Bruce Riley Ashford, editor. B&H Academic, 127 Ninth Avenue North, MSN 114 Nashville, TN 37234, 2011, 352 pages, $25.99. —Reviewed by William Taylor, senior mentor, WEA Mission Commission; president, TaylorGlobalConsult. I am indebted to Bruce Ashford and his team of writers for a substantive, coherent, biblical, and creative approach to the theology and practice of . . . read more
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by Christopher L. Heuertz Many of my friends enslaved in the commercial sex industry have legitimate reasons to question the possibility of a good God. Many of my friends in poverty pray prayers that go unanswered. Many of my Muslim and Hindu friends have sacrificed more for their faith than a lot of sincere, earnest . . . read more
by A. Scott Moreau and Beth Snodderly, eds. William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104, 2011, 391 pages, $14.99. —Reviewed by John E. Chung, minister of missions, Park Street Church, Boston, Massachusetts. As the world increasingly globalizes, mission agencies and teams have grown more international, drawing missionaries from a more diverse and . . . read more
by Bryant L. Myers Answering this question requires some nuance. It was useful once, but it is now neither useful nor does it point us to a better, more important question which evangelicals have yet to address to any substantial degree (more on that later). Posing this question in the late 1970s and 1980s was . . . read more
by Rose Dowsett Amen! This truly is a bad question, one which should never have been posed. Authentic mission and discipleship demands complete integration between what we say (proclamation and word), what we do (actions), and who we are (character), individually and in community. Why? Here are four reasons. First, it is embedded in the . . . read more
by Reg Reimer William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 2011, 144 pages, $12.99. —Reviewed by Richard R. Cook, associate professor of church history and missions, Logos Evangelical Seminary, El Monte, California. Reg Reimer’s small but potent book, Vietnam’s Christians, packs in a tremendous amount of information. He provides a brief and . . . read more
Suffering and martyrdom have strengthened, extended, and purified the Church and attracted non-believers to the Christian faith. Nayak looks at India as an example of church growth through persecution.
by Jim Harries William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 2011, 304 pages, $19.99. —Reviewed by Murray Decker, associate professor of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, La Mirada, California. Timid, he is not. This book expresses the strongly-held perspectives and passions of Jim Harries, a veteran missionary with . . . read more
The Book of Esther reminds us that even when God’s name is absent, mission can still take place. Our commitment to living with missional intentionality through thoughtful cultural engagement is a powerful tool of proclamation.
by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert Crossway, 1300 Crescent Street Wheaton, IL 60187, 2011, 288 pages, $15.99. —Reviewed by Benjamin G. Edwards, director of Urban Ministry, Inter-City Baptist Church, Allen Park, Michigan. You can never hit the target if you do not know what the target is. Thus, the only way to determine a strategy’s . . . read more