by Samuel E. Chiang and Grant Lovejoy, eds. International Orality Network in cooperation with Capstone Enterprises, Hong Kong, 229 pages, 2013, $9.95 (Kindle) or free download from the International Orality Network. —Reviewed by Lynn Thigpen, cross-cultural worker in Southeast Asia and PhD student in Intercultural Education, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University. Through a . . . read more
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by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, MI 49516, 189 pages, 2013, $18.99. —Review by Chuck Davis, partner professor, Intercultural Studies, Alliance Theological Seminary; senior pastor, Stanwich Church, Greenwich, Connecticut. In his stirring missionary message to the Athenians, Paul declares, “And He [God] made from one man every nation of mankind to live on . . . read more
More than a half-century ago, Donald McGavran introduced the world of missions to the homogeneous unit principle, the idea that church-planting efforts can be much more effective if focused on a specific ethno-linguistic people.
by Basil Scott Primalogue Publishing Media. #32 2nd Cross, Hutchins Road, St. Thomas Town PO, Bangalore 560 084 India, 208 pages, 2013, $9.99 Kindle. —Reviewed by Joel Rainey, executive director, Mid-Maryland Baptist Association; adjunct professor, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Capital Bible Seminary. Basil Scott seeks to leverage his decades of experience in order to provide . . . read more
The authors warn workers that neglecting to love and serve their families can lead to a failure in what it means to be in missions.
by Brian Woolnough, editor Regnum Resources for Mission, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HR, UK, 125 pages, 2013, £9.99. —Reviewed by Elizabeth C. Parsons, former missionary to Southern Africa; lecturer in Religion, Culture, and Development, Boston University School of Theology. Africa is often depicted as a land of total disaster or . . . read more
Email is a tool that can, when combined with other relationship-enhancing activities, augment what the leader does to demonstrate true care to others.
by Janel Kragt Bakker Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY, 10016, 320 pages, 2013, $29.95. —Reviewed by Benjamin Espinoza, director of youth and community life, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, Ohio. With the onset of globalization, the fall of colonialism, and the rapid expansion of the Majority World Church, new models of mission . . . read more
Mission leaders need hard data to help them exercise good stewardship of both the financial and human resources entrusted to them. This study of the compensation practices helps them do just that.
by John Mark Terry and J. D. Payne. Baker Academic, P.O. Box 6278, Grand Rapids, MI 49516, 304 pages, 2013, $26.99. —Reviewed by Gerald Roe, associate professor, Intercultural Studies, North Greenville University. It has been said that in times of conflict, enduring peace is not won by strategy alone; there must be action. Missions at . . . read more