SUIBTITLE: Ordinary Blessings
SUMMARY: Internationally well-known and widely respected theologian prof. Denise Ackermann’s spiritual autobiography of living joyfully in the presence of sorrow and suffering. She shares her search for answers in this gripping, thought-provoking book. Honest and revealing, she grapples with her faith in Jesus in this, her “biography of faith” – faith in “the man on the borrowed donkey”, as she calls him. Facing some of life’s hardest questions, she discovers the ability to view her own life with the eyes of faith and to see, above all else, a history of blessings – many blessings.
Denise Ackermann was extraordinary professor at the University of Stellenbosch and visiting professor at Auckland University in New Zealand. She holds a doctorate in Theology as well as a DT.h honoris causa. She is the author of many books, including After the Locusts: Letters from a Landscape of Faith and Claiming our Footprints: South African Women Reflect on Context, Identity and Spirituality and serves on numerous boards, councils and research panels. In 2005 prof. Ackermann was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly thereafter she realised that her sight was diminishing. These experiences led to her writing this book.