When it was announced that Iman Rappetti will be returning to the radio airwaves a few months back, my heart was full of joy and happiness.
I was happy that the disheartened souls of many South Africans and fellow Africans across the continent will once again be nourished and motivated every morning before they face the challenges of the day ahead.
Iman has been and still is that one person who knows how to speak, inspire, and motivate the souls of many of her listeners through the microphone on her daily radio show.
In Sermons of Soul, Iman has curated some of her soul-soothing, inspiring, motivating, and educating messages. These are messages or sentiments that she would normally open her radio show with, which are spiritually-rich, politically and socially conscious in nature.
Now, I need to admit that this book successfully managed to force me to reflect on so many things about the self.
Who am I, what’s my life’s purpose, and made me be very conscious about my own surroundings?
It made me survey the landscape around me, the people close to me and dig deep into the kind of energy I should have in order to reach my dreams. Most importantly, Sermons of Soul made me search the good person in me, because we all have that good person in us.
Iman has given everyone a mirror to reflect on themselves and what they should do in order to be the best version of that image. She has showcased how if we humble and respect the self, it will be easier to find our life’s purpose on this earth.
Sermons of Soul is an antidote that not only heal thy self, but one that encourages us to spread hope, joy and show love to everyone around us.
This is a book that interrogates the attitude of the privilege amongst us. It demands us to show compassion to the poor around us, love and appreciate our loved ones while they are still alive, and forces us to become all-around good humans who bring the right energy to the entire human race.
Each chapter in the book speaks to the life challenges, emotional sufferings, psychological traumas, political and social failures that many of us face in contemporary South Africa. And Iman makes it easy for readers to see themselves in the messages, as she puts her own personal experiences on every message she communicates.
Sermons of Soul is a soul enricher, and I recommend it to everyone who feels defeated, dejected, lost, and living an unpurposeful life.
It will change your life for the better.
Sermons of Soul should be part of our daily soul food. We should take our daily dose, one message every day before the start of our daily cycles. Indeed, this is a must-read book in this challenging and demanding society like ours.