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Books > Religion & Spirituality > 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
R371 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R43 (12%) 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 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) 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
R264 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R19 (7%) 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.

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
R283 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R79 (28%) In stock

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.

Peace In The Midst Of It All (Hardcover): Cecilyn J Washington Peace In The Midst Of It All (Hardcover)
Cecilyn J Washington; Contributions by Sharon Thomas
R1,379 R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Save R284 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is an investment not only for your immediate future but for your eternal future. The scriptures in this devotional helped me get through a difficult time in my life. Through my pain, I experience peace. You too can find peace, if you seek peace. As you go through your daily devotional you will find weekly "walk" scriptures strategically placed for your encouragement. Not Shown are 365 photos to brighten your day or night and to help bring to remembrance the Word of God. We had such an amazing time studying God's Word and having Him illuminate his encouraging, thought-provoking, peaceful and comforting words to our hearts as we pined the words to paper. Isaiah 55:11 says, "So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing which I sent it." NKJV As you go from day to day or night to night, you too can start experiencing life in a 'new' light. It does not matter if you are not currently "walking" with God, if you are just starting to "walk" with God or if you have been "walking" with Him for years. You will receive and experience your blessing(s) as you turn the page to a new day each day of your life from year to year. This will be the one book you will need to get you through to the next year.

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%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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
The Boy Who Understood Animals (Paperback): Yeshi Dorjee, John S. Major The Boy Who Understood Animals (Paperback)
Yeshi Dorjee, John S. Major
R447 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Daybreaks - Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (Paperback): Richard Fragomeni Daybreaks - Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas (Paperback)
Richard Fragomeni
R70 Discovery Miles 700 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
R500 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R92 (18%) 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.

God Of The Impossible (Paperback): O Lopez God Of The Impossible (Paperback)
O Lopez
R258 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R364 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R57 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Learning to Pray - A Guide for Everyone (Hardcover): James Martin Learning to Pray - A Guide for Everyone (Hardcover)
James Martin
R642 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R114 (18%) Pre-order
33 Days to Greater Glory - A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus Based on the Gospel of John (Paperback): Fr Michael... 33 Days to Greater Glory - A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus Based on the Gospel of John (Paperback)
Fr Michael E Gaitley MIC
R361 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R57 (16%) 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
R333 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R54 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Hardcover): Gena Davis Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Hardcover)
Gena Davis
R809 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R167 (21%) 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
R435 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R73 (17%) 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.

The Power of Words (Paperback): Simone Weil The Power of Words (Paperback)
Simone Weil
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'There are certain words which possess, in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good' The philosopher and activist Simone Weil was one of the most courageous thinkers of the twentieth century. Here she writes, with honesty and moral clarity, about the manipulation of language by the powerful, the obligations of individuals to one another and the needs - for order, equality, liberty and truth - that make us human. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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
R190 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R33 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Abducted in Iraq - A Priest in Baghdad (Hardcover): Saad Sirop Hanna Abducted in Iraq - A Priest in Baghdad (Hardcover)
Saad Sirop Hanna; As told to Edward Saris
R538 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna's firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated with al-Qaeda. As a young parish priest and visiting lecturer on philosophy at Babel College near Baghdad, Fr. Hanna was kidnapped after celebrating Mass on August 15 and released on September 11. Hanna's plight attracted international attention after Pope Benedict XVI requested prayers for the safe return of the young priest. The book charts Hanna's twenty-eight days in captivity as he struggles through threats, torture, and the unknown to piece together what little information he has in a bid for survival. Throughout this time, he questions what a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq means for the future, as well as the events that lead the country on that path. Through extreme hardship, the young priest gains a greater knowledge both of his faith and of remaining true to himself. This riveting narrative reflects the experience of persecuted Christians all over the world today, especially the plight of Iraqi Christians who continue to live and hold their faith against tremendous odds, and it sheds light on the complex political and spiritual situation that Catholics face in predominantly non-Christian nations. More than just a personal story, Abducted in Iraq is also Hanna's portrayal of what has happened to the ancient churches of one of the oldest Christian communities and how the West's reaction and inaction have affected Iraqi Christians. More than just a story of one man, it is also the story of a suffering and persecuted people. As such, this book will be of great interest to those wanting to learn more about the violence in the Middle East and the threats facing Christians there, as well all those seeking to strengthen their own faith.

Georgette, Where Are You? - And Other Stories of God Interacting with His People (Paperback): Charlotte Poteet Georgette, Where Are You? - And Other Stories of God Interacting with His People (Paperback)
Charlotte Poteet
R329 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R49 (15%) 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
R1,568 Discovery Miles 15 680 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.

Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Paperback): Gena Davis Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Paperback)
Gena Davis
R446 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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