We soon found that even the most experienced Christian leaders were not always sure how to relate the cultural phenomena to the biblical picture. On the whole, the church had bypassed the task of interpreting the cultural picture from the biblical perspective, leaving Christians to determine for themselves how to relate to the various traditions of their culture.
Why are African Christians often tempted to resort to animistic practices in times of crisis? What does the Christian counsellor need to know about the African worldview and the Bible in order to help the African Christian with his problems and temptations? This book provides answers. It analyzes the African worldview, interprets it from a biblical perspective, and applies the insights to ministry.