This is a repackage of the 2011 conference Much of what Platt Oh and Giglio say are repeats of all the stuff they always say in other books I did enjoy this uote Too often Christians ust seem to be interested in other things I ve noticed that when I blog about theological controversy readers flock to my blog And if I engage with dissenting comments readers go crazy But when I blog about the testimony of Christian missionaries in foreign contexts like Turkey my readership drops significantly It breaks my heart because it is a reminder that people love theological controversies but not the nations Ed Stetzer Finish The Mission 45 stars Finish the Mission is an excellent book about the church reaching every tribe and tongue and nation finishing the mission But the book is so much than this Many Christians do not connect worship and missions This book makes clear that worship is what it s all about Davis Mathis states in the introduction The outcome of missions is all peoples delighting to praise Jesus And the motivation for missions is the enjoyment that his people have in him Louie Giglio Michael Oh David Platt Michael Ramsden and Ed Stetzer write chapters in addition to those by Piper and Mathis Giglio in Chapter 1 using Isaiah 68 Whom shall I send conveys the fact Isaiah is hearing a voice from our incomprehensibly great God David Platt in Chapter 2 gives a biblical sobering view of
hell highlighting the lostness of so many Michael Ramsden in Chapter 3 gives a realistic view of the highlighting the lostness of so many Michael Ramsden in Chapter 3 gives a realistic view of the of mission and challenges us to be courageous Michael Oh in Chapter 4 teaches from the Lord s Prayer the necessity for Christians to go from every land and to every land He describes how this is currently happening in various locations around the world Ed Stetzer in Chapter 5 challenges all of us to send or be sent and to be missionaries where we are He emphasizes we are to be gospel centered and Spirit empowered In the final chapter John Piper teaches on Psalm 62 Let The 62 Let the be glad and sing for oy He comments on Islam not worshiping God and suggests the reason we have been given material wealth is so we will reach the nationsAt end of the book is a conversation with the authors and an appendix by Mathis on What Next This is a challenge to the church and to all Christians to disciple others Mathis says in the introduction This is no ordinary missions book He s right about that I highly recommend this to all who are ready for a challenge For years there has been a dichotomy in the church when it comes to what believers are called to be and live I know of churches who teach every teenager who travel through their youth ministry that they are each meant to be an overseas missionary and that they are somehow less serious a believer if they do not become one I also know churches that are so inwardly focused that they do not send anyone out But today there is a growing trend that understands the As in previous years Desiring God has put together a book based on the six sessions of their annual national conference The 2011 event boasted an impressive line up of speakers whose messages are now featured in this volume David Platt New York Times best selling author of. ,
Ending which we are all called to as simply localIn 1978 Frank DuBose in his book God Who Sends first used the term missional since then it has become the buzz word for many movements that seek strictly to define God s mission for His people as merely local though I highly doubt that is what DuBose intended Even at Element we encoura I wish that every Christian would read this book and understand that if you believe the gospel you must care about these things Jesus gave His Church a mission to complete a mission that begins and ends with Himself and His declaration that He came to seek and save the lost mend the broken hearted restore families people groups and nations to Himself for His oy and glory In 2011 Desiring God hadc a conference by the name Finish the Mission which was turned into a very helpful book featuring the writing of Louie Giglio David Mathis Michael Oh John Piper David Platt Michael Ramsden and Ed StetzerOne of the most outstanding features of this book is the introduction to David Mathis He writes that global missions is about the worship of Jesus The goal of missions is the worldwide worship of the God man by his redeemed people from every tribe tongue and nation The outcome of missions if all peoples delighting to praise Jesus And the motivation for missions is the enjoyment that his people have in him Missions aims at brings about and is fueled by the worship of Jesus 14 Mathis notes that a call to finish the mission is a call for martyrs not a call for kamikazes but a call for missionaries bent on Jesus s worldwide fame and satisfied in him that they can say with Esther If I perish I perish Est 416 and with Paul To die is gain Phil 121 25 This is ust a sampling of what this insightful book offers to readersFinish the Mission is in my opinion one of the most important books written on the topic of missions This book combines biblical
theological and practical insight that speaks to one of the biggestand practical insight that speaks to one of the biggest going on within evangelicalism how the church can reach the culture with the Word of God and how Gospel empowers the Church to finish the mission to the glory of God Whether you are a seminary student pastor or lay person Finish the Mission is an important book for every Christian to read and re read to learn the heartbeat of the Savior who longs to seek and save the lost and who uses the Church He redeemed to proclaim the fame of Jesus to the nations for His gloryTitle Finish The Mission Bringing The Mission Bringing the to the Unreached and UnengagedAuthors John Piper and David Mathis EditorsPublisher Crossway Books 2012Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the publisher through the Crossway Books book review bloggers program I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Te. Radical; Louie Giglio founder and leader of Passion conferences; Michael Ramsden one of the foremost apologists of our day who works alongside Ravi Zacharias and speaks at events worldwide; Michael Oh president and founder of CBI Japan and All Nations Fellowship; Ed Stetzer. Stimonials in Advertising I m glad this was a freebieI m not a big fan of Piper or Desiring God Ministries so perhaps I shouldn T HAVE BOTHERED READING THIS BOOK have bothered reading this book I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt There was nothing especially wrong with this book apart from the usual over emphasis on our feelings towards God being necessary for salvation The book ust doesn t really say anything The different authors highlight various Scripture texts pointing out the need for evangelism not ust at home but also abroadbut that s about it I was even disappointed with David Platt s chapter and I ve enjoyed his books in the past The back cover reads This is no ordinary missions book The theme isn t new but the approach is refreshing and compellingI m afraid I disagree with the summary This is an ordinary missions book and because the theme isn t new the approach is neither refreshing nor compelling I d rather read a missionary biography that inspires me to do somethingApologies to any Piper super fans although really there shouldn t be any because elevating a man is always a dangerous thing to do I wasn t overly thrilled by this book in whole but it did bring up good points
As a huge fan of Piper s work this felt disappointing be A good short book on thea huge fan of Piper s work this felt disappointing be A good short book on the to missions and how to be missional The first chapter is definitely the most compelling and exhortational At the end of the day global missions is about the worship of this spectacular Jesus The goal of missions is the worldwide worship of the God man by his redeemed people from every tribe tongue and nation The outcome of missions is all peoples delighting to praise Jesus And the motivation for missions is the enjoyment that his people have in him Missions aims at brings about and is fueled by the worship of JesusAnother way to say it is that missions is about Jesus s global glory From beginning to end in target effect and impetus missions centers on the worldwide fame of the Messiah in the praises of his diverse peoples from every tribe tongue and nation What s at stake in missions is the universal honor of the Father in the global glory of his Son in the oy of all the peoples David MathisDiscipling means not merely the pursuit of our own spiritual maturity but getting outside ourselves for personal connection and substantial intentional investment of time in a few others the kind of investment for which there must be going to accomplish among the nations David MathisNot only is suffering the conseuence of finishing the mission but it is God s appointed means by which he will show the superior worth of his Son to all the peoples Just as it was fitting that he should make the founder of our salvation perfect through suffering Heb 210 so it is fitting that God save a people from all the peoples from eternal suffering through the redemptive suffering of Jesus displayed in the temporal sufferings of his missionaries David Mathis. Church planter professor and vice president of Lifeway Christian Resources; and John Piper teacher author and pastor and founder of Desiring God ministries The book is purposed to compel Christians to cross cultural and linguistic barriers to reach the lost with the gospel.