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In Japan the Crickets Cry

This is the life story of Steve Metcalf, who was born of and brought up by missionary parents in SW China. Steve later served God with his wife, Evelyn, in Japan. The book is written by Dr Ronald Clements, who is himself a lecturer in a Chinese university. It is well written and gives…

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A Vision For Mission

Evangelical Times is to be commended for its ‘ET Perspectives’ series of booklets, which helpfully reproduces selected writings originally published in this paper. This latest title brings together in seven short chapters a series of articles on mission by Daniel Grimwade, combined with a chapter each from Daniel Webber and Jonathan Bayes. First, Daniel…

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Forsaking All for Christ: a Biography of Henry Martyn

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Forsaking All for Christ: a Biography of Henry Martyn

Henry Martyn was born in Cornwall in 1781. Soon after his conversion at Cambridge University, he became interested in the evangelisation of the Muslim world and it was to that work that he dedicated his life. Following ordination, he spent five years in India working tirelessly for the gospel. Due to ill-health, he transferred to Persia…

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August 2007
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To the Ends of the Earth: The Globalization of Christianity

The author describes his book as ‘a response to the many historians, sociologists, theologians, atheists, agnostics and media pundits who in recent decades have declared Christianity … to be in retreat’. Hylson-Smith is an academic who writes in clear straightforward sentences. He takes issue with those who predict the demise of Christianity – ‘since…

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Mission Books: Jesus Says Go and Shining Like Stars

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March 2007
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Mission Books: Jesus Says Go and Shining Like Stars

Following her article in January’s ET, Julia Cameron, IFES Head of External Relations, takes us behind the scenes of two more books on world mission. The link between students and world mission is strong. Down the years, several great books have nerved students and graduates for costly long-term service. The first was Howard Guinness’…

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Mission Books 2: the inside track

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March 2007
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Mission Books 2: the inside track

Following her article in January’s ET, Julia Cameron, IFES Head of External Relations, takes us behind the scenes of two more books on world mission. The link between students and world mission is strong. Down the years, several great books have nerved students and graduates for costly long-term service. The first was Howard Guinness’…

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January 2005
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Urban Harvest: Biblical perspectives on Christian mission in the inner cities

It has now been over twenty years since Roy Joslin’s book Urban Harvest was first published. At the time it was acclaimed by some as ground-breaking and incisive in its analysis of the urban church situation. But others saw it as barking up the wrong tree – urban church life was poor but many…

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