Book Reviews

Volume 3
Issue 2, Winter 2012
Book Reviews

James Davison Hunter, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. Oxford: University Press, 2010, 358 pp.
Reviewed by Joel Rainey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Maryland Baptist Association

Jim Belcher, Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional. Grand Rapids, MI: IVP, 2009, 233 pp.
Reviewed by William P. Brooks. Brooks is the pastor of Thompsonville Baptist located in Springfield, Kentucky, and Assistant to the Dean of the Billy Graham School at The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary.

Steve Rundle and Tom Steffen, Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions, 2nd ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011
Reviewed by Anthony Casey. Casey is the research assistant to the director of the Great Commission Center at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Michael W. Goheen, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011, 256 pp.
Reviewed by Tereso C. Casiño. Casiño is Professor of Missiology and Intercultural Studies, School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

Carl Medearis, Muslims, Christians, and Jesus: Gaining Understanding and Building Relationships. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2008, 191 pp.
Reviewed by Warren F. Larson. Larson is Associate Professor of Muslim Studies and former Director of the Zwemer Center at Columbia International University.

John L. Thompson, Urban Impact: Reaching the World Through Effective Urban Ministry. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2011, 192 pp.
Reviewed by Timothy R. Sisk. Sisk is Chair and Professor of World Missions and Evangelism in the Department of World Missions and Evangelism at the Moody Bible Institute.

Craig Ott and Gene Wilson, Global Church Planting: Biblical Principles and Best Practices for Multiplication. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011, 464 pp.
Reviewed by Tom Steffen. Steffen is professor of Intercultural Studies at the School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, where he directs the Doctor of Missiology program.
His most recent book is The Facilitator Era: Beyond Pioneer Church Multiplication. He may be reached at

Tim Chester and Steve Timmis, Total Church: A Radical Reshaping Around Gospel and Community. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008, 224 pp.
Reviewed by Rod Earls, Ph.D.. Earls is the Director of Missions for the Central Valley Baptist Association in Turlock, California, and Assistant Professor with Liberty Baptist Theological

Daniel White Hodge, The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims, Timbs and a Cultural Theology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Books, 2010, 250 pp.
Reviewed by Steven Ybarrola, Ph.D., Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Asbury Theological Seminary

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