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The Mystery of the Mark

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Nothing says more about the state of Christianity in our time than how Christians do, or refuse to do, “mission work.” All the way from presenting the Gospel through entertainment (Christian movies and festivals) to preaching such a narrow, sectarian Gospel, based on such wobbly “fundamentals” that no one gets convinced (at least not for long), Christians have tried desperately through the last century to make themselves relevant, effective, or at least heard.

Some have stooped to using the appeal of money, or glamour—“Christian celebrities.” While eager active churches, particularly new churches with a need to prove themselves, pursue mission work as an end in itself. To motivate their members and give young people exciting assignments overseas. Good self-image. Publicity. All this, while conservative Christians, for lack of results, have stopped doing mission work altogether. Convinced the world no longer understands the Gospel, they stay at home and are content with being a city on a hill. “If anyone wants to find us,” we reason, “they can come and look us up.”

Who, in the midst of this confusion, remembers Jesus’ mission? The mission he gave to the church he bought with his blood?
Does your church remember? Do you?
In this story of two Anabaptist missions, one in 20th Century Africa, and the other in 16’th Century Europe, you may find a seed of truth that will help you decide.
Real missionaries are prophets, we learn from the scriptures. Jesus calls them to carry his prophetic witness into the times and places in which they live. But would you know a prophet (a real missionary or “mission station”) if you saw one? Look for the mark of Christ—or the mark of the beast—on their lives. 256 pp. Paper.


NOTE: If you purchased a copy of The Mystery Of The Mark prior to May 1, 2013, the last chapter of the book may be missing from the copy you purchased. If that is the case, please click on table of contents to read or download the table of contents.

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Seeking a Anabaptist fire
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This is a challenging book! How would Christians in our comfort driven lives, react to a true Anabaptist fire in America? Peter Hoover, once again, leaves us with many deep thoughts and questions to pondered!
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Certainly recommended reading, solely for the inspiring up-close, personal peak into the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement that later became known as Hutterians. God, do it again!!