Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Revolutions in World Missions Book Review

  •  Paperback: 212 pages (240 including the Questions & Answers at the end of the story and the ads)
  • Publisher: na (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595890017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595890016
Do you long to let go of self-centeredness and be more eternally minded? Do you desire to make a difference in the lost world but aren’t sure how to go about it? Based on the testimony of thousands who have read Revolution in World Missions, this gripping message can radically change your life.
In this exciting and fast-moving narrative, K.P. Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote Indian village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia. Drawing from fascinating true stories and eye-opening statistics, K.P. challenges Christians to examine and change their lifestyles in view of millions who have never heard the Gospel.

Been reading this for four days now and still got lot of things to learn. Being a missionary trained in a missionary training program similar to GFA (Gospel for Asia), I sure can relate to K.P. Yohannan’s struggle and triumph to make GFA a means for the native missionaries in India to reach out to their own people. I like the way the author focuses on the simple and most efficient way of evangelizing the non-Christian population, the method of Jesus Christ. Nothing else is a more balance ministry than what our Savior Jesus Christ did  and showed us to follow.

We are to meet not just the physical but the spiritual needs of our poor and needy fellowmen. We are, however, need to focus first on the spiritual needs of the people so as not to misrepresent the gospel. People may accept our message only because their physical needs are met. Remove the benefits and they would slowly, but surely start to slip away from the faith they just accepted.

One thing I don’t like about the book, though,  is much emphasis that the Western world, especially Americans, are highly liable of the native  missionaries not having full financial supports. The author has lots of criticisms about westerners ‘ lifestyle.  We are to remember that the gospel can be preached in all the ends of the world not only in the 2/3 world and not only by the native missionaries. Foreign missionaries also did a big role in evangelizing the remotest regions of the world and millions of unreached population have heard about Jesus Christ because of their sacrificed and great devotions.


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