The Missiology behind the Story: Voices from the Arab World

The Missiology behind the Story: Voices from the Arab World

by Jonathan Andrews

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In the twenty-first century the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has faced many challenges – conflict, changes of governments, terrorism, trauma – yet new opportunities have opened up for local churches to demonstrate the love of God and bless their communities. This book provides a fresh look at the theology driving Christian mission and at emerging ministry models by addressing ten aspects of missio Dei in the Middle Eastern context. Subjects such as church planting, discipleship, media, and peace building are introduced with their historical background, and contemporary stories and case studies of transformative work in the MENA region. As the book examines these topics we see how mission in the Middle East is no longer “from the West to the rest” but is now characterized as “from everywhere to everywhere.” All Christians will find in these contributions important biblical principles for their own context to follow Jesus Christ and bear witness to him. Readers are also reminded that hardship does not have to be an obstacle to the church living out the mission of God as salt and light, and there is much the global church can learn from the activities of Christians in MENA countries. While each chapter in this book focuses on a particular aspect of mission, churches must be holistic in transforming lives and to this end, societies, and this book is a gift from the MENA church to the rest of the body of Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783685998
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Series: Institute of Middle East Studies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
File size: 864 KB

About the Author

JONATHAN ANDREWS has been researching and writing about issues that underlie the day-to-day lives of Middle Eastern Christian communities since 2003. He is also the editor of the first book in the Institute of Middle East Studies Series, The Church in Disorienting Times, Langham Global Library, 2018.

Table of Contents





1. Evangelism in the Mission of God

2. Church Planting in the Mission of God

3. Discipleship in the Mission of God

4. Relief and Development in the Mission of God

5. Engagement for Social Justice in the Mission of God

6. Christian-Muslim Dialogue in the Mission of God

7. Peacebuilding in the Mission of God

8. Media in the Mission of God

9. Children and Youth in the Mission of God

10. Leadership Formation in the Mission of God


Appendix: The Middle East from Christ to The Twenty-First Century – A Brief History





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