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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful sermons that concisely tell the story of the fall of apartheid in South Africa, November 13, 2008
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This review is from: With God in the Crucible: Preaching Costly Discipleship (Paperback)
I was moved to tears and deeply challenged by this tale of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa--illustrated by the concise sermons of Peter Storey. In 1990, apartheid began being dismantled. In 1994, the first democratic elections were held. Storey was involved before, during and after these events. Storey was the pastor of Central Methodist Mission Methodist in Johannesburg from 1976 to 1989; Methodist Bishop of the Johannesburg/Soweto area from 1984 to 1997; and Professor of the Practice of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School from 1999 to 2006. Storey himself is a white South African but served alongside black leaders like Desmond Tutu who wrote the foreword.

It took me about 4 hours to read the 175 pages. There are 23 sermons here which may sound like a lot but they are only 2-5 pages each. Each sermon is prefaced by a description of the dramatic events that occasioned the sermon. The sermons launch from a relevant Scriptural text and are illustrated with poignant stories and powerful quotations.

Retired United Methodist Bishop Ken Carder required this book for first year MDiv students in his Introduction to Christian Ministry course at Duke Divinity School and they thoroughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!, July 18, 2012
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I was a child growing up in the northern United States when Apartheid was happening in South Africa. I heard bits and pieces but didn't understand.
Storey writes a timeline of how Apartheid came to pass. He injects his sermons to his church in this timeline. You can feel the tensions mount and the sense the suffering when children die at the hands of the government controlled police.
I'd heard the names Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela. I just didn't understand what they meant.
I enjoyed this well written, captivating book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book, September 25, 2013
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This book goes where our American pulpits whould spend more time if the Church is to be the Way, Truth, and Life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, January 3, 2013
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My United Methodist pastor recommended this book to me. It is well written. Rev. Peter Storey is an extraordinary man.
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With God in the Crucible: Preaching Costly Discipleship
With God in the Crucible: Preaching Costly Discipleship by Peter John Storey (Paperback - September 1, 2002)
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