Watch the book trailer for No Neutral Ground: Finding Jesus in a Cape Town Ghetto by Pete Portal, shot on location in the Cape Flats
More about the book!
No Neutral Ground: Finding Jesus in a Cape Town Ghetto is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed and all the heartbreak and failure along the way.
Offering searing insight and an inspiring vision of faith, Portal asks why anyone would choose this way of life, if giving up our lives for others is worth it – and what the church could become if we were willing to risk it all to reach the forgotten and the lost.
Wow. Honest, inspiring, heartbreakingly convicting, spirit-infused, humble and holy. This book reeks of Jesus and the invitation he still gives to lose our lives for something so much better. Pete writes and lives with both skill and passion and reading this book inspires me to actively participate in God’s Kingdom coming to our world! – Danielle Strickland
Pete Portal is originally from London but has lived in Cape Town since 2009. He left a promising career in children’s television to move to Manenberg, one of South Africa’s most notorious communities. He holds Masters degrees in Theology (Edinburgh) and Theology, Politics and Faith-based Organisations (King’s College London). He and his wife Sarah serve on the Core Leadership Team of Tree of Life, a church community in Manenberg that runs ministries for the vulnerable and marginalised.
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