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  • Language Learning In Ministry

    $12.99

    Chart a Path for Language Success

    Are you excited to minister in another culture, but worried about how best to learn the language of the people you are going to serve? While a new culture and a new language will change you and your family in dramatic ways, let the author dispel common myths about language acquisition and share a hopeful outlook.

    Language Learning in Ministry is essential for learning a new language or providing guidance for those headed into a new language context. With chapters on both formal and informal language learning to guide the selection of language schools, programs, and methodologies, this book walks you through the options, opportunities, and challenges ahead.

    Special attention is given to:
    *Viewing language learning through a ministry lens
    *Language development of children and the needs of the family, including schooling options and opportunities for MKs to learn the local
    *Personal application-walking the reader through decision-making processes to chart a path for success in language learning
    *Rich resources such as language proficiency scales, language learning methodologies, and online resources
    *A complete task-based language learning curriculum that can be adapted to any language

    Don’t let language learning be a desert of waiting, but rather, a launch-pad for ministry opportunities. Utilizing the knowledge and guidance provided in this book will minimize your stress, increase the potential for your success in acquiring a new language, and fuel your ministry.

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  • reGeneration : Stories Of Resilient Faith In Communist Romania

    $17.99

    Story is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. This is a book of stories about ministry in the underground church of communist Romania (1980s). It introduces a never-ending story about the regenerative process of true discipleship, which reaches today to the second, third, and fourth generations. These stories will inspire deeper reflection on challenging missional issues that will certainly be encountered by the next generation of international workers.

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 4

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth.

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 2

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised. The Chinese Simplified Edition is in 4 Volumes.

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 1

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised. The Chinese Simplified Edition is in 4 Volumes.

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 3

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised. The Chinese Simplified Edition is in 4 Volumes.

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  • Introducing World Missions

    $39.99

    This bestselling textbook by leading missionary scholars offers an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. It provides a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It also considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face. Sidebars, charts, maps, and numerous case studies are included. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior. Additional resources for professors and students are available online through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources.

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  • Questions Of Context

    $40.00

    The gospel is for every tribe, tongue, and nation (Revelation 7:9), but there is no single biblical or theological model for the relationship between the gospel and these diverse cultures. Indeed, every suggested approach carries its own range of philosophical and theological commitments that all too often remain unexamined. Contextualization is fraught with challenges-yet wrestling with questions of context is essential for how we understand mission, theology, and the embodiment of the Christian faith. German missiology has engaged these questions in a variety of ways that can both inform and critique Anglo-American traditions. In this compilation and analysis, John Flett and Henning Wrogemann translate and comment on a core thread of German missiological works, explaining both their historical and current significance. Drawn from journals and books across a century of academic discourse, these classic writings trace developments from Gustav Warneck, the father of contemporary missiology, through key thinkers such as Karl Hartenstein, who coined the term missio Dei, down to twenty-first century discussions of intercultural hermeneutics. Along the way they reveal advances, mistakes, and changing definitions as German missiologists interacted with the cultural and political realities of their time. This longitudinal study, showcasing many texts available in English for the first time, tackles the history and dynamics of contextualization head-on and sheds new light on the state of missiology today. We are reminded, Flett and Wrogemann argue, that we must keep working to honor difference within the worldwide Christian community as necessary to the fullness of our being in Christ.

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  • Mission 3:16 : God’s One-Verse Invitation To Love The World

    $16.00

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. –John 3:16

    Paul Borthwick unpacks the Bible’s most famous verse to unveil God’s intentional, sacrificial mission for the world. He examines every word in John 3:16 to reveal the underlying motivation for mission, the global scope of God’s call, and how we are invited to enter into partnership with God. This mission statement highlights the centrality of Jesus and the relational nature of the invitation to follow him–for the world to escape perishing and enter eternal life. God still loves the world, and we can too. Come join him on this mission of love and discover how he brings the world back to life.

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  • Soul Winning : How To Share God’s Love And Life To A World In Despair

    $17.99

    You have been commissioned to continue the ministry of Jesus!

    The Church was born in a blaze of personal soul winning as the mission of Jesus Christ became the mission of every believer. Today, that mandate continues.

    But when it comes to evangelism, many believers lack the passion or know-how to begin. Soul Winning addresses both of these issues.

    This must-read work by renowned evangelist, T.L. Osborn, will inspire and equip you to reach outside the walls of the church. Revised and updated by Osborn’s daughter, Dr. LaDonna Osborn, this classic work will empower you to bring the message of salvation to millions!

    Break free of apathy and insecurity. Become a soul winner for the Kingdom, and discover the amazing blessings that await!

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  • Survey Of World Missions

    $29.99

    Robin Hadaway presents a full survey of world missions, addressing biblical, theological, and historical foundations, as well as culture, context, philosophy and missions strategy.

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  • Greatest Missionary Generation

    $19.95

    Sharp believes that it is no coincidence our era of world Christianity followed hard on the heels of one of the greatest outbursts of missionary activity in history. He faithfully retells the stories of famous and forgotten figures from the decades after World War II whose courage, sacrifice, and perseverance are still bearing fruit.

