RYMPIES EN DIGBUNDEL deur Bertus Schutte

Meesal politiek satire, soos daagliks uit die nuus, die draaiboekie geskryf en gespeel deur onse politici. Verder n paar persoonlike lewens ervarings, ook vanuit die realisme van boerdery en ander persoonlike verhoudings met die mens en Natuur.

Geb 1954, van boerseun na telekom tegnikus, na boer, na sakeman, na allesverloren, na staalkonstruksie werker, na nood leer bid outoppie aspirant skrywer in 2016/2017.

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MEANDERS THROUGH THE WORD by Shirley Templeton

From the very moment Eve plucked the forbidden piece of fruit and slipped it into her mouth, all was lost and all was changed for mankind. God showed His mercy and grace in giving a promise to this woman in Genesis 3:15, referred to as the Protoevangelium. A Redeemer would come. This promise would be accomplished through a woman. Many of the women of the Bible strove amidst challenging circumstances to transport this Promise into the earth. Most were considered less than equal. Many were regarded with little respect. But through the Promise all became joint heirs with Him. This Promise was brought about through the faithful work of women such as Miriam who was a prophet during the Exodus, Deborah, both a prophet and a judge and who directed Barak to lead the army of Israel into successful combat against Israel’s oppressors and Huldah, also a prophet, who was the first person to authenticate scripture. The New Testament also shows that women filled important ministry roles. Mary, the mother of Jesus, from whom emanated the Promise, Mary Magdalene, the first evangelist and apostle to the Apostles, or Tabitha who initiated an effective benevolence ministry. Women ministered both to and with Jesus. Of the 39 co-workers that Paul mentioned throughout his writings, at least one-fourth were women. These were faithful women, but there were also faithless women from whose lives we can see indication to the nation of Israel that a Messiah was to come who would save them from their sin. Such was Rahab, the prostitute. The proliferous promised nation is propelled into the “promised land” by the help of the prostitute, Rahab. Rahab’s scarlet thread was a symbol of the blood of Christ, by which those who were once harlots and unrighteous out of all nations were saved.’ When this prostitute eventually showed her faith, God considered it enough to have her listed in the genealogy of Jesus.
It was through the life of a pagan woman that the story of the Kinsman Redeemer is told. Ruth’s is the story of an unbelieving woman who came to faith, a poor woman who was richly blessed, a woman who was redeemed by one who pictures what the Saviour, our Redeemer, does for all who come to Him in faith, the Proposal of the Promise.
In these last days Jesus Christ has been taking the Bride of Christ through purification and cleansing. He is preparing us to meet Him in His Royal courts for the wedding supper of the Lamb. The story of Esther illustrated the end time position of the church as our Royal identity in Christ as His Bride – a purified and cleansed virgin bride.

I was born in Krugersdorp in 1959, the youngest of six children to Arthur and Mary Kinnear and was raised on the West Rand.
In the late 1970’s whilst attending an Evangelism Seminar at Christian Heritage Church in Krugersdorp, I met my loving husband David Templeton. We have been married for 37 years and have two awesome sons who both married wonderful ladies. Timothy, our eldest, is married to Daniella and they have a beautiful daughter, Gabriella. Andrew is married to Brenda, a very busy school teacher. My husband and I are both ordained Pastors with the Pentecostal Holiness Church. I have a PhD. in Eschatology and am the Academic Dean at the Christian Heritage Bible School.

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FIREFLY by Adriaan Beeslaar

Firefly revolves around Timothy, a young adult male who battles depression and later gives into it when he decides to commit suicide at the start of the story. However, he wakes up to find
he isn’t in heaven or hell. When Timothy discovers he’s a ghost he soon meets the angel Elijah who infonns him he needs to save a soul before he can enter the afterlife. To save a soul is a list consisting of three deeds. The deeds are to save the soul of three people battling in their lives. The first is his previous girlfriend who broke him. He needs to get understanding from why she did what she did. The second
is his father who abandoned him at a young age. Through this Timothy will gain closure. The last is an unknown girl he meets that he soon discovers has it way worse than he had it. The last task
takes a turn when the strange girl Haley also commits suicide. As she doesn’t get a second chance infonns
Elijah, Timothy makes a deal to take her place in Hell if she can take his in Heaven. Throughout the
story, Timothy begins to realize what life is all about and that to save a soul isn’t about him helping three
people, it’s about him helping himself understand the pain of others.

