Daniel Webber, 116 pages
Banner of Truth
This book tells the story of William Carey's passionate advocacy of world mission. While the details of his missionary work in India are familiar, what is less well-known is the earlier story of how almost single-handedly he put world mission at the heart of the church's concern. It is for this that he is often referred to as 'the father of modern missions'. Daniel Webber, Director of the European Missionary Fellowship, is concerned that the church is in danger of losing sight of the primacy of this particular responsibility. In an age in which media and celebrity attention counts for so much, too often the church seems mesmerised by the world's agenda.