as a young journalist in South Africa and then abandoned it (along with all her worldly possessions) when she became Muslim. She lived in the Islamic Republic of Iran for two years, where she also worked on a current affairs TV show for the state broadcaster before returning to South Africa and resuming her life here.

She describes herself as `the youngest of five children. One Rasatafarian brother (passed away), one ex-con brother (who can dance the pants off any woman and has a wicked sense of humour), another brother who's a big shot in the marine engineering industry (he makes a mean curry), and a sister who has the thankless task of staying at home and raising the rugrats (she has a way with words, and also makes a kick-ass briyani)'.

In this moving and entertaining memoir, Iman shares stories and what she has learned from her colourful journey through life.

Why Struggle? - Life Is Too Short to Wear Tight Shoes (Paperback): Barbara J. Faison Why Struggle? - Life Is Too Short to Wear Tight Shoes (Paperback)
Barbara J. Faison
R207 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R40 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
God's Body - Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Images of God (Hardcover): Christoph Markschies God's Body - Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Images of God (Hardcover)
Christoph Markschies; Translated by Alexander Johannes Edmonds
R1,697 Discovery Miles 16 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

God is unbounded. God became flesh. While these two assertions are equally viable parts of Western Christian religious heritage, they stand in tension with one another. Fearful of reducing God's majesty with shallow anthropomorphisms, philosophy and religion affirm that God, as an eternal being, stands wholly apart from creation. Yet the legacy of the incarnation complicates this view of the incorporeal divine, affirming a very different image of God in physical embodiment. While for many today the idea of an embodied God seems simplisticaeven pedestrianaChristoph Markschies reveals that in antiquity, the educated and uneducated alike subscribed to this very idea. More surprisingly, the idea that God had a body was held by both polytheists and monotheists. Platonic misgivings about divine corporeality entered the church early on, but it was only with the advent of medieval scholasticism that the idea that God has a body became scandalous, an idea still lingering today. In God's Body Markschies traces the shape of the divine form in late antiquity. This exploration follows the development of ideas of God's corporeality in Jewish and Greco-Roman traditions. In antiquity, gods were often like humans, which proved to be important for philosophical reflection and for worship. Markschies considers how a cultic environment nurtured, and transformed, Jewish and Christian descriptions of the divine, as well as how philosophical debates over the connection of body and soul in humanity provided a conceptual framework for imagining God. Markschies probes the connections between this lively culture of religious practice and philosophical speculation and the christological formulations of the church to discover how the dichotomy of an incarnate God and a fleshless God came to be. By studying the religious and cultural past, Markschies reveals a Jewish and Christian heritage alien to modern sensibilities, as well as a God who is less alien to the human experience than much of Western thought has imagined. Since the almighty God who made all creation has also lived in that creation, the biblical idea of humankind as image of God should be taken seriously and not restricted to the conceptual world but rather applied to the whole person.

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