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A good understanding of biblical theology provides the basis for effective cross-cultural missionary work in A Practical Theology of Missions. True missionary stories from several continents reflect the author's global perspective that has been nurtured by his development of theological education by extension in Pakistan, followed by his teaching of missions at the Toronto Baptist Seminary, where he was my colleague for twelve years. I highly recommend his effort. --Rudolph H. Wiebe, lecturer at the Toronto Baptist Seminary for twenty-nine years and a principal lecturer at the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Nigeria, West Africa since 2004

This book is the climax of Eric Wright's full life as missionary, pastor and author. It is on a theme he is most qualified to expound, the theology of missions. It distils decades of missionary experience and research, reflection and devotion. The book is thorough and balanced, and yet it is an inspiring book to read. In it the reader will find the threefold calling of the church. Firstly, the church exists to give praise to God by word, action, prayer and worship. This is the very core of the life of the church, the glory of God constituting the dominating motive in every deed and prayer. Paul declared that grace was given to him to proclaim the unsearchable riches of Christ among the heathen. He says of God, 'His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms'; (Eph. 3:10). The ultimate goal of the church lies above this world, on another plane. The church exists for God and his glory. Secondly, the church exists to make known the glory of God's Word to every generation of man. The context of this proclamation is to be through the exercise of loving, pastoral care of its members by opening up and applying to every person all of the Scriptures, individually and on the Lord's Day. Thirdly, the church exists to encounter and serve the world by bringing to all mankind the good news of Jesus Christ. Through his church Christ stretches forth his hands to those who are outside the light of his everlasting salvation. It constrains the ignorant and lost to come in, as though God were beseeching them by the church. So Christ uses our words and lives to reveal the glory of his redemptive work to men and women, drawing them to his salvation. The work of mission has received great promises from God. They are our comfort and they also drive us to our knees. --Revd Geoff Thomas, Pastor since 1965 of Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

About the Author

Eric E. Wright grew up in Toronto, Canada. After his conversion, he studied Theology in South Carolina, USA, where he met and married his wife, Mary Helen. Called together to missionary service in the Muslim world, they ministered in Pakistan for sixteen years. There Eric became co-founder of the Open Theological Seminary, now serving over 1,500 students. After returning to Canada, Eric pastored Long Branch Baptist Church, Toronto, served as interim pastor in six other churches, and taught both the history and theology of missions at Toronto Baptist Seminary. Eric and Mary Helen have three married children and nine grandchildren. They live in Salem, Ontario, Canada.
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Product Details

  • Series: Ministry Mission
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Day One Publications (March 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846251982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846251986
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,854,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Being a voracious but dissatisfied reader, Eric E. Wright plunged into the writing of suspense novels after disappointment with the lack of engrossing, contemporary stories featuring believable heroes. Out of that desire has come two award-winning suspense novels: The Lightning File and Captives of Minara. In the year they were published, each won the Word Guild award for best Canadian Christian suspense/mystery novel.

He is currently completing a suspense novel set in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Before venturing into suspense, Eric had already honed his skills by writing 5 self-teaching textbooks for a wildly successful extension training program in Asia. He followed this up with the publication of seven other non-fiction books in England and Canada.

Eric grew up in the west-end of Toronto, studied forestry at the University of Toronto then transferred to Columbia International University in South Carolina to receive training in overseas ministry. There he met and married Mary Helen, a nurse from SC.

Together they served in Pakistan for 16 years where Eric was the co-founder of the Open Theological Seminary, which now serves over 3500 students.

Upon their return to Canada he pastored a church in Toronto for nine years until the passion to write became too strong to deny. From 1991 to the present he has written and published nine books and served as interim pastor in a number of churches.

Both love the country. Through a Country Window - Inspiring stories from out where the sky springs free, published in 2001, tells the story of Eric & Mary Helen's move from the city to a country property. In a whimsical and often humorous style it draws readers into their story with a view to helping them celebrate country life.

The Lightning File, published in 2007, follows the story of a journalist who discovers a terrorist plot targeting US interests from Canada. Captives of Minara continues Josh Radley's adventures in Pakistan drawing together the ancient and the contemporary: a 4500 year old archaeological site and a modern smuggling ring.

Eric & Mary Helen have three married children and nine grandchildren. Eric is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada, Spirit of the Hills, The Brighton Arts Council, Arts Quinte West and The Word Guild.

Find descriptions of all his books both on Amazon and in his personal web site: www.countrywindow.ca

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By SojournInternational on January 23, 2014
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Wright's book is an outstanding missions resource. He addresses a host of issues that are relevant especially to those who are preparing to go overseas and those who are training future missionaries. I especially like this book as it holds the sending church and mission teams in high regard. Another great thing about this book is that the chapters are concise and more accessible to those who find themselves busy with life and ministry.
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