Experiencing the Gospel

An Examination of Muslim Conversion to Christianity in Cambodia

By Thomas W. Seckler

Experiencing the Gospel

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  • ISBN: 9781725253513
  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: 5/18/2020
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Experiencing the Gospel

An Examination of Muslim Conversion to Christianity in Cambodia

By Thomas W. Seckler

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  • ISBN: 9781725253513
  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: 5/18/2020
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
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About-

In recent years, increasing numbers of people from Muslim backgrounds have become followers of Jesus. Some of these conversions have occurred in Cambodia. This book explores the experiences and reflections of forty Cambodians from a Muslim background who have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus. It is based on doctoral research utilizing in-depth interviews which sought to answer the following questions:

1) What role did contextualizing the Christian message play in making it more understandable and compelling?

2) What core themes or factors did those interviewed report as central in their own conversions?

3) How was the gospel message itself experienced as personally meaningful?

This book probes the answers to those questions, revealing the manner in which forty Cambodians experienced God and the gospel message. The stories and reflections found here not only provide a glimpse into their lives, but also give insight into the way in which Muslim-background individuals come to believe in and embrace Jesus.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“In Experiencing the Gospel, Thomas Seckler’s research offers a deep dive into the realities of reaching a very hidden people, the Muslims of Cambodia. By helping us see this frontier missions encounter with Christ through local eyes, he is making a substantial addition to the growing literature on contextual missiology.”

—Daniel Hoskins (“Gene Daniels”), editor of Margins of Islam and Fruit to Harvest



“Thomas Seckler’s Experiencing the Gospel breaks new ground, helping us understand how some are turning to faith in Jesus Christ in a setting where both Muslims and Christians are a small minority. Seckler’s focus on the message—how the believers had understood and interacted with it—is a fresh approach, warmly illustrated through narratives woven throughout this book. Excellent missiology, good reading!”

—David Greenlee, Operation Mobilization



Experiencing the Gospel is a superb example of careful research and insightful analysis on the communication of the gospel and conversion among Muslims in Southeast Asia. Anyone interested in intercultural communication and the contextualization of the gospel will want to become familiar with this fascinating study.”

—Craig Ott, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Contributors-

Thomas W. Seckler

Bio(s)-

Thomas W. Seckler is an adjunct faculty member at Liberty University (Rawlings School of Divinity), Lincoln Christian Seminary, and Trinity International University. He and his wife Debbie served as Christian workers for twenty-three years in Southeast Asia. They have two grown daughters.

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