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No Neutral Ground - Finding Jesus In A Cape Town Ghetto (Paperback) Loot Price: R334
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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

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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.

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Pete Portal
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-4736-9737-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
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LSN: 1-4736-9737-9
Barcode: 9781473697379

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