"In these pages you'll find a carefully researched overview of many of King's key ideas--concepts that challenge all privatized approaches to pastoral care, counseling, and ministry. You'll see how these approaches reflect the middle-class, white, male, Western origins of the modern pastoral care and counseling movement. And you'll find cogent evidence that all hyperindividualistic, privatized models are largely irrelevant to the life struggles and pain of the vast majority of the human family who are deeply wounded by injustice, violence, poverty, and social oppression."
--Howard Clinebell, from the Foreword
"The work of Chinula is an excellent contribution . . . Grounded firmly in King's understanding of the 'Beloved Community' and how God bestows value and worth to persons, he builds a model of pastoral care that analyzes social systems and oppressive structures. Further, the model builds self-esteem and self-worth, and fosters identity of those who are oppressed."
--Edward P. Wimberly, Jarena Lee Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Interdenominational Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia