This is the first time an author has listened to pastors in Africa. This book presents a practical record of pastoral counseling in Africa. It accounts for the wide difference between pastoral counseling in Africa and the West considerting that the pastoral counselors in Africa received Western theological training. It also presents a theological perspective of the pastoral counseling ministry in Africa and the West.
'As concerns their counseling role, if we may borrow an expression from the children of Israel in Egypt, our pastors are being asked: -to make bricks without straw.- This is because they receive practically no training for this aspect of their work. Evidently, the grace of God is very much involved; otherwise, a lot of tragedy would be the normal result of what is sometimes the blind leading the blind. -Counseling in the context of the church was the field of research for Dr. Ibidun Daramola. Her scholarly study has resulted in valuable contribution to knowledge in the highest degree. She has documented for us some things we suspected but did not know for sure, some things we thought we knew but actually did not know, and some things we did not even know we need to know.- - Emmanuel Oladipo