Endorsements & Reviews-
This publication is an event to be warmly welcomed. In important respects this work breaks new ground. Southeast Asia is still underrepresented in the scholarly literature on the history of indigenous appropriation of Christian missionary traditions--at least so far as Anglophone scholarship is concerned. Tan Jin Huat's research into the origins of the SIB illuminates the ways in which village peoples who adhered to a spirit-based cosmology reframed a conservative evangelical presentation of the gospel as a message about the superior power of Christ over the spirits.
From the Foreword by Brian Stanley,
Professor of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh
An amazing story of revival, renewal, and transformation of the entire region chronicling the powerful effect of it evident to date! What can we learn from this extensive and careful study of the Borneo Revival, so that global Christianity will become ever more dynamic. Tan certainly has his suggestions.
Oxford Ccntre for Mission Studies, UK
A model of respectful, humble, thoughtful, and analytical scholarship and a story worth telling. Dr Tan Jin Huat has written a pioneering study of the origins and development of Malaysia's most significant indigenous church. This is a rich and vital source for grounding the identity of the Sidang Injil Borneo in an informed understanding of its own history. Seldom do churches early in their lives have an account of their origins where respect for those involved in its formation is matched by a willingness to note the human side of all the work they seek to do for God.
John Roxborogh, Mission Historian,
Dunedin, New Zealand.