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Title Western Christians in Global Mission
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2012-11-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0830866051
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner (Missions/Global Affairs) 2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Global Outreach) The world has changed. A century ago, Christianity was still primarily centered in North America and Europe. By the dawn of the twenty-first century, Christianity had become a truly global faith, with Christians in Asia, Africa and Latin America outpacing those in the rest of the world. There are now more Christians in China than in all of Europe, more Pentecostals in Brazil than in the United States, and more Anglicans in Kenya than in Great Britain, Canada and the United States combined. Countries that were once destinations for western missionaries are now sending their own missionaries to North America. Given these changes, some think the day of the Western missionary is over. Some are wary that American mission efforts may perpetuate an imperialistic colonialism. Some say that global outreach is best left to indigenous leaders. Others simply feel that resources should be focused on the home front. Is there an ongoing role for the North American church in global mission? Missions specialist Paul Borthwick brings an urgent report on how the Western church can best continue in global mission. He provides a current analysis of the state of the world and how Majority World leaders perceive North American Christians' place. Borthwick offers concrete advice for how Western Christians can be involved without being paternalistic or creating dependency. Using their human and material resources with wise and strategic stewardship, North Americans can join forces with the Majority World in new, interdependent ways to answer God s call to global involvement. In this critical age, the global body of Christ needs one another more than ever. Discover how the Western church can contribute to a new era of mission marked by mutuality, reciprocity and humility.

Title How to Be a World Class Christian
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2012-01-05
Category Religion
Total Pages 225
ISBN 9780830859061
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How To Be A World-Class Christian shows the reader how to expand in understanding Scripture, increase in global praying and intensify cross-cultural outreach—beginning at home.

The New Global Mission by Samuel Escobar

Title The New Global Mission
Author Samuel Escobar
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2013-05-23
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780830877836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Veteran missiologist Samuel Escobar explores the new realities of our globalized world, assesses the context of a changing mission field, sets forth a thoroughly biblical theology of missions, and considers implications for how Christians are to go about the task of global mission.

Mission 3 16 by Paul Borthwick

Title Mission 3 16
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2020-06-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9780830836895
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. God still loves the world, and we can too.

Title Great Commission Great Compassion
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2015-11-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780830898916
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Go and do. Jesus commands it, and the world needs it. Mission mobilizer Paul Borthwick shows how proclamation and demonstration of the gospel go hand in hand, bringing together the Great Commission of Matthew 28 and the Great Compassion of Matthew 25, while offering practical, holistic ways for us to live them out in every sphere of our lives.

Missions by Paul Borthwick

Title Missions
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2000-09-22
Category Religion
Total Pages 75
ISBN 0830830901
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this nine session LifeGuide® Bible Study guide by Paul Borthwick, you'll explore how God reaches out to his people. You'll learn that the call to "missions" is not for a select group but is a part of God's call to every Christian. And you'll begin to understand your own part in God's plan.

Understanding Christian Mission by Scott W. Sunquist

Title Understanding Christian Mission
Author Scott W. Sunquist
Publisher Baker Academic
Release Date 2013-09-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781441242143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive introduction helps students, pastors, and mission committees understand contemporary Christian mission historically, biblically, and theologically. Scott Sunquist, a respected scholar and teacher of world Christianity, recovers missiological thinking from the early church for the twenty-first century. He traces the mission of the church throughout history in order to address the global church and offers a constructive theology and practice for missionary work today. Sunquist views spirituality as the foundation for all mission involvement, for mission practice springs from spiritual formation. He highlights the Holy Spirit in the work of mission and emphasizes its trinitarian nature. Sunquist explores mission from a primarily theological--rather than sociological--perspective, showing that the whole of Christian theology depends on and feeds into mission. Throughout the book, he presents Christian mission as our participation in the suffering and glory of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the nations.

Title A History of Christian Missions
Author Stephen Neill
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
Release Date 1990
Category History
Total Pages 528
ISBN 0140137637
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Professor Neill's excellent and authoriatative survey examines centuries of missionary activity, beginning with Christ and working through the Crusades and the colonization of Asia and Africa up to the present day.