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  • Holy Ambition : To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named – Second Revised (Revi

    $12.99

    This vision of, and invitation to, the work of global missions challenges Christians everywhere to cultivate a holy ambition to preach Christ where he has not yet been named.

    The apostle Paul had a holy ambition: to preach the gospel to peoples who had never heard. He ached to proclaim Jesus where he had not yet been named. So today, missionaries cross cultures, learn languages, and pour out their lives in word and deed to break through thousands of years of darkness and the reign of Satan over a people who do not know the King of kings and the Savior of the world. Missionaries go to, and minister among, peoples who otherwise have little to no access to the saving news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

    And since Jesus’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations is still in effect–and since there are thousands of peoples today who have never heard of him–every church should pray that God would not only make all of us evangelists among our own people, but also that he would raise up from among us missionaries to take the gospel where it has never gone before.

    Note to the Second Revised Edition: This book was first released in 2011. Since then, John Piper has continued to preach and write about missions. So, to prepare this Second Revised Edition, Desiring God added four chapters of new material, removed about a third of the original, and freshly edited and organized the remainder.

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  • World Christianity Pamphlet 5 Pack

    $19.95

    Which countries have not heard about Jesus? Where do most Christians live? How has missions work impacted children s access to education? Get answers to these questions and more with World Christianity: Quick Facts for Mission-Minded Christians. Whether you are considering a missions project, want to know where best to give your resources, or simply want a prayer guide for Christians around the world, this quick-reference pamphlet shows up-to-date information in a concise, easy-to-use format.

    Commonly referred to as the Great Commission, Jesus commanded his disciples to Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15, NIV). More than 2,000 years later, his twenty-first-century disciples are still spreading the Good News around the globe. What has been their impact? What areas still need the most help?

    This pamphlet combines data from the World Christian Database (from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary) with Rose Publishing s trademark visual style to show you key information at a glance. It s packed with maps, charts, and infographics on current global data, such as:
    *Religion
    *Facts & statistics including: development, average Christian income, education & literacy, internet use, healthcare (infant mortality, life expectancy, etc.), access to safe water, and more
    *Bible translation
    *Christian income and assets distribution

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  • World Christianity Pamphlet

    $3.99

    Which countries have not heard about Jesus? Where do most Christians live? How has missions work impacted children s access to education? Get answers to these questions and more with World Christianity: Quick Facts for Mission-Minded Christians. Whether you are considering a missions project, want to know where best to give your resources, or simply want a prayer guide for Christians around the world, this quick-reference pamphlet shows up-to-date information in a concise, easy-to-use format.

    Commonly referred to as the Great Commission, Jesus commanded his disciples to Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15, NIV). More than 2,000 years later, his twenty-first-century disciples are still spreading the Good News around the globe. What has been their impact? What areas still need the most help?

    This pamphlet combines data from the World Christian Database (from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary) with Rose Publishing s trademark visual style to show you key information at a glance. It s packed with maps, charts, and infographics on current global data, such as:
    *Religion
    *Facts & statistics including: development, average Christian income, education & literacy, internet use, healthcare (infant mortality, life expectancy, etc.), access to safe water, and more
    *Bible translation
    *Christian income and assets distribution

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  • Field Guide To Becoming Whole

    $14.99

    Coauthor of When Helping Hurts Brian Fikkert and theologian Kelly M. Kapic return in this companion book to Becoming Whole. This time they give you 19 practical principles you can use to design or redesign a poverty alleviation ministry. Look for its release in September 2019 or pre-order now.

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  • Disability In Mission

    $19.95

    Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure outlines a radical change in approaches to missiology, missions, and praxis for the twenty-first-century global cultural context. It explores a pattern whereby God works powerfully in missions through disability and not in spite of it. No matter what our disability or vulnerability may be, God can use us; and if the body of Christ is supportive, people with disability can be effective agents of transformation in the mission field. Via a number of case studies of people with disabilities who are involved in missions, and with robust biblical and missiological justification, this book examines the role of those with disability in missions.

    Includes a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada.

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  • Taking It To The Streets

    $17.00

    Reverend Harry OG Rev. Williams from Oakland, California, is called to the streets: to the hungry, homeless, addicted, incarcerated, and vulnerable. Bringing us face-to-face with both the injustices that plague our cities and the gospel of compassion that offers hope to the downtrodden, this introduction to urban ministry will inspire and equip a new generation to bring the life-giving good news of Jesus to our cities.

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  • To The Ends Of The Earth

    $11.99

    Jesus is always on the move. If we follow Him, where will we end up? An expert on nomadic peoples, Malcolm Hunter shares stories from a lifetime of working in some of the world’s most remote, colorful, and neglected communities. In the early 1960’s Malcolm and his wife, Jean, arrived in Ethiopia with only their professional skills-medicine and engineering-and a desire to show God’s love to those in need. Over the next forty years God would lead them across Africa, through lush hills and scorched bush, to a dozen people groups who hadn’t heard the gospel. Wherever the Hunters went, they found that God had been there first. This book is full of astonishing true accounts of Jesus preparing the world’s least reached peoples to encounter Him. Visions, dreams, miracles, shocking customs, and even human blunders and tragedies-God used all these and more to open a way to share the good news. Honest, hopeful, and never far from laughter, Malcolm invites us to consider anew what we can expect when we follow Jesus-wherever He leads.

