Reaching the World through Effective Urban Ministry
Edited by Dena J. Owens
Foreword by Paige Patterson
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
216 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.44 in
- Published: October 2010
$27.00 / £24.00 / AU$36.00Buy
- Published: October 2010
$24.00 / £20.99 / AU$34.99Buy
John Thompson has lived and served in the inner city of Chicago for twenty-nine years. He is the Pastor of Discipleship at Armitage Baptist Church, a multicultural church representing thirty-seven different ethnic groups from the inner city of Chicago. He has taught in many Bible colleges and seminaries on urban topics.
"I can tell you that the one chapter on the absent father, the greatest problem in our society, would be worth the purchase price of the book and every second of the valuable time that it takes to read it. If I could only read one book this year on evangelism and especially how to reach the teeming masses of people in the inner cities of our world, it would be this book by John Thompson. This will change not only your life but the lives of thousands of others also."
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"There are practitioners who are not veterans. There are veterans who are no longer practitioners. There is nothing like hearing from a veteran who is still a practitioner. John Thompson writes from the field. This work helps meet the urgent need for urban ministry perspective and material that is rooted in scripture, tested in practice, and based in the local. This volume is the voice of a man who lives the life and knows what he is talking about."
Armitage Baptist Church, Chicago
"Inner-city ministries may at times be risky and unnerving. But they are never dull, nor without spiritual rewards. John Thompson has given us a book rich in personal narrative, biblical teaching, practical wisdom, and urgent challenge. I recommend that students who feel even the slightest tug to consider urban ministry read this book, let its message grip you, and ask God if the inner city is where he wants you to serve him."
--Roger S. Greenway
Professor of World Missiology
Calvin Theological Seminary
"This is a good book both for those beginning their exploration of urban ministry and for those already in the thick of day-to-day ministry. The personal stories of the author , the practical ministry ideas, and his examples as a faithful "long-termer' serve as a source of encouragement and guidance for those seeking to serve our Lord in the City."
-- Timothy R. Sisk, Chair and Professor of World Missions and Evagelism, Moody Bible Institute (from his review in the Great Commission Research Journal, Vol. 3. No. 2, Winter 2012)