- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Baker Academic; 3.2.2011 edition (April 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801031419
- ISBN-13: 978-0801031410
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $4.89 shipping
Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story Paperback – April 1, 2011
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of the Month
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
From the Back Cover
The Missional Impulse in the Biblical Narrative
"Goheen expertly traces the continuities of and developments in the Bible's grand story of the people of God, showing that at every stage God's people exist for the sake of God's mission to all the peoples of the world. Here is the biblical depth needed for the contemporary church's reflection on and practice of its missional identity."--Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Ridley Hall, Cambridge
"A book that stands out from the crowd and merits careful attention, A Light to the Nations is a much-needed and well-crafted basic text for the biblical study of the missional church. Based on careful reading and interpretation of an impressive range of biblical scholars, Goheen's book engages the scholarly voices that merit serious interaction, lays out the major themes of a biblical theology of the missional church, and offers an integrative approach that will stimulate further investigation. Certainly it will become a staple of college and seminary syllabi dealing with the church and its mission. Pastors, congregations, and mission agencies will find in this book biblical orientation for faithful mission in a time of rapid and challenging change."--Darrell L. Guder, Princeton Theological Seminary
"A Light to the Nations masterfully calls readers to a renewed missional imagination. Goheen traces the missional theme through Scripture, enabling us to see that his vision is not really new but the rediscovery of the robust, missional ecclesiology that has always characterized the people of God at their best. Goheen leads us into an expansive vision of what it means to be God's called, eschatological people embodying the new creation. If you long to understand what it really means to be a missional church, not as a simple slogan but as our deepest identity, then this book is the indispensable road map. I heartily recommend it!"--Timothy C. Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary
"Based on the whole biblical narrative, this book is a powerful presentation of what it takes for a missional church in the twenty-first century to be 'a light to the nations.' It is both compelling and persuasive!"--Gerald H. Anderson, Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT
About the Author
Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is Director of Theological Education and Scholar-in-Residence at the Missional Training Center--Phoenix. He is also Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, as well as Senior Fellow of Newbigin House of Studies and minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including The Drama of Scripture, Living at the Crossroads, and a work on Lesslie Newbigin's missionary ecclesiology.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This book may be applicable to my ministry. As a church planting ministry, we are always seeking to be well-informed on ecclesiology. We need to know exactly what we are planting and how we need to go about planting it! The understanding of the biblical story and the missional calling of God is central to understanding our role as a mission organization in north Texas. As I read the book, I underlined significant points that the author makes regarding recovering our missional identity. We do see a role for ourselves as a mission organization in speaking prophetically to churches about engaging in mission. This book will be helpful in that role as we try to encourage our local churches and spur them on in the same way that Goheen is trying to do with his book. This book is encouraging but not chastising, so it would be a great read for pastors of churches wishing to identify themselves missionally.
I would, however, like to complain that the Kindle format for this 242 page book has NO table of contents. This is unacceptable. Not just no linked table, but not even one that can be reviewed so you can "go to" page numbers. I found this frustrating and hope that the publisher or whoever missed that can fix this problem.