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on September 3, 2017
Love it!
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on September 9, 2013
The author does a great job of tracing the history of missions from the first century to modern times. I first encounter this book in college and loved it so much I had to buy a copy for myself--if that tells you anything! It is very insightful and adds color to stories that are often told as flavorless and vanilla. It is an honest telling of what missionaries did--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Great read all the way around.
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on December 21, 2016
This book gives a great summary of Acts 1:8, showing the spread of the Gospel across the world. Looking at movements and faithful men and women who left their homelands for a greater cause, missions.
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on January 21, 2016
Thanks Ruth Tucker for this classic. It was a great summary of all The Lord has done in the expansion of His church with what seemed an even headed dealing with us, His flawed servants. Thanks!
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on January 24, 2016
Great resource on a Christians missions. Definitely recommend. I like how it highlights the flaws of many of the missionaries, instead of just presenting them as invincible heroes.
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on February 21, 2011
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is a great book for anyone wanting to learn about the history of Christian missions. Tucker relates the stories of many great and/or influential missionaries from the 1st century A.D. to the present. The stories are interesting and relevant. Tucker strives to include the good, bad, and ugly as it really happened and strays from the absent-minded listing of facts and dates. I bought this book for a class I am taking for my undergraduate studies, and it is one of the best text books I own.
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on August 8, 2017
not bad, but the book of the church is the book of bible
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on September 24, 2016
I enjoyed it- but certain people were not mentioned. Glad Im not depending on this book alone. where was H.N.Groves-?
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on September 12, 2016
This is a interesting book about the biographies of the most relevant work of almost all of the Christian missionaries.
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on November 9, 2013
Great overview of missions, warts and all. It's like reading multiple short high impact stories of the apparent foolish dedication of these people who changed the lives and eternities of millions. Pioneers in bringing the Gospel to the world.
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