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The first biography of its kind about Desmond Tutu (with a foreword by the Dalai Lama and an afterword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu himself), this book introduces readers to Tutu’s spiritual life, his prayer life and his spiritual practices and examines how it shaped his commitment to restorative justice and reconciliation. It also shows how a living legend’s life can guide us during these times.
Desmond Tutu was a pivotal leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and remains a beloved and important emblem of peace and justice around the world. Even those who do not know the major events of Tutu’s life—receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, serving as the first black archbishop of Cape Town and primate of Southern Africa from 1986−1996, and chairing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 1995−1998—recognize him as a charismatic political and religious leader who helped lay the foundations for a country ravaged by dehumanizing policies and practices by those who called themselves “Christian”. This book shows how the inner landscape of Tutu’s spirituality, the mystical grounding that spurred his outward accomplishments, often goes unseen.
Rather than recount his entire life story, this book explores Tutu’s spiritual life and contemplative practices—particularly Tutu’s understanding of Ubuntu theology, which emphasizes finding one’s identity and wholeness in community—and traces the powerful role they played in subverting the theological and spiritual underpinnings of colonialism and apartheid. Michael Battle’s personal relationship with Tutu grants readers an inside view of how Tutu’s spiritual agency cast a vision that both upheld the demands of justice and created a space of grace to synthesize the stark differences of a diverse society and help South Africans build a new community, new “samehorigheid”, and “Ubuntu”.
Among Beth Moore’s very best-selling books to date is Believing God, a powerful study of Isaiah 43 and Hebrews 11 that centers on one simple yet bold question: Do you believe God or merely believe in Him? Moore explains how God’s plan is for the believer’s life to really work so all will know His promises are entirely true. When we begin to take God at His Word, the result is a fresh, contagious explosion of faith. And now the enduring favorite is available in a convenient day-by-day reading format, reminding us time and again that God is bigger than we can imagine and faithful to be who He says He is, do what He says He can do, and help us be who He says we are. Believe it!
Shéri Brynard has reached many remarkable milestones, although she was born with Down Syndrome. She talks about how love and acceptance from her family and friends formed her. She tells of her adventures, her pain and the harsh realities she has to face as an adult with Down Syndrome. Her mother tells the tale of living in Shéri’s shadow, speaking without holding back about her crisis of faith when she heard that her daughter had Down Syndrome. A touching tale.
Jy is ongetwyfeld op soek na rus, daarom het jy nou hierdie boek in jou hand. Aan die een kant is jy elke dag deel van hierdie gejaagde wêreld. Maar aan die ander kant weet en glo jy dat daar iets meer vervullends in die lewe moet wees. En jy’s reg!
Daar is regtig meer vreugde in die lewe te vind as wat die meeste mense tans geniet. ’n Lewe van rustigheid en innerlike vrede is selfs vandag nog moontlik. Om God se vrede te ervaar, daardie vrede wat jou elke dag soos ’n tevrede kind in die teenwoordigheid van jou hemelse Vader laat sit, vra egter dissipline en oefening. So ’n lewe kom nie vanself nie. Dit vra toewyding en gehoorsaamheid, maar dit vra ook luister en rus. Hierdie jaarboek is bedoel as jou gids op die pad na ’n meer gedissiplineerde lewe saam met God. Dit wil jou stap vir stap, dag vir dag en maand vir maand begelei deur ’n paar geestelike oefeninge sodat jy aan die einde van die jaar iemand kan wees wat nuwe geestelike vreugde ervaar. Geniet hierdie jaarprogram.
Gebruik dit as jou bousteen vir jou jaar van geestelike groei. Dan gaan dit die opwindendste een ooit wees.
Revelation was written because God wants us to know what the future holds. For Christians, the prophetic truths within provide wisdom, reassurance, and discernment—while for unbelievers, Revelation is a plea to receive God’s grace while there is still time.
Bestselling author Amir Tsarfati examines what Revelation makes known about the end times and beyond.
