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World Mission

By: Jonathan Lewis, ed.

Back by popular demand, this work was originally three volumes in length but is now reprinted as a single volume. This manual integrates essential and relevant articles from Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Reader, and the Perspectives Study Guide, leading the student into deeper, broader mission understanding and vision by covering the Biblical/historical foundations, the strategic dimensions, and cross-cultural considerations.


World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200

By: David Barrett & Todd Johnson

World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200

This valuable resource is a global overview of world Christianity that analyzes, interprets, and evaluates the country-by-country data reported in the 2001 World Christian Encyclopedia. This “third volume” still stands on its own. Special features include the first-ever statistical survey of evangelism/evangelization, a statistical survey of persecution and Christian martyrs, and projections to AD 2200 about Christianity and world religions. Includes glossary, bibliography, color maps, and a CD-ROM.

There are many updates to data in the newly published Atlas of Global Christianity, but the analysis in this Trends volume remains correct.   In fact, Todd Johnson has affirmed that this book contains analyses that are not found in the original Encyclopedia, the new Atlas, or even the online World Christian Database.

The discussions unique to this publication include:

• GEOSTATUS: 70 Global Diagrams
• COSMO-CHRONOLOGY: A chronology of world evangelization from Creation to New Creation
• MARTYROLOGY: The demographics of Christian martyrdom, AD 33-AD 2001
• GEO-RENEWAL: Four mega-typologies analyzing empirical global Christianity
• INDEPENDENCY: Post-denominationalism
• GEO-TRENDS: Statistical trends over 2,000 years
• WHO’S WHO: Names and biographies
• GLOBALISTICS: Quick-reference global statistical index on 4,200 subjects
• MONITORING: Monitoring global Christianity and world evangelization   
• MISSIOMETRICS: The science of mission: counting, measuring, and interpreting global Christianity
• GEO-SCRIPTURES: Global distribution and density of Christian scriptures, AD 30-AD 2025
• FINANCE: The finances of global Christianity, AD 1900-AD 2001   
• EVANGELIZATION: Evangelize in 420 dimensions; its historical development
• GEO-STRATEGIES: 1,500 global plans to evangelize the world

In so many subject areas of world evangelization, World Christian Trends still represents the most comprehensive analysis ever done.


Churchless Christianity (Revised Edition)

By: Herbert Hoefer

The purpose of this book is to describe a fact and reflect upon it theologically. The fact is, there are thousands of people who believe solely in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior but who have no plans to be baptized or to join the local church. Churchless Christianity is based on research from the early 1980s among non-baptized believers in Christ in Tamil Nadu, India. This revised edition includes all the original text plus five additional chapters and a new foreword.


From Fear to Faith

By: Mary Ann Cate & Karol Downey

This book is for those who want to share Christ with Muslim women but are sometimes afraid or unsure of how to go about it. It will also help to explain the fears that Muslim women face as they encounter the truth of God. It is written for those who want to move beyond fear, to faith.


Culture, Communication and Christianity

By: Charles Kraft

Charles Kraft is a well-known author, educator, linguist, anthropologist, and missiologist. This book consists of his selected writings compiled over more than three decades. Subjects including anthropology, communication, worldview, ethnolinguistics, hermeneutics, and contextualization are dealt with as they relate to Christianity and Kraft’s unique perspective. Kraft’s personal story and an exhaustive bibliography of his personal writings (from 1961-2000) are included. This book is of extraodrinary value to those who desire to study Christianity, culture and communication, and the interplay between all three.


The 25 Unbelievable Years

By: Ralph D. Winter

“... a brief, readable course in modern world geography and political history . . . puts the Pope, Billy Graham, the World Council of Churches, the world pentecostal movement, the population explosion, Mao Tze Tung and Biafra into a single picture, and tells us with hard statistics what has happened to Christianity and the World Christian Mission . . . . Illuminates crucial issues no one else is even thinking about . . . . a brilliant piece of work.” –C. Peter Wagner


The Certainty Trap

By: Bill Musk

A certainty trap has sprung up within both Islam and Christianity, resulting in a world struggling with the fallout from extremist and violent interpretations of what the word of God might mean. In The Certainty Trap, Musk looks at the phenomenon of fundamentalism in Christianity and its contributions toward the messy state of international affairs in which many—especially Muslims—find themselves today. By scrutinizing sacred book interpretation in both the Islamic and Christian heritages, The Certainty Trap challenges contemporary religious fundamentalism and is a timely contribution to Muslim-Christian relations.


My Mother’s Sons

By: Patrick Krayer

My Mother’s Sons provides a thoughtful model for how Western Christian workers can respectfully negotiate sexual boundaries and norms in Muslim contexts. Westerners are inclined to impose their own culturally shaped notions of gender equality and justice on non-egalitarian communities, alienating the very people they are seeking to serve. The author draws on his own research among Pakistani Pashtuns, intercultural theory, and exegesis of Christian and Islamic sacred texts to show that it is possible to work for transformational change without offending those who live within a patriarchal system.