African Christianity Rising

At one time it was popular to refer to the "Christian West" and "Heathen Africa." But while secularism takes hold in Europe and North America the Church in Africa is growing by leaps and bounds. What does Christianity's explosive growth in Africa mean for the church and for the world? For over a decade, award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and scholar, James Ault has explored these questions by filming the stories of church communities and individual Christians in sub-Saharan Africa. This documentary immerses the viewer in the daily lives of African believers and the overwhelming joy of African-Christian worship. Commentary from leading thinkers on the subject shed light on its distinct features—on healing, demonic possession, and vibrant bodily worship, for instance—and on the opportunities and challenges it poses for the church worldwide. ("African Christianity Rising) . . . offer a remarkable degree of insight into the way the Christian faith is developing in Africa .. .They pack more information and present it more tellingly than would vast areas of print." Andrew F. Walls, Founder, Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, & Founder, Journal of Religion in Africa