EMS Monograph Series

Understanding Burnout Recovery Among Native-Born Korean Missionaries

Hannah Kyong-Jin Cho (Pickwick Publications, 2020) In this timely book, Cho provides mission scholars, sending churches, and mission agencies with an understanding of Korean missionaries’ burnout recovery process. Her study of Korean missionary burnout recovery included thirty-nine research participants who had experienced burnout in missionary service and who subsequently recovered. Participants reported a variety of …

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Factors Behind the Ukrainian Evangelical Missionary Surge from 1989 to 1999

John Edward White (Pickwick Publications, 2020) Throughout its history, the Soviet Union was one of the most closed places in the world to missionary work. As perestroika came in the late 1980s and the Soviet Union fell in 1991, a spiritual vacuum formed as massive numbers of people became interested in Christianity. An unprecedented freedom …

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China’s Ambassadors of Christ to the Nations: A Groundbreaking Survey

Tabor Laughlin (Pickwick Publications, 2020) Maybe you are familiar with the growth in recent decades of “majority world” missionaries being sent all over the world from non-Western countries (i.e., countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East). This book focuses on missionaries sent from one non-Western country, analyzing the experiences of Chinese missionaries on the …

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