Peace Child

Author: Don Richardson

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830737840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child told their unforgettable story of living among these headhunting cannibals who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The peace child became the secret to unlocking a value system that existed through generations over centuries, possibly millenniums, of time. This new edition of Peace Child will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this unforgettable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.

An Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Author: Fred Edmund Jandt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

View: 8184

Now in its 6th edition, Fred Jandt's international bestseller continues to offer students an accessible and exciting introduction to the art of effectively communicating across group barriers. Packed with thought-provoking examples, photos, vignettes, quotes, cases, and stories that spark students' interest and challenge them to reassess existing viewpoints, An Introduction to Intercultural Communication remains an invaluable text and a leader in its field. New and continuing features include: • An environment-focused box in each chapter discusses how the environment relates to each topic • 'Focus on Theory' boxes ground practical material in communication and social theory • Expanded coverage of immigration • Global examples updated throughout • New and expanded photo essays • New companion website featuring test questions, student activities, sample syllabi, and PowerPoint presentations • Student site featuring web activities and resources, study quizzes, e-Flashcards, and SAGE journal articles • An accompanying reader, Intercultural Communication: A Global Reader, is also available and can be used alone or in conjunction with this text.

Confident Witness--changing World

Author: Craig Van Gelder

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802846556

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 7806

In Confident Witness -- Changing World, twenty-two scholars and skilled ministry practitioners explore this complex question not only theoretically but also in practical terms immediately useful to pastors and church leaders.

Poised for Harvest, Braced for Backlash

Author: Timothy Miller

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615791469

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 2442

What are the true implications of the Holy Spirit backing up the gospel with power? What if you only had a short amount of time to train new disciples due to an outbreak of persecution? What would you need to deposit in a first round of disciples in order to catalyze a rapidly-expanding, New Testament-caliber movement whose adherents stay faithful to Jesus through trials and opposition? Drawing on his experiences in the Muslim world and other ministry contexts, Tim Miller examines these questions and more in Poised for Harvest, Braced for Backlash. "This book presents a strategy of mission that is far from new-it simply goes back to the model gleaned from the New Testament. I earnestly desire that my students lay hold of what Tim Miller is communicating in this book. Kenneth Krause, Director, Bethany College of Missions "Inspiring, a fresh look at modern missionary approaches in the context of catalytic church planting movements. Written from thoughtful reflection and passionate practice." Daniel Lim, Chief Executive Officer, IHOP Missions Base "This book is explosive, born not out of theory but by the Spirit and practice. If you truly want to make disciples of all nations as Jesus commanded, this book is a must read." Jaeson Ma, Founder, Campus Church Networks "Tim Miller has described an approach to mission among resistant people that I believe is biblical, effective, and sensitive to the cultural context. It often sounds like the book of Acts." Paul Pierson, Dean Emeritus, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary Timothy Miller has served as a church planter in various contexts and on staff at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. He and his family continue to serve Jesus among the nations, and have a passion for the convergence of prayer, missions, and business.


Author: David J. Hesselgrave,Edward Rommen

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 9780878087754

Category: Christianity and culture

Page: 300

View: 2298

This classic textbook brings together the meanings, proposals, and tasks involved in contextualization. Hesselgrave and Rommen explore the history of contextualization in the Bible and the Church while examining the proposals of prominent thinkers on this subject. They conclude with their own definition and approach to contextualization.

Social Conflicts and Collective Identities

Author: Patrick G. Coy,Lynne M. Woehrle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500518

Category: Group identity

Page: 232

View: 2347

Despite the ubiquity of conflict, gaps remain in our knowledge of what influences its escalation and resolution. How collective identity formation impacts social conflicts is taken up in this text, ranging from church and community disputes, to international trade disputes and wars.

40 Days in God's Blessing

Author: Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446562394

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 519

Bestselling author Rebecca Barlow Jordan encourages readers to embrace a more inti-mate, fruitful relationship with God with 40 days of inspiring devotions. Many Christians don't know what it means to truly experience God's grace. They don't know how to open their hands, their eyes, or their hearts to his affection. In 40 Days in God's Blessing, Rebecca Barlow Jordan invites readers to walk in the shadows of saints gone before to trace the footprints of God's faithfulness in the lives of other believers. Through these moving stories, readers are brought face-to-face with the God who loves them more than they can imagine. Jordan inspires readers to seek out the God who wants to give them immeasurable grace. In just 40 days, readers will realize the blessings waiting especially for them. Rebecca Barlow Jordan was coauthor of Courage for the Chicken-Hearted (Honor, 1998), a CBA bestseller, and its fol-low-up, Eggstra Courage for the Chicken-Hearted (Honor, 1999). Guideposts also distributed these books, publishing almost 120,000 copies combined. Jordan's work has appeared in Family Circle, Focus on the Family, Home Life, Discipleship Journal, and Marriage Partnership. She has appeared on the At Home Live televi-sion program (Family Net) and on numerous radio sta-tions across the country. 40 Days in God's Blessing is the follow-up com-panion to 40 Days in God's Presence, which releases in January 2006. Both devotionals explore the benefits of a full relationship with God.

Children's Human Rights

Author: Mark Ensalaco,Linda C. Majka

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742529885

Category: Children's rights

Page: 290

View: 2871

Children's human rights are regularly violated around the world. We hear about graphic examples including child soldiers, child prostitutes, and children sold into slavery, but hungry, sick, and orphaned children are equally at risk and more prevalent. In the United States, children suffer similar abuses, but some are unique to the U.S. justice system. Unlike most of the rest of the world, the U.S. is a well-developed western nation in which juvenile offenders can be tried as adults and sentenced to death. This book brings together a wide array of original essays from a variety of academic and practitioner perspectives on human rights and the status of children. The details are disturbing; the message, powerful: We must vigorously extend the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the most vulnerable humans of all--the children of the world, starting at home in the United States.

Martyr’s Manual

Author: Wayne Brouwer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153268200X

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 1705

"Faith" gets its most powerful definition from the New Testament book of Hebrews. Yet this anonymous treatise tantalizes with both its lack of contemporary precision about faith's definition and its shrouded original context. There are, however, sufficient clues in Hebrew's text to guide astute investigators toward a strange and yet familiar world of religious challenge in which the deeply significant rituals of ancient Israel, the attractive moral character of first-century Jews in Rome, a crowd of disaffected righteous Romans, and a purported Palestinian messiah converge to produce one of the world's most thoughtful, courageous, and brilliant calls to martyrdom. In this careful pilgrimage along the author's meticulous development of a holy challenge to remain faithful to Jesus (precisely because there are no meaningful alternatives), Brouwer helps us find an inspiring and ever-relevant call to faith--we become the persons we are through the daily choices we make about Jesus and others.

Evangelism for Normal People

Author: John Bowen

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress

ISBN: 9781451411133

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 9791

Noted author and teacher John Bowen takes a unique look at what it means to witness to one's faith. Evangelism is something that all Christians can do as a "normal" part of being a follower of Jesus. Witty, wise, and biblically grounded, the book challenges in a gentle way. Includes study questions for congregational use.