New Release: Our Global Families

Cover ArtAs Christians, we belong to not only a diverse global Christian family but also a diverse human family. In this volume Todd Johnson and Cindy Wu show how divisions within these families work against our desire to bring about positive change in the world.

Utilizing the latest research data on global Christianity and world religions, Our Global Families provides an overview of global Christian identity, exploring how we can be faithful to our own tradition while engaging with Christians across denominations, be better informed about people of other religions, and be more realistic about our ability to solve the world’s problems.


“Their insights, cautions, wise words, careful theology, and practical advice make for a book that deserves careful attention from a wide readership.” – Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame

Our Global Families is a thoughtful, provocative, and deeply rewarding book.” – Philip Jenkins, Baylor University

“The best introduction to global Christianity you will find. I heartily recommend it.” – Timothy C. Tennent, Asbury Theological Seminary

“Johnson and Wu have presented world Christianity in all of its diversity, pointing the way to greater unity in hospitality and grace.” – Scott W. Sunquist, Fuller Theological Seminary

“I highly recommend this book for pastors, lay leaders, students, and practitioners who want to experience the fullness of the family of God.” – Christena Cleveland, Bethel University


Todd M. Johnson (PhD, William Carey International University) is director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and associate professor of global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is also visiting research fellow at the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University. Johnson is coauthor of The World’s Religions in Figures and the World Christian Encyclopedia, and coeditor of the Atlas of Global Christianity.

Cindy M. Wu (MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has served in church-planting contexts in China, Mexico City, Houston, and Boston. She lives in Houston, Texas.

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