Book Review on “Missional Moves” by: Rob Wegner and Jack Magruder

Being a missionary and a modern-day abolitionist, I have a tendency to seek out books that are “mission minded.” Missions is a topic we often hear spoken of in churches. However, most of what you hear just barely grazes the surface, and does not really get to the heart of missions. As born again believers, the Great ComMISSION is God’s heartbeat, and therefore it should most definitely be our heartbeat if we are truly residing in Christ. After receiving this book for review, I immediately dug into it with hopes that it would be more that just a surface level discussion of “missions.” My expectations were certainly met and even exceeded, as “Missional Moves” is a blueprint that should be in the hands of every missionary, mission director, pastor, and director for NGO’s (Non-governmental organization) which carry out missions throughout the world. This comprehensive resource fills a void which has existed in the Kingdom of God, until now. Most mission books in circulation paint a very limited picture of what it actually means to “Go.” For the most part, very few authors outline the significance and importance that God places on diversity. This book does a fabulous job in bringing the reader into the understanding of the need to have a Kingdom perspective and achieving global understanding of every tribe in every nation.

“Missional Moves” unfolds the apostolic movement which is actually now being re-established in the Body of Christ around the world. There has never been a greater time to be alive than right now. Achieving the Great CoMISSION is all about bringing glory to the Father. We are to partner with Him, hence Co-Mission, in spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before I put a stamp of recommendation on a book it has to speak what The Lord is speaking. This book my friends does just that! This book has God’s fingerprints all over it. I would recommend you get a copy for yourself, and get a copy to give to your pastor or fellow missions director. This book should be required reading for anyone who feels “called” to missions.
I want to end with a very profound statement in the book which should serve as a wake-up call for believers around the world. May it empower you to move forward with what The Lord has called you to do.

["But right now, as the most important game in the world is being played, the church is preparing for the final play of the game. The ball is within reach of the end zone, yet most of the players are clueless about where they are on the field, what position they play, and how much time is left on the clock. Many of them do not even realize that the game is on the line.The arena they play in? The nations of the world. The end zone? The finish of the Great Commission. The team? Every member of the church."] (p.74) – Missional Moves

l think John of Patmos pretty much sums it up when he wrote this in Revelation chapter 1 verse 3; from the Message translation is reads:
“How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keepers of these oracle words, all the words written in this book! (referring to the Bible)
Time is just about up.”

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9 comments for “Book Review on “Missional Moves” by: Rob Wegner and Jack Magruder

  1. crossfocusedreviews
    December 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Wendy,

    Thanks for being a part of the blog tour. I’m glad Missional Moves exceeded your expectations.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews

    • December 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

      Really enjoyed writing this review! I look forward to reviewing more new books for you all. Blessings!

  2. December 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for posting this review! I’m glad it was so meaningful.
    (I love the quote John of Patmos at the end, too.)
    Best,
    -Andrew

    • December 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Thanks for visiting my blog to check out the review. This truly is a great resource for anyone that has a heart for missions and know they have been called to “go.” Blessings to you.

  3. Jack Magruder
    December 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Wendy! I can’t thank you enough for not only your positive assessment of Missional Moves, but also your own personal passion to see the Great CoMission renewed in the hearts of every single one of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus. Thank you for taking the time to read it and recommend it here, and know that we’re grateful to be on the Journey with you as we all take our place at the Front Line of Advancing the Kingdom of God together!

    • December 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I am so glad you had an opportunity to read the review I did of your book, Missional Moves. I have already told many about this book and encouraged them to order a copy as soon as possible. This book truly has been long awaited because of the genuine, “rhema” message it shares about missions. It encourages those of us who co-labor with you in Christ. All the glory goes to God…perhaps one day we will meet on the front lines in the field. Until then keep pressing and pursuing.

  4. robwegner
    December 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you for the encouraging and thoughtful review of Missional Moves! We really appreciate you sharing our story, which we hope will bring God greater glory.

    • December 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      To God be the Glory!! Missional Moves is a right now resource which needs to be in the hands of every missionary around the world. I will make it my mission to share that with those who co-labor among us. They need to read this book. Keep pursuing the Father!

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