|Publication Date: 20 Jun 2019|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 240|
|Author: Thabo Makgoba|
|ISBN-13: 9780281080588, 9780281080601|
Faith and Courage
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.
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.
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!
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.