The first edition of this book was published in December 1898. The second edition followed in February 1899. I have a very good copy of the second edition. So over 120 years this book was published. It seems that both the first and second edition each had 2000 copies. Who wrote this book? On the … Continue reading review LIFE OF BISHOP SMYTHIES

Five years later, legacy of great academic, priest Donders lives

In the decade of the eighties of last century he was a household name in many circles in Kenya. He lectured at the university of Nairobi, his field was philosophy but his qualities went beyond this academic field. He wrote many books, in the context of Kenyan life. Some of these books were academic, others … Continue reading Five years later, legacy of great academic, priest Donders lives


A nightingale keeps on singing, just like a christian keeps on singing.  This is evident in the life of Helen Berhane who has written about her life in this book. She is a woman who was born in Eritrea. She gets married when she is 16 years young, her husband (20 years older) divorces her … Continue reading Review SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

book for africa: prosperity ?

The number of christians is still growing in Africa. Both in the urban and the rural areas. Some of the growth is due to internal forces of pastors and other beleivers who take their faith seriously and live it in their daily lives.  Some of the growth is due to external forces that have come … Continue reading book for africa: prosperity ?


This is the story of a Dutchman who was trained as a fighterpilot at the F16 fighterplane and who changed the course of his life. During his training in Canada he was converted to christianity and he decided to follow a different careerpath. He joined the Missionary Aviation Fellowhip (MAF), to be a bushpilot based … Continue reading review F16 PILOOT MET EEN NIEUWE MISSIE


I read a review of this book. The person had read the book but could not fathom the targetaudience for this book. The content was a bit confusing to the reviewer. It is indeed a confusing book. It was to me. But confusing in another sense as the reviewer wrote. The confusion is not in … Continue reading review DONKERBOSVERDWAAL