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Publication Date: 20 Jun 2019
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 240
Author: Thabo Makgoba
ISBN-13: 9780281080588, 9780281080601

Faith and Courage

Praying with Mandela
By Thabo Makgoba
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We thank you for the inspiration and strength that you have given to Madiba, enabling him, over so many years, to draw out the best in others, rousing us always, by word and example, to seek the highest good for every child of this nation.

So prayed Archbishop Thabo Makgoba with Nelson Mandela in his home in 2009, in response to the request of Madiba’s wife, Graça Machel. This moment marked the beginning of a moving relationship between southern Africa’s Anglican leader and Mandela until his death in 2013.

Join Archbishop Makgoba on his journey towards faith - from his boyhood in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, as the son of a ZCC pastor, to Bishopscourt and spending time with Nelson Mandela. Archbishop Makgoba reveals his pastoral approach to this iconic figure, and writes eloquently about the influence Mandela had on his ministry to church and nation.

What was praying with those nearest and dearest to Mandela like? What was Madiba’s spirituality? In trying to answer these fascinating questions, Makgoba opens a window on to the spiritual life of South Africa.
About the Author
The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba is Anglican Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. He became Archbishop of Cape Town on 31 December 2007, the youngest person ever to be elected to this position. In 2008 he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine, the second highest international award for outstanding service to the Anglican Communion, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is chair of the international Design Group for the Lambeth Conference in 2020.
Press Reviews

A riveting account of one young black South African who beat the odds to become head of the Anglican church and courageously holds the government’s feet to the fire.

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A moving tribute to Madiba whom Archbishop Makgoba celebrates as an exemplar of the faith and courage which should inspire all those who would be makers of history!

- Thabo Mbeki (former President of South Africa)

Archbishop Makgoba was a pillar of strength in our spiritual lives during Madiba’s last days. A true moral compass who brought calm and strength through his words.

- Zelda la Grange (former private secretary to Nelson Mandela)

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