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Review: Through the Valley of the Shadow by Linda & Robert Banks

Through the Valley of the Shadow. 2019. Pickwick Publications; Eugene, OR. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia “Over the six decades between Hudson Taylor’s visit to Australia and the Communist Victory in China, missionaries began to go from one of the newest countries in the world to one of the oldest… Among […]

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Review: Walking together on the Jesus Road

Hibbert, Evelyn and Richard, Walking Together on the Jesus Road: Discipling in Intercultural Contexts. William Carey Press. Littleton, USA. 2018. Review by Gordon Cheng Editor at CMS Australia Evelyn and Richard Hibbert are long-term missionaries who pioneered church plants amongst Turkish speakers in Bulgaria. Richard now lectures at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, and together […]

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Review: They Shall See His Face by Linda & Robert Banks

Banks, Linda & Robert, They Shall See His Face: The Story of Amy Oxley Wilkinson and Her Visionary Blind School in China. Acorn Press, Sydney. 2017. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia “Amy Oxley Wilkinson was arguably the most widely known female Australian missionary in China and the West in the early […]

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Review: Tea & Thread—Portraits of middle eastern women far from home

Bathgate, Sally & Gulbrandsen, Katrina Flett. tea & thread: portraits of middle eastern women far from home. Australia: Grace Abounding Books, 2017. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia Tea & Thread is a heart-warming kaleidoscope of stories from women of diverse cultural backgrounds. They offer shards of their lives in reflections of […]

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Review: For the Joy

Chan, Miram & Russell, Sophia. For the Joy: 21 Australian Missionary Mother Stories on Cross-cultural Parenting and Life. Australia: Grace Abounding Books, 2018. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia For the Joy is a collection of 21 reflections on cross-cultural parenting and life written by Australian Missionary mothers, published in 2018. It […]

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Review: The Gospel in Human Contexts

Hiebert, Paul. The Gospel in Human Contexts: Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions. 2009. Reviewed by Evangeline Hester, Communications Assistant at CMS Australia   What is the gospel’s solution to post-modernism? If our own understanding of God is influenced by our own culture, how do we describe him to other cultures? What can we learn from […]

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Review: Understanding Jesus and Muhammad

POWER, BERNIE. UNDERSTANDING JESUS AND MUHAMMAD. ACORN PRESS LTD, 2016. Now there is a book written for Muslims to explain the gospel. This is an essential tool for Christians to read and share, writes Karen Morris—an evangelist working in Melbourne, former CMS missionary, and author of Leading Better Bible Studies. Review by Karen Morris If […]

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Review: Serving the Church, Reaching the World: Essays in honour of Don Carson

Cunningham, Ed. Richard. Serving the Church, Reaching the World: Essays in honour of Don Carson SPCK, 2017. If you appreciated having Stefan Gustavsson speaking at various CMS Schools this January, you may well have wanted to follow up by reading some of his books. Sadly for those who are not fluent Swedish speakers, that has […]

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Review: The Essence of the Reformation by Kristen Birkett

Reviewed by Nicole Thatcher, who is studying Linguistics, Classics and Ancient History at the University of Western Australia. If you don’t really know how the Reformation fits together, or why it’s important to remember this period of history 500 years on, Kirsten Birkett’s The Essence of the Reformation is a must-read. It’s a concise and easy-to-follow overview […]

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