A Vision for Missions

The Character of God and the Missionary Motive

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Tom Wells writes with the conviction that when it comes to cross-cultural mission, 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 David Brainerd, William Carey, and Henry Martyn the author also shows the true inspiration which lay behind the missionary movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

About the Author

Tom Wells (1933–2019) was a preacher and writer based in West Chester, near Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, where he was for nearly thirty years the pastor of The King’s Chapel Reformed Baptist Church. He also authored Come to Me!, Christian: Take Heart!, A Price for a People, and The Moral Basis of Faith, also published by Banner of Truth.

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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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  1. Melody Ledwell

    This is an excellent book. The best I have read lately. It doesn’t speak about Mission but the One, God, who gives us the purpose of Missions.

    I am buying some to give to others.

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