[Revolution in World Missions, 2001] Yohannan truly forces us to look at our priorities as Christians. Should we contribute [money] to who-knows-what-in-corporate-America, or could we let God use it in amazing ways for the enormous "10/40 window" of lost and hurting people in this world. I agree with the other reviews about the impact of this book; while I remember some of the miracles Yohannan witnessed, I don't ever recall him claiming any "divine revelations", but simply recalling some of his powerful prayers with the Holy Spirit. God bless GFA (...) and native missionaries!
This book challenged me greatly in this present time of the "Prosperity Message"! I needed to read this very much. If you Pastor, work in missions, or desire to do either, I say this book is a must. I wish all believers would read it, but those especially.
The fact that the book is available free shows the heart of K.P. Yohannan. Dont mistake it for not being worth anything.
The only 2 issues I wrestled with in the book was
1) I believe there needs to be more accountability with the money on the mission field. K.P. rejected monies that had strings attached to it, saying once the money was turned over to the local missionaries, it was between them and God if it was mishandled. There are too many Jacobs out there to just leave it at that (IMHO). We should be accountable to those who support us.
2) I belive like K.P. the best way to win the Chinese is with Chinese, and the Indians with Indians. I believe too many western missionaries have moved over seas and lived like kings and made no difference in the lives of the natives...I agree with all that. But, I kind of came away from this book feeling as an American missionary I had no reason to go to that foreign field, just send my money and prayers. Maybe I took it a little harsh, but anyone willing to go to that mission field with a pure heart is a great need and can have a great impact.