The theme of the DG National Conference reminded me a new book by Pastor David Horner, which, though I’ve only read David Platt’s Foreword, looks fascinating. From the press release:
Horner sheds light on why many U.S. churches have abandoned global missions, charging pastors to dedicate their best leadership and resources to fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). In the book, Horner unpacks a statistical study of evangelical churches, addressing what he calls “an anemic level of commitment” to the biblical mandate of making Christ known around the world. Horner carefully details where the church is today, how it got there, and where we must go from here.
“Feel the weight of this reality: At this moment millions of people in thousands of unreached people groups have a knowledge of God that is only sufficient to damn them to hell. For this reason we are obligated to preach the gospel to the nations. I thank God for David Horner–for his life and for his leadership, for the church he leads and for their commitment to missions. I pray the Lord will inspire, teach, educate, and motivate us all through this book.”
David Platt, best-selling author of Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream