We Are Not the Hero

Author: Jean Johnson

Description:

“This is no ivory tower book of pontification and pronouncement; this is a field manual smeared with mud from front-line trenches. Get it. Read it. Use it. And see your people, neighborhood, region, even your world, transformed.”
-Brian Hogan, assistant director, Youth With A Mission’s Church Planting Coaches; author of There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub: Birth of a Mongolian Church Planting Movement.

While globalization gives North American Christians unprecedented opportunities to influence the world, we need to take care not to slip into a type of postmodern colonialism in which we make ourselves the experts or the ‘hero come to save the day.’ Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all nations, not to spread Western cultural Christianity or solve the world with American dollars.

In We Are Not the Hero, the author invites you on a learning journey—through Cambodia and other parts of the world—to discover ways to contribute to self-sustaining and reproducing church movements that are organic to the culture. 

If you are a student, missionary, church planter, missions-oriented church, or Great Commission-minded disciple you will find this book both inspirational and valuable to your experience.