A Missiological Narrative of Revival in Papua New Guinea
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Gallagher creatively brings a biblical understanding of Abrahamic blessing and contemporary socio-religious issues to demonstrate the relevance of studying apparently disparate contexts. The balance of a narrative approach to exegesis and ethnographic interviewing enables a missional appreciation of both the Bible and Melanesian contexts. The outcome is an appreciation of blessing as a biblical expression within a cultural context where the Holy Spirit enables God's blessing."
--R. Daniel Shaw, Professor of Anthropology and Translation, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Blessing is not for wimps. Most people around the world don't expect it. Fun? Yes. Happiness? Maybe. But that full-orbed concept of blessing? That is unique to the Abrahamic faiths. Blessing comes from the omnipotent Creator who communicates personally and mercifully. Surprisingly, blessing shows up in tough places, sometimes almost at the ends of the earth. Gallagher has been there, and has brought back a report. Read it, and be blessed."
--Miriam Adeney, Associate Professor of World Christian Studies, Seattle Pacific University
"This excellent work is carefully and thoroughly researched, well documented, insightful, and passionate. [Abrahamic Blessing] should be read by anyone interested in God's mission who wants to learn to read the Bible with a missiological lens. . . . All of us who teach missiology are indebted to Sarita Gallagher for her outstanding contribution to the field. The reader will be inspired and challenged by this work."
--Charles Van Engen, Arthur Glasser Professor of Biblical Theology of Mission, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary