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Passionate Missionaries

Author : Dr Dave Engelbrecht
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Thus speak the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built. Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your sealed houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earn wages earn wages to put it into a bag with holes. Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bring forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands. And He said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath built the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Deputation Manual for Missionaries

Author : Austin Gardner
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Do you find yourself unprepared for your pre-field ministry? Wondering how and where to start raising support for the work God has called you to do? Do you have serious concerns about the deputation process? This pre-field deputation manual has helped many missionaries to discover the fundamental keys to effectively raising support. This practical, biblical approach to missions fund-raising will answer your most important questions about the deputation process. From printing your prayer cards to filling your calendar to sharing your vision, the Deputation Manual contains the tools and teaching you need to succeed in this crucial period of ministry.

Missions Made Exciting for Adults

Author : Elizabeth W. Crisci
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A great resource for encouraging your adults to get involved in local and foreign missions. Includes ideas that take five minutes (praying for missionaries) or five weeks (an overseas mission trip).

The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

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The Futility of Law and Development

Author : Jedidiah Joseph Kroncke
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This text uses the Sino-American relationship to trace the decline of American legal cosmopolitanism from the Revolutionary era until today.

Contemporary Mormonism Latter day Saints in Modern America

Author : Claudia L. Bushman
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Much misunderstood, Mormonism had a colorful beginning in the 19th century, as a visionary named Joseph Smith founded and built a community of believers with their own unique faith. In the late-20th century, the church had to come to terms with its own growth and organization, as well as with the increasing pervasiveness of globalization, secularization, and cultural changes. Today Mormonism is one of the major religions in America, and continues to grow internationally. However, though the church itself remains strong, it is elusive to those of other faiths. Here, a seasoned author and third-generation Mormon sheds light on the everyday lives and practices of faithful Mormons. Bushman's readers will come away with a more thorough appreciation of what it means to be Mormon in the modern world. Much misunderstood, Mormonism had a colorful beginning in the 19th century, as a visionary named Joseph Smith founded and built a community of believers with their own unique faith. In the late-20th century, the church had to come to terms with its own growth and organization, as well as with the increasing pervasiveness of globalization, secularization, and cultural changes. Today Mormonism is one of the major religions in America, and one that continues to grow internationally. However, though the church itself remains strong, it is elusive to those of other faiths. Here, a seasoned author and third-generation Mormon sheds light on the everyday lives and practices of faithful Mormons. Bushman's readers will come away with a more thorough appreciation of what it means to be Mormon in the modern world. Following Brigham Young into the Great Basin and founding communities that have endured for over 100 years, Mormons have forged a rich history in this country even as they built communities around the world. But the origins of this faith and those who adhere to it remain mysterious to many in the United States. Bushman allows readers a vivid glimpse into the lives of Mormons—their beliefs, rituals, and practices, as well as their views on race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexual orientation. The voices of actual Mormons reveal much about their inspiration, devotion, patriotism, individualism, and conservatism. With its mythical history and unlikely success, many wonder what has made this religion endure through the years. Here, readers will find answers to their questions about what it means to be Mormon in contemporary America.

