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For a Greater Purpose - The Life and Legacy of Walter Bradley (Paperback): Robert J Marks, William A. Dembski For a Greater Purpose - The Life and Legacy of Walter Bradley (Paperback)
Robert J Marks, William A. Dembski; Foreword by J.P. Moreland
R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
From Samos to Soho - The Unorthodox Life of Joseph Georgirenes, a Greek Archbishop (Paperback, New edition): John Penrose Barron From Samos to Soho - The Unorthodox Life of Joseph Georgirenes, a Greek Archbishop (Paperback, New edition)
John Penrose Barron
R1,564 R1,210 Discovery Miles 12 100 Save R354 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Born on the small Greek island of Melos, Joseph Georgirenes became a monk on Mount Athos and was consecrated as Archbishop of Samos in 1666. Five years later he left his diocese and travelled to Europe, visiting Rome, Paris, London and Oxford. Scholars such as Antoine Galland in Paris and Thomas Smith in Oxford invited this Greek Orthodox priest to take part in their theological discussions. Until now, Georgirenes has been best known for having established the first Greek Orthodox church in London in Soho, and for publishing a detailed account of the condition and practices of the Orthodox church living under Ottoman rule. This booklet - A Description of the Present State of Samos, Nicaria, Patmos and Mount Athos - was published in London in 1677 and is republished here for the first time in England. Caught up in the Popish Plot, Georgirenes left England in 1682 and it was not known what happened to him. For the first time, however, this biography reveals the extraordinary further adventures of this much-travelled priest.

C.T. Studd (Paperback): Geoff Benge, Janet Benge C.T. Studd (Paperback)
Geoff Benge, Janet Benge
R204 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A wealthy Irish girl rescuing children in India? An English maid preaching the gospel in China? An American pilot serving missionaries in Ecuador? Christian Heroes" Then & Now chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory. These easy-to-read biographies are perfect for ages 10 to 100! Famous cricket player C.T. Studd (1860-1931) pioneered mission work in the interior of Africa.

Sundar Singh - Footprints Over The Mountains (Paperback): Geoff Benge, Janet Benge Sundar Singh - Footprints Over The Mountains (Paperback)
Geoff Benge, Janet Benge
R203 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This popular series chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory. Entire families will treasure each outstanding biography for years to come.

I Am Hutterite - The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage (Paperback): Mary-Ann Kirkby I Am Hutterite - The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage (Paperback)
Mary-Ann Kirkby
R325 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Your mother and father are running away," said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned toward home. To a Hutterite, nothing is more shameful than that word, running away, Weglaufen..."

In 1969, Ann-Marie's parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers." I Am Hutterite" chronicles her quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life. Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding and acceptance.

"A superb memoir . . . this has the makings of a prairie classic."

--AWARD JURY, SASK BOOK AWARDS

"Honest, strong, clear, direct, it opens the door on what has been for so many of us a completely closed world."

--WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Chosen - A Journey of Faith (Paperback, New edition): Michele Guinness Chosen - A Journey of Faith (Paperback, New edition)
Michele Guinness 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michele Guinness was brought up to observe all the traditions and ritual of her Jewish culture. But in her teens she found something lacking. When she encountered a Christian it raised questions in her own mind, and she turned to the Bible for answers. In this lively account she tells how she came face to face with the Messiah and had to make sense of being both Jewish and Christian. In due course she would marry Peter Guinness, of the brewing family - who would become a minister in the Church of England. This highly diverting autobiography, studded with vivid anecdotes, describes her spiritual journey from one faith to another and the social and cultural pitfalls involved.

Novice To Master - An Ongoing Lesson In The Extent Of My Own Stupidity (Paperback, New edition): Soko Morinaga Roshi Novice To Master - An Ongoing Lesson In The Extent Of My Own Stupidity (Paperback, New edition)
Soko Morinaga Roshi
R317 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R22 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Everybody loves "Novice to Master" As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types.
In his singularly humorous and biitingly direct way, Zen abbot Soko Morinaga tells the story of his rigorous training at a Japanese Zen temple, his spiritual growth and his interactions with his students and others. Morinaga's voice is uniquely tuned to the truth of the condition of the human mind and spirit and his reflections and interpretations are unvarnished and succinct. His great gift is the ability to lift the spirit of the reader all the while exposing the humility and weakness in the lives of people, none more so than his own.
Read on to see what everyone from "Publishers Weekly" to well-known Buddhist figures and even "New York Times" bestselling author Anthony Swofford have to say about this one of a kind book

