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Revolution in World Missions: A Challenge from the Heart (edition 2001)

by K. P. Yohannan

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Title:Revolution in World Missions: A Challenge from the Heart
Authors:K. P. Yohannan
Info:GFA Books (2001), Edition: 6th, Paperback, 212 pages
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This nonfiction book led me into the world of missionaries. There is so much I didn't know. I wasn't aware that since the World Wars the life of missionaries out in the field as changed drastically. It seems the Western world's desire to see people fed, hospitalized and given other social programs has taken the focus off the true purpose of the church. The purpose of the church is to preach the Gospel, Acts 26:18. However, the question that deserves answering more than ever before is what should the missionary do first? Should he preach the Gospel first and not worry about the social problems faced, for example, by the Asians, or should the missionary concern himself or herself with the social problems first? What comes first? The chicken? The egg? That is the question.

K. P. Yohannan creatively makes it imperative to look at both sides of the question. According to K.P. Yohannan in Revolution In World Missions, the question deserve answers immediately or people across the seas will lose their souls to fire and brimstone. According to the author, the Holy Bible has more scriptures on Hell fire and judgement than there are about God's loving Kindness. It seems that the Western world, so prosperous and unwilling to face discomfort in any way have become soft when dealing with the Asians or the unsaved overseas. Western missionaries, most, no longer, if they ever did, choose to preach the Gospel first before finding a way to heal Malaria or give clean water.

The author in no way forces his truth upon the reader. It is clearly stated the Gospel must be preached first with, preferably, a person who is similar in ethnicity to, in this instance, the Asian. The book is very clear and written in a wonderful style. In the end, an individual must make a choice about the Gospel being preached first or schools being built first.

There are many personal anecdotes and photographs in Revolution In World Missions. The book proves this is a world of change even on the mission field. www.gfa.org,
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2 vote Tea58 | Mar 27, 2014 |
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  journeyguy | Apr 2, 2013 |
Step into the story and experience the world of a missionary through the eyes of author Dr. K.P. Yohannan. This book is a truly life altering, life changing story that will stir and renew your passion for Christ.
  OCMCCP | Jan 21, 2013 |
This is revolutionary thinking in regards to missionary work.A must read for anyone interested in the missionary field either as a missionary or one who supports missions.This book changed my perspective on missions that I had held my entire life! ( )
  DaleCogdell | Dec 1, 2012 |
Yohannan unabashedly points out the failings of Christians--particularly American Christians--in the area if missions, and rightly points to the root sins of pride, unbelief, and worldliness that characterizes the nominal churches. Americans, who do not just mirror the misplaced values of Western culture but epitomize those values , are takers and fakers, and American church leaders kowtow to the rich, the famous, and the powerful, while leaving the poor--the audience Jesus most spoke and ministered to--impoverished not simply in body, but more importantly, in soul.
Im ny opinion, Yohannan recognizes the work of Satan, but gives him too much control and authority (likely due to being influenced by such as John Hagee, David Mains, etal). Yohannan also makes some statements that are deprecating to God (which I am sure he does not intend to do), such as saying that there are people going to hell that God does not want to go there (Arminianism still is a problem, after all), but his faith in God is great, and a great example.
Americans, Yohannan contends, are basically incapable of understanding need, whether it be material or spiritual. He speaks of the fact that much of the advice he received from christian leaders is destructive, and that he has had to learn much of what God has taught him by himself: welcome to the club, my friend.
Chapter Eighteen by itself is a mind-blower.
I highly recommend this book to those who want a no-holds-barred approach to missions from a fellow who, though he had little support from The Establishment, by prayer and devotion has forged a ministry that has been instrumental in setting many captives free.
  Ron_Gilbert | May 31, 2012 |
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Yohannan, K. P.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gospel for AsiaPublishersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mains, David R.Forewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mains, Karen BurtonForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." Acts 26:18
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This book is dedicated to George Verwer, founder and former international director of Operation Mobilization, whom the Lord used to call me into the ministry and whose life and example have influenced me more than any other single individual's.
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In this exciting and fastmoving narrative, K.P. Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote Indian village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia. Drawing from fascinating true stories and eyeopening statistics, K.P. challenges Christians to examine and change their lifestyles in view of millions who have never heard the Gospel.
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