On Being a Missionary

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William Carey Library, 1995 - Religion - 422 pages
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This book was written for everyone who has an interest in missions, from the praying and giving supporter back home to the missionary on or heading to the field. It is hoped that through reading this book, many will consider what role God would have them play in the missionary enterprise. It is also hoped that some will be challenged to go, while others will be challenged to send them. On Being a Missionary is not designed to be a theoretical textbook. It does not put forward new theses, new approaches to mission, nor does it attempt to break new ground. Instead, the author absorbs and then presents the ideas, experiences, and insights of over one hundred missionary writers. Drawing on his own years of experience as well as the input of many others, Dr. Hale deals with the problems, struggles, and failures that missionaries often face. The goal is to teach the reader how to avoid many of the problems that have plagued others while on the field. Being a missionary is one of the most joyous and rewarding careers possible, and this book aims to make it ever more so. - Back cover.
 

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Written for everyone with an interest in mission, this book will lead you to reconsider your role in the missionary enterprise. On Being a Missionary is not designed to be a theoretical textbook. It ... Read full review

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This is the most quotable book on the Christian life that I have ever read, one and two sentence quotes that resonate as one reads them, many of which are suitable for email signatures. I highly recommend it.
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Contents

Why Missionaries?
1
The Call
16
Preparation
30
Into the New World
50
Making the Transcultural Connection
61
Nepal 1 Visitors 0
79
Kings Cooks Beggars Saints
102
A Palace or a Mud Hut?
136
Keeping the Focus
240
Contents
251
More Recent Developments
287
Stress
300
Prayer and the Holy Spirit
331
Singles and Doubles
348
Missionary Children
370
Furlough
388

Thoughts for New Missionariesand Old Ones
150
Sin and Interpersonal Conflict
169
Resolving Interpersonal Conflict
192
Fitting into the Tear n
213
Afterword
405
Index
419
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About the author (1995)

In 1970, Thomas Hale and his wife, Cynthia, went to Nepal to work for their first twelve years at a rural mission hospital in the village of Amp Pipal. Subsequently they moved to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, where they have continued their work with the mission. Recently Cynthia took a position as an associate professor at Nepal's only medical school, and Tom has written a one-volume commentary on the New Testament, first in Nepali and subsequently in English for translation into other languages.

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