Thursday, November 21, 2019
The Mission Centered Life
In this in-depth study on missional living, Bethany Ferguson draws on her fifteen years of missionary experience to examine the reasons believers should pursue lives of service and evangelism. The Mission-Centered Life explores why holistic missions is needed, how God's grace empowers us to serve in places of need, what to do when we fail as missionaries, and how to cultivate hope in the midst of a broken world.
For Christians who long to serve God in broken places but aren't sure where to start, The Mission-Centered Life speaks to the "whys" and "hows" of missional living.
Designed for personal reflection and small group discussion, Ferguson provides Scripture study, profound application and questions, as well as essays and personal stories to illustrate the importance of missions both for the missionary and the community being served by the missionary.
Several books on missions tend to focus on the adventure or challenge of living cross-culturally. Others focus on the number of conversions as the primary measurement of success. The Mission-Centered Life offers instead the option to explore how our weakness and need is what prepares us to serve a needy world. Ferguson invites readers to take on a posture of humility, which is vital for the church desiring to be relevant in the world. This invaluable resource urges others to see how we are like those we come to serve and how we can learn from them.
Find confidence in God's missional purposes in the world and a deeper understanding of life with Jesus, who pursued the marginalized as shown throughout the New Testament. Anchor your hope to Christ, who moves us out of our comfort zones to care for the needs of the world.
My thoughts: This book is inspiring, both for those who are looking into doing more mission work and those who think they are comfortable where they are at. I loved how Bethany draws from her many years on the mission field to share stories and advice. She ties some of her stories in with those in the scriptures. This is an inspiring book!
I received this book from New Growth. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
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