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12) “The Global Gospel,” book by Werner Mischke: Impact

Be watching for Werner Mischke’s new book, The Global Gospel. It will help you explore the biblical concepts of honor and shame, then apply them to cultures all over the world, again and again. This could end up very helpful in understanding cultures that are different from our own, especially as we seek to design ways and means of presenting the gospel in a contextually-accurate form. As a result, this would be a great backdrop reading for anyone crafting presentation materials for those who come from a different culture. See a partial manuscript at…

http://wernermischke.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/The-Global-Gospel-19-Jan-2014.pdf

Check out his additional resources on honor and shame here…

http://wernermischke.org/resources/

13) A Penny for Your Thoughts about Honor and Shame

I’ve always HEARD that several cultures are based on shame, but I want to be totally vulnerable here: I’ve just never pondered it very closely before. Until I saw this page…

http://thefatherslovebooklet.org/about-4/

So here’s my question — do you agree or not? In cultures that are reportedly “shame-based,” does this approach seem to more effectively communicate the truths of the Good News? This author believes so:

http://thefatherslovebooklet.org/about-4/

If that’s been your experience, would you mind typing out a five-line case study? (Doesn’t have to be exactly five lines. I’m just suggesting that ‘short is ok.’) If so, just click “Comment” following the web version of this item and we’ll all greatly appreciate it. For more info, read articles here (several of which are free):

http://wernermischke.org/resources/

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