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

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What does it take to break away from the kind of lukewarm faith that binds so many well-meaning Christians in the church today? When Jesus called the Twelve, He called them to a revolutionary life. Those first disciples of Christ had an experience that changed them forever, and turning back to mediocrity simply wasn’t an option.

How can you discover life with that same kind
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by BibleDude Press (first published October 9th 2011)
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Cristiane Ferreira
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
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
Dan King is a good man with a good heart. That being said, this book was, in my opinion, only somewhere between ok and pretty good. It just didn't live up to my expectations. I was disappointed that a book written by a chaplain didn't really talk much about God, church, or attempting to convert others to Christianity. Most of the book covered their poverty and his guilt that our country is so blessed.
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
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.
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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.
Seth Goldsmith
Just a normal type guy describing how his life was completely changed because of a mission trip.
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Christ-follower. husband. father. training development guru. school of ministry and missions instructor. social media editor for blogger at co-founder and media director for the movement. social media coordinator for blogging and social media consultant at lover of sour patch kids.
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