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  • Ethnic Realities And The Church

    $16.99

    Between Iraq and a Hard Place. Before I moved to study Arabic in Jordan, friends said I should wait until the Middle East calms down. They were even more emphatic after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. Instead, we moved to Kurdistan, where people live between Iraq and a hard place. This is the history of remarkable missionaries who came before us. They learned lessons the hard way; that hasn’t changed. The great experiment that they undertook for 200 years did not produce the results they hoped for. No doubt the next generation of missionaries will learn their own lessons, sometimes the hard way, but with more wisdom for having been careful students of the past.

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  • Gospel Of Our King

    $22.99

    This accessible overview shows how the Bible–with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres–comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life.

    Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can only be understood in light of the whole biblical testimony. The authors help us understand the Bible’s overarching narrative as the true story of the whole world. This story, revealed by God and centered on Jesus the King, enables us to know and love God and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. It is the framework within which we come to understand the Christian worldview, the Christian gospel, and the Christian mission. When we understand how the whole Bible fits together to shape the totality of a Christian’s life, we will be prepared to show the goodness of Christ and the gospel to others in our personal, social, cultural, and global contexts.

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  • 3rd Jihad : Overcoming Radical Islams Plan For The West

    $16.99

    Radical Islam has been waging war against our global civilization throughout history-and now, it’s closer than ever to American soil. Dr. Michael Youssef, a Coptic Christian who was born in Egypt and now leads a megachurch in America, knows from firsthand experience that radical Islamists have goals that many American Christians believe are unthinkable. In this book, he warns Western Christians that it doesn’t help to ignore what’s going on. There’s a third jihad underway, and its goal is to take over the West.

    The Third Jihad is a call for Christians to defend their families, protect their nation, and boldly share the good news of Jesus with their communities-especially their Muslim neighbors.

    Packed with surprising insights from history, compelling and dramatic stories, and a practical agenda that one person-or one church-can immediately put into practice to make a difference in the world. Rich in encouraging biblical principles and prophetic insights, The Third Jihad leads the reader to an empowering conclusion in our troubling (and even frightening) times.

    Michael Youssef’s insights will inspire Christians to take their faith seriously, share their faith freely, and to truly be salt and light in a world of increasing darkness and decay.

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  • When Money Goes On Mission

    $14.99

    Build high-trust ministry partnerships that are effective and joy-filled

    We’ve all seen fundraising and giving done poorly, but how do we get it right? Rob Martin was a grant maker for over twenty years and has been in and around the world of funding for a long time. He shares all that he’s learned about fundraising and giving in today’s world, the do’s and don’t, and how it can be a mutual blessing to all parties involved. He will teach you:
    *how the paradigm of giving is changing in the 21st century
    *how to craft a vision that donors will hear and appreciate
    *how to build strong, successful relationships between donors and fundraisers

    This is an essential read for any Christian who gives or receives money. Ministry partnerships can be robust relationships that bring immense joy and remind us of our unity in Christ; this book will show you how.

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  • Made For The Journey

    $13.99

    In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to God.

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  • Live Without Borders A True Story

    $16.99

    Consider going on the adventure of your life-one of profound love, real joy, and many surprises along the way. But every adventure also comes with pain and loss. Linda Castillo chose to follow Jesus at age five and began her fifty-plus-year journey as a short-term and long-term missionary at age eight. Her story is an inspirational illustration of a life dedicated to saying YES to Jesus-anytime, anywhere-through disappointments, death of a spouse, infertility, and cancer diagnoses, all while seeing Jesus at every turn of her life to withstand loss and receive hope to keep moving forward. In Live Without Borders, you will see that: Guidance is always nearby.Detours can be unplanned adventures.Relationships hold us and mold us in every season of life.Your life has a purpose and a plan.You are designed by God for something only you can do. Learn from your past, take charge of your present, plan for your future. God is always calling us to new adventure.

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  • Not Dressed For The Occasion

    $17.99

    Not Dressed for the Occasion has no specific beginning or end but is a string of observations birthed out of my walk with God. It delves into the deeply personal failures of life and honest confession of sins, as well as explores the wonderful experiences and potential we have in God. Though the book exposes the present world view that contradicts the traditional six thousand years of proven moral lessons, it also deals with the daily experiences that challenge our faith and intimacy with God, the most common thread being God Himself and the incredible revelation we enjoy because of the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. In this sense, this book is a unique view of the world from a realist Christian perspective. I have endeavoured to throw light on situations that are sometimes personal, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, and sometimes church-centred, but all from a biblical world view. The question remains: Is there hope for a world gone crazy?

    The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out (John 1:5, MSG).

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  • Refugee Diaspora : Missions Amid The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Of The Wo

    $14.99

    Refugee Diaspora is a contemporary account of the global refugee situation and how the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ is shining brightly in the darkest corners of the greatest crisis on our planet. These hope-filled pages of refugees encountering Jesus Christ presents models of Christian ministry from the front lines of the refugee crisis and the real challenges of ministering to today’s refugees. It includes biblical, theological and practical reflections on mission in diverse diaspora contexts from leading scholars as well as practitioners in all major regions of the world.

