The Spirit Factor by Lance Nixon

The Spirit Factor

Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement
by Donald E. Miller and Tetsunao Yamamori
University of California Press, 2007
(261 pages, $24.95, paperback)

reviewed by Lance Nixon

Their initial methodology for studying global Christianity’s impact on society was simple: Focus on fast-growing, indigenous, self-supporting churches in the developing world engaged in significant social ministry. So Donald E. Miller and Tetsunao Yamamori asked 400 mission experts, denominational executives, and other informed people to nominate such churches.

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Lance Nixon is a freelance writer based in Pierre, South Dakota, where he attends virtual services of New Life Assembly of God Church and also visits Trinity Episcopal Church virtually. He is also a fiction writer, and his latest stories about the Great Plains appeared in the November 2020 and November 2019 issues of Gray's Sporting Journal.

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