Serving God Globally
- Published: June 1, 2012
- Publisher: Baker Academic
- Page count: 240
- ISBN: 978-0801039843
This unique text and vocational resource on mission and development work equips readers to serve God and the needs of the world in a global arena.
"A wonderful combination of excellent scholarship, gripping stories, and practical wisdom. A wise, indispensable guide for those contemplating working in development."
--Ron Sider, author, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger; president, Evangelicals for Social Action
"What does a career in international development look like, and how does one prepare for such a career? If those are questions you've ever asked, I strongly recommend that you read this book. Not only is it generously seasoned with stories of practitioners--their personal backgrounds and the experiences God used to prepare them for development work--but it also clearly and fairly considers the 'why' questions from a variety of Christian perspectives."
--Steve Rundle, Biola University; editor, Economic Justice in a Flat World: Christian Perspectives on Globalization
"At last, I have a book I can enthusiastically recommend to Christians looking for direction on how to get involved in the world of international development. Hoksbergen's book is thoughtful, engaging, hopeful, and practical."
--David Livermore, author, Serving with Eyes Wide Open and Cultural Intelligence
"This book is a source of wisdom, counsel, inspiration, and insight for those who feel called to the field of international development. It provides an invaluable service to the Christian development community and beyond, and should be required reading for all those engaged in prayerful discernment about their involvement in issues of poverty and justice at the international level."
--David Bronkema, director, International Development Programs, Eastern University
"Hoksbergen weaves time-tested principles of community transformation into a practical guide for use by the church, especially young adults. He makes it clear that ministry among the poor is as much for the transformation of those seeking to help as it is for those seen as recipients. It is, after all, only when poverty is understood relationally that we can work together to change the systems and affect true transformation. A must-read book for every church and individual involved in community ministry at home or abroad."
--Andrew Ryskamp, director, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
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