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  • Margins Of Islam

    $15.99

    What do you do when Islam does not adequately describe the Muslims you know? Margins of Islam brings together a stellar collection of experienced missionary scholar-practitioners who explain their own approaches to a diversity of Muslims across the world. Each chapter grapples with a context that is significantly different from the way Islam is traditionally presented in mission texts. These crucial differences may be theological, socio-political, ethnic, or a specific variation of Islam in a context but they all shape the way we do mission. This book will help you discover Islam as a lived experience in various settings and equip you to engage Muslims in any context, including your own.

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  • Reload Love : Transforming Bullets To Beauty And Battlegrounds To Playgroun

    $14.99

    Will we try to forget all the things we’ve seen?
    Or will we see, really see, and then let our emotions
    lead us into a new way of living?

    We’ve all glimpsed the atrocities through our TVs and newsfeeds: the persecution of fellow Christians, the plight of refugees, and the deaths of innocent children in areas controlled by terrorists.

    This is the story of one woman who refused to look away.

    Lenya Heitzig allowed her heart to break at the sight of suffering, devastated little ones–and she begged God for a way to help.

    In this gritty, passionate story, Lenya details the epic beginning of her ministry Reload Love. Experience the hope found in a children’s playground as you join her on a journey through the jungles of Burma and the war-torn streets of the Middle East. And embrace anew the grace of God that inspires ordinary people to go to incredible lengths to share His life-giving love.

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  • Walking Together On The Jesus Road

    $19.99

    Christians who serve Jesus among people from a different culture than their own often struggle to find a good way to disciple people. Walking Together on the Jesus Road addresses this need by guiding readers through three essential practices for making disciples across cultures: listening to disciples to get to know them and their context, focusing on relationships with Christ, fellow disciples, and others, and enabling disciples to live out their faith in culturally relevant ways. These practices are the foundation for the long-term, intentional process of helping disciples from other cultures become more like Jesus. The book also engages with practical challenges, such as enabling disciples to find and belong to a nurturing community of faith, as well as contextualizing the way we teach the Bible.

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  • After The Trip

    $15.00

    1. What Now?
    2. Coming Home With Gifts
    3. Mining For Gold
    4. Treasures On The Journey
    5. Keeping The Lines Open
    6. Make Your Next Trip Your Best Trip
    7. The Key To A Life-Changing Journey
    Afterword: The Trip Is Just The Beginning
    Questions For Reflection And Discussion
    Appendix: Eight Great Questions
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Can a one-time crosscultural experience truly be life-changing?

    Veteran trip leader and intercultural guide Cory Trenda says yes-if we let the trip launch a journey of integrating the experience into our ongoing life.

    In After the Trip Trenda provides a unique guide for individuals and teams to make the most of a crosscultural trip after returning home. Readers will find help with navigating the crucial reentry process, remembering and sharing key stories, interweaving new insights into everyday life, and engaging in continuing learning and service. Combining practical tips, reflections, and stories from Trenda’s own decades of crosscultural travel, this is an essential resource for organizations, churches, schools, and all travelers who want crosscultural trips to be a catalyst for lasting good.

    The trip itself is just the beginning; real life change happens after the trip.

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  • Pipeline : Engaging The Church In Missionary Mobilization

    $19.99

    What would it look like if your church really took the last words of Jesus seriously? The Great Commission was not just a suggestion by our Lord, but an imperative mandate given to his followers. Missionary sending agencies are deploying workers to the field, but many of them come from disengaged churches that are not producing well-equipped disciples. We need a fully integrated global supply chain-a pipeline-that has disciples as the precious commodity, as well as an effective infrastructure to distribute and replicate them around the globe. Pipeline seeks to re-engage the church in mobilizing the next generation of workers for the harvest. This is a collaboration of forty different authors from churches, agencies, and cross-cultural servants. As people in distant places wait for a messenger of hope and salvation, will your church venture into the pipeline?

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  • Fellowship Of The Suffering

    $18.00

    Preface

    Part 1: Welcome To The Fellowship
    1. Suffering Comes With The Territory
    2. The Worst Suffering: Paul’s Story
    3. Learning To Trust Anyway: Dave And Erin’s Story

    Part 2: Fellowship With Christ
    4. The Sun Comes From The Dark: Prayer Through Suffering
    5. Becoming The Kind Of People The World Needs: Transformation Through Suffering
    6. Not What I Expected: Joy Through Suffering

    Part 3: Fellowship With Others
    7. It’s Our Family: Solidarity Through Suffering
    8. Pain As Common Ground: Neighboring Through Suffering

    Part 4: Fellowship With The World
    9. The Seed Must Die To Multiply: Mission Through Suffering
    10. Are You Really Passionate? Calling Through Suffering

    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments
    Recommended Reading
    Notes

    Additional Info
    That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings. Philippians 3:10 (ASV)

    If we follow Jesus, we will experience pain. It comes with the territory. We might face hardship because of our Christian commitment, or we may have challenges just from living in a fallen world. Either way, Christians follow in the footsteps of our suffering Savior and participate in his suffering.

    But that’s not the whole story. Missionary Paul Borthwick and pastor Dave Ripper show how transformation through our personal pain enables us to minister faithfully to a hurting world. They candidly share about their own struggles and how they have seen God’s kingdom advance through hardship and suffering. Though we naturally avoid suffering, Christians throughout church history have become powerful witnesses to Christ as a result of their brokenness.

