Friday, June 1, 2018

The Missionary Call by M. David Sills

★★★★★  The publisher provided a copy for review
The book's forward says, "Many of us have misunderstood that there is only one priority in serving God. We are to be His faithful servants and good stewards of his mysteries. We are supposed to obey." (Nick Saint)

What does that mean when one feels called to obey as a missionary? In the changing mission landscape, danger and other challenges are realities for those who go across culture, whether through creative access, willing to be martyred, or more traditional options.

Missionaries may be motivated by the lostness of souls, obedience to the Great Commission, human need, or possibilities to tell the Story. However, the author says that scripture mandates that each person is responsible to serve the world, whether by going, giving, or praying. Sills also traces the missionary call in history and its effect on the nations.

This examination of what it means to be called into cross-cultural ministry will benefit those who feel called to go, those who call them to go, and those who send them.

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