Nikolaus Von Amsdorf - Champion of Martin Luther's Reformation (Paperback): Robert Kolb Nikolaus Von Amsdorf - Champion of Martin Luther's Reformation (Paperback)
Robert Kolb
R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
I Once Was a Buddhist Nun (Paperback): Esther Baker I Once Was a Buddhist Nun (Paperback)
Esther Baker
R238 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R46 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Infant Jesus of Prague (Paperback): Ludvik Nemec Infant Jesus of Prague (Paperback)
Ludvik Nemec
R102 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R18 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Historian-theologian Father Ludvik Nemec shares his research on the devotion of the Infant Jesus of Prague, giving a concise history and providing a multitude of prayers to the Infant Jesus for all occasions and various states in life.

The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin (Paperback): Jonathan Phillips The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin (Paperback)
Jonathan Phillips 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Superbly researched and enormously entertaining... One of the outstanding books of the year' The Times

An epic story of empire-building and bloody conflict, this ground-breaking biography of one of history’s most venerated military and religious heroes opens a window on the Islamic and Christian worlds’ complex relationship.

WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE

When Saladin recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, returning the Holy City to Islamic rule, he sent shockwaves throughout Christian Europe and the Muslim Near East that reverberate today.

It was the culmination of a supremely exciting life. Born into a significant Kurdish family in northern Iraq, this warrior and diplomat fought under the banner of jihad, but at the same time worked tirelessly to build an empire that stretched from North Africa to Western Iraq. Gathering together a turbulent coalition, he was able to capture Jerusalem, only to trigger the Third Crusade and face his greatest adversary, King Richard the Lionheart.

Drawing on a rich blend of Arabic and European sources, this is a comprehensive account of both the man and the legend to which he gave birth, describing vividly the relentless action of his life and tracing its aftermath through culture and politics all the way to the present day.

'An authoritative and brilliantly told account of the life of one of the world's greatest – and most famous – military leaders' Peter Frankopan

The Rage Against God - How Atheism Led Me to Faith (Paperback): Peter Hitchens The Rage Against God - How Atheism Led Me to Faith (Paperback)
Peter Hitchens
R326 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What if notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens, bestselling author of God Is Not Great, had a Christian brother? He does. Peter Hitchens details a very personal story of how he left the faith but dramatically returned. And like many of the Old Testament saints whose personal lives were intertwined with the life of their nation, so Peter s story is also the story of modern England and its sad spiritual decline. Peter brings his work as an international journalist to bear as he documents firsthand accounts of atheistic societies, specifically in Communist Russia, where he lived in Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union. He shows that the world s bloodiest century, the 20th, entailed nothing short of atheism s own version of the Crusades and the Inquisition. The path to a secular utopia, pursued by numerous modern tyrants, is truly paved with more violence than has been witnessed in any era in history. Hitchens provides hope for all believers whose friends or family members have left Christianity or who are enchanted by the arguments of the anti-religious intellects of our age."

God, Country, Golf - Reflections of an Army Widow (Paperback): Wesley Hobbs Bauguess God, Country, Golf - Reflections of an Army Widow (Paperback)
Wesley Hobbs Bauguess
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An army veteran herself, author Wesley Bauguess knew the risks her husband, an 82nd Airborne major, faced every day. But when he was killed in action, she had to lean on the lessons learned in church, the Army, and on the golf course to find the strength to carry on.

Finding Faith - Inspiring Conversion Stories from Around the World (Paperback): Naomi Reed Finding Faith - Inspiring Conversion Stories from Around the World (Paperback)
Naomi Reed
R268 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R31 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An inspiring collection of testimonies from people of different cultures and faiths encountering Jesus. Jesus promised that he would draw people to himself from every tribe and nation. In this collection of thirteen testimonies, Naomi Reed encourages us to see that the good news of the gospel is still powerful as people are continuing to fall in love with Jesus all over the world. From such varied worldviews as Islam, Buddhism and atheism, Naomi has unearthed encouraging stories of Jesus meeting people and transforming them. Emerging from these pages is a beautiful picture of our Saviour who calls people to himself in a very personal and individual way, changing lives forever. God is visibly at work in the world. From the flat dry towns of Uganda, an airport in Singapore, a hospital in Alice Springs, the Amazon jungle, a bare hillside in the former Soviet Union to a bombed-out town in Northern Iraq, Finding Faith encourages us all to see that Jesus is passionately drawing people to himself.

