Since its initial publication in 1981, the missions anthology Perspectives on the World Christian Movement has been read (or skimmed) by countless seminary and college students, missionaries, and interested lay people. In my case, I got to read it in both undergrad and graduate classes (with detailed quizzes to ensure I hadn’t skimmed!). As my wife and I pursue God’s call on us to missions, I wanted to share some of the best of this huge volume with her.
So essentially, which essays would one find most vital from this huge series (I have the 3rd edition in case anyone wonders)? If you only had 1 (or five) essays to have someone read from this great resource, what would you recommend? (or, since I know that person is out there somewhere, which essay would you make sure NOT to recommend?)
Thanks for indulging my questions! I’d also love to hear why you would recommend the article(s) and how they’ve influenced your own life as well.