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Before You Go

Wisdom from Ten Men on Serving Internationally

June 4, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781430088585
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Are you preparing to take the gospel to the nations?
You've said "yes" to God's call to go, and now you will pack up your things and step into the unknown of a new location, people, and culture. The following years will likely include great joy, frustration, homesickness, difficulty, and excitement. In this book, ten men who have served in missions in various ways share what they wish they had known before they began.
This book is a handbook for entering the mission field, including essays on:

  • Discerning Your Calling
  • Leaving What You Love
  • Identity and Task
  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Serving Well as a Team
  • Prayer and Evangelism
  • Going Single
  • Family & Mission
  • The Fellowship of the Suffering
  • Spiritual Patterns of a Missionary

About this Author

Matthew Bennett is associate professor of missions and theology at Cedarville University. He and his wife Emily served as missionaries in North Africa and the Middle East for seven years. Matt is the author of Hope for American Evangelicals, The Qur'an and the Christian, and 40 Questions About Islam.
Joshua Bowman (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of missions and theology at Cedarville University. He and his wife, Amy, along with their four children, served in Zambia and South Asia with the International Mission Board for 17 years as a church planter, church-strengthening strategist, and team leader. He is the author of Cross-Cultural Missional Partnership.

ISBN: 9781430088585
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Published: 2024-06-04


Before You Go answer the age-old question: "If you could go back in time, what is one thing you would tell your younger self?" The book is a delightful conversation answering this question by sitting at the feet of 10 faithful missionaries and soaking in their wisdom. I highly recommend reading Before You Go for anyone considering pursuing cross-cultural missions.
-Shaun Yun, Cedarville University student

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is seriously considering full time missions in the future. This book hits many of the main questions and places that you would be thinking about in preparing for the future, and some that you should be thinking about. The encouragements and warnings in this book come with wisdom and experience which is propelled by a desire for the next generation of missionaries and ministers to strive in following the Lord wholeheartedly. I have been greatly blessed by the wisdom and hearts of Godly men such as these who have been
faithful in missions, and it is a great joy to think that you to have a similar opportunity to pull up a chair, bring your mug of coffee, and discern what it may look like to serve the Lord in the realm of missions.
-Isaac Smith, Cedarville University Student

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