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Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader (Perspectives) [Paperback]

by Ralph D. Winter, Steven C. Hawthorne
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December 30, 2008 0878083901 978-0878083909
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader (Perspectives)

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 782 pages
  • Publisher: William Carey Library (December 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878083901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878083909
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.1 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roger P. Peterson is a family man, tree house builder, and survivor of the harrowing TWA Flight #841 barrel roll and 35,000-ft accelerated nosedive over Flint, Michigan (April 1979).

Roger is in the ministry 'business' of helping churches and organizations reduce their risk when doing short-term mission trips by providing field-tested, research-driven options for improving overall Kingdom impact in both short- and long-term mission programs.

He's also done the school thing (B.A., Organizational Leadership, M.A., Intercultural Leadership), is a Licensed Minister of the Gospel, and oft-cited expert in Christian short-term missions. He founded STEM Int'l in 1984 (STEM Ministries, STEM Share, STEM Training, STEM Press) and has organized/led several other U.S.-based short-term mission networks, including the U.S. Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission.

But can he write? Roger is the lead co-author of "Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission" and author/co-author of other books, popular press magazine articles, and an article in the scholarly journal "Missiology: An International Review" (Vol. XXII, No. 3, July 1994). He is a contributing author to the 4th edition of the "Perspectives Reader" and other books, the editor of "These Words Changed Everything," and founding publisher of "Mission Maker Magazine."

But is he entertaining? Roger is also an accomplished keyboard musician (both pop rock and Christian worship) and engaging speaker who detests cold weather and snow -- but lives in Minneapolis anyway. At least for now.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perspectives: An excellent book November 24, 2009
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Perspectives is a great resource for anyone looking for information on missions, both local and foreign. It's a big thick book that is comprised of short little articles written by people that have first hand experience. It isn't written in such a way as to compel the reader to forgo sleep because of being totally engrossed yet one will be quite challenged to look at various aspects of reaching people with the Gospel. This should be in everyone's library.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Most Profound Books I've Read March 4, 2011
Hardly a textbook, this is essentially a missions anthology. The included selections venture through God's plan for the nations from the time of Abraham to the end of days. Each and every piece has been carefully selected and edited--if it's in the book, it's worth reading!

My only disappointment is that there's no listing of authors for easily finding articles.

Take a Perspectives course--You will never be the same!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative resource July 13, 2010
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Had to purchase for seminary class. Not a bad read and it has a wealth of information based on years of practical missionary work. While I didn't agree with everything in it, it is a resource I will keep for future study.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book for missionary training! December 26, 2012
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This book helped me to think through a lot of missionary strategy from different perspectives. It is the best book I have ever used for any missions class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource! May 19, 2011
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Anyone who is involved in cross-cultural ministry needs to have this book. It is helpful in getting started with understanding multiple cultures and how they operate.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Stuff September 3, 2013
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Required reading and a book report in a course I am taking in the seminary. Its a big book but reads smoothly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perspectives on Mission Praxis February 17, 2013
The editors of this reader, Ralph Winter, the founder of US Center for World Mission and Steven Hawthorne Institute of International Studies, together with subeditors Darrel Dorr, Bruce Graham and Bruce Koch, have gathered a multifaceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic dimensions on world evangelization. This bulky volume contains more than 150 articles and case studies from mission scholars, thinkers and mission practitioners from around the world that represent clear Perspectives on the World Christian Movement so that the reader can plainly view mission praxis in myriad ways. This book is very comprehensive in nature and is very encouraging to mission lovers and those involved in cross-cultural ministry. It may not be a good academic reference for the growing field of missiology, but it is certainly helpful for those who are trying to understand how mission is operated in multiple cultures in global regions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good timing and good condition April 17, 2014
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the book came appropriately, and as promised. I am really glad to get this used book. It met my expectations.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection
This is a great collection of missions stories, articles, and Biblical articles on the topics of missions and God's work over the ages. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mark Farran
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
it was good,i like it and i hope to finish it soon, i would recommend this boo to a friend
Published 2 months ago by Juan G. Quiroga
5.0 out of 5 stars using this book to launch a people movement
This book has everything to train people to be on mission here in the United States. Different than the missional community movement, but drawing on some of the same thinkers and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by michele painter
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It's for school! Yay for Masters courses. I believe that's all I have to say about that! Thanks for asking!
Published 8 months ago by Blake Stinnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing like it.
Essential reading for any Christian who wants to understand historic and current missions. Written by dozens of top authors and missionaries. This is my second edition of the book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by jewelfinder
5.0 out of 5 stars This Reader will open your EYES
I would recommend this book for a Christian looking to gain an understanding of Missionary work; Mission Theology; current Missions; and how the Great Commission is understood. Read more
Published 12 months ago by December25Guy
3.0 out of 5 stars Book review
Some sections of this book is off the charts and yet other parts of the book at the same time will make you want to hang yourself with a bad Christmas tie.
Published 14 months ago by clinton goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book
Although the focus is mainly on missionaries going into other cultures, other cultures are coming here to America. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Larry and Connie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book on missions and all things evangelical. The book primary focuses on the non-Western mission world, but still provides apply information that can be applied to the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by AJ
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