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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 1
R305 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R65 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

Songs My Grandma Sang - The gift of faith through music (Paperback): Bishop Michael B. Curry Songs My Grandma Sang - The gift of faith through music (Paperback)
Bishop Michael B. Curry
R210 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R26 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a conversation about his teaching and preaching style, Michael Curry noted with a laugh that hymns and songs of faith were always a part of the mix. "I learned what I believed in the songs I heard my family - especially my grandmother - sing. We sang our faith every day." Out of that strong foundation, Bishop Curry shares the music of his childhood - the songs that have grown with him to shape an adult and vibrant faith.

Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Hardcover): Gena Davis Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Hardcover)
Gena Davis
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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
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Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Paperback): Gena Davis Yogamass - Embodying Christ Consciousness (Paperback)
Gena Davis
R386 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hope in the Dark - Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not (Paperback): Craig Groeschel Hope in the Dark - Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not (Paperback)
Craig Groeschel
R261 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R69 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

“I want to believe, I want to have hope, but…” Pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel hears these words often and has asked them himself. We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if he really cares about us. Even when we have both hope and hurt, sometimes it's the hurt that shouts the loudest. Can God be good when life is not

In Hope in the Dark, Groeschel explores the story of the father who brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus, saying, “I believe! Help my unbelief!” In the man's sincere plea, Jesus heard the tension in the man's battle-scarred heart. He healed not only the boy but the father too, driving out the hopelessness that had overtaken him. He can do the same for us today.

As Groeschel shares his pain surrounding the current health challenges of his daughter, he acknowledges the questions we may ask in our own deepest pain: “Where was God when I was being abused” “Why was my child born with a disability” “Why did the cancer come back” “Why are all my friends married and I'm alone” He invites us to wrestle with such questions as we ask God to honor our faith and heal our unbelief.

In the middle of your profound pain, you long for authentic words of understanding and hope. You long to know that even in overwhelming reality, you can still believe that God is good. Rediscover a faith in the character, power, and presence of God. Even in the questions. Even now.

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
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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.

Liefde is Die Grootste (Afrikaans, Paperback): Cas Vos, Dirk Human Liefde is Die Grootste (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Cas Vos, Dirk Human
R20 Discovery Miles 200 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Between Living and Dying - Reflections from the Edge of Experience (Paperback): Ruth Scott Between Living and Dying - Reflections from the Edge of Experience (Paperback)
Ruth Scott; Foreword by Richard Holloway 1
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Busy and deeply absorbed in all the complexity of life, Ruth Scott's packed diary suddenly had to be cleared when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. She said, `Discovering that life might be shorter than expected or hoped for concentrates the mind wonderfully. Whatever life is left to me, I do not want to waste it.' In the final months of her life, in the shadows between living and dying, she learned to live with the extremes of treatments that were as aggressive as the disease - and with daily ups and downs that created constant uncertainty. Throughout it all, Ruth creatively explored - through insight, literature, poetry and song - what life is about and how it should be lived. This book is the result. Here, she cuts through all the things in life that we waste our energies on. She explores the depth of life in ways that allow for doubt, absence and uncertainty while also making room for mystery and understanding beyond rational limitations. As she reflects on how we relate (or not) to each other, to the environment and to the `more-than-me-ness' of life, she offers real inspiration for us all.

Geloof, Bygeloof En Ander Wensdenkery (Afrikaans, Paperback): George Claassen Geloof, Bygeloof En Ander Wensdenkery (Afrikaans, Paperback)
George Claassen
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Waarom glo mense dat die sterre en planete se posisies jou toekoms kan bepaal, of dat gesprekke met dooies moontlik is? Dis die soort vrae wat George Claassen in hierdie boek stel. George Claassen is dosent in wetenskapjoernalistiek aan die Universiteit Stellenbosch en die skrywer van die By-rubriek "Kwakoskoop" waarin hy vreesloos alle vorme van kwaksalwery onder die soeklig plaas. Hierdie teks bestaan uit vyftig hoofstukke waarin ín verskeidenheid onderwerpe aangeroer word, van evolusie en die kartering van die menslike genoom tot supersnaarteorie en sieninge oor die ontstaan van die heelal.

Scoring Transcendence - Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience (Paperback): Kutter Callaway Scoring Transcendence - Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience (Paperback)
Kutter Callaway
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Films are the lingua franca of western culture; for decades they have provided viewers with a universal way of understanding the human experience. And film music, Kutter Callaway demonstrates, has such a profound effect on the human spirit that it demands theological reflection. By engaging scores from the last decade of popular cinema, Callaway reveals how a musically aware approach to film can yield novel insights into the presence and activity of God in contemporary culture. And, through conversations with these films and their filmmakers, viewers can gain a new understanding of how God may be speaking to modern society through film and its transcendent melodies.

Radical Compassion - Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN (Paperback): Tara Brach Radical Compassion - Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN (Paperback)
Tara Brach 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart

Tara Brach is an in-the-trenches teacher whose work counters today's ever-increasing onslaught of news, conflict, demands, and anxieties--stresses that leave us rushing around on auto-pilot and cut off from the presence and creativity that give our lives meaning.