Ensign May 2015

Author : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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General Women's Session Filling Our Homes with Light and Truth By Cheryl A. Esplin The Family Is of God By Carole M. Stephens The Family is Ordained of God The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Defenders of the Family Proclamation By Bonnie L. Oscarson The Comforter By President Henry B. Eyring Saturday Morning Session “Is Not This the Fast That I Have Chosen?” By President Henry B. Eyring The Plan of Happiness By President Boyd K. Packer We’ll Ascend Together By Linda K. Burton The Parable of the Sower By Elder Dallin H. Oaks Choose to Believe By Elder L. Whitney Clayton Why Marriage and Family Matter—Everywhere in the World By Elder L. Tom Perry Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church Officers Presented by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Church Auditing Department Report, 2014 Presented by Kevin R. Jergensen Statistical Report, 2014 Presented by Brook P. Hales Therefore They Hushed Their Fears By Elder David A. Bednar Why Marriage, Why Family By Elder D. Todd Christofferson The Music of the Gospel By Elder Wilford W. Andersen Latter-day Saints Keep on Trying By Elder Dale G. Renlund Truly Good and without Guile By Elder Michael T. Ringwood The Lord Is My Light By Elder Quentin L. Cook General Priesthood Session The Greatest Generation of Young Adults By Elder M. Russell Ballard Yes, We Can and Will Win! By Elder Ulisses Soares Fatherhood—Our Eternal Destiny By Larry M. Gibson On Being Genuine By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Priesthood and Personal Prayer By President Henry B. Eyring The Priesthood—a Sacred Gift By President Thomas S. Monson Sunday Morning Session Blessings of the Temple By President Thomas S. Monson Returning to Faith By Rosemary M. Wixom Seeking the Lord By Elder José A. Teixeira Is It Still Wonderful to You? By Bishop Gérald Caussé Waiting for the Prodigal By Elder Brent H. Nielson Where Justice, Love, and Mercy Meet By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland The Gift of Grace By President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Sunday Afternoon Session Preserving Agency, Protecting Religious Freedom By Elder Robert D. Hales Stay by the Tree By Elder Kevin W. Pearson The Eternal Perspective of the Gospel By Elder Rafael E. Pino Thy Kingdom ComeBy Elder Neil L. Andersen If You Will Be Responsible By Elder Jorge F. Zeballos Be Fruitful, Multiply, and Subdue the Earth By Elder Joseph W. Sitati The Sabbath Is a Delight By Elder Russell M. Nelson

Among the Believers

Author : V. S. Naipaul
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Among the Believers is V.S. Naipaul’s classic account of his journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia; ‘the believers’ are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring order to a chaotic world. It is a uniquely valuable insight into modern Islam and the comforting simplifications of religious fanaticism. ‘This book investigates the Islamic revolution and tries to understand the fundamentalist zeal that has gripped the young in Iran and other Muslim countries . . . He is a modern master.’ - Sunday Times ‘His level of perception is of the highest, and his prose has become the perfect instrument for realizing those perceptions on the page. His travel writing is perhaps the most important body of work of its kind in the second half of the century.’ - Martin Amis, author of Time's Arrow.

Chinese Globalization

Author : Jiaming Sun
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This book examines the explicit effects of global connectivity on local culture and society in post-reform mainland China. It focuses on individual level globalization in China and how global socialization impacts local residents’ behaviors, lifestyle, value orientation and the consequence of local transformation. Asking questions such as: What types of individual global connections have emerged and developed in China over the last three decades? What aspects of local transformations are influenced by such global connections? How does the impact of global connections vary across different aspects of local communities and institutions? Jiaming Sun uses an original micro-level relational approach to analyse how different types of individual global connections may make a difference and constitute certain outcomes of local transformation, the outcome being that global connections are capable of facilitating local transformation across different spatial, economic, and cultural settings.

Made for a Mission

Author : David A. Posthuma
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Have you ever asked yourself: "Why am I here?" Made for a Mission offers a biblical informed, strategic method to help you answer this all-important question. "Ever wonder what it was like to have been on the ground floor with Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com or Pierre Omidyar of eBay.com? Wonder no longer. Join Dave Posthuma and hold on -- the future of the church is forming right before your eyes and under your feet." Leonard Sweet, Author and Futurist "Dave Posthuma and E-Church Essentials share my passion to train and inspire leaders to live authentic lives of great impact. Rarely do you meet someone as passionate about the church with the technological genius of Dave..Pay attention to what he is doing and access his outrageous resource. It will help you as you both grow and organize your church." Dan Webster, Author and Founder of Authentic Leadership

