Posted by: Titus Presler | October 14, 2010

“Not to be missed,” says Andrew Walls about “Going Global with God”

“A powerful and persuasive book, packed with good things,” says noted global missiologist about Going Global with God: Reconciling Mission in a World of Difference, my new book that is due out from Morehouse this week.

“It begins by showing us what has been happening to the Church while our back was turned,” Walls said in an advance commendation of the book.  “It goes on to unpack the biblical realities about our present mission and purpose. It concludes with a glorious vision of the City of God that calls us adoration and to action. Not to be missed.”

Walls, the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World at the University of Edinburgh, now retired, is a renowned historian of Christian mission.  His books of essays – The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in Transmission of Faith (1996) and The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission and Appropriation of Faith (2002) – are among the most quoted in mission literature.  In 2008 he edited, with Cathy Ross, Mission in the 21st Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission, which came out in time for the 2008 Lambeth Conference.

Beginning his career as an Oxford-trained patristics historian, Walls, a native of Scotland, found his life interests shaped decisively by mission service early in life in west Africa.  His current affiliations are with Edinburgh; Liverpool Hope University, which has established a study center in his name; and the Akrofi-Christaller Centre in Ghana.  He has been a visiting professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, as well as at numerous other academic institutions.

I am grateful for his warm affirmation of the book.

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