Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Book Review: A Biblical Theology of Missions

This book just showed up in my office one day. I'm thankful that books find their way into my hands. This book is the most thorough work on missiology I've ever read. I'll be honest, I don't like to mark up my books (especially the ones that have that new book smell), but I marked up, circled, and note scribbled everywhere in this book.

"It is my impression that the Bible is not a book about theology as such, but rather, a record of theology in mission - God in action in behalf of the salvation of mankind."

George W. Peters writes like an academic, but it's good for you to read a little over your head (in my case, a lot over my head).

How about this:

"The Bible is the basis and source of faith and not the result of faith."

Pretty good, huh? You wish you said that.

Everyone that is serious about going into the mission field or serious about teaching about missions should have this book in his or her library. I'll refer to this book over and over through out my ministry, I'm sure.

3 comments:

Chris Goeppner said...

ummm, i gave you that book dude. it was in my library that i inherited from a missionary who died on the field in ecqudor in the '80s.

Bryon Mondok said...

is it too late to say "thank you"?

thank you, dude

Bryon Mondok said...

oh, yeah... that more than makes up for that time you stole a book from my office :)