Guided by accessible teaching that lets Scripture speak for itself, you’ll take a closer look at the:
As the first woman, Eve was also the first woman who had to deal with
the mistakes of her past. In a dramatic reinterpretation of Eve’s story
in Genesis, Sarah Jakes Roberts shows how the slow seduction of our
minds can knock us out of our orbit. Pastor Sarah guides women in
identifying the dragons that have taken them down, then encourages
readers to get into a new orbit as she reminds them “enmity” is a
Woman Evolve teaches women that they can use failures and mistakes to break through to their future. Like Eve, they do not need to live defined by the past. Pastor Sarah says, “Bruised heels can still crush serpents’ heads.”
New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to the California frontier in this sweeping, romantic tale of a displaced New England suffragette, a former Union soldier disinherited by his Southern family, and the town they join forces to save.
1875. When Kathryn Walsh arrives in tiny Calvada, a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, falling in love is the farthest thing from her mind. Banished from Boston by her wealthy stepfather, she has come to claim an inheritance from the uncle she never knew: a defunct newspaper office on a main street overflowing with brothels and saloons, and a seemingly worthless mine. Moved by the oppression of the local miners and their families, Kathryn decides to relaunch her uncle’s newspaper―and then finds herself in the middle of a maelstrom, pitted against Calvada’s most powerful men. But Kathryn intends to continue to say―and publish―whatever she pleases, especially when she knows she’s right.
Matthias Beck, owner of a local saloon and hotel, has a special interest in the new lady in town. He instantly recognizes C. T. Walsh’s same tenacity in the beautiful and outspoken redhead―and knows all too well how dangerous that family trait can be. While Kathryn may be right about Calvada’s problems, her righteousness could also get her killed. But when the handsome hotelier keeps finding himself on the same side of the issues as the opinionated Miss Walsh, Matthias’s restless search for purpose becomes all about answering the call of his heart.
Everyone may be looking to strike it rich in this lawless boomtown, but it’s a love more precious than gold that will ultimately save them all.
'Let me say to Mr Botha: apartheid is doomed! It has been condemned in the Councils of God, rejected by every nation on the planet and is no longer believed in by the people who gave it birth. Apartheid is the god that has failed.' So preached Bishop Peter Storey in 1986. Challenging apartheid wherever he could, he led the SA Methodist Church into what many whites saw as uncomfortable 'political' territory.
Join him in his inspiring journey from sailor-turned-minister to the South African Council of Churches leadership in its darkest hour, from tending to Robert Sobukwe and Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, through the forced removals of District Six and the storm surrounding Stompie Seipei's murder. I Beg to Differ spans a parish minister’s sorrows and joys, founding Life Line SA, the bombing of Khotso House and a close shave with death with Desmond Tutu. Storey shares the convictions that inspired him to minister amid the teargas, violence and intimidation of the apartheid regime.
Do you know that God loves to think about you? Even right now! The psalmist David realized this when he wrote Psalm 139: "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand." But God doesn't just think about you. He loves you--fiercely. In times of uncertainty, we need some pillars we can build our lives on. You are loved. You are welcomed. You are wanted. You were always his idea and he has a plan for you.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere shifts your perspective with daily boosts of courageous love, giving you a confidence grounded in both your identity and your relationship with your Creator.
These 90 devotionals each include Scripture to guide you, encouragement to lift you up, and powerful declarations of truth to send you forth in strength.
Is jy op soek na vrede? ’n Kalm oomblik te midde van die chaos? Voel dit of selfs één dag sonder bekommernisse eenvoudig buite jou bereik is?
Riekert Botha se raad om ons woeste wêreld te navigeer, is reguit: Fokus op Jesus. Wanneer jou hele lewe op Hom gefokus is, word jou visie helder, jou prioriteite duidelik en onmoontlike situasies hanteerbaar. Jy kan rus in die wete dat Jesus jou krag is en dat Hy al is wat jy nodig het. Hý is jou stilte in die storm.