Short Term Mission by Brian M. Howell

Title Short Term Mission
Author Brian M. Howell
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2012-09-02
Category Religion
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9780830863402
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the past few decades, short-term mission trips have exploded in popularity. With easy access to affordable air travel, millions of American Christians have journeyed internationally for ministry, service and evangelism. Short-term trips are praised for involving many in global mission but also critiqued for their limitations. Despite the diversity of destinations, certain universal commonalities emerge in how mission trip participants describe their experiences: "My eyes were opened to the world's needs." "They ministered to us more than we ministered to them." "It changed my life." Anthropologist Brian Howell explores the narrative shape of short-term mission (STM). Drawing on the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage, he shows how STM combines these elements with Christian purposes of mission to create its own distinct narrative. He provides a careful historical survey of the development of STM and then offers an in-depth ethnographic study of a particular mission trip to the Dominican Republic. He explores how participants remember and interpret their experiences, and he unpacks the implications for how North American churches understand mission, grapple with poverty and relate to the larger global church. A groundbreaking book for all who want to understand how and why American Christians undertake short-term mission.

Title Six Dangerous Questions to Transform Your View of the World
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 1996-12-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 129
ISBN 0830816852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Paul Borthwick challenges us to closely examine how we view other cultures and how we act on our faith.

Title The Unexpected Christian Century
Author Scott W. Sunquist
Publisher Baker Academic
Release Date 2015-09-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781441266637
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1900 many assumed the twentieth century would be a Christian century because Western "Christian empires" ruled most of the world. What happened instead is that Christianity in the West declined dramatically, the empires collapsed, and Christianity's center moved to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. How did this happen so quickly? Respected scholar and teacher Scott Sunquist surveys the most recent century of Christian history, highlighting epochal changes in global Christianity. He also suggests lessons we can learn from this remarkable global Christian reversal. Ideal for an introduction to Christianity or a church history course, this book includes a foreword by Mark Noll.

Invitation To World Missions by Timothy C. Tennent

Title Invitation to World Missions
Author Timothy C. Tennent
Publisher Kregel Academic
Release Date 2010
Category Religion
Total Pages 559
ISBN 9780825438837
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A primary resource introducing missions for the passionate follower of Christ

Pioneer Missions by Forrest McPhail

Title Pioneer Missions
Author Forrest McPhail
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2015-02-12
Category
Total Pages 152
ISBN 1505883180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A church planter in Cambodia seeks to help Christians reach for greater discernment in missions. He wrestles with some of the difficult issues we face in pursuing the great commission on pioneer fields. Using Scripture and personal experience from fourteen years of cross-cultural ministry, Forrest engages us all in a task that demands thoughtful methods from those going and sending. This book will challenge you to see the link between theology and practice in missions. It will also give you a window into the heart of missionaries serving in unreached places around the world. Be prepared to be challenged and blessed. Endorsements: "Pastors, read Forrest McPhail's book, and then read it again! Future missionaries, memorize it! For this old missionary, Forrest's book was written about 20 years too late. But even old dogs can, by God's grace, learn new tricks, and I've profited greatly from the humble wisdom, practical insight, and gentle rebukes of a man that I consider one of the finest missionaries I know." J.D. Crowley J.D. grew up in Japan and Hawaii. He pastored in Hawaii for 12 years before leaving for Cambodia in 1994. He has served there under EMU International doing linguistic work and training pastors among the indigenous minorities of NE Cambodia. He is the author of The Tampuan/Khmer/English Dictionary and Khmer commentaries on Matthew and Romans. J.D. has also co-authored the book Gospel Meditations for Missions "Forrest McPhail is a first-rate pioneer missionary who has written a compelling work that comprises what he has learned, lived, and taught others. The book unpacks complex cross-cultural issues with clarity and time-earned wisdom, and demonstrates how to interact intentionally with culture in order to be both relevant and faithful to the gospel. Although set in the context of Southeast Asia, this boots-on-the-ground work is a must read for pastors and missionaries everywhere." Kevin Oberlin Kevin is Associate Professor Theology and Cross-Cultural Studies, Bob Jones University and Seminary "Missionaries, pastors, and all believers will benefit immensely from your work. Why? It will give Pastors a great understanding of the minefields of ministry in third world nations. It will give greater focus to churches that take short term mission trips. It will be useful in helping missionaries lay a foundation for their ministries that will be able to stand the test of trial. The writing is bold and filled with principles rooted in Scripture. This book reflects a wrestling with the issues both written in the Word and those experienced in the villages and marketplace. This will help many now and in the future if they would take your counsel to heart!" Matthew Recker Matt has served Christ in church planting ministry in New York City since 1984, establishing churches in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Matt has published three books, including Behold the City! and Living on the Edge of Eternity. Missionaries who "leave maps laying around" for those who are starting their mission journey are commendable. Forrest McPhail did just that--he created a map based on his journey as a missionary in Cambodia for pioneer missionaries (those going to the unreached people groups of the world). His map is as much about understanding the lay of the land and the critical points of the journey as it is about the destination. In other words, through personal stories, biblical observations. and practical insights, Forrest invites his readers to consider strategic elements and issues, such as syncretism, persecution, church discipline, poverty, and much more before they start building a foundation. Thank you Forrest for daring to share. Jean Johnson Formerly a missionary in Cambodia, Jean currently serves as Missionary * Coach * and Executive Program Director for World Mission Associates. She has authored "We Are Not the Hero: A Missionary's Guide for Sharing Christ, Not a Culture of Dependency"

