informal book reviews

Book Reviews

Ashford, Bruce Riley, ed. Theology and Practice of Mission: God, The Church, and The Nations. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H, 2011. Kindle E-book.

Garrison, David. Church Planting Movements- How God is Redeeming a Lost World. Midlothian, VA. Wigtake, 2004.

Goheen, Michael. A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2011.

Greeson, Kevin. The Camel: How Muslims Are Coming to Faith in Christ! 2nd ed. Monument, Co.: WIGTake, 2010.

Hesselgrave, David J., and Edward Rommen. Contextualization: Meanings, Methods, and Models. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 1998.

Hiebert, Paul. Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 1994.

Miles, Todd L. A God of Many Understandings?: The Gospel and a Theology of Religions. Nashville, Tenn.: B & H, 2010.

Morgan, Christopher W., and Robert A. Peterson, eds. Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2008. Kindle E-book.

Müller, Roland. The Messenger, The Message, and The Community: Three Critical Issues for the Cross-Cultural Church Planter. 2nd. ed. Canbooks, 2010.

Rankin, Jerry. To the Ends of the Earth: Churches Fulfilling the Great Commission. Richmond, VA: IMB, 2005.

Sills, M. David. Reaching and Teaching. Chicago, Ill.: Moody, 2010.

Sinclair, Daniel. A Vision of the Possible: Pioneer Church Planting in Teams. Colorado Springs, Co.: Biblica, 2005.

Smith, Steve with Ying Kai, T4T: A Discipleship ReRevolution. Monument, Co.: WIGTake, 2011.

Book Review of Hann-Tzuu (Joey) Tan. The Chinese Way––Contextualizing the Gospel for the Chinese (Kindle Edition; Self-published, 2012), 74 pages.

Tennent, Timothy. Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel, 2010. Kindle E-book.

Tennent, Timothy. Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Grand Rapids, Mich., Ill.: Baker Academic, 2002.

The Story (by Spread Truth).

Vanhoozer, Kevin, Charles Anderson, Michael Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2007.

Yeo, K. K. Musing with Confucius and Paul: Toward a Chinese Christian Theology. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2008.

Yong, Amos. Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religion. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 2003.

Book Interactions (less formal)

Ecclesiology (Church)

Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears’ Vintage Church: Timeless Truths and Timely Methods (Crossway, 2008)

Benjamin Merkle’s 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons (Kregel, 2007).

Thomas Schreiner and Shawn Wright’s Believer’s Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant (B&H: Nashville, 2006).

Wolfgang Simson’s Houses that Change the World: The Return of the House Churches

Missiology (Missions)

An Integrated Review of The Mission of God (Christopher Wright), Paul the Missionary (Eckhard J. Schnabel), and Salvation to the Ends of the Earth (Andreas Köstenberger and Peter O’Brien).

Steve Addison’s Movements that Change the World: Five Keys to Spreading the Gospel (IVP, 2011)

Roland Allen’s Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? (Eerdmans, 1962).