Christian Mission in the Modern World
Some emphasize Christian mission as verbal proclamation and "saving souls." Others focus on global justice issues or relief and development work. Can we do both? ^^In this classic book, John Stott shows that Christian mission must encompass both evangelism and...
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Some emphasize Christian mission as verbal proclamation and "saving souls." Others focus on global justice issues or relief and development work. Can we do both?
^^In this classic book, John Stott shows that Christian mission must encompass both evangelism and social action. He offers careful definitions of five key terms--
mission, evangelism, dialogue, salvation, conversion. Through a thorough biblical exploration of these concepts, Stott provides a model for ministry to people's spiritual and physical needs alike.
^^Ultimately, Stott points to the example of Jesus, who modeled both the Great Commission of proclamation and the Great Commandment of love and service. This balanced, holistic approach to mission points the way forward for the work of the church in the world.
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. Market/Audience Mission and evangelism organizations Missionaries Pastors Professors Students Layleaders Culture-watchers >Endorsements"No evangelical writer makes a more scrupulous attempt at clarity and fairness than John Stott. Notably fresh and illuminating." - World Vision"Read this book, first because it has been written by one of the Christian giants of recent times. Second, read it because it gives key principles on which to base our understanding of Christian mission so that we can achieve the biblical balance that we need so badly to achieve." - From the foreword by Ajith Fernando, National Director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka Features and Benefits New mass market edition of an InterVarsity Press classic! A classic statement of what Christian mission entails Outlines the need for a combined commitment to evangelism and social action Thorough examination of such terms as mission, evangelism, dialogue, salvation and conversion Written by a well-respected Christian author, teacher and statesman
The late Rev Dr. John Stott is known worldwide as a Bible teacher, writer, pastor and mission-leader. During a ministry that extended to seven decades, he authored many books including the best-selling Basic Christianity, Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ ; he was also the editor, (and author of several volumes) of the Bible Speaks Today. In more recent years he was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London; President of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity; and Founder-President of the Langham Partnership International. He was awarded the CBE in the Queens 2006 New Year Honours. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
Koorong - Editorial Review.
- Foreword By Ajith Fernando
- 1. Mission
- 2. Evangelism
- 3. Dialogue
- 4. Salvation
- 5. Conversion