Around Africa On My Bicycle by Riaan Manser

By Riaan Manser

In an international first, nearly exceptionally, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle correct round the continent of Africa. It took him years, months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres via 34 various nations. In round Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the tale of this epic trip. it's a tale of blood, sweat, toil and tears. it's a tale of triumph and occassional catastrophe. Of nights out less than the celebrities, of searing warmth and rain, of never-ending miles of Africa and of urgent on and not surrendering regardless of the odds. often but it is the tale of 1 man's braveness and resolution to flee the mundane and notice the continent he loves and feels rather a lot part of. it's a tale of the human heat he encounters, and sometimes human wrath and hostility as he crosses nations and borders.

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I fear the exemption from assaults, either external or internal, is either in itself a bad symptom of selfignorance, or leads to pride and self-seeking. " " I feel a sad strangeness between God and my soul from careless unbelieving prayer. I am afraid the work of grace is but shallow.

What a species of consolation! —But it is time that I should take some notice of your letter: When we consider the misery and darkness of the unregenerate world, O with how much reason should we burst out into thanksgiving to God, who has called us in his mercy through Christ Jesus ! What are we, that 24 we should be thus made objects of distinguishing grace! Who then that reflects upon the rock from which he was hewn, but must rejoice to give himself entirely and without reserve to God, to be sanctified by his Spirit.

Are not the promises made to me ? Is not my Maker in earnest, when he declareth he willeth my sanctification, and hath laid help on one that is mighty ? I will therefore have no confidence in the flesh, but rejoice in the Lord, and the joy of the Lord shall 42 be my strength. " "Rose at half-past five, and walked a little before chapel, in a happy frame of mind. Endeavoured to maintain affectionate thoughts of God as my Father, on awaking in the morning. Setting a watch over my first thoughts, and endeavouring to make them humble and devout, I find to be an excellent preparation for prayer, and a right spirit during the day.

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