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Healing ministry book may get some readers

22 January 2014

Two years ago we published a book on African initiatives in healing ministry. Well, it was published by Unisa Press, but Lilian Dube, Tabona Shoko and I wrote it. But it seems that though Unisa Press sent out several review copies, few or no reviews were published, so hardly anyone knew that the book existed.

African Initiatives in Healing MinistryNow Lilian Dube, who is a professor at the University of California, has prescribed it for students in one of her courses, on African Theology and Cosmology, so perhaps it will get some readers.

But there seems to be a conspiracy to keep this book obscure. I posted something about this on Facebook, in groups dealing with Missiology and Global Pentecostalism Research. But though Facebook has notified me of several comments about the post, I can see neither the post nor the comments. So though I hate the idea of soliciting “likes” on Facebook, and generally avoid it, I’m making an exception in this case, and asking anyone who actually sees a link to this, or any post that shows the picture of the book cover, to “like” it, and, if possible, to make a comment on it. I’d just like to see if I can see any more comments.

Anyway, thanks to Lilian Dube, at least some of her students in California will read it. I wonder if anyone in Africa will. Unisa Press has reported that the main interest in the book has been in the USA, with little in Africa and very little in Europe. If anyone is interested in buying a copy, contact Unisa Press here. At the moment only a hard-copy edition is available, but Unisa Press will consider producing a Kindle edition if there is enough demand for it.

 

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Irulan permalink
    23 January 2014 12:42 pm

    is it the sort of book that can be released as a Kindle edition?

  2. 24 January 2014 10:18 am

    Did you know that Unisa Press has just reprinted the book ‘African initiatives in healing ministry’ – and yes, we can certainly look at an online version. In fact, it’s good to know that review copies went out and the book is specifically popular in the USA! Be sure to contact ISBS for a copy in the USA, and contact Eurospan for a copy in Europe. All other orders can go to Unisa Press: thearl@unisa.ac.za Request for more review copies may be made to Ms Veronica Mkhabela – mkhabv@unisa.ac.za – but all such requests will need to tak e into account the high number of review copies already distributed.

    • 24 January 2014 11:46 am

      Thanks very much for the update! I’m glad to hear that review copies were sent out.

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