Through the Storms - A manual for when life hurts (Paperback): Eric Gaudion Through the Storms - A manual for when life hurts (Paperback)
Eric Gaudion
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Mother Teresa: Her Essential Wisdom (Hardcover): Carol Kelly-Gangi Mother Teresa: Her Essential Wisdom (Hardcover)
Carol Kelly-Gangi
R262 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R86 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience? -Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa (1910-1997) was beloved the world over for her tireless work to serve millions of the world's poor, outcast, ill and dying. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, in Macedonia, she became a nun and took the name Sister Mary Teresa at the age of 18. In the 1930s, she first travelled to India, which became her home. In the following years, through her Missionaries of Charity, she established an international network of clinics, orphanages and other institutions devoted to helping the poor. In 2016, she was canonised by Pope Francis at a mass attended by tens of thousands. This book collects hundreds of quotations from this determined and inspirational woman. In the half-century of her public life, she visited and spoke in more than 100 countries about the subjects closest to her heart. In the simple but profound words gathered here, Mother Teresa reflects on the meaning of love, the importance of charity, the need for prayer, the value of family and the absolute dignity of every human being. Also included is a selection of quotations from world leaders, dignitaries and religious figures describing Mother Teresa's powerful legacy of faith, compassion and hope for all humanity.

The Great Archimedes (Paperback, New): Mario Geymonat The Great Archimedes (Paperback, New)
Mario Geymonat; Translated by R.A. Smith
R607 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R104 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this exclusive English edition of the elucidating and award-winning investigation of Archimedes' life, Mario Geymonat provides fresh insights into one of the greatest minds in the history of humankind. Archimedes (ca 287 BCE-ca 212 BCE) was a mathematician, physicist, scientist, and engineer. Born in Syracuse, Sicily, the Greek Archimedes was an inventor par excellence. He not only explored the displacement of water and sand, worked out the principle of levers, developed an approximation of pi, discovered ways to determine the areas and volumes of solids, and invented the monumental Archimedes' screw (a machine for raising water), Archimedes also developed machinery that his fellow Syracusans successfully employed to defend their native city against the Romans. The Great Archimedes is already a highly acclaimed telling of the life and mind of one of antiquity's most important and innovative thinkers, and, now in translation, it is sure to be cherished by experts and novices alike across the English-speaking world. This wonderfully illustrated and multifarious book is enriched by numerous quotations and testimonies from ancient sources.

John Charles Mcquaid (Hardcover, 1st Syracuse University Press ed): Cooney John Charles Mcquaid (Hardcover, 1st Syracuse University Press ed)
Cooney
R743 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first major biography of one of Ireland's most powerful figures who became the ecclesiastical Prime Minister of a clerical state.

Caryll Houselander - Essential Writings (Paperback): Wendy M. Wright Caryll Houselander - Essential Writings (Paperback)
Wendy M. Wright
R419 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R81 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Caryll Houselander (1901-54), an English Catholic laywoman, artist, and visionary, was driven by a strong identification with the poor that enabled her in fresh and insightful ways, to proclaim the 'Christing of the World.' Wright interweaves texts and images into an intimate encounter with a fascinating woman, a 'divine eccentric,' and a gifted reader of souls.

Bernadette Speaks (Paperback): Ren e Laurentin Bernadette Speaks (Paperback)
Ren e Laurentin
R551 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Finally available in English, this fascinating biography covers the entire life of the visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception. The saint of Lourdes, France, Bernadette spoke the very words of the Virgin Mary, teaching of the merits of prayer, penance and poverty. With over 100 photographs, this factual biography reads like a novel.

The Life of St. Francis of Assisi (Paperback): St.Bonaventure The Life of St. Francis of Assisi (Paperback)
St.Bonaventure; Edited by Cardinal Manning
R303 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R58 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Francis, go and build up My house, which as thou seest, is falling into ruin." To fulfill this command of Our Lord, St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) began by restoring physical churches and continued by building up the spiritual Church. Francis' humility, purity, and true joy inspired many men and women to conversion and a deeper faith. Others joined with him in serving God and the poor; thus began the Franciscan Order.

