In our globally interconnected world, mission depends on healthy partnerships across the globe. Many talk about wanting to partner with the Global South, but we’re not always sure what that looks like on the ground. Too often North Americans have acted as if we don’t need others to do what we think God has called us to do. And our witness overseas has suffered as a result.
We need to live out a more humble posture of missional partnership, marked by true mutuality and service. Nikki Toyama-Szeto and Femi Adeleye look at how we can partner well across cultures. People on mission together from diverse perspectives are a picture of how the body of Christ works together in the world. Addressing tricky issues like power, finances, transparency and trust, the authors provide best practices and models for ministry that reflect the servant heart of God.
God invites us all to engage in his work, and he gives us partners for the task from around the world. Discover how we can do more together than we could ever do on our own.
Includes questions for group discussion.
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Kregel: Spurgeon’s Daily Treasures in the Psalms: Selections from the Classic Treasury of David by Roger Campbell vs. Encountering God in the Psalms by Michael E. Travers
Crossway: Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious by Christopher Catherwood vs. Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church by Michael A. G. Haykin
New Leaf: The Darwin Effect by Jerry Bergman vs. The Dark Side of Charles Darwin by Jerry Bergman
Intervarsity Press: Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee by Mark L. Strauss vs. Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk? by E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O’Brien
Christian Focus: Time Out!: The gift or god of Youth Sports by John Perritt vs. God’s Word and Your World: What the Bible says about Creation, Languages, Missions and other amazing stuff! by Laura Martin
Reformation Heritage: The Ark of Safety: Is There Salvation Outside of the Church? (Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology) by Ryan M. McGraw vs. Doctrine in Development: Johannes Piscator and Debates over Christ’s Active Obedience by Herber Carlos de Campos Jr.
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Sept 12-13)
Professional church planter Patrick Lai provides an in-depth reference for tentmakers–business-as-mission practitioners operating in regions of great antagonism to the Christian message.
Those who are unfamiliar with the world of tentmaking will find valuable information to introduce them to the concept and to help in getting started. Designed to be a manual, Tentmaking is more than just an overview of questions and issues. This work will serve as an in-depth reference for existing tentmakers. This thoroughly researched collection is the result of interviews from over 450 people serving in the 10/40 window. It provides a unique viewpoint on missions, sharing proven, workable alternatives to conventional missionary life. Tentmaking provides an important and much needed resource to this specialized area of world missions.
Christians tend to polarize. Some have an intellectual faith, while others are more emotional. Some focus on the structure while others focus on freedom. And some champion evangelism while others advocate for social action. John Stott’s classic statement of balanced Christianity shows how we can hold these tensions together in biblical, faithful ways.
Also includes an interview with John Stott with further reflections on the need for balance in contemporary evangelical Christianity.
At the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference, leading New Testament scholar N. T. Wright and nine other prominent biblical scholars and theologians gathered to consider Wright’s prolific body of work. Compiled from their presentations, this volume includes Tom Wright’s two main addresses, one on the state of scholarship regarding Jesus and the other on the state of scholarship regarding the apostle Paul. The other nine essays critically interact with these two major themes of Wright’s works.
Much appreciation is shown, overviews are given, perspective is provided and some pointed questions are also raised. Together these essays represent the best of critical yet charitable dialogue among serious and rigorous scholars on theological themes vital to Christian faith that will propel New Testament scholarship for the next decade to come.
With essays by
- Jeremy Begbie
- Markus Bockmuehl
- Richard B. Hays
- Edith M. Humphrey
- Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh
- Nicholas Perrin
- Marianne Meye Thompson
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer
To many Christians, theology is something alien, overly intellectual and wholly unappealing. Even seminary students are known to balk at the prospect of a course on theology. Yet theology–most simply, the knowledge of God–is essential to the life and health of the church.
In this short introduction, Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson, two theologians who care deeply about the witness of ordinary Christians and the ministry of the church, show what theology is, what tools theology uses, why every believer (advanced degrees or not) is a theologian and how the theological enterprise can be productive and satisfying. They are clear, easily understood book is ideal for students, church study groups and individual Christians who want to strengthen understanding, belief, and commitment by coming to know God more fully.
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Sept 5-6)
We live in a culture that values activity, achievement, and accomplishment. Whether in our careers, churches, schools or families, busyness is the norm in our lives, and anything less makes us feel unproductive and anxious. We have to work all the harder, then, to pursue true rest in a 24-7 world that is constantly in motion.
John Koessler understands that rest is not automatic or easy to attain. He names the modern-day barriers to becoming people of rest and presents a unique perspective on how pursuing rest leads us to the heart of God. With honest, biblical reflections on trends in our culture and churches, he exposes our misconceptions regarding the concept of rest, as well as offering correction and practices to align our ideas with God’s ideal.
The book includes reflection and discussion questions designed for both individual and group use. You will discover the true meaning behind Jesus’ idea of the yoke of rest and restoration for your mind, body and soul.