Book Review: Spiritual Equipping for Mission: Thriving as God’s Message Bearers


Author:  Ryan Shaw

Publication details:  Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Books, 2014

Summary:  Ryan Shaw, the President and International Lead Facilitator of the Student Volunteer Movement 2, outlines ten essential spiritual keys for message bearers living godly lives while in cross-cultural ministries. These include being saturated with the powerful presence of God; embracing humility; hungering and thirsting for God; being clothed with God’s word; discerning God’s guidance and revelation; pursuing a lifestyle of prayer; cooperating with God’s two-fold purpose; understanding the times and seasons of God; persevering with steadfastness and stability; and pursuing a focused life. Shaw discusses each key in its own chapter and argues that they all require abiding in Christ the vine (John 15:4). Read More