The context of the war story in 1 Samuel 13-14 between Israel and the Philistines, and especially the role of Jonathan and his armor-bearer, provide interesting food-for-thought regarding the mission task today.
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by Patrick Johnstone William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 256 pages, 2011, $39.99. —Reviewed by Justin D. Long, missionary researcher, Mission to Unreached Peoples. In a world awash in information, we are always looking for improved ways for getting a handle on the current state of Christianity and the missionary task. . . . read more
Our goal, as formed by scripture and shaped by culture, is to spend time making disciples who make disciples, planting churches that multiply, and training leaders who train leaders.
by Gary Tyra InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426, 2011, 191 pages. —Reviewed by Blayne C. Waltrip, adjunct faculty in world missions and church development, Pentecostal Theological Seminary; missionary instructor, Church of God World Missions, Cleveland, TN. One cannot deny the amazing growth of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement worldwide during the twentieth century. . . . read more
By emphasizing the empowerment of national leaders, we become more effective in multiplying not only leaders, but also believers and churches, and ultimately church-planting movements.
by Timothy K. Park, editor William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 2011, 256 pages, $17.99. —Reviewed by Will Brooks, Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. In the nineteenth century, Henry Venn and Rufus Anderson introduced the three-self philosophy of missions. One aim of . . . read more
Collaboration in intercultural ministry can be improved by considering three relational realities. The author uses a case study from Africa as an example.
by Robert Scott InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 2011, 162 pages, $15.00. —Reviewed by Gene Daniels, senior research associate, Fruitful Practice Research. Robert Scott’s book, Questions Muslims Ask, is a welcome addition to the current encounter between evangelical Christians and Islam. It is a true apologetic—friendly, yet truth-bearing, offering theological depth . . . read more
While unpacking five myths about virtual leadership, the author offers practical wisdom for leaders engaged in distance leadership.
by Michael Rynkiewich Cascade Books, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 2011, 280 pages (including bibliography and index), $33.00. —Reviewed by Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, Sociology Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas. In his self-proclaimed life’s work (Preface, xv), Michael Rynkiewich presents a wonderful introduction to the complex anthropological task missionaries around the world are . . . read more