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Review: Shining Like Stars

Brown, Lindsay. Shining Like Stars: the power of the gospel in the world’s universities. IVP, 2007. Reviewed by Claire Livingstone, serving alongside her husband Andrew in Lausanne, Switzerland where they work with the GBEU among international students. Lindsay Brown’s short book invites you on a journey around the globe looking at student ministry, with inspiring […]

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Review: Families On the Move: Growing Up Overseas—And Loving It!

Families On The Move: Growing Up Overseas – And Loving It!, Marion Knell, Kregel Publications, 2001. Families On The Move is essential reading for missionary families preparing to settle into a new culture on location. CMS Development and Training Secretary David Williams summarises why this book is an effective introduction to the cross-cultural training missionaries […]

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Review: We are not the Hero: a Missionary’s Guide for Sharing Christ, not a Culture of Dependency

‘We are not the hero: a missionary’s guide for sharing Christ, not a culture of dependency,’ Jean Johnson, Deep River Books, Sisters, Oregon 2012. Review by former CMS Mission Personnel Secretary Peter Blowes ‘We are not the hero’ encourages mission practitioners and supporters to think before they act in cross-cultural contexts, so as to avoid […]

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Review: Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christ like Humility Duane Elmer (IVP Books; 2006) Reviewed by CMS missionary Roger Kay (serving in Ethiopia) Those involved in cross-cultural ministry are called to follow Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. But serving with Christ-like humility is not always easy. Our attitudes and actions, […]

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Review: Becoming Global—Integrating Global Mission and Your Local Church: A practical Approach

CMS missionary Wim Prins reviews Bruce Dipple’s book, Becoming Global – Integrating Global Mission and Your Local Church: A Practical Approach (SMBC, 2011): Keeping a global perspective on God’s Kingdom work can be quite a challenge. For more than 20 years Bruce Dipple has worked with local churches in the expansion of their mission programs. […]

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Review: Inspiring Stories—Missionaries in Action

Inspiring Stories – Missionaries in Action; Compiled by Lynn Goldsmith. Ark House Press, Sydney and Auckland, 2010 As the cover proclaims, this book is “A collection of inspiring stories from REAL people in the mission field”. And one of the great things about it is the variety of mission experiences it covers. They include the […]

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Review: Yulki—Our Aboriginal Sister

Yulki – Our Aboriginal Sister, Phyllis Mercer; Self-published, 2011 In 1952, prompted by a severe drought, a team from Roper River Mission (now Ngukurr) founded a new CMS settlement at Numbulwar to provide a permanent home for the nomadic Nunggubuyu people – including a young woman named Yulki. A year later, the Numbulwar superintendent, John […]

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Review: Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land

Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land; Murray Seiffert; Acorn Press, Melbourne, 2011 Over a decade ago, author Murray Seiffert and some colleagues were discussing the books that have been written about the Arnhem Land communities where CMS has been involved. They realised that all of them have focused primarily on the missionaries, and […]

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