    Life is painful, but pain need not have dominion over us. Instead, it can propel us in missional solidarity with our suffering world. Come find comfort and renewed purpose in the fellowship of the suffering.

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  • Kingdom Collaborators : Eight Signature Practices Of Leaders Who Turn The W

    $18.00

    Introduction: Thy Kingdom Come
    1. Pray With Eyes Wide Open
    2. Foment Dissatisfaction With The Status Quo
    3. Combine Social And Spiritual Entrepreneurship
    4. Marry Vision And Action
    5. Shape A People-Development Culture
    6. Curry Leadership Curiosity
    7. Call The Party
    8. Maintain (a Pain-Tinged) Optimism
    9. Accelerate Your Impact
    Conclusion
    Acknowledgments
    For Further Reflection/Group Discussion
    Notes

    Additional Info
    These who have turned the world upside down have come here too, (Acts 17:6, NKJV).

    When Paul and Silas came to Thessalonica, they changed the community. How? By collaborating with God to bring his kingdom on earth.

    Will you collaborate on God’s kingdom work in your community? If you’re ready to see God move in all areas-business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more-this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for kingdom growth. Readers will gain practical advice to help people experience life as God intends.

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  • 7 Practices For The Church On Mission

    $14.00

    Preface
    1. The Lord’s Table
    2. Reconciliation
    3. Proclaiming The Gospel
    4. Being With The Least Of These
    5. Being With Children
    6. The Fivefold Gifting
    7. Kingdom Prayer
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Jesus gave his followers seven key practices:

    The Lord’s Supper
    Reconciliation
    Proclaiming the gospel
    Being with the least of these
    Being with children
    Fivefold ministry gifting
    Kingdom prayer

    When we practice these disciplines, God becomes faithfully present to us, and we in turn become God’s faithful presence to the world. Pastor and professor David Fitch shows how these seven practices can revolutionize the church’s presence in our neighborhoods, transform our way of life in the world, and advance the kingdom.

    Our communities can be changed when they see us practicing our faith. Go and do.

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  • Together On Gods Mission

    $14.99

    Together on God’s Mission investigates Southern Baptist history, showing how and why the Southern Baptist Convention came to embrace the vision of a cooperative denomination. It also explores how this vision has shaped denominational identity and structure. This historical study is followed by a discussion of the biblical description of how the mission of God determines the mission of the church. This study shows that God’s mission is not simply furthered by churches working together, but rather that cooperation between churches makes up a key component of God’s mission. Finally, the study concludes that the Southern Baptist Convention is uniquely positioned to enable churches to fully participate in God’s mission to redeem the nations and restore creation from the effects of the Fall.

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  • Missiological Research : Interdisciplinary Foundations Methods And Integrat

    $32.99

    This volume is a key reference tool for all researchers delving into the various methods of missiological study. Five units focus on: foundations of missiological research, key aspects of biblical and theological methods, qualitative methods, quantitative and mixed methods for research, and integration of missiological research and the missionary life. Each chapter succinctly summarizes a method, suggests resources for more advanced interaction, and provides an exemplar journal article with abstract. The comprehensive reference volume brings together:

    -14 veteran practitioner-scholars who provide clear and concise guidance to empirical research methodology, biblical-theological inquiry, and the integration of the two interdisciplinary approaches

    -25 appendices to aid the researcher with resources.

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  • Well : Healing Our Beautiful Broken World From A Hospital In West Africa

    $20.00

    Sarah Thebarge ponders the intersection of faith and medicine in this insightful narrative of her medical mission trip to Togo, West Africa.

    When she applied to the Yale physicians assistant program and the admissions panel asked why they should admit her, she replied, Because I’m going to change the world some day.

    After more than a decade of practicing medicine and encountering the medical world herself as a cancer patient, she still wanted to change the world through medicine. She optimistically raised funds to serve without pay in a missions hospital, only to struggle daily with shocking diseases and death. And, in a harrowing bout with malaria, she nearly succumbed herself.

    So many of her patients died, that this cancer survivor was drawn back into the vortex of death and dying, forced to grapple again with the theology suffering. And in the backdrop were social encounters with the people of West Africa and American and European missions volunteers that forced her to painful examination of the white supremist threads often woven into Christian missions.

    Her insightful, ultimately uplifting narrative explores the difference between changing the world and healing the world. Her story demonstrates what it means to truly become a follower of Jesus: to use faith to change ourselves and thereby heal the world.

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  • Transforming Mission Theology

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    Missiology permeated with theological reflection. This volume is the culmination of Van Engen’s teachings, but takes us to an even deeper level. Since mission is first and foremost God’s mission, theological reflection must be permeated by missiological understanding and our missiology must be permeated with theological reflection. Mission theology is an activity of the Church of Jesus Christ seeking to understand more deeply why, how, when, where, and wherefore the followers of Jesus may participate in God’s mission, in God’s world.

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  • North American Mission Handbook 22nd Ed.

