Rogersville, TN – 9th Jan, 2018 – Igboland’s traditional religion is based on the belief that there is one creator, God, also called Chineke or Chukwu. The creator can be approached through numerous other deities and spirits in the form of natural objects, most commonly through the god of thunder (Amadioha). There is also the belief that ancestors protect their living descendants and are responsible for rain, harvest, health and children. However, Christianity has taken a more dominant role in modern Igbo land. Jeffrey Bernhardt has written an incredibly enlightening story titled “Appraisal of the Growth of the Christian Faith in Igbo land: A Psychological and Pastoral Perspective”
This book is about Bartholomew N. Okere, an ordained Catholic priest, asks serious questions about the nature of religion that the people of Igboland are confronted with:
• Can someone believe in a supernatural being without any proof that the being is affecting his/ her life?
• Can the notion of God be therapeutic in any sense, especially when people face different life-threatening situations?
• Can a hungry person sing and praise God on empty stomach?
• Can the name of God be employed for any political gains?
The Igbo people in Nigeria continue to make some movements toward Christianity, but many fail to practice the faith properly. Tribal traditions and old beliefs continue to be mixed with Christian concepts. By exploring the problem from a psychological and pastoral perspective, author Bartholomew N. Okere seeks to discover ways to advance the Christian faith. Okere, an ordained Catholic priest, asks serious questions about the nature of religion: Can someone believe in a supernatural being without any proof that the being is affecting his life? Can the notion of God be therapeutic in any sense, especially when people face different life-threatening situations? Can a hungry person sing and praise God on empty stomach? Can the name of God be employed for political gains? The Christian religion in Nigeria has dramatically affected the people of Igboland. Discover why this is so important, and learn more about faith, religion, and life in Nigeria in An Appraisal of the Growth of the Christian Faith in Igboland
This book is filled with a lot of imaginative and spiritual illustrations written in well-structured and simple English. It is guaranteed to wow its readers and keep them on the edge of their seats in agitation as they pace through from page to page.
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About the author
Bartholomew N. Okere, an ordained Catholic priest, He has been a hospital Board Certified chaplain (BCC) in many different hospitals in the States for many years before becoming the pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church Rogersville & St. James the Apostle Church Sneedville, TN.
TITLE: Appraisal of the Growth of the Christian Faith in Igboland: A Psychological and Pastoral Perspective
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