Adriaan Gerhard us Beeslaar. Young South African male currently the owner and writer for Blue Monkey Magazine
and also the Entertaimnent Editor for Anytime Anywhere Magazine. Adriaan, nickname Riaan is also the author of the young adult fiction book Firefly. Born 1992 Riaan Beeslaar only discovered his love and passion for writing at age 23 in 2015 when he started working on his young adult fiction novel titled Firefly. Currently, a freelance journalist residing in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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SPREEKWOORDE & WYSHEDE deur Bertus Schutte

Dit blyk in die mark dat daar n magdom soortgelyke spreekwoorde, wyshede en ander “dagstukkies” in boekvorm beskikbaar is, maar dan slegs in n enkele taal, nie as vertalings nie. Daarom hierdie poging to n vertaalde werk.

Geb 1954, van boerseun na telekom tegnikus, na boer, na sakeman, na allesverloren, na staalkonstruksie werker, na nood leer bid outoppie aspirant skrywer in 2016/2017.

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KOPDOKTER deur Bertus Schutte

n Wraaksugtige sielkundige, ene DR Franklin, spoor al sy ou “skoolvriende” tydsaam en metodies op om hull te straf vir jare se afknoueryen venedering op skool, sy tersiere lewe asook weermag opleiding. Hulle word in sy sielsiek institusies gehospitaliseer waar hy hulle “behandel.” Hy gaan egter n bietjie te ver, en hy begin foute maak in sy hass om vergelding.

Geb 1954, van boerseun na telekom tegnikus, na boer, na sakeman, na allesverloren, na staalkonstruksie werker, na nood leer bid outoppie aspirant skrywer in 2016/2017.

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MISSION OF HONOUR AND DUTY by Andre van Wyk

MISSION OF HONOUR AND DUTY

Paul Verster decided to quit his career as a pilot in the South African Air Force as his heart was no longer in it after his pregnant girlfriend was brutally attacked and raped that eventually led to her suicide.

He decided, wit the support of his foster mother who raised him as her own, to travel to the UK to find his biological mother who abandoned him when he was still a baby. During his search, he met and fell in love with an Irish student who brought new purpose in his life.

Back in South Africa, his zest for flying and adventure has returned and, against the will of his foster mother, volunteered as a Citizen Force Pilot with the South African Air Force to fly sorties to the border where the army was engaged in the Angolan Bush War. After a daring mission to rescue a group of trapped soldiers, he found himself trapped in a camp commanded by a diamond smuggling officer operating under the pretense of being a South African Fighting Unit. In an attempt to escape from this camp, he was captured by the MPLA guerillas and taken to a camp where the only penalty for an enemy of the MPLA was death by firing squad.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andre van Wyk was born in Touwsriver, a small town in the Karoo, where he attended the Touwsriver Primary School before his parents moved to the Hex Valley. He finished his high school educaiton at the Hex Valley High School and joined the South African Air Force but had to leave after a serious accident. He then studied Architecture and later also gained a diploma in Structural Design.

 

His passion was flying, and when introduced to hot air ballooning, he was immediately hooked. In 1987, he was elected to represent SOuth Africa at the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Austria for which he received his Springbok Colours. In 1994, he moved to England, where he started his own ballooning business.

 

After 20 years of commercial ballooning, he decided to retire and wrote his first novel, Skeletons in a Desert. While searching for a publisher, he wrote Whirlwinds, Tumble Bush and Barlinka Rains.

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SHATTERED DREAMS STORIES OF FATE by JANN BADER

SHATTERED DREAMS

When you drive through the countryside, through the small towns and villages you are often confronted by the symbols of failure… houses stand derelict, vehicles lie rusting in the sun, crumbling factories, boarded up shop and you wonder… what happened here?

Sometimes your imagination wanders and you see happy laughing children on the stoep, men in hats working the land, shopkeepers sharing  a joke with their customers and images of how it once must have been flood your mind.

Shattered dreams is an imaginary journey into what might have happened.

A journey to discover and photograph the shattered dreams and hopes of those who have abandoned a dream, and left it behind… and to tell a story of their passing.

Some might view the photographs and choose to imagine their own story. Some might question the validity of the written stories.

Others might experience a moment of regret for what might have been.

But SHATTERED DREAMS does what all books are supposed to do… set your imagination free!!

