Kivengere was a man of his age. Neither he nor the churches around him were perfect, but they had experienced God in an unusual way.
He was a child of the Keswick movement - Christ-centred, pietistic, devotional. His preaching was anecdotal and winsome and it might not fit in easily with much of the evangelical scene as it is today. Our day may demand more accurate theological thinking although we cannot deny that Festo did indeed read deeply, extensively and constantly in very solid theological material. Yet for all that, Festo Kivengere has a great deal to teach us about personal love for Christ, unflagging belief in the power of the cross to save people and great endurance to the end.
"Bishop Frank Retief has done the Christian world a signal favour in bringing forth this challenging, readable and fascinating biography of Bishop Festo Kivengere, one of the greatest African Christian leaders and evangelists of the twentieth century."? - Michael Cassidy, African Enterprise