Engaging Globalization

The Poor, Christian Mission, and Our Hyperconnected World

by BRYANT MYERS (Author)Bryant L. Myers (Author)Scott Sunquist (Editor)Amos Yong (Editor)
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"Engaging Globalization delves into the complex forces of globalization that shape our contemporary world. Myers does so as a missiologist, which perhaps more than anything else makes this book so critical, as he flips globalization on its head and asks us to think about how we should witness to such forces with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This book is as astute as it is compelling."
--Gregg A. Okesson, E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary

"In this essential text, Myers offers a vision of human flourishing that emerges from careful study and thoughtful pastoral reflection. A balanced work that should be read by any who seek to guide the church in key areas of Christian thought and life."
--Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary; author of The Next Evangelicalism and coauthor of Return to Justice

"Myers shares a compelling vision for how ordinary laity, church leaders, and people of goodwill are called to partake in God's work of restoration and redemption. A must read for anyone who desires to be transformed and to change the world."
--Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, coauthor of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures

"Myers provides a comprehensive and astute appraisal of globalization that combines wide-ranging scholarly analysis with unabashed theological scrutiny and a deeply pastoral outlook. A sharp focus on how globalization shapes the human story also allows Myers to probe issues of great import for the church and its mission. This engaging exploration of what it means to be the church in a new global age is both timely and instructive."
--Jehu J. Hanciles, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

"Engaging Globalization calls Christians everywhere to the redemptive task of appreciating the good of secular theories and practices of globalization, while at the same time revising and reforming these theories and practices with our deep awareness of God, our image-bearing humanity, and the purpose God has given us. For a world that is both in thrall to and threatened by the secularizing forces of globalization, this is a message we desperately need."
--Roland Hoksbergen, Calvin College



Bryant L. Myers, Author

Bryant L. Myers (PhD, University of California at Los Angeles) is professor of transformational development in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. A veteran leader in global development work, he served in senior management roles with World Vision International for three decades and has served with the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization. Myers is the author or editor of several books, including Walking with the Poor and Working with the Poor.

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Scott Sunquist, Editor

Amos Yong, Editor