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In this one-volume textbook, Edward Smither weaves together a comprehensive history of Christian mission, from the apostles to the modern church. In each era, he focuses on the people sent by God to the ends of the earth, while also describing the cultural context they encountered. Smither highlights the continuity and development across thousands of years of global mission.

Growing up, I assumed that mission work occurred in Haiti or Africa because that’s where the missionaries I knew lived. Going to make disciples of all nations meant getting a passport, a visa, and shots before boarding a plane to travel far away to minister in Jesus’ name. While mission definitely involves crossing borders, the greatest boundary that a missionary navigates is the one between faith and nonfaith. This is true of my encounter with a Muslim friend in Tunisia, a Chinese doctoral student
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