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Staying Alive

John DelaneyJan Greenough

Staying Alive

John DelaneyJan Greenough

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At 19 John Delaney was a tough, highly trained ParaBat - a member of the elite South African Parachute Battalion - who had fought bush wars in Namibia and Angola. The impulse to fight, to demand respect, even to kill, burned strongly within him. Back in civilian life he was a man without boundaries. The girls, drinking, drugs and brawling failed to mask his emptiness.

When he discovered Jesus, with the help of Christian friends, his life was transformed. "I had come home. The fight was over at last," John recalls, "I had thought religion was shut up in churches. Now I was experiencing the power of God." Today John is truly alive, a soldier for his faith, working with AIDS victims, street children and the poor.
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At 19 John Delaney was a tough, highly trained ParaBat - a member of the elite South African Parachute Battalion - who had fought bush wars in Namibia and Angola. The impulse to fight, to demand respect, even to kill, burned strongly within him. Back in civilian life he was a man without boundaries. The girls, drinking, drugs and brawling failed to mask his emptiness.

When he discovered Jesus, with the help of Christian friends, his life was transformed. "I had come home. The fight was over at last," John recalls, "I had thought religion was shut up in churches. Now I was experiencing the power of God." Today John is truly alive, a soldier for his faith, working with AIDS victims, street children and the poor.
- Publisher.
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At 19, John Delaney was a tough, highly-trained, finely-honed Parabat - a member of the elite South African Parachute Battalion. He had fought bush wars in Namibia and Angola. The impulse to fight, to demand respect, to kill, burned strong within him. He was a man without boundaries. This book tells his story.
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As I peered under the branch, I saw an enemy soldier lying on his back, with his weapon pointed at me and ready to fire. I took a step back and raised my rifle, but the range was too short and there was no room to aim. I fired... At 19 John Delaney was a tough, highly-trained, finely-honed Parabat - a member of the elite South African Parachute Battalion. He had fought bush wars in Namibia and Angola. The impulse to fight, to demand respect - to kill - burned strong within him. He was a man without boundaries. The girls, the boozing, the drugs and brawling, back in civilian life failed to mask his emptiness. I had not died as a soldier. I didn't know how to live...but I didn't want to die. Under the guidance of friends at Rhema Church he discovered Jesus. I had come home. The fight was over at last, John recalls. I had thought religion was shut up in churches. Now I was experiencing the power of God. John's qualities as leader and self-starter found fresh expression* running crusades in Angola and Zaire, followed by relief work in the refugee camps created by the Rwandan genocide.;Today John divides his time between the UK and South Africa, working with AIDS victims, street children and the poor in both Bristol and Johannesburg.
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Meet the Authors

John Delaney

JOHN J. DELANEY, the former director of Doubleday Religious Publishing and founder of Image Books, was an active figure in the world of religious publishing for more than forty years. He also authored "A Woman Clothed with the Sun, and translated "The Practice of the Presence of God. ARTHUR JONES is currently an editor at large at the "National Catholic Reporter, and has previously worked at "Forbes and the "Financial Times (London). He is the author of several books, including the forthcoming "Pierre Toussaint.

Jan Greenough

Jan Greenough is a professional author and editor, and has written many books. She serves as a magistrate in Oxfordshire, and she and her husband worship at a local Methodist church.

Table Of Contents

  • "as I Peered Under The Branch, I Saw An Enemy Soldier Lying On His Back, With His Weapon Pointed At Me And Ready To Fire. I Took A Step Back And Raised My Rifle, But The Range Was Too Short And There Was No Room To Aim. I Fired..." At 19 John Delaney Was A Tough, Highly-trained, Finely-honed Parabat - A Member Of The Elite South African Parachute Battalion. He Had Fought Bush Wars In Namibia And Angola. The Impulse To Fight, To Demand Respect - To Kill - Burned Strong Within Him. He Was A Man Without Boundaries. The Girls, The Boozing, The Drugs And Brawing, Back In Civilian Life Failed To Mask His Emptiness. "i Had Not Died As A Soldier. I Didn't Know How To Live... But I Didn't Want To Die." Under The Guidance Of Friends At Rhema Church He Discovered Jesus. "i Had Come Home. The Fight Was Over At Last," John Recalls. "i Had Thought Religion Was Shut Up In Churches. Now I Was Experiencing The Power Of God." John's Qualities As Leader And Self-starter Found Fresh Expression: Running Crusades In Angola And Zaire, Followed By Relief Work In The Refugee Camps Created By The Rwandan Genocide. Today John Divides His Time Between The Uk And South Africa, Working With Aids Victims, Street Children And The Poor In Both Bristol And Johannesburg.

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  • Catalogue Code 219352
  • Product Code 1854246704
  • EAN 9781854246707
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Monarch
  • Publication Date Sep 2004
  • Dimensions 198 x 130 x 17 mm

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