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Overview God is calling out eleventh-hour workers for His harvest - people like you who are desperately in love with Jesus and who are passionately committed to see Him loved by every people and nation. In these action-packed pages, you will discover a Global Jesus Generation that is creating discomfort in the church and change in missions worldwide. God is injecting a missions serum into spiritual bloodstreams. He is calling you to become part of a contagious epidemic of missions-hearted belivers who will bring global fame to His name! David Shibley draws from a rich wealth of missions history, calling a new generation to become anchored radicals with the missions addiction!
The Missions Addiction
by David Shibley
This is a radical call to mission-minded young adults! Shibley makes it very clear that there is a vast difference between being a missionary and being mission-minded. God is producing a new force of millennial missionaries, and these young adults are making the old church feel uncomfortable. He is taking them into areas of the community where society has turned its back or where it has become too complacent, and they are winning souls like never before. They are speaking out in school hallways, college campuses and in the breakrooms at their jobs, and they are having an impact. They are unashamedly stepping out and teaching others to live for what really matters most, the exaltation of the Son of God to the ends of the earth!
The Missions Addiction is a strong call to those who are truly mission-minded and passionate about world evangelism.
About the author:
David Shibley is the president and founder of Global Advance, a ministry committed to equipping national pastors and church leaders for world harvest. He is the author of numerous articles and fourteen books, including the highly- acclaimed missions classic, A Force in the Earth (Charisma House). He is a graduate of John Brown University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Vision University. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Oral Roberts University. He and his wife, Naomi, have two sons and live in the Dallas area.
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Studio: Creation House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884197727 ISBN13 9780884197720
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More About David Shibley
David Shibley serves as international representative for Global Advance, the ministry he founded in 1990. The author of over 20 books, he has equipped hundreds of thousands of leaders in 65 nations to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
David Shibley currently resides in Dallas Rockwall Rockwall Rockw, in the state of Texas.
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When Addiction is a Good Thing Jan 30, 2002
"The purpose of the church is to bring God glory through the worldwide proclamation, reception and worship of His Son," says David Shibley. "That is our corporate purpose. It should be our individual purpose as well." With that premise as foundation, Shibley's The Missions Addiction (Charisma House, 2001) is a masterful analysis of the church and missions in today's global culture. The church should take note of Shibley's latest title because he speaks from experience. He has personally ministered in 51 nations and is founder and president of Global Advance, a ministry that provides training and resources for thousands of pastors in 50 nations.
"I am personally convinced," he writes, "that there were dramatic advances for the gospel worldwide in the 1990s and that those previous ten years were a mere prelude to what God will do in this decade." For example, he cites the fact that, at the end of the year 2000, the JESUS film had been seen by more than four billion people, with almost 129 million people registering decisions for Christ.
Other predictions are more sobering: increased conflict for the church, more militant religions (especially Islam), and a more exacting standard for Christian leadership.
He sees American isolationism as a critical concern for spreading the Gospel. "The possible merits of protectionism juxtaposed against globalization may be argued in politics," he acknowledges, "but a protectionist mentality in the church is always suicidal. There are no merits to `spiritual protectionism'; it is always lethal. The most patriotic thing I can do for America is love the world."
Again and again he challenges, both by offering hope and encouragement, and by articulating obstacles to overcome. He says teens in missions are at once a cause for great hope and great concern. More American teenagers went on missions trips last summer than ever before, but Shibley says, "[W]hile Gen-Xers and millennials are spiritually hungry, they are also often biblically illiterate and tend to value relevancy over truth."
Shibley's passion for missions is contagious, his heart for missionaries transparent. He narrates countless stories of martyrs and others who have sacrificed all to follow Christ to the mission field -- often in the missionaries' own moving words. For example, he shares the story of a couple who stayed in Afghanistan when all other foreigners were evacuated: "The evacuation convoy came and left without us. Our neighbors were puzzled. Later we heard them call us no longer `the foreigners,' but `the people who stayed.' "During our first Christmas, ...over 50 women and their children all squeezed into our home, a little living room, to hear the advent story. Some wept... Others ran to their husbands and told them to go to the house of `the people who stayed' and hear the Good News."
Recurring themes include the need for unity in the Body, and the necessity of adherence to Scripture. The Missions Addiction is a valuable reference book, meticulously documented with hundreds of notes and index entries; it is a history, citing the thoughts of centuries of missions greats; and it is a call to action, challenging believers to tell the Good News.