Jann Bader

After many successful years in the creative departments of the top advertising agencies in South Africa and abroad, Jann Bader moved away from city life into the bush to pursue a lifelong passion for the hospitality industry – he built, operated and then sold game lodges as far afield as the greater Kruger National Park and the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape before turning his hand to opening a specialist hospitality industry consulting company which assists lodges and guest houses to achieve their full potential.

Writing and photography have enabled Jann to travel the length and breadth of South Africa and the neighboring countries with a sense of purpose.

Shattered Dreams is his third published work

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HAND OP DIE SKOUER deur MARIUS LE ROUX

Hand op die Skouer

 

In hierdie boek het die skrywer die goedheid en wonderdade van God in sy lewe beskryf. Dit geskied aan die hand van die verhaal van twee mans, die een Jacques en die ander Paul, se wedervaringe tydens n agt-dae lang staptog in die Naukluft berge in Namibië.

Jacques is betrokke in n buite-egtelike verhouding. Tydens die staptog vind gesprekke plaas wat sy denke beinvloed en hom tot inkeer laat kom.

In die ontvouing van die verhaal deel Paul sy eie ervarings wat hy met Jesus gehad het.

Die verhaal handel ook oor Jacques se vrou wat haar eie innerlike stryd het om te oorkom.

Die mans deel verskeie avonture op die staptog en selfs op pad terug huis to later.

In die epiloog word verskeie positiewe uitkomste vir beide Jacques en Paul gevind. Vir laasgenoemde het dit beteken hy moes in die platteland gaan woon ten einde sy toekomstige vrou te kon ontmoet. Hierin sien Paul duidelik die Hand van God.

 

Marius le Roux

Gedagtes oor die boek het oor n tydperk van jare in die skrywer se hart gelê waar dit moes ontkiem en groei. Na hy sy hart vir Jesus gegee het het hy wonderlike ervarings met die Here begin kry – genesings en wonderdade. Die behoefte het ontstaan om die goedheid wat hy van God die Vader ontvang het weer te gee om hopelik ander te inspireer.

Dit was eers na hy op sestigjarige ouderdom afgetree het dat hy kon begin skryf het aan hierdie debuut boek. Die skryfproses het gepaard gegaan met die leiding van die Heilige Gees. Daar was heelwat onderbrekings wat die hele proses uitgerek het en denke laat opdroog het. In n sekere sin moes hy nuut begin na elke lang onderbreking.

 

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PITKOS VIR DIE LANGPAD deur Louis Blom

Die lewe word meermale as ‘n reis voorgestel. In Pitkos vir die Langpad neem Louis Blom sy lesers op ‘n baie persoonlike, dikwels aangrypende manier saam op sy lewensreis van sewentig jaar. Maar dis nie ‘n outobiografie nie. Hy kies eerder – en heel gepas – sewentig stilhouplekke langs sy lewenspad waar hy bietjie van die hoofroete aftrek en nadink oor van sy persoonlike belewenisse om dit in ‘n bepaalde perspektief te probeer plaas. In gemaklike trant vertel hy interessant en onderhoudend van uiteenlopende ervaringe wat in aard en omvang wissel van die alledaagse tot die uitsonderlike. Van kindertyd tot aftreetyd. En wydlopend – van Bonnievale en Drewstasie af, deur die gange van die Laerskool Monte Vista in die Kaap tot by Los Angeles en die Griekse Eilande. Die lekkerte is dat lesers losklos en sonder bagasie die skrywer kan naloop, saam met hom hartseer en opgewonde kan raak, sy humor en guitigheid kan deel en met hom kan nadink en diep dink ten einde ‘n wyer betekenis te ontdek in gewone sowel as ongewone lewensondervindinge.
Want Pitkos vir die Langpad se waarde lê veral ook daarin dat elkeen van die sewentig lewensgrepe waaroor die skrywer besin hom en sy lesers by ‘n besielende geestelike ontdekking uitbring. Met fyn aanvoeling en waarneming wys hy hoe die Gewer van lewe en Sy Woord deurgaans aan elke aspek van die lewensreis betekenis gee.
Kom vat die pad saam met Louis Blom, kom geniet die nadinkplekke op sy trekpad deur die lewe – en kom geestelik verryk by jou eie stilhouplekke uit …
Schalk Burger (Oud-Joernalis)

 

LOUIS BLOM
Louis Blom aanskou die eerste lewenslig in die Paarl, maar sy ouers verhuis later na Drew – ‘n klein spoorweghalte sowat vyftien kilometer anderkant Bonnievale in die Wes-Kaap. Hy matrikuleer aan die Hoërskool Bonnievale, waar hy hoofseun was van die skool en die skoolkoshuis.

