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These pages have been written by Christine Paterson, and originally formed a chapter in the first version of Ross' book, ‘The Antioch Factor’.

Ross writes, "I feel its content is unique, which is why we are making it available here. The challenge it brings, out of Christine’s personal experience as a missionary daughter, wife and mother on the field, is one of the most important messages of the book."

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The Antioch Factor

Ross Paterson

There is a hidden message in the book of Acts. The code words are "Jerusalem" and "Antioch". Every church is making a right or wrong decision in this matter. The early church in Jerusalem got it wrong, so God had to change His plan to work through the Antioch church. Read the book to find out what that hidden message is! This book is the basis for our course of the same name.
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More than Conquerors

Simon Guillebaud

A highly challenging call to respond with our whole hearts to Christ. To follow our Saviour is not about being nice. It's about taking risks. Simon writes: 'There's a battle going on for our hearts. What I watch, what I listen to, what I spend my time and money on - all these erode my true sense of identify and worth as a child of God. Where is the vigilance, the discernment, the scrutiny? Our hearts are far too precious to treat with such lax indifference . . .I want to play my part in turning the world upside down; I want to be fearless, bold, uncompromising and passionate in reaching out to the lost on behalf of the King of Kings; I never want to get over the grace of God.'
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Choose Life 365

Simon Guillebaud

This unique set of daily readings from bestselling author Simon Guillebaud encourages the reader to live the Christian life without compromise and without restraint; to live on full throttle and with utter abandonment to Christ.
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The Reentry Team

Neal Pirolo

As Neal Pirolo criss-crossed the United States and several other countries conducting the Serving As Senders Seminar, it became increasingly clear to him that of the six areas of care, reentry care is the least understood. Grieved by the lack of care when a missionary returns home, he was motivated to provide the Church and missions community with this resource.
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I Think God Wants Me To Be A Missionary

Neal Pirolo

Prompted by the high attrition rate of missionaries who do not first "count the cost" of cross-cultural ministry, Neal Pirolo offers this book to help candidates look closely at scores of issues that should be clarified long before they say, "Good-bye." In an easy-to-read style of dialogue, four young people represent thousands of people who are making the statement: "I Think God Wants Me to be a Missionary!"
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PACT to GO!

Rod & Ruthie Gilbert, Ross & Christine Paterson

This book is a cross-cultural workers’ guide to creating a Personal Accountability and Care Team (PACT). Written by experienced missionaries, this short book makes such a team attainable whatever your circumstances may be!
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Serving as Senders

Neal Pirolo

A great resource for those supporting missionaries from churches or sending organisations. As awareness of missionary care has grown in recent years, it has become clear that there are at least four levels of care. The principles of this volume touch primarily on the Personal/Relational Level. The goal is for the missionary to develop a partnership team who share the same vision with him, who have an equal commitment to their God-give task, who focus their energy on that area of care, and who will share the joy of victory through Jesus Christ.
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China: the Hidden Miracle

Ross Paterson & Elisabeth Farrell

The extraordinary story of two ordinary people. For a Church thirsting for renewal, Gospel Light introduces a new line of books called Renew. Serving the fastest growing segment of the Church worldwide -- those experiencing awakening and renewal with an expectancy for revival -- Renew brings you biblically sound resources. Take part in the renewal God is bringing to His Church with Renew Books from Gospel Light.
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The Continuing Heartcry for China

Ross Paterson

This book sets out to report the very real needs of the Chinese churches and to challenge Christians worldwide to face up to those needs. It particularly describes the para-church ministries, the underground church and the officially recognized church.
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Explaining Mission

Ross Paterson

A part of the ‘explaining’ series. This is a basic, biblical overview of what Christian Mission is.
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