Events of the last few years have raised serious questions about the adequacy and accuracy of assumptions about how mission agencies and churches relate, and what is necessary to correct shortcomings in existing patterns.
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by Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green, editors IVP Academic, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 267 pages, 2012, $26.00. —Reviewed by Marvin J. Newell, senior vice president, Missio Nexus. It is noteworthy and refreshing to see more and more newly released mission-related books intentionally inclusive of global voices. This is another and . . . read more
Rule of Law emphasizes truth; patronage emphasizes grace. Only through a balance between the two can the life of Christ be modeled for emerging leaders in our care.
by Elijah J. F. Kim Wipf & Stock, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 524 pages, 2012, $58.00. —Reviewed by Diane Stinton, dean of students and associate professor of Missions, Regent College; associate professor of Theology, Africa International University (NEGST), Kenya. Not every book on global Christianity emerges from a clear sense . . . read more
Why we should use local proverbs in ministry and ways that they can be effectively utilized.
by Doug Priest and Stephen Burris, eds. Wipf & Stock, 199 W. 8th Ave., Suite 3, Eugene, OR 97401, 292 pages, 2012, $32.00. —Reviewed by Stan May, PhD, former missionary and mission professor; pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Olive Branch, Missouri; president, Chronological Bible Teaching Ministries. How does anyone write about the complexities of reaching the . . . read more
As mediators of the gospel, we need to critically assess syncretistic/contextual questions in the Church.
by Roland Hoksbergen Baker Academic, P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516, 240 pages, 2012, $21.99. —Reviewed by Seth Barnes, executive director, Adventures In Missions. Young people are more globally minded now than ever before. But how does a Christian 20-something looking for his or her place in the world actually find it? Serving God . . . read more
God has used heart language to encourage worship in one context. Scott offers principles for those seeking to begin the process.
Other Books Received
Daniels, Gene. 2012. Meditations for the Missions Heart: Forty Days to Renew Your Mission Vision. n.p.