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 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
Historical voices remain curiously absent from many modern discussions about using the term “Son of God.” The author uses Theodore Abu Qurrah, a ninth-century native of Edessa and Orthodox bishop of Harran, as an example of how early church leaders viewed the debate.
by Other books received Burrows, William R., Mark R. Gornik, and Janice A. McLean, eds. 2011. Understanding World Christianity: The Vision and Work of Andrew F. Walls. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books. Dickens Meyerink, Dorothy. 2011. Ministry among the Maya: A Missionary Memoir. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Edwards Dormer, Jan. 2011. Teaching . . . read more
There are key questions which must be asked when considering cross-cultural evangelism.