Ephesiology is reviewed by Shane Priebe at Sage Journal!

By WCP Team
on October 18, 2021

Read what Shane Priebe had to say in his review of Ephesiology in the September 2021 publication in Sage Journal.

"In Ephesiology, Michael Cooper looks to connect his expertise in religious movements with the church movement in Ephesus during the first century. The book focuses on building a missional theology, a theology focused on finding a way to connect a community’s story with God’s story... 

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Incredible Review on Calling on the Prophets!

By WCP Team
on June 14, 2021

What an incredible review for Calling on the Prophets!  

"Well Mister Bearup...All I can say is 90 points out of 10 for your latest book! Too much is written on apologetics and polemics nowadays...But your book is a treasure of HOW to connect with the Muslim heart using the prophets and push/place the Muslim in the direction of Christ through arousing curiosity, thoughtfulness, and respectful discussion....

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Review of Margins of Islams

By WCP Team
on December 11, 2019
The collection is comprised of eighteen essays: two introductory chapters conceptualize Islam and argue against an essentialist view of one true, orthodox Islam, fourteen case studies illustrate Muslim diversity and two concluding chapters seek to reframe missiological engagement with Muslims in light of this diversity.

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Sharing Life with the Diaspora

By Eric Nevins
on November 12, 2019

Christianity Today Celebrates Our Book

Obviously not all those in the diaspora are refugees, some move for economic reasons to places all over the world. However, recently Christianity Today celebrated our Refugee Diaspora in their special issue on "how women are rethinking global Gospel proclamation." 

Special shout out to CT for featuring Refugee Diaspora especially in how leaders indicated that it has shaped their worldview. 

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Book Review of Margins of Islam

By WCP Team
on September 13, 2019
Mission to Muslims must begin at the local level, where they live, how they live, and what they say about themselves.

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Missions Catalyst loves Fruit to Harvest

By WCP Team
on August 28, 2019
Missions Catalyst loves Fruit to Harvest

Fruit to Harvest is a sequel of sorts, as the name suggests.

 

Like the first volume, it is based on the proceedings of a global conference on reaching Muslims. Some 47 authors from 21 nations and 30 different agencies working across the Muslim world contributed case studies, information about ministry among Muslims, current challenges, and new strategies.

I appreciated material addressing urban enclaves, Muslim migrants, and nomadic Muslims, as well as strong material on honor and shame, suffering and persecution, partnership, and more. I recommend it highly.

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EMQ Features 3 WCP Book Reviews

By WCP Team
on July 18, 2019
EMQ (July-Sept. 2019, Vol. 55, Issue 3) features 3 book reviews of recent WCP books.

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Discipleship Discussed in Book Review of Walking Together on the Jesus Road

By WCP Team
on July 18, 2019
One of the challenges for the church and mission over the last decade or more has been the gap between evangelism and discipleship. A lot of work had been done in exploring evangelism in cross-cultural contexts, but its separation from discipleship had left a significant gap. While this speaks to a broader missiological issue, Evelyn and Richard Hibbert have given us a tool that helps fill this clearly identified gap. The book joins a growing body of material but is unique in that it does not focus on a methodology or programme or a set of studies. What the Hibberts offer is the exploration of important topics that call the reader to work to apply these in their particular context.

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TESOL book review: Professional Guidelines for Christian English Teachers

By WCP Team
on June 21, 2019
Professional Guidelines for Christian English Teachers is an excellent resource for anyone in a position of influence in the TESOL world. By highlighting and unpacking critical issues that can either open or close doors when teaching English in an overseas context, Dr. Purgason presents a well-organized sequence of thought-provoking guidelines to consider when stepping into the often murky waters of cross-cultural classroom engagement as exemplified by the Master Teacher.

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Muslims Coming to Christ--Book Review of Margins of Islams

By WCP Team
on June 05, 2019
People are talking about Margins of Islam. Read what they have to say... 
"One of the editors of Margins of Islam, Warrick Farah, argues that, “Islam is perhaps the greatest challenge the church has ever faced. Yet it is not simply that we do not know the answers; we are also unsure of the nature of the problem” (205). As we have seen in politics, so also in making disciples. This slim volume, written by seventeen reflective practitioners with significant experience of a wide variety of Muslim contexts, is a major contribution to examining that problem…."

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