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The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter

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At some point in their life, most Christians have walked through the doors of their church on Sunday morning and wondered what it really means to live a Christian life. Unfortunately, few ever do more than warm a pew on Sunday and try to be a "good person" throughout the week. But the reality is...

Jesus called us to change the world... starting with 'the least of these.'
Kindle Edition, 134 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by BibleDude Press (first published October 9th 2011)
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Cris Ferreira
Nov 09, 2011 Cris Ferreira rated it it was amazing
The book is about Dan King's experience, as the title suggests, from being an observer to becoming a life changer.

He tells us how he first connected to Five Talents (a christian organization that works with microfinance to help poor communities) through a blog post, and how that contact became an opportunity to travel to Africa to teach business classes to the clients of Five Talents in Kenya and Uganda.

He tells us about his contact with two different cultures, the experiences he had with the c
Nov 08, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing
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Every single word of this book was worth reading. This isn’t your typical book recalling someone’s first mission trip. The stories are powerful and the transformation in Dan’s heart is incredible, but this book offers so much more. It offers each one of us the chance to really pray about how God is calling us to serve and then to move into action on that calling.

My favorite part of the book is the PRAXIS at the end of each chapter. Taking his own personal experiences, Dan challenges us to have s
Apr 15, 2013 Victoria rated it it was ok
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This was a short book about a man who was writing up posts on his blog about poverty and ended up being asked to be a part of an organization for a short-term missions trip. He was to give a micro-loan presentation to people in Uganda & Kenya who wanted to have help for their small businesses. I felt in a way like I was reading a few blog entries when reading this book as there were some pictures and links to youtube videos and more on it. It was pretty simple and got the point across. It wa ...more
Melanie Wendt
Mar 30, 2015 Melanie Wendt rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Being able to see how someones experience on their first missions trip was. It was encouraging and helpful to remind me about how awesome God is and how he opens our hearts for service and our minds to the things going on in the world. Excited for where God will take me when it comes to missions work.
Mar 29, 2016 Jasper rated it it was amazing
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LOVED this book. I experienced many of the same sentiments on my first trip to Africa!
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it was a good short read. I liked that this book was a different outlook on how to help end the cycle of poverty while using your gifts abd talents. not only overseas,but in your own community.
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Just a normal type guy describing how his life was completely changed because of a mission trip.
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