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

Review of YAMBUKU

Yambuku. Days may have passed that you did not travel to Yambuku. A small place in a hidden corner of the immense country of Congo or Zaïre. There is a small settlement of missionaries from Belgium. They started their work in 1935 and the settlement has grown since. Nuns came from Belgium and settled there … Continue reading Review of YAMBUKU


Just last week I read the news that rev. Menes Abdul Noor has passed away on the 14th of this month. He had reached the age of 85 tears. Recently I read a book on his life, written by Naiim Atef. Since 1976 rev. Noor headed what is now the largest protestant church in the … Continue reading Review A PASTOR FROM EGYPT


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 ?