12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation (Cross-Cultural)2014 Best World Missions Book, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds BookstoreWe are more than the businesses we have become.Much of Christian ministry has been shaped to operate not according to the...
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12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation (Cross-Cultural)2014 Best World Missions Book, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds BookstoreWe are more than the businesses we have become.Much of Christian ministry has been shaped to operate not according to the witness of the Scriptures, but according to the values of the free market. We adopt metrics of success that have nothing to do with the state of people's souls or the seeding of the earth with the kingdom of God. We have borrowed our paradigms uncritically from the for-profit corporate sector. The mission of the Church is being held back by the business container into which we have placed the gospel.Every year Scott Bessenecker travels the world with thousands of college students, ministering to those in need and learning from the global church about what God is doing in the world. In Overturning Tables he shows, through stories and analysis, that the mission of God reaches well beyond the grasp of the free market, and if we are willing to reach as well, we will see God do amazing things, even as the world sees the gospel in its fullest sense.
Scott Bessenecker is Director of Global Projects for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He holds a Masters in International Development from William Carey International University.
Scott has written from a holistic Christian perspective for publications likeRelevant and Mission Maker magazines and edited the book Quest for Hope in the Slum Community. His active weblog is at www.thenewfriars.com.
He is currently writing a piece of fantasy fiction to portray the dichotomy of a privileged society living alongside impoverished people. Young characters who are radically committed to those at the margins have a central role in the book. These fictional protagonists are drawn from the actual people featured in Scott's Likewise book The New Friars: The Emerging Movement Serving the World's Poor. and How to Inherit the Earth: Submitting Ourselves to a Servant Savior.
- 12th Annual <em>outreach</em> Resource Of The Year Recommendation (cross-cultural)2014 Best World Missions Book, From Byron Borger, Hearts And Minds Bookstorewe Are More Than The Businesses We Have Become.much Of Christian Ministry Has Been Shaped To Operate Not According To The Witness Of The Scriptures, But According To The Values Of The Free Market. We Adopt Metrics Of Success That Have Nothing To Do With The State Of People's Souls Or The Seeding Of The Earth With The Kingdom Of God. We Have Borrowed Our Paradigms Uncritically From The For-profit Corporate Sector. The Mission Of The Church Is Being Held Back By The Business Container Into Which We Have Placed The Gospel.every Year Scott Bessenecker Travels The World With Thousands Of College Students, Ministering To Those In Need And Learning From The Global Church About What God Is Doing In The World. In <em>overturning Tables</em> He Shows, Through Stories And Analysis, That The Mission Of God Reaches Well Beyond The Grasp Of The Free Market, And If We Are Willing To Reach As Well, We Will See God Do Amazing Things, Even As The World Sees The Gospel In Its Fullest Sense.