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As a Fire By Burning
Mission as the Life of the Local Congregation
by Roger Standing
Publisher:SCM imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Published:28 February 2013
A very good comprehensive but easy to read book that collects together contributions from a diverse range of people and churches across a number of differing fields and church styles that highlight the many different mission experiences and ideas in and around local congregation settings and experience. The book also considers what mission is, how it can be practiced, how it has been practiced and why it should be practiced. There are times when jargon is a strong presence, but nevertheless this is appropriately used and fitting for a book that is as much practitioner guide as subject study, and this jargon to be fair is well placed so as to make sense and lead into theological and missiological discussion of some depth. I found it to be a very well written book, that was surprisingly easy to read given the weight of its subject matter and very good! Heartily recommend it.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (23/03/13)