This book is a well-written, tactful, passionate, objective presentation of the indigenous missionary movement. It is directed toward Christian Westerners in wealthy democratic nations (Americans, UK, Australia, New Zealand). And above all the book and its author, K.P. Yohannan, present a Biblical, God-centered philosophy of missions and of the Christian life (which things should be inseparable).
When I picked up this free book to begin reading, I was fully aware that its purpose is to raise awareness of the ministry of Gospel for Asia, and to increase financial support for its missionaries. As I read the book I was more focused on what is the Biblical basis for missions than anything else. I encourage you to read it all the way to the last page, especially the Q/A section, which clears up those niggling questions we all have.
Yohannan makes excellent points in showing the contrast between the Western Christian’s world and the Asian (India in particular) world, and why the indigenous missionaries experience much greater success in their Gospel presentation. The attitude of servitude and humility on the part of the indigenous Asian missionaries is humbling and greatly thought-provoking, and soul-stirring.
When you finish the book, it is time to listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit in your own heart…what will my response be to this need?
This book fits beautifully into the theme of my missions blog (http://reachingthe1040window.blogspot.co…) as well as alongside the theme of Jeanette Windle’s books, which I have been reading, that of the Unreached people groups of the world, those who have no witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I recommend this book to anyone who is seriously concerned with living a Christ-centered life and winning the lost to Jesus Christ.