In this heartfelt and deeply practical book, she offers an antidote: an easy-to-learn four-step meditation that quickly loosens the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs. Each step in the meditation practice (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) is brought to life by memorable stories shared by Tara and her students as they deal with feelings of overwhelm, loss, and self-aversion, with painful relationships, and past trauma--and as they discover step-by-step the sources of love, forgiveness, compassion, and deep wisdom alive within all of us.

Pounce 2020 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar): Inc Browntrout Publishers Pounce 2020 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Inc Browntrout Publishers 1
R235 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R105 (45%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Gospel According to the Beatles (Hardcover): Steve Turner The Gospel According to the Beatles (Hardcover)
Steve Turner
R437 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R84 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Renowned British music journalist and author Steve Turner surveys the religious and spiritual influence of the Beatles, the band that changed the history of music forever. With new interviews, never-before-published material, and fresh insights, Turner helps the reader understand the religious and spiritual ideas and ideals that influenced the music and lives of the Beatles and helps us see how the Fab Four influenced our own lives and culture. Topics discussed include the religious upbringing of John, Paul, George, and Ringo; the backlash in the United States after John Lennon's "The Beatles are more popular than Jesus" comment; the dabbling in Eastern religion; the use of drugs to attempt to enter a higher level of consciousness; and the overall legacy that the Beatles and their music have left. While there is no religious system that permanently anchored the Beatles or their music, they did leave a gospel, Turner concludes: one of love, peace, personal freedom, and the search for transcendence.

Rebuking the Devil (Paperback): Pope Francis Rebuking the Devil (Paperback)
Pope Francis
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Die Nuwe Hervorming (Afrikaans, Paperback): Piet Muller Die Nuwe Hervorming (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Piet Muller
R58 Discovery Miles 580 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
Life in Christ - A Spiritual Commentary on the Letter to the Romans (Paperback): Raniero Cantanlamessa Life in Christ - A Spiritual Commentary on the Letter to the Romans (Paperback)
Raniero Cantanlamessa
R58 Discovery Miles 580 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
The God Conclusion - An unbiased search for the evidence for God and the spirit within us (Paperback): Charles S. Taylor The God Conclusion - An unbiased search for the evidence for God and the spirit within us (Paperback)
Charles S. Taylor 1
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Is God a delusion? Barrister Charles Taylor examines the evidence in this very readable book. His findings will be controversial to some but offer hope and insight to others. We are the only species unable to live in harmony with our environment and each other. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs is nothing compared with our impact on the Earth. We are currently responsible for "The Sixth Great Extinction" of wildlife. Religious terrorism is widespread, though current atrocities are dwarfed by the bloody record of Christianity. The Middle East is destabilised and to East and West we have Presidents Putin and Trump. So called 'rational' thinking and the dominance of our left brains have brought us to the brink of disaster. We need a spiritual revolution allowing individuals to reconnect with their right brain, intuition and spirit. Religions have had their day. They contain key truths, but these truths are usually obscured by manmade rules constructed to gain wealth and power. At the other extreme, materialism denies God, the spirit, free will, consciousness and love. Happily, the facts contradict this dispiriting left brained faith that we are deluded robots stumbling through life.

The Divine Dance - The Trinity and Your Transformation (Paperback): Richard Rohr, Mike Morrell The Divine Dance - The Trinity and Your Transformation (Paperback)
Richard Rohr, Mike Morrell; Foreword by William Paul Young
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Self-Mastery/True Self-Empowerment - A 30-Aspect Guidance Booklet for Self-Awareness, Affirmation, and Soul Self-Empowerment... Self-Mastery/True Self-Empowerment - A 30-Aspect Guidance Booklet for Self-Awareness, Affirmation, and Soul Self-Empowerment (Paperback)
Joycelyn Marshall
R277 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R55 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Paths to Power - Living in the Spirit's Fullness (Standard format, CD): A.W. Tozer Paths to Power - Living in the Spirit's Fullness (Standard format, CD)
A.W. Tozer; Narrated by Tom Parks
R170 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days
The Lord of History (Hardcover): Msgr Eugene Kevane The Lord of History (Hardcover)
Msgr Eugene Kevane; Edited by Scott Hahn
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Live to Forgive - Moving Forward When Those We Love Hurt Us (Paperback): Jason Romano Live to Forgive - Moving Forward When Those We Love Hurt Us (Paperback)
Jason Romano; Foreword by Darryl Strawberry; Edited by Stephen Copeland
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Paperback, Thorsons Classics edition): Robin Sharma The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (Paperback, Thorsons Classics edition)
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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
Gaudete Et Exsultate - On the Call to Holiness in Today's World (Paperback): Pope Francis Gaudete Et Exsultate - On the Call to Holiness in Today's World (Paperback)
Pope Francis
R188 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R36 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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