"Olson has written an introductory text that respects missiology's interdisciplinary nature, and treats the areas of concern for modern missionary ministry. ... a balanced blend of theory and practice. It has proven to be a useful textbook for introductory missions courses in Bible colleges and seminaries." Dr. Keith E. Eitel, Professor of Missiology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary "Just what the doctor ordered! Succinct yet comprehensive, solid but readable, creative yet biblical- ... has proven to be a boon to missions teachers, students and practitioners alike." Dr. David J. Hesselgrave, Professor Emeritus of Mission, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "A concise, highly readable introduction to the study of missions. ... a strong biblical and historical framework to view the world from God's perspective ... a good basic introductory text for mission education, solidly conservative and biblical." Mike Stachura Evangelical Missions Quarterly
About the Author
C. Gordon Olson was converted and called to ministry while studying engineering and majored in theology at Dallas Seminary. Ministering in Pakistan (1956-64), he founded the pakistan fellowship of Evangelical Students, ministered in Urdu among indigenous Brethren assemblies, helped organize the Evangelical Fellowship of Pakistan, and edited lessons for the Bible Correspondence School. He was professor of Missions and Theology at Northeastern Bible College (1967-1990), a trustee member of three missions: Christar, Bible Basics Int., and the Urban LifeSource Connection, has served in Baptist pastorates in NJ and NYC, and as a Bible answer-man on radio WFME for a decade. He received the D.Miss. from Trinity International University. He is an adjunct professor at Liberty University and a Bible and missions conference speaker.