Mission is inextricably linked to humanity's sinfulness and need for redemption, and to God's provision of salvation in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This 'good news' of salvation must, however, be made known. Thus, the saving mission of Jesus constitutes the foundation for Christian mission, and the Christian gospel is its message.
For Andreas Kostenberger and Peter O'Brien this significant theme has rarely been given its due attention in biblical theology. Hence, they offer a comprehensive exploration of the theme through the entire sweep of biblical history, including the Old Testament, the Second Temple Period and the New Testament. Their motivation springs from a passion to see God's mission carried out in today's world.
Commendations"This is a brilliant survey of the Bible's teaching on mission and I heartily recommend it." Monthly Record
"This biblical theology of mission surveys every book of the Bible to present what Scripture says about mission ... be warned that to just sit down and read this 351-page book is no small task! This work is of a high academic standard, and is detailed and technical in places. It is good medicine for any patient with an inadequate biblical theology of mission ... For best results read it in small doses! The benefit is guaranteed." Evangelical Times