In these chapters Jenkins tries to call the world’s attention into the fact that rarely is noticed that the center of gravity of Christianity is moving southwards inevitably till it is almost attaining the fact that Africa as a continent may soon become the world’s center of Christianity by having the largest Christian population. What Christianity is like in the global south is revealed through showing what it is like in the continent and what it means like to Christianity’s future.
In this book Jenkins is trying to find it easy into identifying with those people who are the habitants of the land being referred to as the global south who were killed and or sometimes were displaced.
Jenkins also tries to show how the Old Testament particularly resonates together with these believers due to the themes that do exist in the book like the issue of nomadic existence, paganism, animal sacrifice, polygamy, agrarian economies and tribalism. Jenkins devotes individual chapters of the book to the themes of poor and rich, women and men, evil and good, persecution and vindication. Comparison is brought about that shoes the wide difference between the ways Christians of the global south do read the scripture compared to those in the wealthy north. The global south have a way of reading the bible whereby they their form of reading is one that exudes a huge admiration and also gratitude.
The fact that our reading of the scripture always originates from our social context is what people in the Global South embrace. Poor Christians of Africa, Asia and Latin America know this too well concerning the corrupt states, unending wars, and famine and many more.