Hy bekwaam homself as onderwyser aan die destydse Wellingtonse Onderwyserskollege. Vroeg in sy onderwysloopbaan aanvaar hy ‘n betrekking by die Laerskool Monte Vista in Kaapstad, waar hy ook in 1997 as skoolhoof aangestel word.

 

Louis se hart lê by die jeug en reeds in 1981 reis hy na Taiwan as afgevaardigde van die Kaaplandse Onderwysdepartement op uitnodiging van die China Youth Corps. Hy loods ook verskeie projekte vir jeugontwikkeling en leierskap, waarvoor hy ‘n oorkonde van die Rapportryerskorps ontvang. Hy trap veral diep spore in Die Voortrekkers, waar hy onder andere die pos as nasionale sekretaris beklee en erelidmaatskap in 2002 aan hom toegeken word. Hy ontvang ook erelidmaatskap van die Tygerberg lnternasionale Eisteddfod waar hy vanaf 1997 in die bestuur gedien het totdat hy in 2015 as voorsitter uittree. Hy is egter nog steeds sameroeper en beoordelaar van verskeie afdelings van die eisteddfod.
Louis reis graag, (as daar geld is!) het ‘n groot liefde vir musiek, fliek en die teater, maar skree ook kliphard vir die Stormers en die Bokke!

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THE ROOTS by Mohlouwa Harry Sease

The main intension of the book is to let an African child understand him or herself and let him or her be the one to define him or herself. Make the universe know who you really are and never let them define you but let them respect you for who you are. The universe responds to all of us on how we see and explain ourselves to the world. It is time to see ourselves through the eyes of an African and not a western person. We need not explain ourselves rather we have to be proud of our genes nor should I say our Roots. This book was brought about by a youth debate I happened to watch and listen to on television about Africanism hence I made a vow to let the world know Africanism from an African and not a Western Cultural Professor who believes he had done a research about Africans and he is the master of African culture and custom. If Africanism is not in your blood, you can never claim to be an expert in Africanism. Rather be an expert in whom you were born to be. You may have some knowledge but you are not and expert. It was my intension to initially write this book in an African language but realised that western people beliefs, custom and culture are dominating and poisoning the minds of young Africans including themselves about Africanism hence I decided to clear the mud and clarify certain things to them too. It is however my intension to translate this book to one or two African languages. We believe and get our lessons from nature hense we used to be called Naturalis in Afrikaans or Naturalists. Unfortunately due to some wise Afrikaners who said that means Nader die Hell ( close to hell) it was despised of and they were forced to change it. In fact that was the closest to explaining us.

 

I was born at a farm called Dankbaar in a district of a small town called Petrusburg. The eleventh child of thirteen born from one mother. The sixth son. The only one in the family with the birth mark on the forehead termed Lesiba in Sesotho ( stout haar in Afrikaans). I cannot explain the meaning of this in English. It is complicated. I attended primary school at Petrusburg, most of the high school at Makabelane Qwaqwa and I Matriculated at Moemedi High school in Bloemfonten. My first job was as a labourer at Dankbaar whilst helping with teaching at Doornkop Farm School and later I became an “unqualified” teacher at Leretlhabetse Secondary School in Koffiefontein. The aim was to acquire a free government bursary after two years and qualify as a teacher but I then decided to join the De Beers Diamond mines as labourer before two years could end and finally left the mines as an Occupational Hygienist. I tried business but struggled and later joined the Government to become a mine Inspector. My first book is called Common Sense and this is my second.

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SECRET MISSION by Jill Morsbach

The polluted, overcrowded earth, one and a half centuries from now, is dying. Benny de Vos discovers as a twelve-year-old that he was born in this future time and has been sent back by his scientist father in a time bubble, to undertake a critical Mission to Save Planet Earth. Benny’s father has given him a unique thought-waving power as well as a list of evils that he must eradicate in order to ensure the future of the planet. The evils on the list all concern man’s destruction of nature. But Benny is still in junior school and the Mission seems to be a daunting task. Using his thought power in the present-day environment, where he lives as a foster child in the Cederberg mountains north of Cape Town, he secretly strives to fight these evils. He is helped by his foster cousin, Emma, and his friend, Donovan, who is struggling to come to terms with the deaths of his father and sister, killed in a taxi war on the Cape flats. However, in every step of his Mission, Benny unintentionally wreaks local havoc. In the end he hasn’t saved the planet but has managed to save other things which are of importance in his own small world.

