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What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us About Following Jesus
By Bryan Bishop
"What a joy it has been to read Bryan's firsthand account of treks across Asia and the United States in search of new ways Jesus is being loved and followed. We are introduced to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Native Americans, and American youth experiencing Jesus freed from unhelpful Western trappings and traditions. What we find here are real life narratives skillfully shared in a relaxed, unhurried manner, allowing the reader to enter into the author's experience and reflect with him on what he sees. I find this book inspiring and full of hope. I highly recommend it to anyone asking hard questions about how Jesus can be introduced in ways that make him accessible to the peoples of the world who have often tragically felt he is off limits for them."
-- John J. Travis, PhD, missiologist, affiliate faculty, Fuller Theological Seminary
"With a journalist's observant eye, Bryan Bishop spent years traveling the world to report with engaging detail about people who meet to worship Jesus. What makes Boundless riveting is that these followers of Jesus were born as Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and tribal peoples -- and to Western eyes, their forms of worship will be unfamiliar, even strange. Throughout his journeys, Bishop relentlessly asks similar questions: In a world where the word Christian has been filled with all kinds of nonbiblical meanings, could we simply invite people to follow Jesus but not use the word? What do these Hindu/Buddhist/Muslim/tribal followers of Jesus actually believe about Jesus? Read Boundless to see what church looks like among peoples who haven't been told to check their ethnicity at the door."
"Bryan Bishop's stimulating accounts of alternate patterns of discipleship to Jesus will instruct and intrigue. His internal dialog invokes the key questions and problems evident in new Jesus movements developing across the globe. Every traveler along a similar path to Bryan's will recount different stories and grapple with different nuances of the challenges of incarnational expressions of biblical faith, but all will appreciate his sensitive and insightful analysis."
-- H. L. Richard, author, Rethinking Hindu Ministry
6/15/2015 4:00:00 AM