The Ministry of the Spirit: Selected Writings of Roland Allen
If I could recommend just one book for you to read this year it would be The Ministry of the Spirit: Selected Writings of Roland Allen.
I found in this book the best selections of Roland’s writing anywhere and it includes his hard to find “booklets” on Non-professional Missionaries and Voluntary Clergy. These two chapters alone are worth the price and effort to find the book. I bought mine used for under $10.
His take on “Gospel first before social missions” is the best I have read anywhere! Here are the chapter titles as they are in the book.
Pentecost and the World
Mission Activities Considered in Relation to the Manifestation of the Spirit
St. Paul and the Judaizers: A Dialogue, An Illustration from V.S. Azariah,
The Case for Voluntary Clergy
To the Parishioners of Chalfont St. Peter
Do yourself, and the missionary movement world-wide, a favor and read this book!
For the least in the Kingdom,