Peoples of the Buddhist World
This is an invaluable resource for missions strategists, Bible translators and prayer intercessors. As Steve Spaulding explains in his foreword, it's all about: *passion - equipping passionate intercessors for informed prayer *power - empowering prayer to break down spiritual strongholds *profiling - focusing on specific groups in thier cultural contexts *peoples - praising God for his gifts of diversity and life In this one volume, Paul Hattaway has meticulously collected the available information on all the Buddhist people groups in the world. Readers will learn about the different forms of Buddhism, where and how these are practiced, and what special challenges they present for Christians who want to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to Buddhists. Thirteen articles by specialist missiologists are interspersed with the people group profiles to highlight particular aspects of Buddhist life and belief. The helpful indexes include a Langauge Family Index that shows how the various language groups are linguistically related.
Paul Hattaway is the international director of Asia Harvest, an organization committed to serving the church throughout Asia (http://www asiaharvest.org). He is the author of the several mission books, including the bestselling The Heavenly Man and Back to Jerusalem, as well as Operation China, a comprehensive prayer and information resource introducing all the people groups of China.
- introduction by Steve Spaulding - 238 individual prayer profiles, representing 18 countries - 13 articles introducing different aspects of Buddhism, e.g. Alex Smith, "Insights for Missions to Theravada Buddhists"; Dorje, "An Overview of Tibetan Buddhism"; Tilak Rupasinghe and Vijay Karunaratne, "An Overview of Buddhism in Sri Lanka"; Hugh Kemp, "The Cross or the Lotus? The Church in Mongolia Today"; and so on - list of resources, maps and statistics - index and notes - prayer calendar