Size: 216mm x 140mm
Release Date: January 2018
ABOUT THE BOOK
The aspect that need straining, more than any other in cross-cultural workers, is humility. Pride and mission are polar opposites. Pride pollutes mission, but the mission of Christ is humble mission. How dare we turn up with all the answers when you don’t even know what questions people are asking?
This book should be useful and provocative for cross-cultural Christian workers and candidates, for those involved in multicultural cities in their own nations, for sending pastors, and for anyone whose ministry or Christian walk takes them across cultural divides.
The book is made up of six sections: Moral Humility (Thinking About Sin), Public Humility (Thinking About the World), Semantic Humility (Thinking About Language), Intercultural Humility (Thinking About Differences), Incarnational Humility (Thinking about Mission), and Theological Humility (Thinking about Thinking).
Andy McCullough was born and grew up in Cyprus, is married to Jessica, who is South African, and has four children who were born in the UK but grew up in the Middle East. He is involved in planting churches and coaching church planters, and is an avid student of language, culture, mission and the Bible. He is currently based in Reading, UK.
‘Immediately arresting, Andy’s book is all at once provocative, stimulating, eye-opening, game-changing, theologically rich and scholarly, but earthed in hands-on experience. Even to one who may not be called to cross-cultural mission, the call to humility in our walk and witness demands a response.’
Terry Virgo, Founder Newfrontiers
‘Don’t let the title - Global Humility: Attitudes for Mission - set you back. This book is masterful in its approach, is rich and clear by use of biblical and contemporary examples and, not least, is crafted by a superb writer. Andy McCullough takes up a stringed instrument, plays an ear-catching melody, all the while by logic, metaphor and Bible story, and strums a surrounding cadence of striking importance. Humility, not your usual fare, is given its core place in the forming of Christian character. This I recommend with enthusiasm, and hopefully with some humility. After all, it is what he writes that calls me to listen to, and replicate, this eternal note.’
Brian C. Stiller, Global Ambassador, The World Evangelical Alliance
‘Please do read Andy McCullough’s book Global Humility if you are interested in learning from the global Church, care for the marginalised in society, or are passionate about world mission and want to understand life from the perspective of a genuine biblical world view. Andy is a good friend of mine and someone I have seen develop a genuine ability to relate to other cultures with humility, to learn their language and to gain insights from Scripture that many of us have missed. I am happy to commend Global Humility.’
David Devenish, Leader, Newfrontiers Together, and author of Demolishing Strongholds, What on Earth is the Church for, and Fathering Leaders, Motivating Mission
‘This may be a future classic of how faith goes global and what it will look like. Few things have I read by ‘missiologists’ that excite me. This is the exception - because he gets the world and approaches it as a humble student, not an authoritative religious colonial expert. This is an incredibly rich book - I’m saving the manuscript to think deeply over.’
Dr Bob Roberts, Founding and Senior Pastor, Northwood Church, Keller, Texas and author of several books, includingBold as Love and Lessons from the East