One year ago, a dear member of my congregation gave me a book. It sat on my office desk until last week, when I finally opened it and began reading. I only wish I hadn’t let it sit so long.
Miraculous Movements principally presents amazing stories of how God is establishing thousands of churches in inhospitable, even hostile, Muslim lands, using Muslim converts with very little training. What are the keys to this? Enthusiastic prayer, discipling relationships, and a basic understanding of key Bible stories, all intertwined with the presence and power of God transforming lives.
It is wonderful, of course, to see the gospel penetrating what for centuries was seen as an adamantine fortress of anti-Christian territory. What is equally exciting, however, is the proposition that the same elements which have led to Kingdom expansion in the antipathetic Muslim world are just as effective in the apathetic Western world! But they demand a change in our church culture and mentality. Here’s what I’ve picked up:
As ECO seeks to build flourishing churches that make disciples, there is much we can learn from what God is doing among ordinary Christians operating on the unlikely stage of the Muslim world!