    $34.99

    The 22nd Edition of the Mission Handbook Since it was first published in 1953, the Mission Handbook has only grown in its value to the mission community. In this, the 22nd edition, there is not only the most extensive, up-to-date information available on over 1400 U.S. and Canadian-based mission agencies, but also includes an in-depth analysis on trends and comparisons in North American missions.
    Special Features include:
    – Mission CEO Survey Summary
    – Mission Pastor Survey Summary
    – Mission Handbook Survey
    – Directory of over 1400 North American Agencies
    – List of Agencies and the Countries of Their Activity
    – Agencies by Ministry Activity or Church Tradition.

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  • Roland Allens The Ministry Of Expansion

    $12.99

    Roland Allen was one of the most influential mission thinkers of the twentieth century. As a High Church Anglican, he had great respect and value for Church tradition, but was quick to confront cultural preferences when they appeared to contradict biblical prescriptions.

    The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity reflects his thoughts that dealt with Communion-related activities in the Majority World where the Anglican Church did not have well-developed church structures and priests. In this work, Allen argues that there are times and circumstances when non-clergy must take the lead in the administration of Holy Communion. Written around 1938, The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity has remained unpublished until now. The work you hold represents one of the last book-length manuscripts written by Allen and includes a collection of articles by contemporary Allen scholars. Though nearly eighty years since he first put pen to paper, Allen’s principles and convictions still speak to the Church with great gravitas. What should be the response when the Church’s cultural preferences are unable to keep up with the work of the Spirit on the mission field? This was a not only a question in Allen’s day, but one for every generation of believers.

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  • Building Bridges To Oral Cultures

    $16.95

    Millions hear the oral gospel.

    Building Bridges to Oral Cultures narrates with chronological and adventurous detail, an extraordinary journey that began for Jim and Carla Bowman in the early 80s with a passion to share the Good News with a handful of the least-reached, indigenous groups in Mexico. Over the course of thirty years, their travels led to breakthrough discoveries and innovation in remote communities of traditional oral learners around the world. With time and God’s guiding hand, a new comprehensive, oral communications model emerged. Effective bridges to oral cultures were developed and tested. Without eradicating cultures, speakers of the local languages are embracing the local oral arts to communicate God’s Word and are reaching the lost for Him across the globe.

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  • Mission Shaped Grace

    $14.99

    The mandate to make disciples of every nation until Christ returns remains unchanged. As the Church and individuals, our mission is to be a bridge between God and those who don’t yet know Him. But society has shifted, and the ways in which we have done mission in the past are no longer relevant. Mission-Shaped Grace is an attempt to capture what John believes God has been teaching His people about mission in our modern day culture. The 5 missional practices for the 21st Century contained in this book will help us to reach out to our family, friends and work colleagues with the message of hope. These simple practices become profound when offered to others in the power of the Spirit and with love. The first half of this book establishes the key principles of missional discipleship and the second illustrates the 5 Missional Practices, with practical examples, so that we can see God’s Kingdom come here and now.

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  • Muslim Insider Christ Followers

    $26.99

    Are Muslim insider Christ followers real believers? Are they Muslims or Christians? Does that matter? The topic of insider movements is controversial within the church. The debate rages on, opinions differ widely, and convictions often are defended aggressively. The set of voices sorely missing from this hot debate has been that of the insiders themselves. This book finally breaks that silence. Henk Prenger researched the views of 26 Muslim insider Christ followers who are leaders in their movements. You will be surprised by their insights. Prenger presents their views on 21 theology-proper topics such as God, man, the gospel, sin, Satan, the cross, heaven and hell, the Bible, and our mandate. He plotted these views in a theological/missional framework with four paradigms: Fundamental, Ecumenical, Integral, and Global. This M-Framework is a powerful catalyst for honest conversations about theological paradigms that inform how we approach insider movements and the kingdom of God on earth.

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  • Training For Harvest

    $24.99

    You Were Made for This!

    From the remote corners of the jungle to the world’s largest cities, the Spirit of God is powerfully at work within the hearts of people from all walks of life, drawing them to Himself. The harvest is abundant!

    But where are the harvesters?

    God is seeking workers for the harvest. He is raising up a new breed of missionaries to usher in the nations!

    Discover your unique role in this great harvest of nations!

    Wherever you find yourself today-whether you are a student, worker, parent, pastor, or missionary- you are in an exclusive and divinely appointed position to release the radical love and supernatural power of Jesus into your world.

    Heidi and Rolland Baker’s Training for Harvest manual is an interactive workbook that equips you to carry the Kingdom of God into the missions assignment to which God is calling you.
    *Gain a clear sense purpose and destiny.
    *Live in moment-by-moment intimacy with Jesus.
    *Encounter the transforming power of God.
    *Grow in signs, wonders and miracles.
    *Develop a radical faith.
    *Access the resources of heaven.

    You have been created for this purpose-to bring in the great harvest of nations.

    It all begins with a choice: will you answer God’s call?

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  • 2nd Chance

    $9.95

    In THE SECOND CHANCE, Missionary Mira Sousa shares her life journey which begins as a poor young girl in Brazil. Her life was full of poverty and heartaches where she felt no one in the world cared about her until she came to a saving grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. Mira found out she was not alone and through her faith in God, she would overcome in this life. Prayer-her connection with God-has been her mainstay. Learn about the love of God and the power of prayer through this inspirational story. This book tells her life trajectory and how God gave her a second chance. From these pages, you are invited to not only read Mira’s story, but also experience the love of God in your life and discover the God of the second chance.