 

Jill Morsbach

I am a retired teacher of English with an Honours degree from Rhodes University and some experience in journalism (media liaison work). I live in Durbanville (outside Cape Town) with my husband Wolf Morsbach, the retired Director of the Provincial Department of Nature Conservation (now Cape Nature). Till recently we travelled extensively to the South African game parks. I have now taken up writing as a hobby, and nature conservation is a recurring theme in my work. In 2009 my first novel for children, a fantasy story entitled Shaka’s Computer, was published by Shuter & Shooter in Pietermaritzburg. Subsequently they have published more of my work: The Smallest Planet and The Pachyderm Tree (both 2010), Capture the Light (2012) and Professor Philander’s Diamond (2013). In addition I have written several plays and short stories which have been published in Shuter’s Top Class Readers for English, First Additional Language. In the recent past, two of my short stories for adults have been published in separate South African anthologies. My first full-length novel for adults, African Paradise, is due to appear in 2018, together with a novel for teens, Flight, and a novel for younger children entitled Secret Mission in the Cederberg. All to be published by Publishing World, SA.

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FLIGHT by Jill Morsbach

Sixteen-year-old Alfeera Julies, living in the (fictitious) working class suburb of Flower Vale on the sprawling flatlands outside Cape Town, mentally creates an imaginary storybook world into which she escapes, peopling it with characters mainly based on familiars in the real world, and gleaning her ideas from her store of reject library books. Her “story-writing” is a survival mechanism she has built for herself, living as she does in a violent environment dominated by gang terrorism and drug abuse. Alfeera identifies with her imaginary heroine, Alpha Zeta, a South African super spy with the face, figure and resourcefulness that Alfeera lacks. Alpha is on a mission to save the world from the domination of crazy international terrorist leader El Mort, who turns the buildings of his enemies into solid glass, trapping the inhabitants inside and displaying them in grotesque and frozen tableaus. It is left to the reader to pick up the links between the parallel stories of Alfeera and Alpha, recounted in alternating sections in the novel. Only at the end do the two stories dovetail, when Alfeera is persuaded to write about the adventures of Alpha Zeta. A literary competition offers her the prospect of further study and of elevating herself out of the strife-torn gangland of Flower Vale.

 

Jill Morsbach

I am a retired teacher of English with an Honours degree from Rhodes University and some experience in journalism (media liaison work). I live in Durbanville (outside Cape Town) with my husband Wolf Morsbach, the retired Director of the Provincial Department of Nature Conservation (now Cape Nature). Till recently we travelled extensively to the South African game parks. I have now taken up writing as a hobby, and nature conservation is a recurring theme in my work. In 2009 my first novel for children, a fantasy story entitled Shaka’s Computer, was published by Shuter & Shooter in Pietermaritzburg. Subsequently they have published more of my work: The Smallest Planet and The Pachyderm Tree (both 2010), Capture the Light (2012) and Professor Philander’s Diamond (2013). In addition I have written several plays and short stories which have been published in Shuter’s Top Class Readers for English, First Additional Language. In the recent past, two of my short stories for adults have been published in separate South African anthologies. My first full-length novel for adults, African Paradise, is due to appear in 2018, together with a novel for teens, Flight, and a novel for younger children entitled Secret Mission in the Cederberg. All to be published by Publishing World, SA.

