The AIDS pandemic threatens to kill millions in the next ten years. No one should be silent about speaking to the issue or reading about the complexity of the problem. Dr. Ramesh Deosarran was courageous in his decision to present his readers with both the historical context of the epidemic, as well as the contemporary possibilities of approaches for the Christian community. Churches have the ability to influence the values and actions of not only the congregations, but also wider segments of the community. In this important work Ramesh acknowledges the need for a clearer "roadmap" for developing effective HIV prevention ministries that are sensitive to the church's "cultural" values and norms. A healthy embrace of the contents of this book will enable Christians to avoid the strident moralism that is often the prevailing attitude.