Revolution in World Missions

by K P Yohannan

Paperback, 2003

Status

Available

Collection

Description

Young Yohannan had no idea what those words of surrender would mean for his life and for millions of others in his generation. Once an insecure 16-year-old, he became a missionary statesman who has impacted the world of missions and whose unbending message has touched hungry hearts on every continent.

Publication

Discovery House Pub (2003), Edition: English Language

Rating

½ (106 ratings; 3.7)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
I've mixed feelings about this one. I can't figure out if it's a 226 page sermon or sales pitch. Dr. Yohannan is of the opinion that the era of sending missionaries from the West to third world mission fields is over. It's time, he argues, for Western Christians to finance evangelists from the
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third world instead. It makes sense. After all, someone from the third world is more able to adapt to a simplified lifestyle that's in line with the people he or she are trying to reach. Also, they don't have the taint of Western imperialism that sticks to us folks from America and Europe. I have to agree. However... I couldn't quite get behind the book. I'm sure part of the reason is that Dr. Yohannan's criticisms of the typical American Christian lifestyle stung a bit. I can never be faulted for spending too little on myself and not enough on charity. But I think a deeper reason is that Dr. Yohannan sounds like he has discerned God's mission for his own life, and now thinks that it's also God's mission for the rest of the Church. Me, I'm not convinced. Still, it definitely is a book we Christians should read, if not to challenge your own lifestyle, than to hear yet another way God is spreading the Good News.
--J.
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LibraryThing member EnglishGeek13
An extraordinarily challenging look at missions and the role of those who claim to be followers of Christ. I work in missions and was encouraged and challenged by K.P.'s passion. The resistance he has encountered is, unfortunately, something that I have also seen in the church and I hope this book
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is used to bring to light the prejudice and bias the Western Church as a whole seems to have towards native missionaries. I have long believed it would be the natives, not the Westerners, that would see the Great Commission fulfilled and I hope to one day be a part of this growing movement.
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LibraryThing member loubigfish
Very well written and has so much meaning that each and every person out there should be reading this book. There are people who need to know about Christ out there and Gospel fro Asia is showing them the way.
LibraryThing member DaleCogdell
This is revolutionary thinking in regards to missionary work.A must read for anyone interested in the missionary field either as a missionary or one who supports missions.This book changed my perspective on missions that I had held my entire life!
LibraryThing member OCMCCP
Step into the story and experience the world of a missionary through the eyes of author Dr. K.P. Yohannan. This book is a truly life altering, life changing story that will stir and renew your passion for Christ.
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