Special Note Little did Mike and I know that when he wrote this piece it would be his final one for our MisLinks column. Mike and I co-authored MisLinks since its inception in October 1997, and we constantly remarked to each other over the 14+ years of fruitful collaboration how much we appreciated our partnership . . . read more
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by Daniel A. Rodriguez IVP Academic, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 200 pages, 2011, $19.00. —Reviewed by Diana E. Barrera, Southeastern Spanish District of Assemblies of God, Orlando, Florida. Transition and accommodation of two cultures are old problems dating back to Moses (who was Egyptian born and raised, but served the Hebrews) and . . . read more
The Practice of Bribery
Jason Richard Tan has offered us a valuable reflection on the ethically complex issue of discerning between bribery, extortion, payment, and gift in cross-cultural contexts (July 2011).
by Michael W. Goheen Baker Academic, P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516, 256 pages, 2011, $22.99. —Reviewed by Marcus W. Dean, associate professor and chair, Intercultural Studies Department, Houghton College; former missionary in Colombia and Puerto Rico. A Light to the Nations could be called A Light to the Church. Michael Goheen compellingly demonstrates . . . read more
Running through the Bible like an antiphonal chorus is God’s call to his people to pursue two goals crucial to Christ-like living—unity and purity.
by Edward J. Hoskins Dawson Media, 3820 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, 173 pages, 2011, $12.99. —Reviewed by Don Little, Islamic missiologist, Pioneers; missionary scholar-in-residence, Houghton College, Houghton, New York. The subtitle of this book is surprisingly accurate! Every Christian who wants to understand Muslims from the inside should read this book. Dr. . . . read more
Over the past decade Thai Protestant churches have been strategizing together to reach the whole nation with the gospel.
by Daniel H. Bays Wiley-Blackwell, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ, 256 pages, 2012, $89.95. —Reviewed by Richard R. Cook, associate professor of church history and missions, Logos Evangelical Seminary, El Monte, California. Kenneth Scott LaTourette published his authoritative and sweeping A History of Christian Missions in China in 1929. Over eighty years later . . . read more
A look at the origins and structure of the first indigenous mission in Peru and its importance for missions in the third millennium.
by Richard R. Cook and David W. Pao, eds. Pickwick Publications, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 256 pages, 2011, $28.00. —Reviewed by Allen Yeh, professor of missiology, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, California. The two centers of gravity of evangelical Christianity today are undoubtedly China and sub-Saharan . . . read more