History, Trends and Possibilities. In The Future of the Global Church, Patrick Johnstone, author of six editions of the phenomenal prayer guide, Operation World, draws on his fifty years experience to challenge us with his bold vision of the global Christian church.
The Future of the Global Church weaves together the strands of history, demographics and religion to present a breathtaking, full-color graphical and textual overview of the past, present and possible future of the church around the world.
Through a thought-provoking glimpse into likely scenarios humankind may face in the next 40 years, The Future of the Global Church identifies significant trends that are rarely or never addressed by today's media.
The Future of the Global Church highlights the impact of evangelical Christianity over the past two centuries, as well as the astonishing growth of Evangelicalism over the past half century.
Johnstone focuses clearly on the unfinished task of world evangelization, with a special emphasis on the world's 12,000 people groups--especially those that have had least exposure to the gospel.
Â Large-size (8.25" x 12") full-color book that provides a fascinating glimpse into the next 40 years; it includes:
"¢ Data and extrapolations that highlight likely scenarios for evangelical Christian ministry in the coming four decades
"¢ Interpreted overviews of the worldwide impact of the first 20 centuries of Christianity
"¢ Comparisons of the impact of Christianity and those of the other world religions
"¢ Summaries of the past, present, and likely future contributions of the different Christian traditions and streams
1 Demography: Nine Global Challenges
2 History: 20 Centuries AD
3 Religion: The Major Streams
4 Christianity: Six Megablocs
5 Christianity: Renewal Growth
6 Christianity: The Evangelical Explosion
7 The Unevangelized
8 Christian Missions and the Future
9 Conclusion: An Evangelized World?
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Patrick Johnstone is well known and respected as researcher and author of the first six editions of Operation World.
Patrick also wrote "The Church Is Bigger Than You Think." Patrick is married to Robyn, and together they serve as
pastors-at-large to the WEC missionaries in Europe.