Missions Round-Up (July 5)

IS THIS THE TEAM FOR ME? – This article from Postings guides prospective missionaries with a series of questions to ask as they consider which mission field suits them best. Short on Bible but very practical.

NEW BOOKS ON WORLD RELIGIONS – Here’s a list of three books published in ’13 addressing Islam and other world religions. Everything James White writes is solid.

10 THINGS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM – this article carries weight because the author served for twenty years in Central Asia.

CHOOSING MARRIAGE OVER MISSIONS – Here is a transparent account of the strain foreign missions can have on marriage and parenting.

GOD IS DOING SOMETHING HISTORIC – “The price these converts pay for their conversion has not diminished with the arrival of modern times. Qur‘anic prescriptions remain unflinching: “…if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them” (Qur‘an An-Nisa 4:89b). And these religious renegades are paying an incalculable price for their spiritual migration to Christ. Yet they continue to come. What began as a few scattered expressions of dissent is now emerging as substantial, and historically unprecedented numbers of Muslim men and women wading against the current of their societies to follow Jesus Christ. And it is only beginning.”

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