A Review of
To All Nations From All Nations: A History of the Christian Missionary Movement.
Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi and Justo L. González
Reviewed by Douglas Connelly
I haven’t read widely in the story of Christian missions, but what I have read has focused on the modern missionary movement – 19th and 20th century evangelical Protestants, prompted by a compelling desire to preach the gospel to every person, going to Africa and Asia and Latin America with the message of Jesus’s saving grace. Even as a boy, my parents put biographies of Adoniram Judson and William Carey and Hudson Taylor in my hands to bolster my vision of a world waiting to hear the good news. (And if those names don’t ring any bells, you really need to read this book!) So I picked up this new history of Christian missions expecting pretty much the same focus. I was in for a surprise – and an education.