Book Review – Dispatches From the Front: Stories of Gospel Advance In The World’s Difficult Places

One of the most neglected aspects in the field of missions work is the telling of stories of how God is at work in the world. Christians rightly emphasize the Bible’s emphasis of God seeking to save the lost (Luke 19:10). Whenever I read or hear missionaries returning from the field to share about the work the Lord is doing in and through their respective ministries, I’m always greatly encouraged and blessed. These stories are faith strengthening and expand our understanding of Christ’s saving work. Further, they instill in God’s people a greater confidence in the power of God to save and sanctify a people for His own possession. With the goal of telling stories of God’s saving work around the world today, Crossway has published Dispatches From The Front: Stories of Gospel Advance In The World’s Difficult Places by Tim Keese of Frontline Missions International. Telling the story of how the Lord is working in some of the world’s most perilous countries, these stories span the globe from China to Afghanistan and highlight the courageous faith of those doing the work in their respective countries. One of the greatest needs in countries where Christians are heavily persecuted is resources that are Bible-based. Many of the pastors in these countries have little to no Bible training. You never know when you write an article, record a podcast or video blog who will...

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