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A Vision For Missions

Author

Tom Wells

Look Inside Price £5.25
Weight 0.16 kg
Dimensions 18.1 x 12.1 x 1.0 cm
binding

Paperback

format

Book

isbn

9780851514338

Original Pub Date

1985

Banner Pub Date

Mar 1, 1985

topic

Missions

page-count

160

Book Description

Tom Wells writes with the conviction that Christians must come back to first principles. Human need and world conditions are not the starting point. The Gospel is a call to know and worship God, and the primary conviction of the messenger must be that God is worthy to be known. The missionary vision must begin with the vision of God. Only then can the Church truly respond to the command to ‘declare his glory among the nations’.

This is a challenging book, and equally relevant to Christians at home and abroad. It treats missionary endeavour not as a separate interest but as basic to Christianity itself. By reference to Brainerd, Carey and Martyn the author also shows the true inspiration which lay behind the missionary movement of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Preface 7
1 ‘It Pleased God’ 11
2 Renouncing the Utilitarian God 22
3 God, Self-sufficient 32
4 God’s Sovereign Power 42
5 God, Fully Wise 53
6 The Righteousness of God 63
7 The Graciousness of God 73
8 God in His Faithfulness 85
9 ‘Glory … in the Face of Jesus Christ’ 97
10 God’s Glory and Human Need 107
11 David Brainerd before God 121
12 Another Look at William Carey 130
13 The Example of Henry Martyn 141
14 Summing Up 153

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