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The World on our Doorstep 

Christians are being encouraged to reach out to their neighbours of all religious beliefs and backgrounds with the good news of Jesus in a new book from the Evangelical Alliance (EA)

The World on our doorstepThe World on our Doorstep, is a book written to equip and inspire mission and engagement with other faiths, said the EA in a news release. Authored by Dewi Hughes, who was Tearfund's theological advisor for nearly two decades, the book mixes practical examples with pastoral advice for working alongside people becoming Christians from other faith backgrounds. 
 
In the forward to the book, Steve Clifford, general director of the Alliance, said, 'Growing up I heard about Hudson Taylor, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, and countless others who were heroes of our faith. I look forward to sharing stories of new heroes who commit their lives to telling their neighbours from diverse beliefs and backgrounds that Jesus' good news is for them, and trusting in him who brings salvation and abundant life. 
 
'It is time for us to reach the world on our doorstep.'

Religion is increasing in significance across the world and our work places, schools and neighbourhoods will bring us into contact with people of all faiths and none. This book equips Christians to engage with those of other faiths wisely, demonstrating the love and good news of Jesus.
 
The World on our Doorstep provides a clear theological basis for mission to people of other religious groups, and some of the key challenges that will have to be navigated. In a practical way, Dewi Hughes considers some of the pastoral issues for churches as they welcome people from other faiths with case studies from across the UK to inspire and encourage. 


The book looks at:

·         An overview of religious groups in the UK

·         The theological basis for mission to people of other faiths

·         Examples of recent evangelical approaches

·         Pastoral issues relating to people who have become followers of Jesus from other faiths

·         Dialogue and engagement with other religions

·         The role of religion in the education system

·         The political environment and the shifting priorities of integration and multiculturalism

 

The book is available to buy now at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/dewi-hughes/the-world-on-our-doorstep/paperback/product-22948217.html

You can read Steve Clifford's full foreword over on the Alliance's new Great Commission evangelism hub.  

Baptist Times, 08/12/2016
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