The story of missions is the story of heavenly purposes fulfilled through human hands. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya traces 2,000 years of missions, from the days of the early church to the present. Uncovering the realities of missions work, this popular volume deals frankly with the complex individuals who helped spread Christianity throughout the world. These honest portraits and assessments allow us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the missionaries, learn from their mistakes, identify with their humanity, be inspired by their faith, and gain a deeper appreciation of the price they paid to advance the gospel.
This second edition includes important changes, with a special emphasis on the modern era. Twenty-eight new individuals are highlighted, with references to many new names. Three new chapters—"The Muslim World," "Korea and Japan," and "Saints and Celebrities"—include much fresh material and bring us to the end of the twentieth century. A two-color design featuring graphics, photos, maps, sidebars, and callouts provides added interest and readability.
As informative and intriguing as it is inspiring, From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about spreading the gospel throughout the world.