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  • Megachurch Accountability In Missions

    $24.99

    Megachurches are of relatively recent vintage. Their numerical strength invests them with social and financial power. To whom, if anyone, however, are megachurches accountable? What role do they play as innovators in missions? How have their enormous influence and financial strength been harnessed? What lessons can be learned? What course corrections ought to be made? Over the course of a week, the third meeting of the Korean Global Mission Leadership Forum (KGMLF), held in Korea in 2015, addressed these and related questions. Combining the insights of a rich mix of Korean and international megachurch leaders and scholars, Megachurch Accountability in Missions: Korean and Global Case Studies offers analysis, critique, and positive recommendations for future megachurch engagement in mission. This book is the third volume in KGMLF’s Accountability in Missions series.

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  • Authentic Lives : Overcoming The Problem Of Hidden Identity In Outreach To

    $15.99

    Are you concerned about unreached or unengaged peoples? You probably know that their countries do not welcome missionaries, and that followers of Jesus who serve there via traditional sending organizations do not publicize these organizational ties or their churchbased funding sources. But have you thought through the consequences of keeping that information hidden? Authentic Lives will help you do that-and more. And if those consequences trouble you, Authentic Lives suggests ways to minimize them in traditional organizations and also suggests other options for service altogether. The challenges these other options present are also discussed-going without a sending agency is not easy but is sometimes best nonetheless.

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  • Training Missionaries : Principles And Possibilities

    $24.95

    Missionaries must know God, be able to relate well to other people, understand and engage with another culture, and be able to use the Bible in a way that informs all aspects of their lives and ministries. Missionary training must address each of these areas if it is to help Christians to be effective in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Effective training has been shown to prevent people from prematurely leaving the field. It also reduces the danger of cross-cultural workers uncritically exporting culturally bound forms of Christianity. This book details four key areas that every missionary training program, whatever its context, must focus on developing. It shows how these can be holistically addressed in a learning community where trainers and trainees engage in cross-cultural ministry together.

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  • Innovation In World Mission

    $12.49

    Our world is changing: mass migrations, the emergence of mega-cities, globalization, travel, and ubiquitous connectivity. How do we make sense
    of it all? Innovation in World Mission was written for those who care about being relevant in this chaotic, yet exciting new world. This book explores the categories of mega-changes happening around us, and the impacts they are making, specifically in world mission. It explores how God created us in his image, to be creative and innovative-modern day children of Issachar who understand change and know how to respond. Real-life examples from ministries, non-profits, and businesses are used throughout to help understand how to put these tools into practice.

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  • Mission In Motion

    $21.99

    This book represents an historic and unprecedented piece of research. The research project took nearly ten years to complete from start to finish. It is not a longitudinal study but rather a snapshot in time, which took far longer to process than it did to take. Nevertheless, the picture that developed was well worth the wait. Our hope is that this work will remain relevant for many years to come and promote much discussion and interest to foster more effective mission involvement.

    As confirmation of the contemporary relevance of our project, while we were writing this book two localized studies were undertaken to investigate mission involvement in their contexts. How Australian Missionaries Are Being Called and Choose Mission Agencies (Hibbert, Hibbert, and Silberman, 2015) was researched in Sydney, Australia. Mobilizing More Missionaries: Insights from Surveys of Long-termers and Prospective Missionaries (McVay and Parrott, 2015) was the result of an online survey of 466 long-term missionaries from forty-six agencies undertaken in the United States.

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  • Challenging Islamic Traditions

    $19.99

    The Hadith are Islam’s most influential texts after the Qur’an. They outline in detail what the Qur’an often leaves unsaid. The Hadith are a foundation for Islamic law and theology and a key to understanding the worldview of Islam and why many Muslims do the things they do. This book subjects the Hadith to a critical analysis from a biblical perspective. In a scholarly and respectful way, it exposes significant inconsistencies within these ancient documents and highlights potential problems with the Muslim-Christian interface.

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  • Korean Missionary Movement

    $24.99

    This book provides the most thorough, penetrating analysis of trends in Korean missions to date. Seasoned researcher Steve Sang-Cheol Moon maps the relatively recent rise and explosive growth of the Korean missionary movement, studying the mission force and significant themes in its experience over a twenty-five-year period. These articles and papers supply data on every facet: mission fields and ministry foci; finances; age, marriage, family, and general demographics; training and credentials; burnout and attrition; education of missionary children; leadership trends; and global partnership.

    These chapters do not merely catalogue statistics-they probe beneath the surface to ask hard questions and set priorities for Korean missions. Moon explores painful subjects such as the 2007 hostage incident involving short-term workers in Afghanistan, and chronic concerns like workaholism and missionaries’ retirement. Ultimately, however, he finds much to commend and celebrate, tracing God’s providence in making Korea, within the span of a few decades, a dynamic leader in global missions.

