Book Review: Finish the Mission

FinishFinish The Mission is a collaborative book written by some of the top modern theologians. The book focuses on God’s call for his followers to be engaged in missions. The book has contributions from John Piper, David Platt, Michael Oh and other heavy hitters. The six primary authors each wrote a separate chapter focusing on a different facet of missions.

The book takes the biblical topic of the Great Commission and addresses issues that apply to missions today. The authors educate and motivate readers into understanding our call to take part in God’s global mission.

At the end of the day, global missions is about the worship of Jesus. The goal of missions is the worldwide worship of Christ by his redeemed people from every tribe, tongue, and nation. The outcome of missions is all peoples delighting to praise Jesus. And the motivation for missions is the enjoyment that his people have in him. Missions aims at, brings about, and is fueled by the worship of Jesus.

If it is the expansion of God’s kingdom & the increase in God’s glory we seek we can’t be apathetic about missions. The call to missions has more to do with the condition of our heart than it does the location of our feet. A missional heart is not switched on one weekend per month or one week per year. A missional heart sees every interaction as an opportunity. A heart for missions originates from an ardent desire to see God’s glory multiplied throughout every corner of the globe.

Each author takes a separate take on missions and brings Christ-centered instruction to the readers. The quality and depth of their writing is beneficial to seasoned missionaries and new believers alike. Like any collaborative effort this book is a little disjoined and doesn’t flow smoothly. However, the missions expertise and theological insight of the authors more than makes up for the jumpy collaboration.