How to Become HIV+: Guidelines for the Local Church
Author: Johan Mostert, D. Phil (with Marcia Ball, Ed.D. and Jenni Cerullo, Ph.D.)
Publisher: Kerus Global Education (Order from www.becomehivpositive.com)
ISBN: 978 1 934318-05-8
This book is hot off the presses…in fact print copies will only be available in early 2011. However, e-books are available for purchase at the book’s website (www.becomehivpositive.com). The author has more than 20 years of experience related to AIDS, poverty and development issues in Southern Africa. He has 5 earned degrees (D.Phil from University of Pretoria) and decades of practical experience as an ordained minister, psychologist, social worker and community activist. Currently, he serves as Professor of Community Psychology at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri USA. This book shares that “heart transformation” within the church regarding HIV/AIDS is possible. This is done through the sharing of personal stories, experiences and programs within its pages. The units in the book are broken down into 5 sections: Introductory Issues, Theological Issues, Prevention Strategies, Community Strategies and Mobilizing the Church to Transform Our Communities. A must read for any pastor or community leader involved in outreach to the AIDS community.