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  • Church In Mission

    $19.95

    The WEA Mission Commission and William Carey Library are pleased to introduce the new volume of the Globalization of Mission series, The Church in Mission: Foundations and Global Case Studies. Edited by Dr. Bertil Ekstrom, Executive Director of the WEA MC, the book is the most recent distillation of Evangelical and globally-grounded studies on the local church-people of God. Dr. Ekstrom has led an MC global missiology task force team of reflective practitioners through a 3-year process working in community to present this singular publication gift to the church on and in mission. Some 31 writers from 19 nations have contributed to this resource, demonstrating yet again the Mission Commission’s commitment to listen to the global voice and provide a publishing platform for those voices to be heard.

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  • Seeking The Unseen

    $17.99

    Buddhism claims no god, yet spiritual realities abound in popular practice. What are these realities? What do they mean to the practitioners? How can understanding these realities inform Christ-followers seeking to communicate the good news of Jesus in ways that all can understand and relate to? In answer to these and other questions, SEANET proudly presents its twelfth volume,

    Seeking the Unseen: Spiritual Realities in the Buddhist World. Christian practitioners
    from thirteen different Buddhist cultures share insights gained from their wideranging
    experiences and perspectives. From Sri Lanka to Japan, from China to the Philippines, these women and men, Asian and Western, present on a topic that is often missing in mission literature today.

    And for readers seeking personal insight into the growing spiritual complexities of their own place in the postmodern world, lessons from these authors will guide you with practical principles from engaging, firsthand cultural encounters.

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  • Where No One Has Heard

    $14.99

    Who was J. Christy Wilson Jr.? Many have never heard his name, but his life had a ripple effect in modern missions. Read the first full biography of the humble, adventurous man of prayer who helped launch the Urbana missions conference, pioneered ministry in Afghanistan when others thought it impossible, mobilized hundreds of students toward world evangelization, and reintroduced the biblical idea of leveraging one’s profession for the kingdom with the term tentmaking. Riveting, uplifting, and frequently amusing, this book will challenge you to reconsider what is possible when we dare to yield to Christ and his purposes in the world.

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  • Fully Funded Missionary

    $15.99

    Jesus had a financial partnership team. Paul had a financial partnership team. God has a financial partnership team for every missionary, including you! Should the difficulties of raising financial support keep God’s workers out of the harvest fields? It has, and the result is that the mission field is underfunded and understaffed, but a solution exists. Rob Parker successfully shows that the Great Commission is not for the struggling, lonely missionary; it belongs to the Body of Christ working together.

    Discover God’s strategy, spanning the Old and New Testaments, of funding His work through the saints. Experience a paradigm shift from fundraising to partnership. Be equipped with practical tools and a plan for moving forward. Learn how to invite God’s people to joyfully join you in the Great Commission. And follow His call into missions with the full funding and relational support you need.

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  • Partnership Development : For The Fully Funded Missionary

    $30.00

    Has God Called You to Full-Time Missions, but You Lack the Finances to Move Forward? The mission field is understaffed. Unreached people groups, which make up 42% of the world population, have one foreign missionary for every 216,000 souls. Many who are called never reach the field because of financial lack or insufficient relational support. But it doesn’t have to be like this; God has a better way.
    God has funded His workers for over 3,500 years through the partnership of His family. The Great Commission does not belong to the missionary alone; it belongs to the Body of Christ. In both the Old and New Testament is a substantial culture of partnership-the family of God rallying around the workers and making them available to do the work of God.

    Rob Parker presents a modern application of the ancient model. In this training manual you will discover God’s pattern for funding His mission and His workers. You will be given clarity, the confidence of Scripture, a real action plan, and practical steps toward being fully funded. You will receive help identifying your ministry assignment, sharing your vision, and inviting the Body of Christ to be part of it.
    God sends missionaries into the harvest with the prayer, camaraderie, and financial support of a team. You can raise a partnership team and move forward with strength and confidence to complete the assignment that God has given you. God has a support team for every called missionary!

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  • Diaspora Missiology 23 Ems

    $19.99

    For many years, cross-cultural missions were directed to people in the countries of their birth, generally in Majority World areas. Foreigners present among or around the intended focus of ministry were not viewed as part of mission ministry. Diaspora missions focus on these peoples, who are now actually and virtually in more accessible places. This book will help you understand the dynamics behind this accelerated movement of peoples from one region to another, biblical principles and precedents that guide ministry today, the application of social and communication studies, and actual cases of ministry to and with diaspora peoples.

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  • Understanding Insider Movements

    $49.99

    For the first time in history, large numbers of people from the world’s major non-Christian religions are following Jesus as Lord. Surprisingly for many Western Christians, they are choosing to do so within the religious communities of their birth and outside of institutional Christianity. How does this work, and how should we respond to these movements?

    This long-awaited anthology brings together some of the best writings on the topic of insider movements. Diverse voices explore this phenomenon from the perspectives of Scripture, history, theology, missiology, and the experience and identity of insider believers. Those who are unfamiliar with the subject will find this book a crucial guide to a complex conversation. Students and instructors of mission will find it useful as a reader and reference volume. Field workers and agencies will discover in these chapters welcome starting points for dialogue and clearer communication.

    The first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the topic of insider movements, Understanding Insider Movements is an indispensable companion for those who want to glimpse the creative, unexpected, boundary-crossing ways God is at work among the peoples of the world in their diverse religious communities.

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