Called Out for Witness: The Missionary Journey of Grace Korean Church , Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford: Regnum Books International 2014, xviii+170 p., isbn 978-1-908355-49-2, price £ 20.00 With the transformative changes of mission from the global South and diaspora mission, we need more volumes from non-Western perspectives of what God is doing in mission around the world. That is one main reason Called out for Witness is a welcome contribution to global mission research. Daniel Taichoul Yang writes as a Korean-American Presbyterian minister about the missionary initiatives of Grace Korean Church, a Korean diaspora church in California. Grace Korean Church was planted in 1982 by David Kwangshin Kim and is now led by Paul Kihong Han. Since its beginning over three decades ago in Moravian style, it has prioritized prayer for mission and continually given at least 50 % of its total income to global mission. By 2013 the church of 6,500 members and 4,500 weekly attendance was supporting 256 missionaries in 58 countries. Their goal is to grow to 10,000 members who send 1,000 missionaries by 2020. The book discusses the theological basis for Grace Korean Church’s mission: the Holy Spirit and a desire for
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