Like Water Is For Fish: The Power Of Story In Our Lives (Paperback)

Like Water Is For Fish: The Power Of Story In Our Lives (Paperback)

By: Garth Japhet

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The Soul City and Soul Buddyz series are memorable for the way in which they
integrated health topics into compelling storylines on TV, radio and in print,
creating stories so popular that they entertained and informed millions of
people. And the Heartlines’ ‘What’s Your Story?’ programme and films such as
Beyond the River, continue to provide witness to the transformative power of

As a young boy, Garth Japhet found his life radically shaped by the Jungle
Doctor series of books. The stories so enthralled him that, against all advice, he
set his heart on medicine. He could see his future – with a backdrop of
savannas, golden sunsets, adventure and accolades – as a romantic figure, a
healer, a hero.

This fantasy sustained Garth through the challenges of medical training, but
finally he arrived. He was Dr Japhet, living the dream. Except the dream was a
nightmare. The reality of medicine was not the life he had hoped for. There
were times when he cursed the power of the story that had so completely
messed up his life. Having struggled with anxiety most of his life, he was
catapulted into a deep depression.

And then it happened. Garth stumbled upon the healing power of story –
fictional, factual and his own. What magic was at work here? If stories had
changed him, could he use story to change others? This question set him on
the journey described in Like Water is for Fish; a journey that led to Garth cofounding
Soul City and Heartlines, and to an understanding that story, in its
multiple forms, is as essential for our lives as water is for fish.
When you share your story with others and they share theirs with you, barriers
break down, hardened attitudes shift, and healing begins.

Product Information

Category : Christian Living

SKU : 9781770106444

Author : Garth Japhet

Language : English

Size : 156 mm x 234 mm

Page Count : 246

Format : Paperback

Publisher : Pan Macmillan South Africa

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