Missionary Fitness

Author : Calvin Buhler
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The divine responsibility of sharing the Gospel as a full-time missionary is one of the greatest blessings and opportunities in this life. However, it can quickly become a burden if the missionary is not able to effectively manage the physical and spiritual stresses that accompany the rigorous schedule and irregular living conditions common to mission life. To help make the mission experience a blessing and not a burden, health and human performance expert, Calvin Buhler, has combined cutting-edge research with first-hand experience to create a unique and powerful program based on eternal principles that will prepare the body and spirit of any current or future missionary for service.In an easy-to-understand format, readers will: Be reminded of the stewardship they have over their bodyDiscover how Jesus prepared physically and spiritually for His missionLearn advanced strategies to improve their nutritionUnderstand what to eat, when to eat and how much to eatBe provided meal plans to guide them along the wayLearn proven methods to maximize the time they have to exerciseKnow exactly what exercises to do and how to do themAnd much more!By implementing the information in this book current and future missionaries will be better prepared to serve with all their heart, might, mind and strength.

The Anglican Church in Burma

Author : Edward Jarvis
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Sometimes presumed to be a mere relic of British colonialism, the Anglican Church in Burma (Myanmar) has its own complex identity, intricately interwoven with beliefs and traditions that predate the arrival of Christianity. In this essential volume, Edward Jarvis succinctly reconstructs this history and demonstrates how Burma’s unique voice adds vital context to the study of Anglicanism’s predicament and the future of worldwide Christianity. Over the past two hundred years, the Anglican Church in Burma has seen empires rise and fall. Anglican Christians survived the brutal Japanese occupation, experienced rampant poverty and environmental disaster, and began a tortuous and frustrating quest for peace and freedom under a lawless dictatorship. Using a range of sources, including archival documents and the firsthand accounts of Anglicans from a variety of backgrounds, Jarvis tells the story of the church’s life beyond empire, exploring how Christians of non-Western heritage remade the church after a significant part of its liturgical documents and literature was destroyed in World War Two and how, more recently, the church has gained attention for its alignment with influential conservative and orthodox movements within Anglicanism. Comprehensive and concise, this fascinating history will appeal to scholars and students of religious studies, World Christianity, church history, and the history of missions and theology as well as to clergy, seminarians, and those interested in the current crises and future direction of Anglicanism.

Passionate Nomad

Author : Jane Fletcher Geniesse
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A New York Times Notable Book • Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction “Highly readable biography . . . The woman who emerges from these pages is a complex figure—heroic, driven . . . and entirely human.”—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times Passionate Nomad captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and marvelous detail. Hailed by The Times of London as “the last of the Romantic Travellers” upon her death in 1993, Freya Stark combined unflappable bravery, formidable charm, fearsome intellect, and ferocious ambition to become the twentieth century’s best-known woman traveler. Digging beneath the mythology, Geniesse uncovers a complex, controversial, and quixotic woman whose indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions: a child of privilege, Stark grew up in near poverty; yearning for formal education, she was largely self-taught; longing for love, she consistently focused on the wrong men. Despite these hardships, Stark’s astonishing career spanned more than sixty years, during which she produced twenty-two books that sealed her reputation as a consummate woman of letters. This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark’s birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality. Praise for Passionate Nomad “Passionate Nomad is a work of nonfiction that reads and sings with the drama and lilt of a fine novel. The story of Freya Stark is stunning, inspiring, sad, funny, unique, and moving. Jane Fletcher Geniesse tells it straight, but with a care for delicious detail and a sympathy for the characters that make this a truly special book.”—Jim Lehrer “Passionate Nomad supplies a fascinating individual thread in the tapestry of twentiethcentury Middle Eastern history. . . . [Geniesse] has achieved, in the end, an admirable focus, at once critical and sympathetic. . . . For all Stark’s unresolved contradictions, . . . her distinction as a latter-day woman of letters survives.”—The New York Times Book Review “Compulsively readable . . . [Geniesse] has done a thorough job re-creating the life of a woman many consider to be the last of the great romantic travelers.”—The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

