by Solomon Aryeetey Sebi tafratse (with all due respects): A Word to the West from the Rest These are indeed very interesting times! Sometimes, I cannot help but incredulously ask, “What is happening in our world these days?!” It seems like the whole world is going through a grand seizure which refuses to end. First, . . . read more
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Who, for example, would tend to be better positioned to shine in cross-cultural communication, Ms./Mr. straight-laced introvert, or Ms./Mr. personality?
by David Feddes Christian Leaders Press, Monee, IL 60449, 294 pages, 2012, $19.95. —Reviewed by Robert S. Covolo, Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Fuller Seminary. The Christian faith in the West has found itself in the strange position of seeking to bring the gospel to the very culture it helped create. With this dynamic in . . . read more
How should Christians think about transformational leadership? Exploring the pros and cons in a Christian context.
by Christine Dillon InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 224 pages, 2012, $15.00. —Reviewed by Mark M. Overstreet, PhD, vice president, T4 Global, Dallas, Texas. Have you been frustrated by ineffective methods of evangelism that leave people uninterested in the gospel? With real-world experience from numerous mission contexts, Christine Dillon explains a . . . read more
The Church must continue to affirm the universal missionhood of the believer, calling all Christians to live as commissionaries, while pleading for a set-apart work of the missionary.
by Christine and Adam Jeske Intervarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426, 2012, 206 pages, $15.00. —Reviewed by Amy Rozko, director of mobilization, International Teams. After finishing the first chapter of This Ordinary Adventure by thirty-something married couple Christine and Adam Jeske, I decided my husband should read this book as well. By . . . read more
How, if ever, should we use generalizations regarding the character of national or ethnic groups? Looking at research and reality.
by Evelyne A. Reisacher, editor William Carey Library, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104, 325 pages, 2012, $20.99. —Reviewed by Benjamin Lee Hegeman, missionary scholar in residence, SIM; educator, Houghton College and in Benin. Imagine being invited to some charming maritime cottage in Maine for a prolonged weekend of missiological fellowship with Dudley Woodberry, . . . read more
What is really thwarting our mission to reach the world? A strong and important plea from a Majority World leader.