New Release: Introducing World Missions, 2nd Edition

Cover ArtIn this volume, leading missionary scholars offer an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. The authors provide a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. They also consider personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face.

Sidebars, charts, maps, and numerous case studies are included. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior. Additional resources for professors and students are available online through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources.


Praise for the First Edition

“No introduction to the global phenomenon of missions has been as up-to-date, or, in many a day, as thorough and well organized as this superb volume.” – Ralph D. Winter, William Carey International University

“An outstanding text for an introductory missions course as well as an invaluable resource for prospective missionaries and local church leaders. I recommend it highly.” – Kenneth B. Mulholland, Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions

“There is simply no other textbook that compares with it.” – Trinity Journal

“An educational and practical resource for missions pastors and would-be missionaries.” – Outreach

“As an introductory survey it can hardly be bettered.” – Reformed Theological Review

“This is nothing short of a well-executed project from start to finish, and it deserves a wide readership.” – Mid-America Journal of Theology

“A fair, well-presented, and accessible textbook.” – Anglican Theological Review

“The most comprehensive introduction to world missions in print.” – Evangelical Review of Theology

“This book stands out as a remarkable resource.” – Monthly Record

“I recommend this book as an excellent tool in teaching missions. Choosing this book will improve your teaching and will prepare your students to go and make disciples of all nations.” – Faith & Mission


A. Scott Moreau (DMiss, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate academic dean and professor of intercultural studies at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly and has authored, coauthored, or edited eleven books, including Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions and Contextualization in World Missions.

Gary R. Corwin (MA, Northwestern University) is a missiologist serving with SIM International (Serving in Mission) and is associate editor of Evangelical Missions Quarterly.

Gary B. McGee (1945-2008) received his PhD from St. Louis University and was distinguished professor of church history and Pentecostal studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


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