A call to the ordained ministry is a most humbling experience for any Minister who genuinely, enthusiastically and wholeheartedly responds to the Master's call. It demands a single-minded focus and intensity. The glare of the guiding Light dazzles all other considerations, dimming what would otherwise look far more lucrative and appealing. It is this obedience and commitment that the Minister, in his or her human frailty, could be wearied by the burden of caring for others 'in and out of season'. Dr. Kar mi brings in this book, a vast experience ranging two decades of dedicated ministry in East Africa and America with a short stint in South Africa. His wide exposure to ministerial challenges within the dictates of diverse socio-cultural and economic environment makes him an apt rapporteur who brings to the fore the often unvoiced hurdles that these worthy Servants of God have to surmount. Rev. M ngai Wakaba, MTh. Presbyterian Minister, Nairobi, Kenya. An excellent book. The author has taken advantage of the fact that stress is becoming an issue of concern among clergy in Africa. Written in accessible language, the book speaks directly to the African church and to those who plan to partner with the church in Africa. Specific examples from the author's personal experiences, real voices of clergy, church leaders, and church members in Africa gives very practical sense of the problem of stress among clergy in the African church. The author concludes with practical solutions for stress management among the clergy in Africa. Rev. M g Kamau Ph.D. LPC Professor, Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI, USA The Rev. Dr. Kar mi M mb i is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. He holds a Diploma in Water Technology from the Kenya Water Institute, Nairobi, Bachelor of Divinity degree from St. Paul's University, Limuru, Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas and a Doctorate of Ministry from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Kar mi is the founding minister and current pastor of the Kenyan Community Presbyterian Church (Ushindi) in Boston, USA and also an adjunct professor of Liberal Studies at Hesser Colleges, New Hampshire. He is married to Shelmith with whom they are blessed with a son, Martin.