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Home Missions in Action by Edith H. Allen is an enlightening and compelling read that offers a valuable insight into the world of Christian home missions. Filled with vivid accounts and inspiring stories, this book explores the numerous ways in which individuals and organizations have worked tirelessly to spread the message of Christ's love and bring about social change.

The author's rich and detailed storytelling transports readers to the frontlines of various home missions, making it easy to connect with the characters and understand their challenges and triumphs. Allen portrays a diverse range of missions, from providing aid and support to disadvantaged communities to working with prisoners and individuals battling addiction.

One notable strength of this book is its ability to shed light on pressing social issues while intertwining them with the mission's narrative. By doing so, Allen demonstrates how faith and action can intersect to create profound and lasting change. Moreover, she highlights the transformative power of empathy, compassion, and genuine human connection as essential tools for effectively carrying out home missions.

The book not only provides a comprehensive overview of the history and evolution of home missions in the United States but also serves as a call to action. It inspires readers to examine their own lives and consider how they can contribute to the betterment of their communities.

Allen's writing style is both engaging and accessible, making this book accessible to a wide range of readers. Whether one is deeply religious or simply interested in the impact of home missions, they will find this book both informative and thought-provoking.

If there is a downside to Home Missions in Action, it is the occasional lack of in-depth analysis. While the stories are captivating, some readers may desire a deeper exploration of the underlying theological and philosophical aspects of home missions. However, this omission does not detract significantly from the overall impact and value of the book.

In conclusion, Home Missions in Action is a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the transformative power of home missions within Christian communities. Edith H. Allen's storytelling abilities, combined with her insights into humanitarian work, create a compelling narrative that will leave readers inspired and empowered to make a difference in their own lives and communities.

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Christian Patriot


The general topic for the text books for 1915 16, as first chosen by the "Committee of Twenty eight," was "The Church at Its Task." This committee is composed of representatives from the four missionary organizations: the Home Missions Council; the Council of Women for Home Missions; the Conference of Foreign Mission Boards and the Federation of Women's Boards of Foreign Missions.

The outbreak of the great war of the nations brought new duties and questions of adjustment to the Christian church; the Committee has recognized this in changing the original topic to "The Church and the Nations."

This book is written from the standpoint of the words chosen as the key note for the year, "Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth." It recognizes the fact that the Kingdom cannot come to our land, or to the world unless all social conditions are drawn within its scope; it emphasizes the desire of Home Missions and the church to work toward this great end, and the recognition of their responsibility for its accomplishment. But unless the nations of the world are trending toward the day when peace shall reign and hatred and strife cease among men, these desires cannot be realized... Continue reading book >>

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