They guide readers to the belief that all people have the privilege and joy of reaching out with God’s love and mercy to those around them of every tribe, nation, people and race.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
In “Missional Transformation: God’s Spirit at Work: Essays Celebrating the Outreach Ministry of Dr. Eugene Bunkowske” (published by AuthorHouse), the new book from Mark Press and Eugene Bunkowske, readers gain an interesting perspective on missionary work from two experienced theologians.
With “Missional Transformation: God’s Spirit at Work,” Press and Bunkowske suggest that missional thinking and practice begins with a faith-filled, eager response to what they call “the good news of life and forgiveness in Jesus the Christ.” They guide readers to the belief that all people have the privilege and joy of reaching out with God’s love and mercy to those around them of every tribe, nation, people and race.
An excerpt from “Missional Transformation: God’s Spirit at Work”:
“At the insistence of the mission board, on the basis of communicating through an interpreter, the land was surveyed and marked out with large concrete posts. The initial building was built for treatment but very few people came for help. In fact people came only after all other methods of help had been exhausted without success. Why? What was wrong? … It took much listening without judging and many questions to discover the reason for non-usage of the hospital. The reason rested squarely on a difference in worldviews.”
Press and Bunkowske feel that a curious readership will find “Missional Transformation: God’s Spirit at Work” useful in their quests to understand why people work as missionaries. “It is our hope that people within the church will be encouraged to see their own roles as missionaries in their own diverse cultural settings,” they explain, “and that people outside the church may be drawn to the impact that even one person or family can make in bearing faithful witness to God’s truth.”
“Missional Transformation: God’s Spirit at Work”
By Mark Press and Eugene Bunkowske
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781477295816
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781477295830
E-Book | 342 pages | ISBN 9781477295823
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Authors
Mark Press, a pastor for nearly 30 years, holds a doctorate in missiology. He is the director of the Oswald Hoffmann Institute for Christian Outreach at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., where he is an associate professor for religion and theology. An experienced church planter and theologian, Press enjoys spending time with his wife, Connie, and their three children and two grandsons.
Eugene Bunkowske holds a doctorate in linguistics – in addition to advanced degrees in theological training – from the University of California, Los Angeles. He served as a missionary in Africa with his family for over 20 years, then he served as a professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind., for 20 years. Recognized as an expert in the area of Christian outreach, he has lectured and conducted workshops and seminars throughout the world.
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