Dr. Paul Hiebert’s concept of bounded sets and centered sets are often misapplied in mission circles today.
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by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426, 286 pages, 2011, $25.00. —Reviewed by Nicholas G. Piotrowski, PhD candidate, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. It is no exaggeration to say that most Christians have a myopic perspective on the universal church (including church history). Mark Noll and . . . read more
by Ruth Julian Last November, I was sitting in the living room of a vibrant Congolese Christian woman and we were sharing prayer requests. She asked for prayer for the upcoming month. Wanting to understand the request better, I probed to find out more details. She explained that in Congo, the month of December is . . . read more
by Cheri L. Pierson, Lonna J. Dickerson, and Florence R. Scott. Piquant Editions, P.O. Box 83, Carlisle, CA3 9GR, 378 pages, 2010, $27.95. —Reviewed by Mary Shepard Wong, professor, Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL Department, Azusa Pacific University. For multilingual seminary students who are seeking to expand their repertoire of English reading strategies, increase their . . . read more
Case study of how one missionary team (Mission Mexico City) tried to contextualize the spiritual formation process with urban youth in Mexico City.
by Kelly O’Donnell William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 265 pages, 2011, $16.99. —Reviewed by Brent Lindquist, president, Link Care Center. How can we keep up the good work of member care in this new and challenging time of crisis, trauma, violence, and change? In Global Member Care, Kelly O’Donnell has . . . read more
Overlaying church planting upon rice farming is a method that has proven very effective in South Asia.
by Jason Mandryk Biblica Publishing, 1820 Jet Stream Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80921, 992 pages, 2010, $24.99 (paperback). —Reviewed by A. Scott Moreau, chair, Intercultural Studies department, Wheaton College Graduate School; board member, Global Mapping International. How do you revise a bestseller that has energized the Church to pray for the unreached world for more . . . read more
An inductive, multi-year, multi-agency study reflects both directly and indirectly Fruitful Practices that have resulted in churches being planted across the Muslim World.
by Gerald R. McDermott, ed. Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016, 524 pages, 2010, $150. —Reviewed by Robert S. Covolo, Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Evangelical theology has come of age. This is represented not only in the prominence of many evangelical theologians, but in the increasing . . . read more