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Book Review: “Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment”

Book Review by Simon Cowell Allison, Gregg R. 2014. Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment. Crossway. CMS missionaries Simon and Jess Cowell work alongside Italian university students in Bari, Italy. They deal regularly with questions of faith raised from a Roman Catholic perspective, and highly recommend this book for anyone with a particular interest in thoughtful […]

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Book Review: “Mission Matters: Love says Go”

Book Review by Scott Doran-Sargent  Chester, Tim. 2015. Mission Matters: Love says Go. London: IVP  Mission Matters: Love Says Go has been a staple offering on our CMS Tasmania conference bookstalls for a few years now.     Chester argues that mission is from everywhere to everywhere. Therefore, his focus is not exclusively on what CMS prioritises—long-term cross-cultural mission. However, Chester does say that mission priority should be sending […]

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Review: Where to Start with Islam: A new approach to engaging with Muslim friends by Samuel Green

Samuel Green, 2019, Where to Start with Islam: A new approach to engaging with Muslim friends. Matthias Media. Review by Gordon Cheng Editor at CMS Australia Australian Christian and writer Samuel Green is a man well placed to write a book about sharing Jesus with Muslim friends. He has spent most of his ministry life […]

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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: 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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