Description : Excerpt from Obedience the Life of Missions Soon Afric's long benighted sons Shall join with Europe's polished race, To celebrate, in different tongues. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : For the first time, The Challenge to Great Commission Obedience gathers the greatest missionary-inspiring messages from International Mission Board president Jerry Rankin. Originally spoken through the years to men and women heading abroad to do the Lord's work, these commissioning words stand the test of time and ring true to all believers wherever they are today. With deep conviction, Rankin passionately shares the purpose, the power, and the promise of the Great Commission. Pointing always to Jesus as the light of the world, we are reminded of our blessed call to carry that light everywhere from the Americas to Zimbabwe and all points in between, to everyone in need of a Savior whose love and mercy are everlasting. Every believer hears the call; this enthusiastic book will bring great clarity and understanding to how we proceed in our answering of it.
Description : The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) called for the renewal of all religious institutes in the Catholic Church. The Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) responded initially under the leadership of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Different interpretations of Vatican II caused divisions culminating in Lefebvre's departure from the congregation. From this difficult starting-point the Spiritans sought to redefine themselves in creative fidelity to their founding intention, the spirit of Vatican II, and the "signs of the times." Spiritan Life and Mission since Vatican II recounts this journey of renewal in three parts: the Spiritan world before Vatican II and the election of Archbishop Lefebvre as superior general in 1962; the "ad experimentum" period culminating with a new rule of life in 1986; and the implementation of this new rule as interpreted through inter-congregational discourse, particularly the general chapters of 1992, 1998, and 2004. The development of thinking on the church's mission and the congregation's rediscovery of the founding charisms of Claude Poullart des Places and Francis Libermann provide the parameters for this positive interpretation of the Spiritan journey of renewal. Its evolution in the third millennium into a multicultural, international missionary community of some three-thousand members from over sixty countries in service of the Missio Dei bears testimony to this.
Description : What does the changing face of missions look like? What challenges will appear in the years to come? A number of key missionaries, mission agency leaders, seminary professors and pastors present insightful presentations of missions, past and present, seeking to revitalize the future of world evangelism.
Description : This book, one of von Balthasar's masterworks, is a profound meditation on the Christian's choice of a state of life according to God's will. It discusses the lay, religious, and priestly states of life, and examines the ways in which we recognize and respond to the call of God. Written in a deeply Ignatian spirit, the book provides a comprehensive meditation on Saint Ignatius' "Call of Christ" and demonstrates that we must answer Christ's call if we want "to give greater proof of our love". The goal of this meditation is to understand why the act of choosing a state of life is possible and necessary-so that we can arrive at the perfection of Christian love in whatever state or way of life God may grant us to choose. It affirms that the act of choosing a Christian state of life is found in the Gospels and emanates from the personal meeting of the believer with Jesus Christ. Among the topics in this book are the following: The Great Commandment, Creation and Service, Grace and Mission, Image and Truth, The Nature of the Call, and The Historical Actuality of the Call. "A milestone in the Catholic theology of vocation. This book could change your life." - America
Description : This six-week study with real stories from students, inspires students to look beyond themselves and see a world that desperately needs Christ. Great preparation for a mission trip.
Description : The mission of God to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19, HCSB) is a major target of spiritual warfare today. In this new book by International Mission Board president Jerry Rankin and noted missiologist Ed Stetzer, the authors call out Satan’s ongoing strategy to convince Christians that the Great Commission is optional. Through deceit, he is eroding the authoritative mandate of Scripture, leading believers to tell themselves that international discipleship is a task better left to denomination and mission agencies—not the sort of kingdom work that every believer can do. But for every evil success, Rankin and Stetzer point to where Satan is failing, thus encouraging readers to renew their passion to declare God’s glory among the nations. Indeed, by taking up the call to action here, we can be sure that the kingdoms of the world will become the kingdom of the Lord.
Description : Why is there a “missionary problem?” Surely with millions of Christians around the world, we can marshal a mighty force of well-equipped missionaries send out to proclaim the Gospel. Murray sets forth an answer in this burning call to action that every church leader, mission leader and every believer should read.
Description : This book explores how both individuals and families can create an environment where authentic Christianity can flourish. People grow best in a supportive community, and families can provide the earliest expression of the type of community God intended. Families can become a microcosm of the church as they allow Christ to live through them using their gifts to minister to a hurting world. Building on a foundation of Scripture, the goal of this book is to ignite within families a desire to make advancing the Kingdom of God a priority in how they use their time, treasure, and talents. It outlines how regular community service anchors biblical values into family life and elevates personal spiritual development to new levels by putting faith into action. By aligning their lives with God's values, by serving together, family members gain an appreciation of one another and a deep understanding of how God has uniquely gifted them. Service provides youth with a means to forge their identity while involved in meaningful activity. Parents are center stage as role models and mentors for what it means to follow God with your whole heart. Resources and ideas give guidance to help families select "faithing" opportunities and prepare for their adventure in service. Randy Wallace received his Biblical education at Trinity College and in addition has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. For the past 18 years he has lived and worked in Appalachia doing Christian community development. Part of that involves recruiting some 300+ volunteers annually who serve the needy, elderly and disabled. He is married to a Jacqueline and has two sons who are raising their families in Southern California. Check out the website www.missionaslife.com