A most unique book: the story of missions, heavenly purposes fulfilled through human hands. Tracing from the days of the early church to the present, this volume shows us the remarkable individuals who spread the gospel across our globe. Honest biographical portraits of hundreds of missionaries, allow the reader to rejoice in their achievements, learn from their mistakes, identify with their humanity and appreciate the price they paid to advance the gospel.
This 2nd edition adds 28 new individuals and has new chapters on the Muslim World, Korea, and Japan. Numerous photos and maps.
Ruth Tucker (Ph.D., Northern Illinois University), has taught on alternative religions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is currently professor of missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of several books, including Another Gospel, and Daughters of the Church
"This book, now better than ever, has no competition. No one has ever so ably, efficiently, and delightfully linked together the key personalities that portray so dynamically the story of the expansion of our faith from a handful of people in Jerusalem, to the very ends of the earth. It is a must-read for all serious believers." — Ralph D. Winter, President, William Carey International University