Towards a Universal Comprehension of God by Moyila Ngonda
Books of Africa 2018
For Moyila Ngonda creation is not just a chance combination of atoms or a chemical process but it originates from a higher intelligence responsible for the creation and operation of everything in the universe, all of which demonstrate the greatness and power of God who created them and who maintains them in a proper balance.
The author starts by defining God and explaining the many manifestations of the divine, ideas of heaven, angels, Satan, hell. He refers throughout to all religions, quoting from the Quran, the Bible, and the Bhagavad Gita. He describes in some detail the universe and the relative insignificance of our sun and our planet. He examines the human body and mind: will, soul, the different religions, races and racism and our place in the environment. He explains science and its laws, asceticism, magic, telepathy, clairvoyance and psychic development. He studies the role and nature of prayer. The range of his knowledge is impressive. The book is a treasure trove of interesting facts.
Moyila Ngonda was born in 1945 in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a degree in International Relations (University of Lubumbashi), a diploma in Social Communication (University of Kinshasa), M.A. in International Relations (IRIC, Yaoundé, Cameroon) and a diploma in Development Studies (IUED, Geneva).
He has been in diplomatic service since 1973, as First Secretary at the Congo (Zaire) Permanent mission at the UN, New York (1977-1980) and Geneva (1980-1982); Director Head of Service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2004-2010); Minister Counsellor and Chargé d’Affaires at the DRC Embassy in Paris (2010-2012) and currently Chargé d’Affaires at the DRC Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Apart from his diplomatic career, he is a poet, painter, engraver, and sculptor. He is a leading member of the Union of Congolese Writers and the Association of Plastic Artists. His other publications include « Appel et Méditations d’Afrique » (poetry) (Paris 1981) and « L’Exotérisme et l’Esotérisme” (Paris 2015).