Wees oor niks besorg nie is ’n treffer-dagboek met 366 dagstukke wat jou sal lei om elke dag daarop te fokus om Jesus, jou Verlosser, beter te leer ken sodat jy kan groei in ’n meer volwasse volgeling wat ook vir die wêreld sal wys hoekom Jesus ook die antwoord op húl soeke na vrede is.
Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe offers daily practical and biblical advice for fulfilling your life’s vision. Based on his popular books The Principles and Power of Vision and The Principles and Benefits of Change, this 90-day devotional will help you to discover your God-given purpose in life, grasp the necessary keys for accomplishing your life’s dream, develop a specific plan for pursuing your vision, overcome obstacles, and embrace the benefits of change.
Each day’s devotional features teaching and encouragement, a motivating thought for the day, and a Scripture reading. Included are twelve principles for fulfilling personal vision and eight steps for discovering and developing your personal vision plan.
Your success is not dependent on the state of the economy, what careers are currently in demand, what the job market is like, or what people think you are capable of. You can learn time-tested principles that will enable you to fulfill your vision no matter who you are or where you come from. Whether you are a businessperson, a departmental manager, an employee, a homemaker, a student, or a head of state, Dr. Munroe explains how you can make your dreams and hopes a living reality.
You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life. You do not exist just to earn a paycheck. Revive your passion for living. Pursue your dream. Discover your vision—and find your true life.
It’s often difficult to see the hand of God in your life in the midst of doubt, fear and desperation. In these 365 devotions Cherie Hill will take you on a journey with Jesus.
This journey will help you grow closer to Jesus and you’ll find rest in His presence—even in the darkest storms. The devotions are written as if Jesus Himself is speaking to you. Each devotion ends with a thought to reflect on throughout your day.
As you reflect on the truths in God’s Word, you will discover His amazing love for you and the promise that He will never leave your side, especially not when you need Him most.
Each moment that you’re given is a precious gift from God. You can choose to have a thankful attitude and live each moment full of joy, simply because God is good. In The Power of Thank You, renowned Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer encourages us to take a look at ourselves and the importance of being thankful.
Living life with a heart of gratitude for who God is and what He has done lifts your burdens and allows you to see everything in a different light. Regularly giving thanks to God not only helps you fully realize how He’s working in your life, it gives you a new perspective—your mind is renewed, your attitude is improved, and you're filled with joy.
Things will certainly happen to you that don’t seem fair, and it’s much easier to make excuses and feel sorry for yourself. Keep saying, “I trust You, God, and I believe You will work it all out for my good.” If you find The Power of Thank You in every situation, truly believing that God is working everything out for your good, you will end up with the victory every single time.
God se teenwoordigheid is iets wat jy doelbewus moet soek, maar te
midde van ’n besige program en krisisse verloor ons so maklik
I have met many people who have gone through life with dreams of achieving success, but they never did. Some of them gave up hope because of a bad life experience or perhaps a lack of resilience made them abandon their unfulfilled dreams. I have spoken to thousands of people from disadvantaged backgrounds, people who have been through the worst life experiences, and they want to know “How does one overcome adversity and achieve success?”
My aims with this book are to provide answers to this question and to provide helpful tools and tips that can be utilised to achieve success in the face of adversity. In the first 9 chapters I tell my life story and give you a glimpse of the difficult journey I have travelled to achieve success. From chapter 10, I delve deeper into the ways in which I conducted my life in order to achieve success and I often use scriptures from the Bible to bring across certain concepts.
My prayer is if you are experiencing adversity that my life story will encourage you to persevere against all odds. With my journey, I demonstrate that for you to reach your destiny, you must cherish both the good and bad experiences. What you are experiencing now may be because of poor choices or circumstances beyond your control, but these experiences will mould you into the person that God has predestined you to become, and they will guide you to your destiny.
Wat Moet Ons Met Ons Kerk Doen? is 'n poging om te probeer verstaan waar ons as Afrikaners teologies vandaan kom, watter kragte en magte ons en ons Kerk gevorm het en hoe ons Kerk tans daar uitsien.
