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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement : A Reader Paperback – January 1, 1999
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The book is broken into four major sections, labeled:
The Biblical Perspective
The Historical Perspective
The Cultural Perspective
The Strategic Perspective
Each of these then has dozens of articles written by authors such as Brother Andrew, Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Greg Boyd, John Piper, John R. W. Stott, Hudson Taylor, and many other excellent authors.
Not to use a cliche, but you'll both laugh and cry as you read through this volume and read incredibly diverse accounts of the Christian experience around the world like you can in no other book I know of. This book definitly helped me break out of my very limited frame of reference, and really opened my eyes up to the state of the world...
Second, being a self proclaimed Rationalist, Jack ought to realize that his own "rational" worldview is also a religion, religion defined as 'a set of beliefs.' This book is most assuredly about the Christian Missionary Experiences of many people across the globe - not an exhaustive apologetic of the Christian faith. If Jack really believes that no one ought to push their beliefs, he should have never published his review in the first place.
Third, people like Jack who tend to think of "Christianity" in terms of "people who do things that I don't like or agree with, and they're always pushing pushing pushing their beliefs on me and others" should take the time to check out some of the many positive things that Christians have done throughout the world. One example is hospitals: both in the US and abroad.Read more ›
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I was a little disappointed with the wear on the book when I received it but it was in pretty good condition for that low of a price.Published on December 19, 2013 by Angus Trotter
I m satisfied with my purchase this book was ever cheap and in great condition. it really helped in appreciating culture on a whole and see the many errors we make in ministering... Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by shawn911
Veteran missionary practitioners provide a superb treatment of the worldwide Christian movement with this four-dimensional approach: Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by melechdavid
This book is a various articles written by leading Missionaries and scholars. Please take the time to read it slowly and carefully to see how God has changed lives around the... Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Luis
This is a excellent book, unfortunately it was the wrong edition for the Seminary course that I am taking, so I had to return it to the vendor that I purchased it from through... Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by glenh72