Christian history at its best, from one of the most respected missiologists of our day! Gripping and informative, this long-awaited second edition traces 2,000 years of missions, from the days of the early church to the present. Celebrate the ministries of Paul, Boniface, Adoniram Judson, Amy Carmichael, Jim Elliot, Mother Teresa, Brother Andrew, and many others. 526 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an illustration index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiringan invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.
Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has taught mission studies and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of dozens of articles and eighteen books, including the award-winning From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya. Visit her website at www.RuthTucker.com.
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