Monday, December 16, 2013

Come, Let's Reach the World by K.P. Yohannan

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Come, Let's Reach the World
by K.P. Yohannan

ISBN-13: 9781595890030
Trade Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: GFA Books
Released: 1991; June 1, 2004

Source: ebook available through the GFA website.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
How effective are our current missions strategies? Are the unreached in fact hearing the Gospel?

The Body of Christ has the power to either advance or hinder world evangelism by her attitude: Will she cling to traditional mindsets and policies, or welcome change to stay faithful to the Holy Spirit and His Word? With deep conviction, missions leader K.P. Yohannan pleads for fresh thinking that will help effective partnership with the national missionaries who are called and anointed of God to proclaim the Gospel.

My Review:
Come, Let's Reach the World is a book about how to effectively reach areas of the world with the Gospel which have never heard of Christ before. In places that aren't open to white, Western missionaries, native missionaries are hard at work--and are rarely mentioned or are under-reported by Christian fundraiser appeals. Yet they know the culture and can effectively preach the gospel and start churches. It costs less to send them through Bible College and maintain them on the missions field, and this also allows more missionaries to be sent into these unreached areas.

This book describes how modern Western missions work is currently done, where the money is spent, and some problems that are not being addressed about its effectiveness. The author also shows how native missionaries can be a very effective way to reach people with the gospel, especially in areas where white, Western missionaries are extremely restricted in what they can do. It's a well-thought-out and well-written book that includes information on how to find trustworthy and effective missionaries to support.

Though written by the founder of Gospel for Asia, the author doesn't focus on them. He does explain what they've learned so that people can find good organizations to support. Gospel for Asia promotes a book called "Revolution in World Missions" which focuses more on Gospel for Asia. However, I personally think this book does a much better job at clearly explaining the reasoning behind this approach. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in partnering with those who are effectively preaching the Gospel to those who have never heard it.

You can get the ebook version of this book free through the Gospel for Asia website. They have many other excellent free resources there as well.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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