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Richard J. Gehman

Overcoming Fear of Death

Overcoming Fear of Death explains the riches of salvation that are found in Jesus Christ which, when embraced by faith, will deliver every Christian believer from the fear of sickness and death.

Overcoming Fear of Death explains the riches of salvation that are found in Jesus Christ which, when embraced by faith, will deliver every Christian believer from the fear of sickness and death.

For many years, scores of pastors and church leaders expressed the need for a comprehensive book on salvation according to Scripture in the African context. To the knowledge of the author, this has never before been done. Other pastors shared their belief that Christians often lapse back into African Traditional Religion during times of sickness and death because they lack a full grasp of their salvation. Being insecure in their relationship with Jesus Christ and not understanding the priceless privileges they have as children of God, they panic when trouble arises and lapse back into their old religious beliefs and practices out of fear.

This book provides biblical teaching that will address this two-fold need to strengthen the Christian Church in Africa. Overcoming Fear of Death is written for the layperson who knows little of their faith. For the biblically trained reader, this book will deepen their understanding of salvation and strengthen their faith.

For 36 years, Rev. Dr. Richard J. Gehman served in Kenya with the Africa Inland Church as missionaries of the Africa Inland Mission. He received his MA from Wheaton College, the Master of Divinity from Gordon Divinity School, and his Doctor of Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He taught at Scott Theological College, Kenya, and was Principal for eight years. He was the Coordinator for the Theological Advisory Group (TAG), a research and renewal group of the Africa Inland Church, Kenya; the Director of the Institute for Church Renewal; and the editor of the Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology (AJET) for eight years.

He is the author of several books including, Doing African Christian Theology in Biblical Perspective; Learning to Lead; The Making of a Christian Leader in Africa; and Passing it On: Lessons Learned in Life.

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