Few men have been used to touch China for God as Hudson Taylor was.. The principles of simple lifestyle, well-reasoned obedience, confident prayer and patient endurance so clearly described in this story, compel us to examine afresh what it means to be a man in Christ. I am delighted that this book is being published.
This is not a book of leadership theory. We have enough of those already. We need to develop skills that are part of the requirements for effective leadership. Allan tells us how, and the appeal of the book is that this is authentic stuff from a man of God who knows what he is talking about.
This is a good little book on the subject of healing that is worthy of being read by anyone interested in the subject. It is a book which was written before its time, but one quickly gets used to his style of writing as his theories on important issues unfold. He presents a number of interesting thoughts on such subjects as ‘Why are some peopled healed and others not healed?’ and ‘Who should or should not be involved in ministry?’ Henry Frost adheres very much to the Scriptures throughout this book. I would strongly recommend it to all who are interested in healing.
Some recent writings seem to suggest that the only problem is as to whether one believes or not that miraculous gifts ended with the apostolic age. But this is by no means the only problem. Dr Frost shows clearly that theological problems are also involved, and which we only ignore at our spiritual peril. The Bible frequently warns us against the danger of being deluded by evil powers. All ‘miracles’ and ‘wonders’ are not produced by the Holy Spirit, and we must know how to ‘test the spirits’ in this matter. Our Lord himself has warned us that the ‘lying spirits’ are so clever and so subtle as to deceive, if it were possible, the very elect (Matt. 24:24). Dr Frost’s method is particularly helpful. He starts on the practical level by citing cases and examples which prove the fact of miraculous healing. He then proceeds to deal with the difficulties, both on the practical and experimental plane, and also in the realm of correct and clear thinking… Above all, he is thoroughly biblical, and not only orthodox, but truly spiritually minded. I strongly recommend this most valuable study… This is easily and incomparably the best book I have ever read on this subject.
Who would have believed that the Chinese Church is shortly destined to become the largest evangelical community in the world? We in the West are painfully ignorant of one of the most remarkable awakenings of the past 30 years. This book is an eye-opener. There is no better introduction to the extraordinary vitality and dynamic growth of the Church in China.
This well organised handbook challenges churches to reach out beyond their own culture. It is written by people with experience in cross cultural ministry in Australia and overseas. The six modules can be used by individuals or in small groups and provide clear steps for making the cross-over from an ethnically monocultural church to a warm and welcoming multicultural church. It is time for local churches in Australia to share in the exciting growth of the global church.
An effective multicultural team can bear witness to the fact that Jesus has the power to overcome cultural differences and national boundaries. But what does this look like? This book aims to look at the most common issues that face multicultural teams, and better equip team members and leaders to address them.
Written by psychiatrist and missionary Marjory Foyle drawn from decades of service in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Practical and compassionate, this book addresses issues such as depression, culture shock, occupational (including financial) stress, parental stress, stress and singleness, missionary marriages, missionary children, and re-entry stress.
With experience in ministry within Western and non-Western contexts, Christine Dillon has discovered Bible storying to be extremely effective – everyone loves a good story, and what better than the powerful true stories of the Bible? Includes practical guidance on how to shape a good story, how to do evangelism through storying and how to lead Bible discussions.
A profound book written by psychiatrist and missionary Marjory Foyle after decades of service in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Honourably Wounded: Stress among Christian workers was a joy to read. Marjory draws on personal experience, psychological research, biblical studies and academic literature to give practical advice on the prevention, detection and treatment of “psychological casualties.”
This is an excellent book for those who take discipling seriously. Dillon’s treatment of the subject is thoroughly Biblical, pastorally sensitive and eminently practical. The chapters on reading, understanding and applying the Bible are excellent. It’s not a naive book – it deals clearly and frankly with problems that can arise in discipling others, thus hopefully saving the diligent reader/discipler from some of the pitfalls. It’s not just a book about disicpling, it’s also about training those we disciple to be disciplers. Dillon’s experience in other cultures makes this book more readily usable in different cultural settings. This book is number 1 on my list of books to use for training people in discipling ministry. I’m recommending it to students training to be disciplers.