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Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
Surprise whoever you are, youre a missionary!
If you call yourself a follower of Jesus, God calls you his missionary. You may never go halfway around the world. You may not raise financial support. But because of Gods gospel work in you, you are on mission: to people in your work, school, neighborhood, and those in need. As everyday missionaries, God has sent us to live out his Great Commission in the ordinary, normal, all-too-busy, and even most mundane moments of our lives.
But what exactly does an everyday missionary do? Where and when does this everyday mission happen? Most importantly, how can you possibly share the gospel, without killing your relationships?! Those are the types of questions A Field Guide for Everyday Mission answers for individuals, churches, small groups, Sunday schools, and missional communities. Many resources exist on missional theory, missional leadership, and even missional stories. But based on their years of helping people tangibly demonstrate the gospel, pastors and practitioners Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts Jr. have created an immediately implementable resource to help ordinary followers of Jesus put the idea of mission into everyday practice.
Each days reading includes a biblical principle that can immediately be put into practice. Each reading ends with a few ways to help you live out the principle in your daily life. By the end of day 30, youll have 101 different ways to demonstrate the gospel in your daily life. And along the way, other practitioners such as Jeff Vanderstelt, Rick McKinley, and Lance Ford share stories about living on Gods everyday mission in their unique context. A Field Guide for Everyday Mission is a tool designed for you, whether youre newly considering the missional idea, whether youve never heard the word before, or whether youve spent years trying to figure out how to put that idea into practice.
DR. BOB ROBERTS, JR. is founding pastor of NorthWood Church, Fort Worth, TX. NorthWood has started over 200 churches in the US and a center for training new pastors. He is a leading practitioner and writer on Glocal transformation of individuals, religious communities, NGOs, cities, and global engagement, having worked extensively with the UN and various State Departments globally. He is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and author of books including Transformation, Glocalization, Real-Time Connections and Bold as Love. Bob is married to Nikki and they have two children and one grandson.
HeidiMarie4 Stars Out Of 5A Field Guide for Everyday MissionNovember 2, 2016HeidiMarieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is all about showing how mission is a part of our lives every day. It isn't just something that people do in other countries. If you are a Christian, you are a missionary.
The book is split into 30 sections, to be read over 30 days. Each week has a theme: who, what, when, where, why, and how. These questions are answered and explained throughout the week. The authors give super simple ways to share Jesus with others in our everyday routine. For the most part, the authors focus on how to share the Gospel through love and kindness toward others everyday, while being honest up front about our love for Jesus. They also stress that we personally cannot bring people to Jesus, that rather God uses us to bring them closer, so He can do the work in their hearts. They also stress that they aren't trying to turn us all into preachers, they are simply helping to equip us for the many situations in our lives which can, sometimes surprisingly, be used for missions, using the gifts and skills that we already possess.
The tone and voice of the book was super friendly and relatable, which always makes a book that much more of a pleasure to read. I found myself chuckling out loud quite a few times. In addition, the book was extremely impactful. Most of the situations that they mentioned can be used for missions are things that I never considered before, but now I see what a wonderful opportunity it is.
The physical, paperback book that I received is really well put together and of great quality. It is small and can be read quickly (like I did in order to write this review), but it is recommended to be read over the course of six weeks. Honestly, even if I hadn't been reading it for review, I probably would have read it quickly anyways, since I was enjoying reading and learning so much, I was having a difficult time putting the book down.
I gave this book 4/5 stars, and it is something that I definitely recommend to everyone. I'm actually thinking that this is the perfect gift for a friend of mine attending a Bible college and planning a missions trip in the spring.
*I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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