Here is the biblical theology of mission I have been waiting for. The authors are practitioners of transcultural Christian mission and have been able to formulate the key questions, applying honest scholarship in their search for answers from Scripture. The result is a clear, readable exposition in dialogue with contemporary cultural trends.
Thornley B. Wood Professor of Missiology, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and missionary in Spain
Beyond doubt, the time when Christians could feel comfortable with an individualistic approach to life, largely conditioned by the consumer society, is over. The dramatic changes that are taking place all over the world are forcing them to examine their premises and to see the importance of returning to Scripture in search for guidance for life in today's world. Vinoth Ramachandra and Howard Peskett have done an excellent piece of work to show how the Spirit of God can use this return to Scripture to enable Christians as individuals and the church as a whole to recover their distinctive character as the people of God and to glorify God in all aspects of life. This work quite definitely confirms the close connection between discipleship and the wider dimensions of the mission of the church.
-C. Rene Padilla,
President Emeritus, Kairos Foundation, Buenos Aires