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AFRICAN PARADISE by Jill Morsbach

Kim Hastings, a freelance editor living in Cape Town, undertakes a gruelling and lifechanging journey with her eleven-year-old son, Gregory, to the war-torn Horn of Africa, in search of the boy’s half-Somali, half-Arab father, Gregor, who has been missing since before the son was born.
As twenty-year-old students at Cape Town University, Kim and Gregor have a short and passionate liaison before Gregor makes a hasty return to the New Kingdom of Punt (a fictitious state in northern Somalia) when a local clan war breaks out. The lives of his English foster parents, who live in Punt, are at risk. Kim only discovers she is pregnant after Gregor leaves, and conceals the real facts of her relationship from her son. Gregory’s discovery of the truth precipitates the search for his father.
There has been no word from Gregor for twelve long years. Kim and Gregory have no idea whether he is alive or dead. What they discover when they finally make it to Punt, accompanied by a friend of Kim’s brother, seems at first to be an idyllic African paradise. But piece by piece the fabric of illusion is shredded, until the three of them are confronted by terrifying and unpalatable truths.
African Paradise is a story of Africa, part fiction, part fantasy, combining a journey of discovery with a tale of hardship, superstition, power-seeking and, finally,
self-sacrifice. Innocence dies but not love: of a woman for her son, her brother and a man whose selfless heroism illuminates the African night

Jill Morsbach

I am a retired teacher of English with an Honours degree from Rhodes University and some experience in journalism (media liaison work). I live in Durbanville (outside Cape Town) with my husband Wolf Morsbach, the retired Director of the Provincial Department of Nature Conservation (now Cape Nature). lill recently we travelled extensively to the South African game parks.
I have now taken up writing as a hobby, and nature conservation is a recurring theme in my work. In 2009 my first novel for children, a fantasy story entitled Shaka’s Computer, was published by Shuter & Shooter in Pietermaritzburg. Subsequently they have published more of my work: The Smallest Planet and The Pachyderm Tree (both 2010), Capture the Light (2012) and Professor Philander’s Diamond (2013). In addition I have written several plays and short stories which have been published in Shuter’s Top Class Readers for English, First Additional Language.
In the recent past, two of my short stories for adults have been published in separate South African anthologies. My first full-length novel for adults, African Paradise, is due to appear in 2018, together with a novel for teens, Flight, and a novel for younger children entitled Secret Mission in the Cederberg. All to be published by Publishing World, SA.

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THE TAMARISK BY Alta Venter

John Farrell thought he had it all. Money, status and the pomp that went with it. He neglected his entire family to achieve this ultimate goal. He wasn’t a man you could address, in any way. What was said and done, was only done by John Farrell. The well-known, prosperous executive and owner of the town’s steel firm and farming – on weekends. Seven years had passed. What was Anne, their daughter going to say when she hears the truth? And what happened to her Indian lover? Who was Paul Young, and Brian Walters? Could they possibly fill the void – and for how long? Eventually, Anne’s loss led her path towards the myth of the Tamarisk! To her, her entire life depended on it. Tales of old proclaiming it had magical powers. Did it? Throughout this intriguing love story of hurt, rejection and suffering – and even death – comes forth the release and recapture of long lost love – to all.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I was born and grew up in Benoni. I have a son and two daughters. I have received a godly send passion for writing and love to Correspond with friends to enhance their faith and trust in God – at all times. My husband and I have now retired and live in Limpopo district with or children on a game farm.

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GAURDING THE GATE by GABRI VILJOEN

Years ago a group of like-minded people, a ‘secret society’, got together with the aim of guarding the art treasures of Southern Africa from being stolen. We are taken back to the historic train journey with President Paul Kruger and with what will later be known as the Kruger Millions, on board, to the intervention years later by the Hekwagters to ensure that the treasure is not lost forever.

 

Current day, and a questioning Hein Malan, a guy that is down and out of luck, is drawn into this saga by the memory of his late grandfather. It quickly becomes apparent that he led a secretive life. As the architect of a master plan to ensure that safety of the treasure, Hein’s grandfather seemingly left him clues to discover what really happened so long ago.

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DIE HUWLIK EN SY PROBLEME deur HANNES JANSE VAN RENSBURG

