NEWS END OF JANUARY 2018
NOVEL NOW AVAILABLE! My new novel, entitled African Heartbeat, is now available. It can be purchased from the publishers, or from Amazon, soft-back or kindle. Over Amazon, the kindle price is less than £5!!
"Philo wants to do things as Africans do, without being dependent on his Western missionary colleagues. As a result, he fractures his wrist, ending up dependent on American nurses to stitch him up . . .
"There is witchcraft everywhere", Philo finds. "Why do people ignore this in their great ideals on how to bring development to Africa", Philo asks himself, discussing this and other issues in depth with colleagues.
Back in UK, Philo has to contend with nine beautiful girls, as he endeavours to re-build a wall for a member of his local church. How can he withstand the temptation to drop his radical calling, and opt instead for wife and family?
"So, when people were encouraging me that my project in Africa would succeed, they were only being polite", Philo realises, at the end of an 18-year-long endeavour at taking theological education to the grassroots in his local African community.
Richard, Philo’s good friend who is also his arch-enemy, fails to stand up to the bombardment of truth on reaching Holima, a fictional country in Africa. Richard’s secular Western way of life being in shreds, Richard comes to faith in Christ.
A locking of horns between African missionary Philo, and an extremely accomplished professor in the USA, provides the background for momentous drama, never quite conclusive, but illustrating some ideological battles that form the background to mission and development in Africa.
"Stop buying us into slavery", says a young African academic. In days of so-called independent nations in Africa, how do international economic relations aggravate African problems? Find out more on this and many other concerns in African Heartbeat: and a vulnerable fool.
Purchase from publisher here.
Available from Amazon here. here.
To assist in promoting African Heartbeat, download flier here.
See an article here I have just had published, that looks at ways in which cognitive science points to theology.
Here is a recent blog I had published, that says that there are no ‘world religions’.
Angela Merridale (in Winchester, UK) is doing a grand-job at helping me with some typing. Anyone willing to volunteer to help her please let me know, as there is a lot to do around now. Thanks.
I will be representing Vulnerable Mission at GOfest 2018, 12th May 2018 at All Nations Christian College. Tickets available now.
Please note, all are welcome to our Vulnerable Missions Conference to be held at All Nations Christian College in Herts, UK, 31st May to 2nd June 2018. Details.