Item description for Changing Face of World Missions, The: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends (Encountering Mission) by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen & Douglas McConnell...
Overview The rise of postmodernism; spiritual decline in the West; growth of Christianity in the Third World; the impact of global technology---our world is changing! How should mission-minded churches respond? Tracking current trends, this informative guide evaluates important developments, examines them in light of Scripture, and proposes practical solutions. Includes case studies and sidebars. 432 pages, softcover from Baker.
Publishers Description The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions. "The Changing Face of World Missions "is for the mission-minded church leader or lay person who wants to understand these trends. Each chapter identifies and evaluates a trend, examines it in light of Scripture, and proposes a practical response. Important terms are defined, and sidebars help readers think through the issues on their own.
Awards and Recognitions Changing Face of World Missions, The: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends (Encountering Mission) by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen & Douglas McConnell has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christianity Today Book Award - 2006 Award of Merit - Missions/Global Affairs category
Citations And Professional Reviews Changing Face of World Missions, The: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends (Encountering Mission) by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen & Douglas McConnell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 11/01/2006 page 102
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Baker Academic
Series Encountering Missions
ISBN 080102661X ISBN13 9780801026614
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen & Douglas McConnell
Michael Pocock (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is chair and senior professor of world missions and intercultural studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gailyn Van Rheenen (D.Miss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) retired from Abilene Christian University in 2003 to launch Mission Alive, an organization devoted to the training of Christian leaders. Douglas McConnell (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and associate professor of leadership at Fuller.
Reviews - What do customers think about Changing Face of World Missions, The: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends (Encountering Mission)?
Good stuff Apr 17, 2008
Good book. It goes into different trends and contemporary issues when it comes to missions. Some of the subjects covered are globalization, postmodernism, contextualization, majority world christianity, etc...It is written by evangelical missiologists from the west. This is an awesome book. Get it.
Change your worldview! Feb 23, 2006
If you think you're fairly well informed re: church and mission issues, think again. The authors of this book cover the mega issues of our time and the challenges we face as Christians in addressing them. I'll read this book again before I'm ready to talk about it, there's so much here.