4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2012
I find Spencer's writing engaging and informed and I recommend this as one of the core-text books for a module on Christian mission that I teach to Anglican ordinands and Methodist student ministers. Students find it accessible and inspiring. This is definitely a worthwhile practical introduction to Christian mission and is a good investment.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 June 2012
Easier to read than Bosch 'Transforming Mission - Paradigm shifts in mission'. Well structured and written with diagrams to clearly illustrate different paradigms as well as a very useful diagram showing paradigm shifts through time and how they are expressed in today's church. Very useful as an introduction to the study of the history of Christian Mission, how the different paradigms compare with the Galilean principles and questions that encourage the consideration of those paradigms in the church today. Excellent book - thank you!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2015
One the set texts for the local ministry programme in Guildford, a very helpful and thought provoking book that covers the history of mission from a sound and helpful theological perspective.