Islam and Britain

Author : Ron Geaves
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Based on hitherto untapped source materials, this book charts the history of Muslim missionary activity in London from 1912, when the first Indian Muslim missionaries arrived in London, until 1944. During this period a unique community was forged out of British converts and native Muslims from various parts of the world, which focused itself around a purpose built mosque in Woking and later the first mosque to open in London in 1924. Arguing that an understanding of Muslim mission in this period needs to place such activity in the context of colonial encounter, Islam and Britain provides a background narrative into why Muslim missionary activity in London was part of a variety of strategies to engage with European expansion and overzealous Christian missionary activity in India. Ron Geaves draws on research undertaken in India and Pakistan, where the Ahmadiya missionaries have kept extensive archives of this period which until now have been unavailable to scholars. Unique in providing an account of Islamic missionary work in Britain from the Islamic perspective, Islam and Britain adds to our knowledge and understanding of British Muslim history and makes an important contribution to the literature concerned with Islamic missiology.

The Kingdom of God Has No Borders

Author : Melani McAlister
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Award of Merit, 2019 Christianity Today Book Awards (History/Biography) More than forty years ago, conservative Christianity emerged as a major force in American political life. Since then the movement has been analyzed and over-analyzed, declared triumphant and, more than once, given up for dead. But because outside observers have maintained a near-relentless focus on domestic politics, the most transformative development over the last several decades--the explosive growth of Christianity in the global south--has gone unrecognized by the wider public, even as it has transformed evangelical life, both in the US and abroad. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know--or think we know--about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold War politics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same time supporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities. Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicalism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores.

Chronological Signs of the Second Coming of Christ

Author : Shaun Bailey
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The second coming of Jesus Christ will be a great day for the righteous and a dreadful day for those who are wicked. This book is designed to prepare you, to warn you, and to answer your questions about the coming of Christ. Ultimately, the most important thing you can do is to prepare yourself to enter the presence of the Lord. Signs is a scriptural guidebook on that journey. Author Shaun Bailey has used modern technology and a lifetime of study to search the scriptures for clues that don't just identify the signs of the times, but put them in a useful chronological order. Over 540 scriptural references and quotes from the prophets are compiled to explore 37 signs in depth and in context. This is the first book in a two-part series, and deals with the events of the sixth seal, or the time period ""before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.""

Custom Maid Knowledge for New World Disorder

Author : Peter G. de Krassel
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Political commentator Peter de Krassell contends that globalization was a 19th Century model of economics that was based on scarcity and actually died in the last decade of the 20th Century when the whole World was in surplus. In this fast paced geopolitical journey across America, China, the Middle East and beyond, de Krassell looks at the history of the major empires of the last 150 years (including that of the USA), their achievements, shortcomings and religious failures that all lead to globalization. Learning from the past he posits "interlocalism" as the successor to globalization. This latest book in his Custom Maid series offers a completely revolutionary new approach to contemplating our future and is must read material for anyone with an interest in understanding the political and economic situation now and wanting to see how the future might look.

Summer in the Spring

Author : Gerald Robert Vizenor
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The Anishinaabe, otherwise named the Ojibwe or Chippewa, are famous for their lyric songs and stories, particularly because of their compassionate trickster, naanabozbo, and the healing rituals still practiced today in the society of the Midewiwin. The poems and tales, interpreted and reexpressed here by the distinguished Anishinaabe author Gerald Vizenor, were first transcribed more than a century ago by pioneering ethnographer Frances Densmore and Theodore Hudson Beaulieu, a newspaper editor on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. This superb anthology, illustrated with tribal pictomyths and helpfully annotated, includes translations and a glossary of the Anishinaabe words in which the poems and stories originally were spoken.

Passage to the Unreached

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Borderland Churches

Author : Gary V Nelson
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Borderland Churches is a call to embrace the pluralistic, post Christian and postmodern culture with a sense of opportunity and hope. The author uses the image of the church crossing over into an "in -between time", a place where faith is lived outside the walls of the church engaging the community in incarnational ways. To live in that "precarious but exhilarating place where faith and other faiths and no faith meet." Only individuals and congregations that accept this new reality will be able to carry on Christian ministry in this new cultural situation. A TCP Leadership Series title.