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  • Published: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742539164
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Destiny: The Life and Times of a Self-Made Apostle


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While Destiny Church began in 1998, it rose to notoriety in 2004 with its 'Enough is Enough' march against what it deemed society's declining moral standards. 

' . . . a comprehensive, balanced and perceptive account' --Michael Grimshaw, NZ Listener
'This account by Massey University history professor Peter Lineham is fascinating, detailed and more nuanced than the media coverage Tamaki attracted. Lineham puts the ambitious church in context, nationally and internationally.' --Philip Matthews, Weekend Press
 
 
While Destiny Church began in 1998, it rose to notoriety in 2004 with its 'Enough is Enough' march against what it deemed society's declining moral standards.  Destiny and its leader Brian Tamaki have since become a significant - if controversial - presence in New Zealand's religious, political and Maori worlds.
But what is Destiny? What does it stand for? Who are its followers?
Destiny, written by respected commentator Peter Lineham, is the first full and independent account of the church and its personnel.  With unprecedented access to its inner workings, including interviews with Bishop Brian Tamaki and other pastors, Lineham reveals the truth about the man and the movement, addressing the public's questions and fears, and delivering a fascinating picture of the organisation on the eve of launching its 'City of God'.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742539164
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Peter Lineham

Peter Lineham is Associate Professor of History at Massey University, where he was, until recently, also its Regional Director of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. His research focuses on religion in New Zealand life and history, and he has published extensively on the subject, Bible & Society, There We Found Brethren and No Ordinary Union among his previous works.

He lives in Auckland.


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