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

Faith and Courage

Praying with Mandela
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Summary
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 at the request of his wife, Graça Machel. This marked the start of a moving relationship between southern Africa’s Anglican leader and Mandela until his death in 2013.

Join Makgoba in his journey towards faith, from his boyhood in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg as the son of a ZCC pastor to Bishopscourt and spending time with Mandela. He shares his feelings about his pastoral approach to this world icon, and the influence Mandela had on his ministry to church and nation.

What did praying with those nearest and dearest to Mandela mean? What was Madiba’s spirituality? In trying to answer these questions, Makgoba opens a window on South Africa’s spiritual life.
About the Author
The Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba (57) 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 planning 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 (2nd 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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