Item description for Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (Encountering Mission) by A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin & Gary B. McGee...
Overview As the first volume of the Encountering Mission series, this book provides a broad overview of world missions. The book is divided into five major sections. The first two provide the biblical and theological basis for missions as well as a historical survey. The following three sections consider the practical issues and contemporary challenges involved in mission work. The authors incorporate a number of features that add focus and insight to their broader survey. Chapters close with a case study to focus on important issues and concerns. There are also numerous sidebars, maps, and charts throughout the text that provide further details on particular subjects and raise questions for discussion. A teacher's manual (available on CD-ROM) includes additional case studies, historical documents, and PowerPoint slides for classroom presentation. As a bonus, a free CD-ROM containing the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions is included in the back of each book. This comprehensive reference work contains over 1,400 articles on the theory, practice, theology, and history of mission. A. Scott Moreau is professor of missions and intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the general editor of the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions.
Publishers Description Introducing World Missions, the first volume in the Encountering Mission series, provides readers with a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face. This valuable guide is based on current research and includes numerous case studies that consider important issues, as well as sidebars, charts, and maps that provide further details on topics of interest. Altogether, this is an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world.
Awards and Recognitions Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (Encountering Mission) by A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin & Gary B. McGee has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2005 Finalist - Missions/Evangelism category
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.35" Width: 7.25" Height: 1.15" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Baker Academic
Series Encountering Missions
Series Number 1
ISBN 0801026482 ISBN13 9780801026485
Availability 0 units.
More About A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin & Gary B. McGee
A. Scott Moreau (DMiss, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. Gary R. Corwin (MA, Northwestern University), a missiologist serving with SIM International, lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gary B. McGee (1945-2008) received his PhD from St. Louis University and taught at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (Encountering Mission)?
Good textbook Mar 12, 2007
Recently I used "Introducing World Missions" for the textbook in the world missions course I taught at William Jewell College. My students seemed as pleased with this book as I was. Technical words are clearly defined and the many sidebars and case studies attractively augment the more academic concerns of the book. While the authors are clearly within the evangelical wing of Christianity, they present a balanced account of world missions from the biblical, historical, and practical viewpoints. While I granted this book only four stars in rating it, I don't know of a five star world missions textbook for college students. I recommend the book to anyone looking for a good text for a world missions class--in a college or in a church setting--or for anyone who is interested in reading a good summary of contemporary missiology packaged in an attractive, easy to grasp manner.
Missions Source Mar 13, 2006
This is an excellent text/source for World Missions. I teach World Missions at a Bible School, and this is the second year we've used this text. The CD Rom is also very resourceful. Highly recommended!!!
Excellent introduction Nov 15, 2005
This little (350-page) book is a great textbook introduction to missions. It includes 5 sections: encountering missions in the (1) scriptures, (2) history, (3) as a candidate, (4) as a sent one or sender, and (5) in the contemporary world. It includes definitions, grapples with the various mission issues today, and includes some great case studies on things missionaries have to grapple with (e.g. issues an agency faces when its workers have been kidnapped). Anyone considering becoming a candidate for long-term missions should grab a copy of this.