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

Making Sense of the Mandalay Bay Hotel Shooting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Psychology » Suicide
Mass murderers are not a new phenomenon in the world. There have been others before and, sadly but truly, there will always be someone weakened enough to become a perpetrator. This little book is about gaining some understanding in a few of the factors that could prevent what happened from happening.
Coming To Yasu Al-Masih—With All Our Wives?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,730. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Missionaries are willing to give their lives in death (if necessary) in order to reach Muslims and indigenous peoples with the love of God. But "gate-keepers" are making those who believe feel unwelcome in Al-Masih's family and Church because some have more than one wife. What should Churches in Third World nations with legal polygyny do? If Jesus welcomes sinners, how much more these new saints?
Kratistotic Counseling Model
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 23,620. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
How did humanity get to this level of powerlessness? This lack or loss of dignity, power, and prestige? This shame that drives the human psyche to self-harm or to harm others in fresh efforts to grasp more power, prestige, and dignity: how do we get rid of it? The Kratistotic Christian counseling model sees God as working to restore human dignity, glory, and capacity for greater good.
Christian Developmental Presuppositions Today: Worldviews
Price: $3.99 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: $3.99 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: Free! Words: 10,170. 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". Occultic preachers have hijacked "miracle-seeking" naive churches with lying wonders, staged "deliverances", and clairvoyance!
Ubuntu Sex For Believers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,140. Language: American English. Published: February 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and religion
Sex and sexuality are big issues on every continent. More than half of Africa's half a billion Christians are below 20 years old. They belong to this information age and to a global citizenry. Does the clergy have answers for their intimate questions? Dr. Mumbi suggests reading this book may be helpful. Ubuntu sex is really about being truly African and Christian in sex attitudes and practices.
Spiritual Warfare For Africa?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,720. 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: 19,990. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Africa-pessimists see hope for all but not for Africa. This is a fifteen-year compilation of Jonathan Mumbi's poems. Africa has problems, but so did Europe. There is a lot that can be learned from developed nations, but there is also inner-strength to be drawn from Africa's sages. Jonathan paints poetic pictures of problems facing Sub-Saharan Africans today in the hope of stirring up new hope.
Parenting: God's Way Or Our Way?
Price: $3.99 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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