Jonathan M. Mumbi

Biography

Rev. Dr. Jonathan M. Mumbi is an ordained Bishop of the Church of God (Zambia), a denomination under the Church of God, Cleveland Tennessee, USA. He serves a long secondment to YWAM, a missionary movement in which he has served at various levels of leadership. His passion is to empower young people through Christian tertiary education. He holds four graduate degrees (Ph.D Psychology/Christian Counseling, MA/Christian Education, MA Christian Ministries and a Graduate Diploma in Community Development) and self identifies as a Pastoral Counselor and trainer.

Bishop Mumbi is married to Mrs. Jean C Mumbi and they have two grown up sons, a daughter-in-law, one teenage daughter, and a granddaughter. The Mumbis have been in voluntary missions since 1992. Jonathan has traveled abroad in the course of ministry and training. He has been to 12 African countries and every continent (except Antarctica). He would like to visit the Bible lands, China, South Korea, and Japan, for a deeper appreciation of the global village this world has become.

Special personal note: Please none of the organizations I serve will endorse every opinion I hold, neither do I want to leave anyone under the impression that I write for, or, under any other authority other than my own (by God's grace).

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Lusaka, Zambia, but from ages five to ten, we live in Mansa, Luapula Province of Zambia, where I started my primary school at Mutende Primary School. Other than that, my family is Lusaka-based. Growing up in a nations capital allowed me to see experience life at the middle-class level and life in the shanty compounds.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Becoming an independent author is a natural step for non-celebrity writers in Africa today. Our publishing houses are too few and too under-capitalized to risk investment in unknown, untried, and untested writers. This is one reason not to come under a local publisher.

The second reason is practical and logical. Why publish locally if local publishers do not have global reach? I want my readership to be global because I am a global citizen and some of the challenges we face in Africa resonate in other parts of the globe (not to mention that 20% of all Africans do not live in Africa!). More than this, independent also allows an interested publisher to see what I can do for myself (with the help of friends) so that if they are interested in a future book partnership, they already know the strengths and weaknesses of my style.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jonathan M. Mumbi online


Books

Kratistotic Counseling Model
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
This small book introduces a counseling model that is based on empowerment. The basic presupposition is that lack or loss of dignity, power, and prestige are at the root of the pains that drive the human psyche to seek out relief from the attendant shame. The Kratistotic Christian counseling model is a model aimed at shame-reduction and power/dignity/prestige augmentation through a team approach.
Christian Developmental Presuppositions Today: Worldviews
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,680. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions
This book is for anyone with a heart for community. In order to do any significant work or Christian ministry it is important to understand that all people-groups have philosophies of life based on their own unique basic assumptions. Avoiding cultural hegemony that learns nothing from local people and imposes foreign development paths on them is what this book is about.
Be Rich in Good Works
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,540. Language: American English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
The happiest people in the world are not always the financially rich people. A few financially rich folks in the Bible are called, fools, because financial riches were their everything. This book is an invitation to those who have achieved success in being financially powerful to consider using their wealth to fatten their Heavenly Account too. The legal currency of Heaven is called, "Good Works!"
One of Those Days of My Life
Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Here is a very short story spanning a single day in the larger context of the story of my life. It is a day I would like my children and nephews to know about because we all have our own journeys in this life. We are fellow travelers often facing many emotionally dangerous transitions along the way and everyone will have their own share of transitions to learn from or to encourage others from.
Evil Dogs in the Church!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Evil dogs in the Church! explains those pastors feeding rats, snakes, and gasoline to their members; "Prophets" shaving the pubic hair of their followers; "Apostles" taking married women into their locked "prayer rooms" to smear their private parts with "anointing oil". Evil dogs have hijacked shallow Pentecostal/Charismatic churches with lying wonders, deliverance, and prophecies! Beware of dogs!
Ubuntu Sex For Believers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,370. Language: American English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and religion
Half a billion African Christians face the challenge of being post-modern in their sexual choices and practices or being guided by Christian common sense here called, Ubuntu. Dr. Mumbi addresses the challenges of understanding sexual diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa and the challenges posed by new sexual practices coming to Africa. A must read for global citizens connecting intimately with Africa.
Spiritual Warfare For Africa?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,710. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Demonology & Satanism
"Spiritual Warfare For Africa?" is a book written for every Christian in the ministry of intercession. There is hardly an adult in Sub-Saharan Africa who does not know a single person with a demon or under spiritual bondage. Myths of spiritual warfare are everywhere. Involvement in witchcraft is prime-time or tabloid news. This book clarifies what spiritual warfare involves for the average person.
Hope For The "Basket Case" Continent!
Price: Free! Words: 14,070. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
In some development circles, Africa is seen as a "basket case continent" and the poems in this book simply say, yes! Africa has problems, but there is also hope. There is a lot that can be learned from developed nations but there is also inner-strength to be drawn from within. This writer paints pictures of problems facing this generation of Africans today and shares the hope he has for Africa.
Parenting: God's Way Or Our Way?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / stepparenting
Why does failure in parenting generate so much pain, guilt, and shame? God's way of parenting is comforting to any parent who is confused or wounded from their experiences because His way is the right model. Would-be parents may save themselves lots of heartache by reading this little book. God has never lost His joy of parenting and this books points out the reason why God's way brings freedom.

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