Acts: Courageous Witness in a Hostile World
A Guide for Gospel Foot Soldiers
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"I am not aware of a more practical, accessible, or teachable commentary on the book of Acts. While this commentary will be of value to any mission-focused pastor or teacher in the West, it is the Majority World evangelists, church leaders, and missionaries whose ministry is carried out in daunting hostility who will find here a treasure trove of insight and encouragement."
--Jonathan J. Bonk, Executive Director, Overseas Ministries Study Center
"Many missiological treatises have been written, but I find Acts: Courageous Witness in a Hostile World in a different class. I highly recommend it as a necessary resource book for every mission leader, trainer, counselor, and missionary. It should be appreciated for its uniqueness and appropriated for its incisiveness."
--Reuben Ezemadu, Continental Coordinator, Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI)
"Howard Brant has lived the book of Acts as few have--immersed on the cutting edge of the global church. His perspective is that of a reflective practitioner whose compass is set to the Word, the Spirit, and the church. Brant works his way through the book explaining and applying the book of Acts with faithfulness and relevance. It is a classic narrative of mission from the margins."
--William Taylor, Senior Mentor, WEA Mission Commission
"With forty years in the mission fields in Africa and Asia, Brant writes a superb commentary giving the missional message from global perspective. Missionaries from the East and West will find relevant solutions from the book of Acts as expounded here, as they face hostile and challenging issues in their many emerging missionary movements."
--Joseph Shao, President, Biblical Seminary of the Philippines
"Howard's vast experiences on the field and at all levels of leadership within and without his mission organization (SIM) have built the kind of foundation necessary to make this book possible--and most helpful. It is sprinkled with practical illustrations and applied in a clear, simple way. It covers core biblical issues that come into play as the church is birthed in new places like it was in Acts."
--Greg H. Parsons, Global Director, US Center for World Mission