The Global Gospel will be available soon!

Cover.200I am pleased to announce that my forthcoming book will be available soon: THE GLOBAL GOSPEL: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World. The book is scheduled to ship on Friday, December 19th from the printer—Quad Graphics in Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

We at Mission ONE are enthused and excited! I am so grateful that this long journey of writing and designing this 352-page book—with more than 450 citations and more than 85 diagrams and charts—is finally coming to fruition.

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You’ll be led on a journey beyond a legal framework of the gospelto one that is “legal plus regal.” How you communicate the gospel and live out the gospel—locally and globally—may well be transformed.

The Global Gospel is a call for theological dialog and missional creativity rooted in the ancient paths of Scripture and the relational honor of our King. You and your team will be challenged to reconfigure what you do and expand what you believe is possible in our Lord’s Great Commission.

The Global Gospel describes how the honor/shame dynamics common to the Bible and many Majority World societies can be used to contextualize the gospel of Christ so it will be more widely understood and received.

Cost and availability

The first-edition hardcover copy will retail for $24.99. But it is still available for the pre-order price of $14.99 with free shipping to U.S. addresses. To learn more, visit

By God’s grace, the book will also be available at—no later than January 1, 2015. Check out the Kindle version here. Check out the hardcover edition here.

Momentum is building

Partly as the result of The Global Gospel, there has been a surge of interest related to the topic of honor/shame in the Bible and what it means for cross-cultural ministry. We have sold more than 1500 copies of The Global Gospel through pre-order sales. We are so grateful to Robby Butler of The Mission Network for his expertise promoting the book effectively in the missions community. Plus:

  • Last July I wrote a paper about honor/shame for a conference I attended which had the theme of honor/shame—sponsored by the International Orality Network.
  • The Global Gospel guides the theme (honor/shame) for the next issue of Mission Frontiers (Jan/Feb 2015).
  • Missio Nexus has scheduled me for four webinars in February based on The Global Gospel.
  • An article I have written about “levels of awareness of honor/shame dynamics in cross-cultural ministry”—based on material in The Global Gospel—will be featured in the April 2015 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly.
  • My article about honor-status reversal as a motif of Scripture (also based on material in The Global Gospel) will be the anchor article in the next issue of Orality Journal.

Praise the Lord

All of this momentum for The Global Gospel along with the support of many colleagues in the missions community causes me to rejoice and give praise to our great God and Savior.

I am reminded of Paul’s great confession in Romans 1:16—“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

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