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Reformation In Foreign Missions
by Bob Finley
After being involved in missionary evangelism throughout the world for 60 years, the author maintains that traditional missionary methods are in dire need of reformation. He says that the way most missionary work is done today is counter productive and hurts the cause of Christ more than it helps.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published April 16th 2005 by Xulon Press
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Finley challenges our good ol' American (and Western) assumptions about evangelical missions from an evangelical perspective. Though his style and manner are a bit clunky and heavy handed, the message is important and powerful. Every church and everyone who has ever supported overseas missions or has a tendency toward sentimentalism when wanting to help "those poor people in . . ." need to read this book. As a former missionary, Finley is not just a cranky critic, but an eyewitness to the cultur ...more
I think this guy has a good point, but that he's too extreme about it. He repeated himself a lot; the book could easily be half the size it is. He annoyed me with a couple of random jabs at Christian rock and tithing that were very general and not explained at all. He also came off as being quite haughty to me. I only read this book because it was free; i wouldn't read it again.