There's a Sheep in my Bathtub: Birth of a Mongolian Church Planting Movement

There's a Sheep in my Bathtub: Birth of a Mongolian Church Planting Movement

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by Brian P Hogan
     
 
What happens when you drop an American family with three small children into the post-Communist chaos of Outer Mongolia? There's a Sheep in my Bathtub chronicles the adventures of the Hogan family as they try to follow God's leading into one of the world's most remote and mysterious enclaves. Disarmingly honest and charmingly humorous, their tale will thrill you and

Overview

What happens when you drop an American family with three small children into the post-Communist chaos of Outer Mongolia? There's a Sheep in my Bathtub chronicles the adventures of the Hogan family as they try to follow God's leading into one of the world's most remote and mysterious enclaves. Disarmingly honest and charmingly humorous, their tale will thrill you and bring tears to your eyes. An intensely personal memoir, this book still manages to pack a powerful dose of missionary insight and Biblical principles for seeing the Church explode into life among peoples that have never even heard of Jesus. Get comfortable. You will not be able to put it down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013297944
Publisher:
Asteroidea Books
Publication date:
10/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
829,057
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

BRIAN HOGAN earned his Master's in Intercultural Studies/Ministry from Hope International University (Fullerton, CA) specializing in World Christian Foundations. He is a sought after speaker, trainer and coach. Brian serves full time with Church Planting Coaches, a global ministry of Youth With A Mission. He serves YWAM on the Frontier Mission Leadership Team. He enjoys being a catalyst, hanging out, reading books, traveling and trying anything new, novel, and different.
Brian has participated in, led, and started organic expressions of Jesus' Body in the USA, Malta, and Mongolia both inside and outside the traditional wineskin. He coaches those involved in these movements on five continents, especially focusing on where the church isn't.
He is the author of "Distant Thunder: Mongols Follow the Khan of Khans" which is featured as a case study in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: a Reader (2009; William Carey Library).
Brian and his wife Louise have four children: Melody Stone (married to Luke), Molly, Alice, and Peter Magnus. Brian, Louise and whatever kids are still at home make their home among the redwoods on California's remote northern coast.

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There's a Sheep in my Bathtub: Birth of a Mongolian Church Planting Movement 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JEB1 More than 1 year ago
I’ll trust that if you’re here to read the reviews of this book that you don’t share the bias of the June 24, 2012 reviewer. If the reviewer considers cultural genocide to be anything outside of cultural stagnancy, then I suppose he or she is justified in the attack. Otherwise, I have to wonder if the reviewer even read the book or whether the reviewer was merely spewing forth bitterness from other experiences. While it is historically true that the cultural baggage of the traditional western missionary has accompanied the Gospel in many instances, this is actually a refreshing story of how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be passed on in its purity without pushing the western culture on the indigenous peoples. It is a reflection of a new, culturally relevant, and hence a more effective method of doing Christian missions. In passing the pure Gospel to the indignant people, encouraging them to read the Word of God for themselves, turning over leadership to those who live in that culture, and then backing off to allow the Holy Spirit to work with them in applying the Gospel and Scripture to their circumstances we see rapid multiplication of churches in places where there had previously been no believers. This is also an honest and often humorous telling of the joys as well as costs of following Jesus' command to make disciples of all people groups. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to count the costs of being a disciple committed to the Great Commission.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bare faced admission of cultural genocide by yet another swarm of self righteous Christian missionaries come to inflict their worldview on another batch of brown skinned people. I've seen them in action both in Africa and now Central Asia and the toll on traditional culture is tragic and profound. Wish the Mongolian government had ridden them out on a rail!