A Reader's Guide to Transforming Mission
A concise, accessible companion to David Bosch's classic book
by Stan NussbaumMissionaries, mission administrators, mission students and other mission thinkers may shout for joy at this book.
Description. What is it?
Some of the best insights of David Bosch's masterpiece, Transforming Mission, have been distilled into 163 pages of clear English, peppered with:
- discussion questions
- cross-references to the corresponding sections of Bosch's own work
Stan Nussbaum, a student and friend of Bosch, accurately re-presents Bosch's thinking.
Following the chapter structures of Bosch's book, roughly 1/3 of the Reader's Guide is about models of mission in the New Testament, 1/3 about mission in four eras of church history, and 1/3 about what Bosch proposes as an emerging model of mission. Whether used on its own or while flipping back and forth into Bosch, the Guide will help readers see the panorama of mission from the New Testament to today and help them design the mission of tomorrow.
Purpose. Why buy it?
Readers of the Guide will find their thinking and their potential as gospel communicators enriched by the book. They may come to see the gospel itself from a fresh perspective, its glory brighter and clearer than ever before. Their understanding of mission, evangelism, contextualization and many related themes will be stretched and stimulated. They will be able to recognize the ways that the secular ideas of the Enlightenment have affected their own practice of mission, whether willingly or unconsciously. In a word, they will no longer need to feel lost in today's world. They will be equipped to cope with the fact that they live at the end of the modern era and the beginning of an undefined one.
Endorsements. What are people saying?
Chosen as one of the "Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2005 for Mission Studies" by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Preview. Can I see parts of the book right now?
Of course. We understand you may want to "try before you buy", so we let you:
A Reader's Guide to Transforming Mission: A concise, accessible, companion to David Bosch's classic book
160 pp., Paperback, Orbis Books (2005)
Includes Diagrams, Tables, and Index
Price: $ 17.95
Chosen as one of the "Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2005 for Mission Studies"
by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Part of the American Society of Missiology Series.