Book reviews


Mrs Mjwara, an educator and a staunch Catholic:

“Truth is told, naked as it is, but very clear & enlightened to us. Very interesting book. Made me know more about "ubuPriste" and its challenges. TJo! So much challenges!!!!! Yinde lendlela.” (18 January 2018)

A 36-year old uncompromising (almost rebellous) gay Catholic based in Gauteng:

"Your book "Perspectives @40 refreshes my perspectives. It is like a guiding light in midst of doubt.  Thank you for writing this book - itt's one of those books where one cannot just read as once-off but multiple but multiple times. So empowering. A tool to deepen one's faith." (17 January 2018)

Xolani Kubheka, a student deacon from Durban:

"Baba, let me congratulate you on your book 'Collared and Content', I have finished reading your book, as a person aspiring to become a deacon I have learnt a lot. The way you articulate your points, quoting of the Scripture and the Canon Law, you even touched some of the challenges that our Church are facing as well as some guide to problem solving.  Thanks once  more. May you continue to grow spiritually and I'm looking forward to your 3rd book, God bless" (18 January 2018)


Thuso Mojatau, a coordinator of a Marriage Support group in Jhb: “Fr Similo, your book is making me question many things thatI have always wondered about and never dared stimulating...thankk you for this” (12 January 2018)

Rev Njabulo Makhanya of Adams-UCCSA:

"Mfundisi, I finished your book (within two days).  What a book.  I saw my vocations in your book, it lays bare the struggles of ministry across denominational boundaries. We are all struggling with the same issues you raised, ministry is not easy..." (1 January 2018)

 Ayanda Vezi, an active Catholic from KwaNdengezi:

"Padre. I just read the first 4 chapters of Collared and Content, I must say, I respect the way you think and analyse things, I particularly like your comparison of iBandla as Indlunkulu, and that Jesus is the head, all churches are the wives of isithembu, I don't agree with church discrimination, we all submit to one God." (28 December 2017)

Nelisiwe Hlatshwayo of Ethekwini Municipality wrote:

"Wow. Fr, you are a really wonderful creation: psychologically complex, unswerving in your morality and fearless in pursuit of truth and individual notion of justice.

What is more intriguing is the courage you had to say some of the things which most would not have come out about. I'm glad to have known such a prominent writer. I couldn't put this book down and I wish it could go on and never end. May God continue the good work He has started in you and may your faith grow stronger" (27 October 2017}.


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