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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193406887X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934068878
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,306,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I highly recommend this book for anyone, any age, considering missions-related ministry." —Don Parrott, President, Finishers Project / MissionNext "John McVay has more passion than anyone I know for mobilizing people to become effective missionaries. This book combines his passion with the expertise and practical advice from over 100 missionaries!” —John Crouch MD, President, In His Image International "This book is like having a dozen missionary friends at your side, coaching you with kindness and clarity. Who knew wisdom could be so encouraging?" -- Steve Hawthorne, co-editor, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement "The questions in this book are the ones being asked by my students. The answers given are superb. I’m going to require my students to read Ask a Missionary." - Howard Culbertson, Professor, Southern Nazarene University "Do your students want advice from a number of missionaries who’ve been there? This book has it. I will use this as a reference to help me—and many others—for years to come." - Scott Moreau, Professor at Wheaton College and Editor Evangelical Missions Quarterly "People fear what they don’t understand. This resource answers the questions most commonly asked by prospective missionaries. I would love to put this into the hands of every student we meet." - Claude Hickman, Executive director, The Traveling Team

About the Author

For over ten years, John McVay, General Editor, has moderated "Ask A Missionary" discussions online and at conferences such as Urbana, Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment (ACMC), Global Missions Health, and The Journey Deepens.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pilgrim on August 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
Ask A Missionary is a great resource for all who are interested in missions, but especially those who are interested in becoming career missionaries, or those who advise others interested in career missionary service. I have always enjoyed listening to small panels of missionaries discuss various topics at mission conferences. This book vicariously brings together a very large panel of missionaries from many different organizations with a broad breadth of experience. Each issue presented is examined from a wide variety of viewpoints. Although only a limited number of issues are discussed, the reader will find plenty of useful material to ponder. Disclaimer: I am a minor contributor to the material in this book.
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By Jeff on April 21, 2011
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My wife and I have both felt God leading us into medical missions for a long time. This does not however mean that we are yet prepared. This book fills a much needed gap. Missionary wisdom from missionaries not just missiologists. The diversity of insight collected from a wide range of contexts helps one to appreciate the complexity of Biblical wisdom. Through juxtaposing competing views one is able to better formulate one's appropriately nuanced understanding. A great resource!
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I was invited to read this book...and I'm so glad I did!
As I read through Ask a Missionary, God excited my heart even more to share His love and glory with the nations! The first chapter overflows with the wisest guidance advice I've ever read! God must have planned for me to read this as I was desperately needing to receive His thoughts toward my situation. Plus, all the answers are so encouraging! I love it how the book begins each chapter with an interesting story that connects well with the material as well as my heart's desire to serve the Lord...and He has used this book to put together some different pieces of the puzzle of His personalized plan for the ministry He's prepared for me.
The book answers many questions I've had for years, and I especially enjoyed exploring the answers to some important questions that hadn't even crossed my mind. Don't you love it how God will bring you things that you weren't even considering?
Ask a Missionary answers a wide variety of questions. Every question that I can think of regarding missions I found in there, but the most amazing part of the book is how practical the advice is. I love theological concepts and deep debates, but when you think God might be guiding you to become a missionary, it's pretty nice to have some real-life steps to start taking. As I think about the book's great quality of wisdom and great quantity of knowledge, I know this will be a wonderful handbook as Jesus and I explore a journey into missions together.
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I found this book answered several of the questions I had. I know it will make a great reference book for the future
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