Evangelism by John Mark Terry

Title Evangelism
Author John Mark Terry
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Release Date 1998-10-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781433674730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ministers and other speakers will discover a wealth of illustrative and inspirational messages for sermons and every day living. Any Christian with a gift and calling for evangelistic witnessing will find themselves caught up in how the Good News of Jesus has been passed down through time. John Mark Terry recounts the fascinating story of Jesus and His saving power in a warm, clear, and interesting manner. Read how the Gospel message has been communicated in a variety of times and cultures and by various means.

Learning From The Least by Andrew F. Bush

Title Learning from the Least
Author Andrew F. Bush
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2013-12-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 210
ISBN 9781625642561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the majority of the world's Christians now living in the non-Western world, Christian mission has become a global movement. The mission of Western Christianity now faces the challenge of laying aside the preeminence and privilege it has long enjoyed in global Christian mission, and embracing a new role of servanthood in weakness alongside its sisters and brothers from Asia, South America, and Africa. Such a transformation in historic patterns in mission requires not just new strategies and techniques, but a renewal of its spirituality. How can the spirituality of Western mission be renewed? By learning from those non-Western Christians whose lives on the margins reveal anew the One who emptied himself of the prerogatives of glory on the cross to serve humanity out of utter weakness. Learning from the Least invites you to a journey among Palestinian Christians to meet radical peacemakers who are making courageous decisions to reconcile with those who are customarily reckoned as enemies. Their radical servanthood out of weakness is a prophetic challenge to Western Christians, a call to lay aside the prerogatives of power and wealth, to question triumphal theologies, and to discover again the vulnerability of the way of the cross.

Title The Fellowship of the Suffering
Author Paul Borthwick
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2018-05-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780830887743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. We can become powerful witnesses to Christ as a result of our brokenness.

Globalchurch by Graham Hill

Title GlobalChurch
Author Graham Hill
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2016-01-07
Category Religion
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9780830840854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"In GlobalChurch, Graham Hill engages with more than one hundred high-profile Majority World Christian leaders to find out what they can teach the West about mission, leadership, hospitality, creation care, education, worship and more. He challenges the Western church to move away from a Eurocentric and Americentric view of church and mission, and he calls the church to construct global missional conversations. The future of the global church--including the churches of the West--exists in these global exchanges." -- Back Cover

Kingdom Without Borders by Miriam Adeney

Title Kingdom Without Borders
Author Miriam Adeney
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2015-08-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 299
ISBN 9780830893935
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The twenty-first century has opened with a rapidly changing map of Christianity. While its influence is waning in some of its traditional Western strongholds, it is growing at a phenomenal pace in the global South. And yet this story has largely eluded the corporate news brokers of the West. Layered as it is with countless personal and corporate stories of remarkable faith and witness, it nevertheless lies ghostlike behind the newsprint and webpages of our print media, outside the camera's vision on the network evening news. Miriam Adeney has lived, traveled and ministered widely. She has walked with Christians in and from the far reaches of the globe. As she pulls back the veil on real Christians--their faith, their hardships, their triumphs and, yes, their failures--an inspiring and challenging story of a kingdom that knows no borders takes shape. This is a book that coaxes us out of our comfortable lives. It beckons us to expand our vision and experience of the possibilities and promise of a faith that continues to shape lives, communities and nations.

A Time For Mission by Samuel Escobar

Title A Time for Mission
Author Samuel Escobar
Publisher Langham Global Library
Release Date 2013-07-14
Category Religion
Total Pages 164
ISBN 9781907713026
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Christian mission in the twenty-first century has become the responsibility of a global church. The heart of 'mission' is the drive to cross geographical, cultural and social barriers in order to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all peoples. Drawing on his involvement in missionary work over many years, Samuel Escobar explores how the church spreads the Christian faith. God's Word forms the foundation for his reflections, while he uses insights from theological and historical studies as well as from the social sciences to gain a clearer understanding of the church's missionary calling. His stimulating and challenging analysis contributes significantly to a global evangelical dialogue on mission today and in the future.

Title Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions
Author Gerald H. Anderson
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1999
Category Religion
Total Pages 845
ISBN 0802846807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.