“Name it and claim it!” “Just have faith!” “Give and you will get!”
Catchphrases like this have convinced many Christians that trusting in God will bring health and wealth. But the gospel does not promise prosperity without pain or salvation without sanctification. Femi Adeleye draws on his wide-ranging experience as he examines the appeal and peril of this new gospel of prosperity that has made deep inroads in Africa, as well as in the West.
Femi B. Adeleye has been involved in student ministry with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) for more than thirty years. He is now IFES Associate General Secretary for Partnership & Collaboration, working to nurture nationally led Christian student witness that will produce a new generation of leaders for the church and nations of Africa and beyond. He is also the Associate Director of Langham Preaching in Africa. Born in Nigeria, he is currently based in Ghana. He was one of the key speakers at the 2010 Lausanne Congress in Cape Town. He is married to Affy Adeleye and they have four children.