Item description for Revolution in World Missions: Final Thrust to Reach the 10/40 Window by K. P. Yohannan...
Overview He was barefoot until the age of 16. In this exciting and fast-moving narrative, K.P. Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote jungle village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia, which now supports 7,000 native missionaries in ten Asian countries. He challenges Western Christians from his unique Third World perspective- to examine and change their life-styles in view of the millions who have never heard the gospel. This book could change your thinking and your life.
Publishers Description He was barefoot until the age of 16. In this exciting and fast-moving narrative, K. P. Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote jungle village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia, which now supports 7,000* native missionaries in ten Asian countries. He challenges Western Christians from his unique Third World perspective--to examine and change their life-styles in view of the millions who have never heard the gospel. This book could change your thinking and your life. (*as of 1992)
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.98" Width: 4.31" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 1996
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 0884192636 ISBN13 9780884192633
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More About K. P. Yohannan
Dr. K.P. Yohannan has written more than 200 books in India and 6 in the United States, including the bestseller Revolution in World Missions, with more than 1.5 million copies in print. Founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, he coordinates the efforts of more than 14,000 native missionaries, heads a church-planting movement made up of approximately one million baptized believers, and gives direction to 54 Bible colleges that train more than 8,000 students each year for the mission field. K.P. lives near Dallas with his wife, Gisela.
K. P. Yohannan currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Revolution In World Missions?
The book is awesome and FREE!!! Mar 23, 2007
I am not a regular reader of Christian books (it's just a personal resistance to other people's opinions), but I can recommend this one wholeheartedly. In basic, the entire book is a personal narrative of the author's faith walk and it outlines his personal vision for reaching the lost for Christ. He has profound insights into the Western church, and he lays out what he sees in no uncertain terms. The thing that kept my interest in this book (and what ultimately had a great impact on me) is how it is saturated in Scripture. While it presents one man's vision, it clearly is not simply the opinion of one man.
One neat thing to note: the copy I received had a card in it that allowed me to request a replacement copy. That way, I could pass on my original to someone else and get another copy (which I plan to give away after others in my family read it).
A Note on the Price ------------------- This book can be obtained, free of cost, from the author's organization, Gospel for Asia (GFA) at gfa.org. Requestors are required to fill out some basic personal information for shipping, and they are given the option to receive other GFA literature and updates. If you prefer not to provide your contact information directly to GFA, do purchase the book here. It is well worth it.
On Mission with God Jun 13, 2006
Wow! Powerful! I have personally served on the mission field for 2 years in Japan and this book has opened my eyes wider to what God is doing in the world. Not to mention how we can better partner with God in reaching the lost. Going to the mission field required us to raise thousands upon thousands of dollars to transport my family to Japan where we had to take tons of time to learn the culture, the people, the language etc. Yet to support a Christian who is called by God to reach his own people group is not only more effective, but financially wiser. As a white westerner in Japan people called Christianity "American." To become a "Christian" in Japan felt to many of them that they had to stop being Japanese. But when a person from your own culture approaches people with the Gospel and with no western cultural baggage attached, the people responded with less difficulty. Imagine how you respond to Hare Krishna and you'll see how many western missionaries feel in a different culture. This book, nor do I, say that the day of western missionaries are over. But what the author and I agree on is that western missionaries and native believers need to work together to find the most effective way to share the Gospel. God still calls western missionaries, just like me, to go to foreign lands to share the Gospel. The question is "Are we trying to do missions our way or God's way during this season of history?" Let this book challenge you. Let God examine your heart and your church's motives. Let God use us for His glory. Amen
Allowing the Gospel To Transform Cultures Through Cultures Nov 15, 2005
REVOLUTION IN WORLD MISSIONS is not really a book that is anything new in the sense of adding to world missions. What it is is a biblical view of how God intended the Church to do missions in the first place! The gospel was not a Jewish message or a Gentile message but was "the gospel of God" (Romans 1:1). It is the message of the cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18) and is "the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16 NIV). When the early Church took the gospel throughout the Roman Empire, they did so by proclaiming Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:1-5) and allowing the Holy Spirit to do His work from there (John 16:8-11). They did not bring their Jewish culture or Gentile cultures but they brought the gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 10:34-38).
In this work, K.P. Yohannan (founder of Gospel for Asia) reveals how biblically important it is to give to native missionaries rather than sending American or Western missionaires into the various nations of the 10/40 window. He shows how one native missionary can do more for the kingdom of God then by sending an expensive Western missionary. The language, culture, and ethic barriers are not an issue with native missionaries and so Gospel for Asia seeks to support native missionaries in third world nations through the support of the Western Church.
This book is clearly an eye-opener for those who have never read much about world missions. For those interested in becoming a missionary, you might want to consider reading this book first before heading off to missionary training. I do pray that we do see a revolution in world misssions soon! We are wasting time and money!
a blessing in print Oct 3, 2005
This book opens one's eyes as to where Christianity is at in the United States, compared to the real mission: spreading the Gospel to all the people in the world who have not yet heard. Forget summer camp, couples retreats, music concerts, over-eating, Christian bumper stickers and t-shirts....What's with all this materialism in Christianity? Let's get the Word out. The missionaries in Asia are real men and women of God, doing what has to be done. K.P.'s stories are inspiring...one that I recall is how a shaman summoned demons to go into a pastor's house, but they couldn't, because the demons said that the pastor's house had this tremendous light! We should all have that light in our midst. K.P. also tells of how he met his wife Gisela. What a "cute" story; utterly charming! I'm so glad (and blessed) to have come across this book.
Awesome. Aug 30, 2005
K P Yohannan is a passionate writer. Though I don't agree with everything he writes, you would be doing a disservice to yourself if you don't "hear him out". He is obviously a man of God and has put others before himself.