Dent unapologetically espouses movement-driven missiology, an influential theory prioritizing rapid reproduction of believers and churches as the primary goal of missions. The book offers no argument for this commitment to movements, and I believe there are significant biblical reasons to reject this goal. However, Dent diverges from much of movement missiology in important ways. The book is well-researched and concise, and it rewards critical reading with biblical insight about the missions task. It also offers a worthwhile starting place for those seeking more nuanced dialog with movement-focused missiologists and field workers.
Jay Ingram (Pastor at Commission Church, Shelbyville, KY) preaches from Luke 4:1-15.
Tommy Hullette (Pastor of FBC Newton, Newton, NC) preaches from Revelation 2:12-17.