A Case Study in Contextualization
The History of the German Church Growth Association 1985–2003
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Today in post-Christian Europe, Germany ranks at the top of those countries in need of the saving grace of the gospel. Although the soil is hard, Fred McRae skillfully draws upon his many years of field expertise and careful research to show how missions contextualization, in this spiritually and emotionally torn culture, may be used . . . to build the church not only in Germany, but in all parts of the world!"
--Ronald T. Michener, professor, Department of Systematic Theology,
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Belgium
"During my forty years of service to the Volkskirche, I met many American missionaries, most of whom had difficulty understanding our church and recognizing the unique challenges of the German culture. McRae's work on contextualization is a must-read for anyone considering working as a missionary in Germany, and will offer much-needed insight into navigating Germany's unique culture and spiritual climate."
--Bernd Schlottoff, pastor (retired), German Protestant Church, Germany
"This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the struggles of the German Protestant Church since World War II. Readers will find the intersection of German history, Hitler, and the emergence of the Church Growth Movement fascinating. . . . I am confident that it will provide invaluable information for anyone who aims to work in Germany in the future."
--Forrest Weiland, director, Master of Biblical Studies Program, Veritas Evangelical Seminary