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The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter (BibleDude.net) by [King, Dan]
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"What glows from this book is how King experiences the "activation" of his faith. But it's a smart and educated activation - he doesn't rush in to do something but instead works with people more experienced and knowledgeable. In other words, he learns."
- Glynn Young, Author of Dancing Priest, A Novel
 
"What I discovered in this book is not so much a "how-to" manual. Not so much a "this is the way you become a missionary" story. This is no step-by-step guide to emerging from the pew. The Unlikely Missionary is a beautiful tale of obedience and courage in being faithful to where God calls in each moment."
- Laura Boggess, Special Projects Editor, TheHighCalling.org

About the Author

Christ-follower. husband. father. school of ministry and missions instructor. facebook channel editor for thehighcalling.org. co-founder and media director for the activistfaith.org movement. social media dude for helponenow.org. chief instigator at bibledude.net.

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  • File Size: 1056 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466481048
  • Publisher: BibleDude Press (October 10, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UDPQ2O
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By Dave Anthold VINE VOICE on October 21, 2011
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I stumbled upon Dan King (@bibledude) in the forums of the Tentblogger community. Dan's first e-book, The Unlikely Missionary, is a great read and is a great introduction to life on the mission field for someone who has never been on the mission field before.

Jumping over to the book site, I read about his experiences as first-time missionary and the work that God did on his heart. The Unlikely Missionary is a story-driven, first-person narrative outlining his first mission trip outside the United States. He partnered with the Five Talents organization which works to provide micro-financing loans for underdeveloped regions in order for people to obtain a better way of life.

As Dan described his journey across the ocean to Kenya, I began to remember so vividly my own experiences in that country. The bumpy roads, the stench of stale air and other smells you did not even know existed, and the faces of people who traveled hours, even days, to hear messages of hope.

This book is great for anyone who wants to know what a mission trip looks and feels like without ever leaving the comforts of home. Dan addresses:

Heart Attitude - your own and those who you will meet
Culture Shock - you think you are prepared...and then...you realize you are not
Hope - you can't fix everything, but you can provide hope
Engagement - stories of triumph and struggle...even your own
Action - each chapter provides a call to action for your own personal development

I would recommend this book to mission agencies as well as church staff's who are looking to take a teams overseas. The narrative is geared towards Africa; however, it is not so much the place as it is what it does in your own heart. It is a quick read, and the questions at the end of each chapter are ideal for a small group discussion or team preparation. I hope that you will check out this great resource, and stop by Dan's blog for more stories.
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Dan King is very transparent and genuine in this book. His life was dramatically changed when he was called to action. After experiencing first hand the poverty that exist in Africa, King could not sit by and live his life ignoring the need. He does not play himself out to be a superhero, but makes it very clear that he is just a regular guy with normal struggles that strives to make the world a better place for those around him.

At the end of each chapter, King provides practical steps the reader can take to begin conversations and ways to become involved in making a difference.

The book is an easy read and very inspiring.

I highly recommend this book.
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Great quick read on going on mission trips. Author challenges each of us to get out there and do something. Very encouraging book. We can make a difference, small changes can yield big results. Loved the stories about Africa and the pictures.
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I came back from a trip to Africa that left me utterly changed. The only problem was no one seemed to understand what this was like. The title caught me right away and I am so glad it did. This is not just a book, but a motivator. I love that He is just a regular guy who starts seeking out how he can help others for Christ. I enjoyed taking the journey with him and found myself agreeing with some of his reactions to the things he experienced over there. I especially enjoyed his challenges and encouragements at the end of each chapter. God used them to get me to start sharing my story through writing and becoming a more involved activist for global poverty issues. This is worth the read.
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By mommy on July 8, 2013
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I love that someone wrote about their missionary work... It was a little boring... some good parts... I'm mixed about referring it to read or not... The beginning of the book was good... middle not as great... the very end better...
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Mildly interesting. Maybe it's just a matter of semantics, but a two and a half week visit to Africa doesn't make you a missionary. I did like the idea of micro loans, and plan to check into them a bit more.
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An honest look at how a trip to Africa touched Dan's heart and how his heart was able to touch others for Jesus in a lasting way.
This book brought me to an understanding that I can be a part of the solution to poverty on the other side of the world, as well as, in my own town. No waiting for the some day ....Start Now. Motivation and encouragement in every chapter this book has a place for personal growth, as well as, a resource in home groups, or, a group starting their preparations for a missions journey.
I Highly Recommend This Work.
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I have known Dan King, that fist-bumping Bible Dude, for several years through our work at The High Calling. The first thing you notice about Dan when you meet him is his passion for people, for Christ, and for doing God's work in the world. That same passion flows from Dan's book, "The Unlikely Missionary." His words are like a match under your pew, a call to get moving. His book will inspire you to take your Sunday morning faith and carry it out into a hurting world. I really enjoyed this book, and have recommended it to friends.

#fistbump, Dan King!
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