"Carve with your friends; alone, you cut yourself." (Luvale, Zambia)
The fruit of decades of collecting the proverbs and wisdom sayings of the peoples of East Africa, Towards an African Narrative Theology shows how they offer a new way to look at and understand the Christian mysteries and the Christian life in an African cultural context.
"A book which really attempts to produce a narrative theology in practice. Not only a highly practical aid to pastoral work in Africa, it should be a stimulus for others to do likewise."--Aylward Shorter
Joseph G. Healey, M.M., a Maryknoll priest, has taught at colleges in Nairobi, Kenya. Author of Once Upon a Time in Africa and Small Christian Communities Today, he is a member of the St. Charles Lwange Small Christian Community in Dar es Salaam and the St Jude Thaddeus SCC in Musoma.
Donald F. Sybertz, M.M., is a Maryknoll missionary priest who has worked in Tanzania sincce 1955. He has studies, researched, and written about Sukuma cultura and traditions for many years, especially Sukuma proverbs, sayings, riddles, songs and stories and is a long-term advisor and animator of the Sukuma Research Committee headquartered in Bujora, Mwanza, Tanzania.