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1. THE SECRET OF BEAUTY Tertius Venter

Cultures differ widely in their standards of beauty but the response to beauty is universal. Every human is drawn to beauty. Something within us gets excited and satisfied, reposed, when we experience love and beauty. Beauty, love and sex, are mysteriously interwoven but often cause much pain. Some fundamentals need to be grasped in our hearts to enjoy beauty to the full.





Based on fundamental truths, like the laws of gravity, beauty, love, communication and sex cannot be moulded into individual concepts of what one would like it to be. Attempts to do this only cause pain and hurt instead of love and joy.
Beauty and sex continue to ‘create’ more people for God; man the epitome of His creative activity, and satisfy our human hearts with love, family and friendships. Why does sex so often seem to be so far from the intended, causing so much hurt in peoples’ lives? Are there are some fundamentals we need to grasp in our hearts to enjoy beauty, love and sex; indeed life, to the full?





Format: 13,5 x 21,5 cm
Pages: 318
ISBN: 978-3-85040-896-7
Publication date: 13.01.2013





So what do you believe and why? The first email and the first question that lead to intense conversations about the reality and the existence of God. 
‘An unrest in my heart, not really’ was an early response. Religion can be so dangerous and can so easily draw people onto false roads. Further questions and arguments followed: Why faith and what does the word ‘faith’ mean?  Why would God will not allow humans to see Him or  prove His existence? If God is omni-potent and omni-benevolent, a loving God, and if He does exist, why then a place like hell? Stark reactions often followed; ‘It seems like denial and ignorance are fuelling your faith’.
Eternity, creation and science were touched. Michael Heller agreed with Einstein, ‘It seems obvious that science just reads the mind of God’. Man is brain and heart and to deny either, makes one less than a complete human being. Metaphysics teaches us that even in the physical world reality is often not what can be observed by our senses. What would the implications of such knowledge be? There is nothing simple and easy about true Christianity but the truth of Christianity is simple.
A tool in every Christian’s hand who is confronted by sceptics, especially at the workplace, and who wants to have some answerers to the sceptic’s typical but relevant arguments. To bring them closer to God. 



Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (3 Jan 2011)
ISBN-10: 1456770667
ISBN-13: 978-1456770662
Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.5 x 12.7 cm 



3. Principles of Reconstructive Surgery in Africa   Louis Carter.    

Co author Tertius HJ Venter





An Online PAACS Publication April 2013

Pages 628 






THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY Director and producer Ryley Grunenwald. Marie-Vérité Films


Dr Tertius Venter is a successful plastic surgeon at the centre of a happy family. But then he leaves the safety of his private practice to volunteer on a hospital ship and in so doing loses his sheltered life forever. Compelled by the poverty he has seen, Tertius throws himself into providing life-changing medical services to the poorest of Africa's people. A small boy gets the surgery he needs to walk again but his doctor has sacrificed all to make it happen. Moving and compelling.

"When I came to the ship I'd never seen the poverty that I saw in West Africa". At the makeshift Mercy Ship clinic all the patients carry the scars of poverty. However, most of these conditions are easily curable. So for Tertius the Mercy Ship is a calling that he can't refuse. "I had the feeling that there's something bigger we are born for".




1. 26 November 2011 
TheTransforming Stories International Christian Film Festival 2011 (TSICFF) has announced The Dawn of a New Day as the winner in the category for Best Documentary. The TSICFF, judged by a global jury, had 181 films submitted this year from 19 countries representing 5 continents of the world.
2. In 2010 The Dawn of a New Day was winner of Best Pitch at the Miradasdoc documentary Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
3. 4 Nominations for the 2012 South African Film & Television Awards: Best Documentary, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Director.
4. 09-03-2012v at the South African Film and Television awards, The Dawn of a New Day won 2 SAFTAs: Best Director of a Documentary and Best Cinematographer of a Documentary...
5. 23-03-2012 'The Dawn of a New Day' Documentary  The Dawn of a New Day won Best South African Documentary at tonight's Cape Winelands Film Festival Awards evening.

Director and producer Ryley Grunenwald .  Marie-Vérité Films. Ryley wonderful! I knew from the start that God’s Hand was in this! His fingerprints are all-over!
Trailer at 
The documentary is now available worldwide at
In South Africa at Look and Listen Stores or online at