Faith & Courage: Praying with Mandela

Faith & Courage: Praying with Mandela

by Thabo Makgoba

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Winner of a Bronze Medal - 2020 Illumination Book Awards

In a world riven by poverty, prejudice, and power struggles, the faith and courage of activist Nelson Mandela remains a beacon of hope. South African Archbishop Thabo Makgoba recounts his ministry of prayer and presence in the final years of Mandela's life-and how, time and again, the politician taught the pastor about ministry.

In this powerful and poignant memoir, Archbishop Makgoba explores how the struggles of his ancestors shape his life today, how growing up in apartheid South Africa fuels his desire for justice, and how faith compels him to champion the difficult work of reconciliation. These lessons of faith and courage provide insight for audiences around the world, for all people who care about Jesus' commandment to love one another.

Archbishop Makgoba echoes the bravery and boldness of Mandela in challenging inequality, injustice, and abuse of power at all levels. Indeed, Makgoba says his conversations and prayers with the elder statesman reminded him of the deep truth of one of Mandela's most famous sayings: that courage is not the absence of fear but the capacity to triumph over it. The Bible asks us to read and digest its stories, not only to recall what God has done before but also to watch for what God is doing now. If we embrace the Bible as something more than a history book, we must open our minds to the continued existence of angels-and look at these apparitions with an eye to understanding our own lives and the role of angels within them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780880284707
Publisher: Forward Movement
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Most Rev. Dr. Thabo Makgoba is the Anglican Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. He became Archbishop of Cape Town in 2007, the youngest person ever to be elected to this position.

Table of Contents

Foreword Graça Machel ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 Makgoba's Kloof 15

Chapter 2 Alexandra 33

Chapter 3 Soweto 55

Chapter 4 Science, Politics, or Theology? 69

Chapter 5 Into a Boiling Pot 95

Chapter 6 Hard Graft and Gunfire 111

Chapter 7 Bishopscourt 137

Chapter 8 "Religion is in our Blood" 145

Chapter 9 The Quietening Years 155

Chapter 10 Facing the Setting Sun 177

Chapter 11 Go Forth, Revolutionary and Loving Soul 195

Chapter 12 Madiba's Legacy 211

Afterword A Young Palestinian on a Donkey 229

Appendix A Mandela Day Pledge at the Human Chain 247

Appendix B Celebrating Madiba's Legacy and Its Lasting Impact Around the Globe 249

Appendix C Prayer at the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela 255

Appendix D Valedictory Service at the Home of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 259

Appendix E Address to a "Procession of Witness" to Parliament 265

Appendix F Sermon for the Easter Vigil at St. George's Cathedral 271

Acknowledgments 279

About Forward Movement 281

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