Never ordained to the priesthood, St. Francis nonetheless was a preacher of great renown and a miracle-worker of the first order curing, prophesying, casting out devils, turning water into wine, and raising people from the dead. Indeed, though not arranged in typical biographical form, The Life of St. Francis of Assisi by St. Bonaventure conveys a picture of the Saint through his miracles, his sayings, and his holy life that renders an indelible impression of a man totally transformed in God and by God.

Legacy of William Carey (Paperback, Us ed.): Vishal Mangalwadi, Ruth Mangalwadi Legacy of William Carey (Paperback, Us ed.)
Vishal Mangalwadi, Ruth Mangalwadi; Foreword by Ralph D. Winter
R301 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

He was an industrialist. An economist. A medical humanitarian. A media pioneer. An educator. A moral reformer. A botanist. And a Christian missionary. And he did more for the transformation of the Indian subcontinent in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries than any other individual before or since.

Many know of William Carey. Some know about the specifics of his work and ministry. But few understand the profound contemporary significance of his life. Few realize how much we owe the increasing globalization of Christianity to the silent revolution he initiated. Fewer still are aware of his legacy of sensitivity to the variety of issues confronting true gospel witness in any culture.

This biography about the central character in the story of India's modernization and transformation will help you understand Carey's impact. But The Legacy of William Carey is more than a biography. It is a charge to all Christians to respond in kind within our own cultures, and to use Carey's example as our model for taking the light of the Gospel into every corner of society. If we follow in his footsteps, not only will lives be bettered this side of heaven, but hearts will be changed for eternity--and entire cultures transformed for Christ.

Ships of Mercy - The remarkable fleet bringing hope to the world's poorest people (Paperback): Don Stephens Ships of Mercy - The remarkable fleet bringing hope to the world's poorest people (Paperback)
Don Stephens
R260 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R35 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ships of Mercy tells the riveting true story of Mercy Ships, the astonishing fleet of hospital ships that sail the globe, bringing dramatic change to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the most impoverished and disease-stricken corners of the world. Ships of Mercy is a page-turner of the highest quality, an inspiring testimony both to the essence of the human spirit and God's amazing providence. It tells the story of a teenager's extraordinary vision brought to reality in the form of a multi-million dollar life-saving mission. It also tells the story of a family of people from diverse backgrounds who have sacrificed their comfort and security in order to perform remarkable acts of grace and kindness.

Flight of Faith - My Miracle on the Hudson (Paperback): Fred Berretta Flight of Faith - My Miracle on the Hudson (Paperback)
Fred Berretta
R302 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R20 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plunged into the icy waters of the Hudson...God spared Frederick Berretta\'s life in an instant -- and changed his heart forever.
Frederick Berretta was an amateur pilot himself, so when U.S. Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese and lost both engines, minutes after takeoff from Laguardia Airport on that fateful afternoon of January 15, 2009, he knew before most of his fellow passengers that something was seriously wrong. As the roar of the jets quieted and the aircraft ceased to climb, as the pilot guided the powerless plane towards a desperate crash landing and announced, \"Brace for impact, \" Berretta fingered the prayer book in his pocket and tried to prepare himself for death.
A multitude of thoughts flooded his mind all at once. He reminded himself that the odds of surviving a water landing were slim to none. He thought of his wife and his four children, and how they would miss him. He remembered he had just been to confession and to Mass, and he wondered if his soul would be ready to meet the Lord. And he knew he had to pray.
\"God, please be merciful to us, for the sake of your Son, \" he whispered. \"Please spare us. I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. Mother of God, please pray for us.\"
At that very instant, Berretta felt a \"push\" or \"nudge\" on his conscience; a state of awareness he\'d never before experienced; and a keen realization that he had to do something. But what? Then God\'s voice sounded strong and clear in the depths of his soul:
Are you going to accept My will for your life?
For Frederick Berretta, the events of that fateful January day were the crystallizing moment of a lifetime of conversion. This story tells how he lost his childhood faith and as a young adult embraced a selfish, worldly life, how he suffered through family turmoil and the death of a child, and how by God\'s grace he slowly returned to the Church, humbled and grateful. God used the \"Miracle on the Hudson\" to confirm him in his faith and set him on fire to share it with others. Flight of Faith is the inspiring true story of how God works in our lives in simple and extraordinary ways.
Read more at the Flight of Faith website.

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The Top of the Stairs - A Spiritual Memoir (Paperback): Joshua A. McClure The Top of the Stairs - A Spiritual Memoir (Paperback)
Joshua A. McClure
R331 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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