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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General

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."

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.

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.

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
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
The God I Never Knew Study Guide (Paperback): Robert Morris The God I Never Knew Study Guide (Paperback)
Robert Morris
R251 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R49 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, New Edition (Paperback): Vinny Flynn 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy, New Edition (Paperback)
Vinny Flynn
R350 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Now and Zen - Notes from a Buddhist Monastery: with Illustrations (Paperback): Eiyu Murakoshi Now and Zen - Notes from a Buddhist Monastery: with Illustrations (Paperback)
Eiyu Murakoshi 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Pre-order

'In Japan we have an expression, 'Float like Cloud, Flow like Water'. Its meaning is: to live free and unconstrained' In this short introduction to Zen Buddhism, a practising Japanese monk shares the many lessons he has learned from life inside a temple. With charm and humour, he guides us through everything from meditation to tea-drinking ceremonies, the meaning of koans to preparing Zen food. Accompanied by the author's own illustrations, this book invites you to change your perception through the wisdom of monastic life.

Reflections From The Heart (Hardcover): Rolene Strauss Reflections From The Heart (Hardcover)
Rolene Strauss
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reflections from the Heart is a 365-day devotional by former Miss World and Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss. As readers embark on a year-long journey with Rolene they will share in the lessons she has learned through her experiences as a beauty queen and ambassador for her country.

Rolene’s reflections on topics such as courage, choices, opportunities, relationships, self-confidence, pressure and perseverance will resonate with women of all ages. She shares secrets to her success in a sincere and humble way. Journaling space with prompts applicable to the topic of every week will encourage the reader to reflect on the messages and create a uniquely personalized devotional.

Reflections from the Heart will inspire women of all ages to embrace their true worth and live the life of passion and purpose that God intended for them.

100 Dae van Dankbaarheid (Afrikaans, Paperback): Francine Prins 100 Dae van Dankbaarheid (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Francine Prins
R195 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R27 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mense wat dankbaar is, gelukkiger slaap, beter fokus, is beter en is makliker om mee oor die weg te kom. Om meer dankbaar te leef is seker iets waarna ons almal probeer streef. Francine Prins, redakeur van LiG neem ons op ’n 100 dae reis van dankbaarheid. Sy wys ons hoe ons elke dag kan dankbaar wees, waarvoor ons dankbaar kan wees en hoe om in dankbaarheid te leef.

Vir Mans - Oorkom Moderne Lewensuitdagings (Afrikaans, Paperback): Johan Ferreira Vir Mans - Oorkom Moderne Lewensuitdagings (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Johan Ferreira
R205 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mans leef in ’n wêreld waar die rolle van manlikheid so verander het dat dit met tye vir hulle moeilik is om te weet wie hulle werklik is en wat van hulle verwag word. Die eise wat ’n gewone dag aan mans stel kan soms selfs die mees ervare individu laat twyfel aan sy bevoegdhede. Die boek skep ’n bewustheid by mense, en nie net mans nie, van die alledaagse en mees algemene lewensuitdagings waarvoor mans te staan kom, en probeer hulle toerus met relevante inligting wat hulle sal help om meer doeltreffende, emosioneel gelukkige en vervulde lewens te lei. Die boek word verdeel in verhoudings- en lewensfase-uitdagings, verslawing, gemoedsprobleme en traumatiese ervarings.

Lifting Up the Bible (Hardcover): Cary Summers Lifting Up the Bible (Hardcover)
Cary Summers; Created by Museum of the Bible Books
R570 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Meeting God in Scripture - A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina (Paperback): Jan Johnson Meeting God in Scripture - A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina (Paperback)
Jan Johnson
R320 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Catholic Scripture Calendar 2020 (Calendar): Our Sunday Visitor The Catholic Scripture Calendar 2020 (Calendar)
Our Sunday Visitor
R340 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R67 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nevertheless, She Hoped - Inspiring Devotions and Prayers for a Woman's Heart (Hardcover): Debora M. Coty, Laura Freudig Nevertheless, She Hoped - Inspiring Devotions and Prayers for a Woman's Heart (Hardcover)
Debora M. Coty, Laura Freudig
R347 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets - Then and Now (Paperback): Nahum Ward-Lev The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets - Then and Now (Paperback)
Nahum Ward-Lev; Foreword by Walter Brueggemann
R604 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R124 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Moments of Peace in the Presence of God, Paisley ed. - Morning and Evening Meditations for Every Day of the Year (Hardcover):... Moments of Peace in the Presence of God, Paisley ed. - Morning and Evening Meditations for Every Day of the Year (Hardcover)
Baker Publishing Group
R100 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R17 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This 365-day devotional features two readings for every day--one for morning and one for evening. The unique crafting and blending of words and illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages, applying biblical wisdom to the challenges of today. With a padded cover and a ribbon marker, this treasury of meditations is perfect for any gift-giving occasion.

In Love with the World (Hardcover): Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche In Love with the World (Hardcover)
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche; Foreword by Mark Williams; As told to Helen Tworkov 1
R340 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R59 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained as a result.

'One of the most generous, beautiful, and essential books I’ve ever read – thoroughly engaging, so clear, so honest, so courageous and full of wisdom.' George Saunders, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo

'This book makes me think enlightenment is possible and necessary.' Russell Brand

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s experience begins the night he has chosen to embark on a four-year wandering retreat, slipping past the monastery gates. Alone for the first time in his life, he sets out into the unknown. His initial motivation is to step away from his life of privilege and to explore the deepest, most hidden aspects of his being, but what he discovers throughout his retreat – about himself and about the world around us – comes to define his meditation practice and teaching.

Just three weeks into his retreat, Rinpoche becomes deathly ill and his journey begins in earnest through this near-death experience. Moving, beautiful and suffused with local colour, In Love with the World is the story of two different kinds of death: that of the body and that of the ego, and how we can bridge these two experiences to live a better and more fulfilling life. Rinpoche’s skilful and intimate account of his search for the self is a demonstration of how we can transform our dread of dying into joyful living.

Keep Calm and Trust God (Hardcover): Christian Art Gifts Keep Calm and Trust God (Hardcover)
Christian Art Gifts
R119 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R22 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How Cancer Cured Me - Dealing with Cancer and Other Stings of Life (Paperback): Mark Heisey How Cancer Cured Me - Dealing with Cancer and Other Stings of Life (Paperback)
Mark Heisey
R276 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R53 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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