Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia  -     By: Mark A. Noll, Carolyn Nystrom
Buy Item $16.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 32% ($8.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $9.89 eBook Details

Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia

Inter-Varsity Press / 2011 / Hardcover

$16.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $25.00
|
Save 32% ($8.01)
Buy 20 or more for $16.14 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW838349

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats

    Description Price Availability Quantity AddInclude
    Hardcover $16.99 Retail: $25.00 In Stock Add To Cart
    eBook $9.89 Retail: $20.99 In Stock 0 Add To Cart
    Add To Cart
    Add To Cart

Product Description

Meet a beloved Ugandan archbishop martyred under Idi Amin, a brilliant Chinese "pastor's kid" who grew from a restless student into a powerful 1930s revivalist, and other contemporary saints from the new Christian heartlands of Africa and Asia. In 17 riveting, richly researched profiles, Noll and Nystrom give textured detail to the tapestry of global Christianity. 286 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 286
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0830838341
ISBN-13: 9780830838349
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story Of Chinese  Christian Brother Yun
    The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story Of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
    Brother Yun, Paul Hattaway
    Monarch Books / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 73 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW45970
  2. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions, Second Edition
    From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions, Second Edition
    Ruth A. Tucker
    Zondervan / 2004 / Hardcover
    $21.99 Retail: $32.99 Save 33% ($11.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW39370
  3. Story of Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Story of Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Beacon Hill Press / Hardcover
    $7.19 Retail: $8.99 Save 20% ($1.80)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW4114356
  4. With Two Hands: Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia
    With Two Hands: Stories of God at Work in Ethiopia
    Rebecca Davis
    Christian Focus / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $7.19 Retail: $8.99 Save 20% ($1.80)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW505394

Publisher's Description

As Africa and Asia take their place as the new Christian heartlands, a new and robust company of saints is coming into view. In seventeen inspiring narratives Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom introduce pivotal Christian leaders in Africa and Asia who had tenacious faith in the midst of deprivation, suffering and conflict. Spanning a century, from the 1880s to the 1980s, their stories demonstrate the vitality of the Christian faith in a diversity of contexts. This kaleidoscopic witness to the power of the gospel will both inspire and educate. Whether for a class in global Christianity or for a personal journey to other times and places of faith, Clouds of Witnesses is a book that tugs at our curiosity and resists being laid down. An engaging traveling companion to Mark Noll's award-winning book The New Shape of World Christianity.

Author Bio

Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is advisory editor for and subeditor for the new Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American societies. He has published articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects involving Christianity in modern history. Some of his many books include and Carolyn Nystrom is a freelance writer based in the western Chicago suburbs. She has written more than seventy-five books and Bible study guides and served as general editor for the Christian Classics series.

Publisher's Weekly

Because Euro-Americans are largely unaware of Christian history in Africa and Asia, the authors set out to tell stories of Christian leaders from Korea, China, Africa, and India. These narratives from the 19th and 20th centuries stand on their own rather than filling the pages with assessment and evaluation, because "it is important first simply to know before trying to judge," the authors write. Profiles of influential Christian voices and activists range from Archbishop Janani Luwum, a martyr in Uganda murdered by Idi Amin's regime in 1977, to Dora Yu, a woman considered the foremost Chinese evangelist during the early 1900s. The otherwise brilliant book suffers from uninspiring front matter, and while one strength is the incredible detail harvested from missionary journals, biographies, and autobiographies, the first chapter immediately bogs down in minutiae of church politics surrounding its subject, Anglican martyr Bernard Mizeki. The value of this book is the window it opens to a diverse world. The authors maintain that these stories show indelibly that the Holy Spirit has been active across the world and across time. (Apr.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.

Editorial Reviews

"A remarkable book helping us, through the lives of seventeen Christians from outside Europe and North America, to understand how the "center of gravity" in world Christianity has shifted from North to South; and from West to East. A novel way to help us change perspective."
"Most of us have heard of Christianity's monumental shift from global north to global south. But shifts are impersonal things. They don't breathe, evangelize, repent, worship or die for their faith. Only people do that. These seventeen snapshots of global Christian luminaries put a much-needed face on the rise of world Christianity. Each carefully drawn portrait brims with the insight, eloquence and deep learning which we have come to expect from Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom. Highly recommended."
"The book of Revelation reminds us that the company of the saints encompasses those from every nation, tribe, people and tongue, but too many volumes of modern Christian biography appear to restrict the saints to those of European descent. This rich collection of pen portraits corrects the imbalance and reminds us of the wonderful variety of the worldwide people of God--prophets, mystics, evangelists, political agitators, revivalists and martyrs are all here. This book will expand your horizons, instruct your mind and challenge the level of your spiritual commitment."
"Clouds of Witnesses powerfully portrays the lives, ministries and contributions of leading non-Western Christians in a diversity of contexts and Christian traditions. This unique collection provides a timely reminder that non-Western Christianities, now the dominant form of the faith, were forged in historical situations that are far removed from the purview of most Western Christians. It is compiled with keen sensitivity to the complex nuances of the historical record. The pivotal role of indigenous agency in the extraordinary expansion of Christianity in the non-Western world is fleshed out, but with ample reminders that the vital spark in many remarkable events was often ignited in the encounter between Western missionary agent and indigenous believer. Thus, the voices that speak in this volume speak to the whole church."
"The authors have shown again and again through the stories of these heroes that, with a few exceptions like Y. T. Wu (and they are indeed the exceptions), the old, old Story is still very much alive in ways that have long been forgotten by a beleaguered Christianity in the West. My hope is that their effort will help to rekindle confidence in the gospel as the power of God unto salvation."
"Here are seventeen disciples from Asia and Africa with hearts for their people and heads that grasp the big picture. Hear their voices."
"Few are unaware of Christianity's decline across old Christendom, its stasis in neo-Christendom and its astonishing post-colonial growth across much of the non-Western world. Nevertheless, the 'streetlight effect' evident in standard church histories means that we know scarcely anything about those men and women chiefly responsible for the most remarkable demographic surge in the history of the church. As a happy exception to that rule, this book reminds us that Christianity is a world religion, and provides Christians everywhere with cause to celebrate."

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out
    Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out
    James Choung
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $16.00 Save 28% ($4.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW836543
  2. God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom
    God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom
    Bob Fu, Nancy French
    Baker Books / 2013 / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 40% ($8.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW015724
    Video
  3. How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics
    How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics
    Donald J. Johnson
    Bethany House / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW211225
  4. The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon
    The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon
    Arthur G. Patzia
    IVP Academic / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $15.99 Retail: $24.00 Save 33% ($8.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW827213

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search