The Supremacy of God in Missions., This new edition of a bestselling textbook (over 185,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching "all nations." The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God's global purposes.
"The best biblical study there is on the nature of missions. The best, however, has become better! After building a solid biblical base, Piper confronts some burning issues in missions today in a way that is both spiritually nourishing and inspiringly readable." --Ajith Fernando, national director, Youth for Christ/Sri Lanka
"If I had to choose only one book on missions, "Let the Nations Be Glad! "would be it--precisely because it's about so much more than missions. The book's relentless God-centered focus, with its stress on worship as the 'fuel and goal of missions, ' provides the crucial biblical counterpoint to the anthropocentric drumbeat of our day." --Duane Litfin, president, Wheaton College
"An invaluable resource that keeps worship at the center of the church's purpose and shows both theologically and practically what that means for mission in the modern world. Missionaries, pastors, teachers, and laypeople with a thirst for God's passion for himself and the peoples of the world will be challenged and encouraged. I offer it my highest recommendation." --A. Scott Moreau, editor, "Evangelical Missions Quarterly
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Although this book is a few years old, it istill ranks as one of my favorites as I read it a second time. The opening chapters on worship, prayer and suffering are alone worth the price of the book. Piper is deeply rooted in Scripture but also deeply passionate about world missions. Even though coming from a Reformed perspective, he has a good grasp on our missional responsibility and the heart of God with regards to reaching the lost.
While many may not agree with his â€œexclusivistâ€ position about those who have never heard the Gospel, he does make a good case for it. I myself, being an inclusivist, prefer the view of my friend Don Richardson in his book â€œSecrets of the Koran.â€ Nevertheless, I did appreciate Piperâ€™s argument and warning that an inclusivist view or anything close to what Brian McLaren writes in his â€œThe Last Word and the Word After Thatâ€ book could result in undermining the need for missions.
An added bonus of the book is that it makes probably the best case for the fact that Jesus commands us to go to each and every people group in the world. He deals a death blow to what I consider a sloppy missiology by those who think that some vague involvement among gentiles alone will be sufficient in fulfilling our Great Commission responsibility. Piper makes a clear and forceful point; it confirmed my call to missions. Again, this book deserves a 10.
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