It Will Emerge
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Since he became National Director of SOMA (“Sharing of Ministries Abroad”) UK in 1994, Don Brewin has been setting up short-term Christian mission teams in different parts of the world, including some of the conflict-ridden countries of Africa. This book takes the reader through some challenging experiences of mission, and reflects on what he has learned.
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Jun 16, 2014This extensive book, which provides remarkably detailed recollections of over 15 years of short-term mission with Sharing of Ministeries Abroad (SOMA) will be of great interest for various types of audience: Anglican, non-Anglican, academic and non-academic: in fact just about anyone with any kind of interest in Christian mission. As a historian working on Anglican renewal, and the important role of SOMA as an international conduit for charismaticism, I found Don's work absolutely invaluable - detailed, insightful, provocative, and even at over 600 pages never dull! For those interested in the story of Anglican charismatic renewal in Central and Eastern Africa, this book will become an indispensible resource.
Jun 9, 2014Just to say Thank you for the book received safely – WOW! it is a substantial volume. You are quite amazing. You must have kept copious diaries to write about and remember so much from so long ago!! And when I read over some of those stories and reports of the missions in the 90’s and following, I am so conscious of the amazing way people are woven together into a plan that God has for His kingdom’s growth, which is so much Bigger than any plan we could imagine. You must realise that you have been one of God’s ‘ties’ - holding themes and concerns and follow –ups together so that so much more can be accomplished in a much shorter time frame, than if things had to begin from scratch each time. You have become very well known now, by the church in Africa (and India too) as a result. Your book shows something of the richness/ riches in the church that has been exposed by your delving and digging and building, as you, by the grace and guidance of God, have mixed and matched people to... More > people and places and tasks and teachings. All this means that now you are able to access and use these spiritual treasures to the blessings of so many, both here in UK and especially in Africa. Your 'magnum opus’! is testimony to all this, what fun and joy it contains too and it certainly has ‘emerged’. I thought that phrase was delightful when I first heard you use it in Sudan, and it’s so apt in the situations you describe. One can really sense the Hand of God over all you have described, He must have been really enjoying weaving it all together. I always think of the verses in Malachi 3:16 – 18 where God mentions His book of remembrance which He is writing and including in it the names of those who spoke often with each other of His goodness and beauty and greatness , who became His treasured possession. I can’t help fancying that some of the things recorded in your book will be in His book too!!!< Less
Jun 8, 2014Packed with detail, Don Brewin's accounts reveal the incredibly fluid nature of short-term mission and the essential need for humility, understanding the African worldview. A strong sense of 'team' oozes from each spiritual adventure he describes. You'll find yourself wincing and laughing in equal measure as you enter the frank and honest mind set of a vastly experienced mission leader. But throughout it all comes a sense that God calls on ordinary men and women to respond, who are simply willing to learn as they go along. Encouraging and challenging in equal measure, read it straight through, then dip into it again and see what emerges.
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- Don Brewin (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition (Revised)
- SOMA UK
- April 14, 2014
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 2.5 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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