Die N.G.Kerk was 'n belangrike en rigtinggewende rolspele in die opheffing van die Afrikaner na die Britse vergrype tydens en na die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog. Tans word die N.G.Kerk ervaar as 'n instansie wat ongevoelig teenoor die geestelike behoeftes van haar lidmate staan.
Hierdie is 'n moet-lees boek vir:
Do you find it difficult to turn to prayer when you need it most? Do you have trouble finding the words to capture exactly how you’re feeling? Start with Prayer, by pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, will give you the tools you need to feel more comfortable when you communicate with God.
When struggles and anxieties come up in our lives, we invite God into our world, watching our fears surface and then depart. But how do we help prayer become a tried-and-true practice in our daily lives? Finding the right words to pray can be challenging, but Max is here to help.
Whether you’re learning to pray for the first time or you’re hoping to reinvigorate your prayer life, Start with Prayer will change the way you think about your relationship with God. Pairing timeless scripture with thoughtful prayers, Start with Prayer is a special collection of 250 prayers that will help you develop the strength and hope you need to turn to prayer first in any situation you're facing.
Adapted from Max’s series of Pocket Prayers with brand new prayers added, Start with Prayer is divided into categories designed to foster prayers that impact every aspect of life, including prayers centered around:
Start with Prayer is a trustworthy resource that you can turn to no matter what season of life you’re in right now, reminding you that starting with prayer is always the right answer.
“We thank you for the inspiration and strength
That you have given to Madiba,
Enabling him, over so many years, to draw out the best in others,
rousing us always, by word and example,
to seek the highest good for every child of this nation.”
So prayed Archbishop Thabo Makgoba with Nelson Mandela in his home in 2009 at the request of Graca Machel. This marked the start of an unusual relationship between southern Africa’s Anglican leader and Mandela in his quietening years. Join Makgoba in his journey towards faith, from his boyhood in Alex as the son of a ZCC pastor to Bishopscourt and praying with Mandela. He shares his feelings about his pastoral approach to the world icon, and how they influenced his thinking on ministering to church and nation in the current era. What did praying with those nearest and dearest to Mandela mean? What was his spirituality? In trying to answer these questions, Makgoba opens a window on South Africa’s spiritual make-up and life.
In Don't Drop the Mic, Bishop Jakes speaks to readers about communication and how the ways we speak and interact with others can be part of our everyday ministries. Drawing lessons from Scripture and his own life, Jakes gives career advice for those who have or want to grow into a speaking career, but he also provides clear direction and insight for everyone who gives presentations, writes emails, or talks to other people in their job or home life. There will be practical advice about how to craft insightful and meaningful communications, but the heart of this book is really about how we can communicate more clearly to build community and share the hope of Christ in our everyday lives.
Dit is die verhaal van ’n vrou wat haar familie in ’n terreuraanval verloor. Dit vertel van ’n gelowige wat in gehoorsaamheid leef, net sodat die mat onder haar uitgeruk kan word. Die boek sal die leser aanmoedig om die werklike koste van ons geloof te bereken, na te dink oor die karakter van God en ons identiteit as Sy kinders. Hannelie se verhaal is ’n merkwaardige getuienis van ’n lewe in geloof en die krag van vergifnis.
Hykie Berg is ’n bekende film- en TV-akteur, geliefd en gewild reg oor Suid-Afrika. Hy is ook 'n verslaafde. Op die kruin van sy suksesloopbaan verloor Hykie alles en draai by die dood om. Hier vertel hy sy verhaal openhartig, van die dwelmhole van Hillbrow tot in 'n maksimum-sekuriteitsel in die Weskoppies-hospitaal, waar God hom van 'n gewisse dood red. Hykie nooi jou uit om te onthou dat God se liefde ook vir jou bedoel is, en dat, al doen ons wat, God ons nie laat gaan nie.
We are living through a period of cultural climate change. We have outsourced morality to the markets on the one hand, and the state on the other. The markets have brought wealth to many, and the state has done much to contain the worst excesses of inequality, but neither is capable of bearing the moral weight of showing us how to live.