God het alle mense geskape met ’n doel. Talente is aan ons gegee om te ontwikkel mee te woeker, en ek glo dat ons eendag sal moet rekenskap gee oor wat ons gedoen het, of nie gedoen het in ons lewe hier op aarde.
Ek het van kleins af die begeerte gehad om God te dien en het die huisgodsdiens in ons huis behartig, aangesien my pa baie uithuisig was met sy werk. Ek wou Predikant word, maar omstandighede het veroorsaak dat ek nie kon nie.
Vandag is daardie begeerte weer groot en ek wil elke dag meer en meer God dien en verheerlik. Huwelike word nie meer geëer en respekteer nie, mense loop in en uit huwelike vir die geringste dingetjies, almal tree Goddeloos op. Daar is geen respek meer vir familiewaardes nie. God het my die afgelope paar jaar baie geïnspireer om te skryf. Ek sal so baie in die middel van die nag wakker word en myself in ’n ongelooflik emosionele toestand bevind. Dis asof God met my praat, my boodskappe gee en so inspireer dat ek moet opstaan en my pen en papier nader trek en dan kry ek al hierdie boodskappe, teksverse en woorde wat ek basies nie kan terughou nie. Wanneer ek dan begin skryf dan vloei die een boodskap in met die volgende en ek word basies geneem van een teksvers na die volgende, ’n ongelooflike ondervinding.
Ek moet luister, ek moet skryf God verwag dit van my, wie is ek om nie Sy opdragte nie uit te voer nie. Ek hoop dat elkeen wat die boek lees dit sal bestudeer en dat daar ’n begeerte in hulle harte sal ontwikkel om reg te leef en God opreg te dien. Om uit te reik na mekaar met liefde, God se liefde. Streef daarna om jou lewe ’n sukses te maak, om vastigheid in jou gesinslewe, jou huwelik te ontwikkel. Mense! Hou op om te lewe volgens wêreldsnorme. Huwelike verbrokkel as gevolg van wat!!
Jy wat nou dalk my boek lees: Waar bevind jy jou vandag?
Mag die wat hierdie boek lees so geïnspireer word deur God en sy liefde, dat dit ’n hele omkeer in jou lewe te weeg sal bring en dat jy God met ’n nuwe passie sal dien en jou huweliksbelofte opnuut sal respekteer en tot uitvoering sal bring.

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PADLANGS deur YOLANDI CLAASSENS

Om te getuig van wat die Here in my lewe doen,

hoe Hy my lei… Dit is wie ek is. Vandaar Padlangs

se ontstaan…

 

Om my getuienisse en skryfwerk met die werelds te

deel. Om mense te bemoedig met geestelike

boodskappe en – kos. Juis omdat ek mense

makliker bereik, deur stories uit my eie lewe te

gebruik. Interpersoonlik… beslis, want ek floreer

op verhoudings bou en om n pad met mense te

stap…

 

Ek wil julle nooi om saam met ons te stap, want hoe

meer vriende saam met my stap, hoe makliker is dit om

nie af te dwaal van die roete af nie.

 

Want deur Padlangs te hou, (onderleiding van die Heilige Gees),

sal ons ons eindbestemming bereik…

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SELFSPRAAK deur Karin Nieuwoudt

Hierdie bundel is, soos die titel aandui, intieme en hartgegronde gedagtes wat vir die eerste keer aan die publiek bekendgestel word. Dit is blatant eerlik en weerspieel die diepste emosionele behoeftes en subjektiewe ervaringe van vroue.
Emosionele worstelstryd asook die sielkundige verwerking van traumatiese gebeure word in die bundel behandel en perspektiewe op gebeure in die breer publiek. Die leser kan verwag om op emosionele vlak meegesleur te word.

 

Karin is ‘n Sielkunde Tutor (Volwasse Ontwikkeling) vir die Departement Sielkunde by die Universiteit van Suid-Afrika en het in 2008 haar BA (Hons) graad in Sielkunde aan dieselfde universiteit behaal.
Sy is passievol oor musiek en sing sedert 2010 in die Con Spirito Filharmoniese Koor wat op gereelde basis in ‘n verskeidenheid van auditoriums in die Noordelike Voorstede van Kaapstad saam met wereldstandaard soliste optree. Verder is sy mamma vir Ruben, ‘n eggenote vir Jacques, ‘n Senior Sagteware lngenieur vir ‘n internasionale maatskappy. Hierdie is haar eerste digbundel.

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SCARS by MALEEHA BISMILLA

“Be your own character, because this is my story as much as it is your own.”
Nothing is more exciting than reaching your senior year, but for Scarlett Moore it is everything but. Grappling with her mother’s death a few years earlier, she faces her monstrous stepmother, careless father and unhelpful brother with no coping mechanism.
Enter Dominic Kain. A new student in her English class whose mystery matches secrets worth dying for. Living with his best friend Kristopher, Dominics family and past remain ambiguous, leaving Scarlett wanting to know more.
Drawn to Dominics secrets, Scarlett creates a sanctuary in their home, but at what cost?

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