Global Awakening

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Author: Mark Shaw
Publisher: IVP Academic
Date: 2010
Pages: 221

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Something incredible has happened over the past century, something perhaps as significant as the Protestant Reformation. While Christianity is declining in the rapidly-secularizing West, it has exploded globally in places such as Africa, China, India, Brazil, and Korea. While there are many factors to consider, at the heart of the resurgence of Christianity is revival. 

Revivals are “charismatic people movements that transform their world by translating Christian truths and transferring power” (p. 28). They are spiritual awakenings with cultural, sociological, and political consequences. Revivals often happen when there is dissatisfaction with the way things currently are and a prophetic leader sees the gospel in a fresh way. This leader then preaches the gospel in a culturally relevant way, creating a new community of faith that changes the world around them. In the process, the gospel is transferred from outside missionaries to indigenous leadership. This has happened around the world in the twentieth century, and the future looks bright.

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Global Awakening

by Mark Shaw

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Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Mark Shaw
Publisher IVP Academic
Date 2010
Pages 221


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Overview:

Something incredible has happened over the past century, something perhaps as significant as the Protestant Reformation. While Christianity is declining in the rapidly-secularizing West, it has exploded globally in places such as Africa, China, India, Brazil, and Korea. While there are many factors to consider, at the heart of the resurgence of Christianity is revival. 

Revivals are “charismatic people movements that transform their world by translating Christian truths and transferring power” (p. 28). They are spiritual awakenings with cultural, sociological, and political consequences. Revivals often happen when there is dissatisfaction with the way things currently are and a prophetic leader sees the gospel in a fresh way. This leader then preaches the gospel in a culturally relevant way, creating a new community of faith that changes the world around them. In the process, the gospel is transferred from outside missionaries to indigenous leadership. This has happened around the world in the twentieth century, and the future looks bright.



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