This has had a profound impact on society and the way in which we interact with each other. Traditional values no longer hold, yet recent political swings show that modern ideals of tolerance have left many feeling rudderless and adrift. In this environment we see things fall apart in unexpected ways - toxic public discourse makes true societal progress almost unattainable, a more divisive society is fuelled by identity politics and extremism, and the rise of a victimhood mentality calls for 'safe spaces' but stifles debate. The influence of social media seems all-pervading and the breakdown of the family is only one result of the loss of social capital. Many fear what the future may hold.
Delivering a devastatingly insightful critique of our modern condition, and assessing its roots and causes from the ancient Greeks through the Reformation and Enlightenment to the present day, Sacks argues that there is no liberty without morality, and no freedom without responsibility.
If we care about the future of western civilisation, all of us must play our part in rebuilding our common moral foundation. Then we will discover afresh the life-transforming and counterintuitive truths that a nation is strong when it cares for the weak, and rich when it cares for the poor.
Here is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place, and face the future without fear.
Our thought lives have incredible power over our mental, emotional, and
even physical well-being. In fact, our thoughts can either limit us to
what we believe we can do or release us to experience abilities well
beyond our expectations. When we choose a mindset that extends our
abilities rather than placing limits on ourselves, we will experience
greater intellectual satisfaction, emotional control, and physical
health. The only question is . . . how?
Dr. Leaf shows readers how to combine these powerful tools in order to improve memory, learning, cognitive and intellectual performance, work performance, physical performance, relationships, emotional health, and most importantly a meaningful life well lived.
Each of us has significant psychological resources at our fingertips that we can use in order to improve our overall well-being. Dr. Leaf shows us how to harness those resources to unlock our hidden potential.
Live from a place of abundant peace in the midst of life’s everyday worries and stress with #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen.
In Peaceful on Purpose, Joel shares the secret to living at peace while under pressure. You will discover how to guard your mind and heart to keep the challenges and chaos on the outside from getting to your inside.
If you’re tired of living in tension and frustration, weighed down by the troubles of life, then it’s time for a change. In Peaceful on Purpose, you will discover that you were not designed to carry that heavy load or to just live worried, uptight, and on edge. You were made to enjoy your life, but too often we allow our situations and other people to determine whether or not we’re going to be happy.
You’ll learn how to control your attitude when you can’t control your circumstances. You have the power to remain calm in times of adversity. When you live from this position of peace, you will have more passion, more contentment, and more joy in your life starting today!
Are you struggling today? Do you look back and long for what used to be, or are you looking ahead and have no idea what's coming? Are you stuck in the middle of a mess because life has not turned out as you expected? When you run to God for answers, do you often feel like you aren't getting them--or at least aren't getting the answers you want? Are you holding on . . . but not sure how much longer you can?
In times of not knowing, Sheila Walsh offers a lifeline of hope. With great compassion born of experience and hardship, Sheila comes alongside the hurting, fearful, and exhausted to remind us that we serve a God who is so much greater than our momentary troubles, no matter how insurmountable they feel. Sheila doesn't offer a quick fix. She offers a God fix. Sharing from her own painful struggles and digging deep into biblical stories of rescue, hope, and miracles, she gives you the strength to keep going, to keep holding on to God in a world turned upside down.
All of us feel it at one time or another. The sense that this life has not turned out as we thought it would. That somewhere along the line we took a wrong turn. That our puzzle is missing a few pieces. It shows up in our hearts and minds as loneliness, regret, fear, the feeling that with one wrong move everything will spin out of control or come crashing down. In those dark moments and difficult seasons of life, it's hard to hold on to hope. Sheila offers hard-to-come-by answers that glisten with honesty, and she shares with you a powerful truth: you are not forgotten, overlooked, or pushed aside.
Your story is simply not finished yet.
In these pages, you will discover that you are loved, cherished, and held in the sure grip of the God who rescues us, who keeps His promises, who performs miracles . . . who changes everything.
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