For a society and a church addicted to comfort and afraid to love, this story of courage and grace is a welcome antidote. Joshua Maule deals impartially and deftly with events that are both confronting and chaotic. From a country sadly synonymous with bad news comes a challenging and inspiring story. Like his Master, Isesomo is bright and salty.
In this biography, Joshua Maule has written a significant account of one man’s conversion and ministry. This book traces how a young man with an unlikely background, became a follower of Christ and the national head of evangelism for the Anglican Church in DR Congo. In recounting the dramatic transformation of Isesomo’s life and character, Maule’s work bears testimony to the power of God to change lives. Isesomo: God’s Servant in Congo is an engaging portrayal of an inspiring leader whose life has impacted many in Africa and beyond. I commend it to you.
CMS New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
Josh Maule’s admiration for Bishop Isesomo has prompted this engaging story of his life so far. In it we view a humble, affable man preaching Jesus Christ, through war, poverty, controversy and hardship. We also gain insights into the challenges of Christian leadership in DR Congo.
Lecturer in World Christianities,
University of Cambridge
Table of Contents
- 1 - Into the Fray
- 2 - Yesu azali awa na biso (Jesus Is Here with Us)
- 3 - New Births for Butembo
- 4 - Missionaries, Bishops and Bombs
- 5 - Evangelism and Peacemaking
- 6 - War
- 7 - Neutral No Longer
- 8 - A Church in Crisis
- 9 - Bishop’s School
- 10 - Are You Part of the Problem, or the Solution?
- 11 - New Clothes, Same Man