Reviews - What do customers think about The Journey of a Post-Modern Missionary?
A good life is a good textbook - and it is more interesting May 22, 2008
The life and ministry of Richard Lewis is interesting reading, but it is also a good learning experience in regard to cross-cultural ministry and finding your own niche in God's purpose. Lots of very practical missions advice for both those who go and those who send.
Enjoy the Journey! Oct 28, 2006
Let me add my recommendation to Richard's book. I finished reading it and still reflect back on it. I ordered copies for our entire Missions Commission so they could see the heart and soul of a missionary we support and respect.
I got a kick out of Richard's book title (after all he looks more like a Builder or Boomer than a Post-modern). But I should have known Richard would not have chosen the title just to ride a wave and sell a book. It truly is the "journey of a post-modern missionary". Most everything in the book is relative, experiential, and reflective of Richard's life experience as a missionary.
Not much objective truth here or sure-fire answers, but one is blessed for having taken the journey with Richard. I certainly was and challenged to be as open to admitting my mistakes along the way as he is.
Of course Richard is not afraid to share where he was not well-served by the counsel of others, but, hey, that to is a part of real life experience in vocational ministry.
I wish every missionary we support could share their life journey in print - it makes for good reading and reminds me that my missionary heroes are ordinary people just like me.
Thanks Richard for sharing your life. The suggestions for at the end of each chapter were helpful and would make for good discussion starters for a missions team.
Buy your copy today and enjoy the journey!
Great read... a transparent look of a real live missionary May 27, 2006
It is not often that you get a chance to hear the real heart of a person who has grown through adversity. Dr. Lewis shares candidly about his life's ups and downs. Through it all his story tells us all that you don't have to have it all figured out before doing something.
Get the book and read it. You'll be glad you did.
Excellent book ... easy read. May 18, 2006
Richard Lewis has combined an autobiography with exceptional advice for anyone interested in Christian missions on a global scale. As a practitioner who immersed his life and family into two unreached people groups in Africa he speaks with experience and wisdom.
Dr. Lewis presents a rough beginning but a strong course correction which now has him training missionaries for virtually any field on planet Earth. He and his wife continue to live cross-culturally in Asia where they present Christ daily while also coaching others to follow suit.
For a first book, The Journey of a Post-Modern Missionary, is an amazingly good read. His writing skills transport the reader to a situation in Richard's past then instantly offer a "how-to-do-it" lesson for today.
Not shy about his difficulties on the journey, Lewis is brutally honest in his evaluations of the scenic route he has taken many times. Some of the characters he's encountered on the way are presented "warts and all."