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Bishop Brian Tamaki – an autobiography

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Bishop Brian Tamaki – an autobiography

www.bishopbriantamaki.org.nz

The autobiography of Bishop Brian Tamaki, founder and senior minister of Destiny Churches New Zealand, will be officially released this Friday at Destiny Churches 2006 Conference at Telstra Stadium, Manukau City. (Starting at 7.30pm)

Arguably the most prominent and certainly the most controversial Christian minister in recent New Zealand history, his autobiography is a comprehensive work comprised of 65 chapters and 127 full colour illustrations that provide a candid and often humorous insight into his world from childhood through to the present day.

Topics covered include the highly publicised ‘Enough is enough’ march on Parliament grounds in 2004 and his opposition to same-sex marriage legislation, pioneering New Zealand’s first home-grown Christian television programme, the rise of the Destiny Church movement and on being New Zealand’s first Pentecostal Bishop. In addition, Tamaki is forthright with his views on religion, politics, female leadership, homosexuality, money and the media.

Being of Maori (Tainui) and European descent, Tamaki presents his views on topical Maori issues such as Waitangi, Ratana and the Kingitanga movement. Closer to home, he gives insight into the highs and lows of his public and private life, growing up in Te Awamutu and Tokoroa, venturing into forestry, meeting his wife Hannah and his conversion to Christianity.

Described by the Sunday News as 'an explosive autobiography and a revealing read,' 'Bishop Brian Tamaki - more than meets the eye,' is sure to capture the attention and imagination of many New Zealanders.

A website dedicated to the autobiography can be viewed on www.bishopbriantamaki.org.nz

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