The essence of contextual Bible study is the transformation of individuals and communities for the better. This book is mind-transforming and will equip Christian communities with the skills to act rightly on their health challenges. I sincerely recommend this book to everyone who is committed to human wellbeing.
Rev Dr Fidon Mwombeki, General Secretary,
All Africa Conference of Churches
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted yet again that the quest for health is as much the business of churches as of health professionals. This book will help church communities to discuss difficult health issues, using the Bible to guide them toward solutions.
Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Chair, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
Mwai Makoka is Programme Executive for Health and Healing at the World Council of Churches. He received medical training from the University of Malawi and post-doctoral training in medical and public health microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,USA. In addition to clinical work, he has worked in academia and health programmes in both the public sector and ecumenical circles.
Gerald O. West is Professor Emeritus in the School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics in the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He has conducted community-based Bible study work for social transformation with the Ujamaa Centre for Community Development and Research for more than thirty years.