Four transferable principles that make an indigenous church-planting movement more likely to succeed.
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by J. Dudley Woodberry, ed. William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, Calif. 91104, 2008, 428 pages, includes a CD with supplemental resources on global trends and fruitful practices, $20.99. —Reviewed by Scott Hedley, a research associate in Asia. God is doing exciting new things in bringing Muslims to faith in Christ, and God’s . . . read more
Global church planting involves the structural growth of the Body of Christ; however, kingdom building expands the concept of Christ-like character built upon a biblical interrelating of the Body of Christ.
Finally, someone has done preliminary research on the evangelistic effectiveness of house churches in the United States.
Crucial theological issues and proper contextualization that communicates the gospel in a way that can be understood and applied by the Japanese.
This book is for people reaching out to children and women in any kind of context.
Suggestions on how to bridge the gap between theological institutions in the Majority World and their local churches and contexts.
by Camille F. Bishop Authentic Publishing, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, 2008, 176 pages, $14.99. —Reviewed by Steve Hoke, vice president for people development, Church Resource Ministries (CRM), Anaheim, California. Long-term YWAM staffer Camille Bishop is on the faculty of the University of the Nations, where she teaches courses on educational leadership . . . read more
How families and organizations can build a foundation of knowledge about language acquisition and its relationship to academic learning—especially as it relates to missionary kids.
by Charles H. Kraft William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 2008, 547 pages, $29.99. —Reviewed by Brian M. Howell, associate professor of anthropology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Few scholars of missionary method and theory have made more impact than Charles Kraft. Along with Paul Hiebert and Donald McGavran, Kraft’s career has . . . read more