Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Beyond Our Prayers: Anabaptist Church Growth in Ethiopia, 1948-1998Iopia, 1948-1998 [Paperback]

By Nathan B. Hege (Author)
Our Price $ 12.74  
Retail Value $ 14.99  
You Save $ 2.25  (15%)  
Item Number 132995  
Buy New $12.74
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.

Item Specifications...

Pages   277
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.93" Width: 5.86" Height: 0.62"
Weight:   0.98 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 1998
Publisher   Herald Press
ISBN  0836190858  
EAN  9780836190854  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Beyond Our Prayers: Anabaptist Church Growth in Ethiopia, 1948-1998Iopia, 1948-1998 by Nathan B. Hege

Buy Beyond Our Prayers: Anabaptist Church Growth in Ethiopia, 1948-1998Iopia, 1948-1998 by Nathan B. Hege from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780836190854 & 0836190858

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Beyond Our Prayers: Anabaptist Church Growth in Ethiopia, 1948-1998Iopia, 1948-1998 by Nathan B. Hege today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Nathan B. Hege

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nathan B. Hege was born in 1927.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > History > Africa > Ethiopia   [106  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > Protestant   [967  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > General   [2161  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Evangelism > Missions & Missionary Work   [3332  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism > Mennonite   [168  similar products]

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Fascinating!  Apr 29, 2005
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1975) allowed in Western Christian organizations to modernize Ethiopia by opening hospitals and schools. But, the organizations were only allowed to proselytize among the non-Orthodox. One of the Christian organizations that came to Ethiopia was the Mennonites. During their stay, they planted an Anabaptist church, which took off beyond the missionaries dreams, and took on a life of its own. This is the story of the Meserete Kristos Church (MKC), an Anabaptist church with its own African flavor, wearing African garb, practicing faith healing and exorcism, and standing up under the ruthless oppression of Ethiopia's Communist government.

Did you know that one out of every four Anabaptists now live in Ethiopia? Well, it's true. This fascinating book tells the story of a truly Ethiopian church, with its own beliefs and worship. I found the story to be both enlightening and uplifting, especially the MKC member's steadfast faith in the face of oppression beyond what many Western Christians can even imagine.

[As an aside, the book The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins tells of the growth of the Church in Africa and shows how it is markedly different from the churches in the West. The MKC is a shining example of what Mr. Jenkins wrote about. I would imagine that before long, we will be seeing MKC missionaries spreading their Gospel in the United States.]
Best recent church history book on Ethiopia  Sep 9, 2000
Hege's book is the best recent book available on the growth of an Ethiopian Christian denomination. It starts out with a strong focus on the early work of expatriate Mennonite missionaries, but in its coverage of later years, it shifts completely to a discussion of the Meserete Kristos Church and its Ethiopian members.

Hege's work is based on 1st hand knowledge, archives, and pesonal interviews, including many Ethiopians. This is a book written in a library from all 2nd hand sources.

Just as Gustav Aren's volume on the origins of the Mekane Yesus church is a widely cited work for the late 19th and early 20th century, Hege's book will be a primary source on certain aspects of Ethiopian church history in the second half of the 20th century.

Those who dislike Christian missionaries will dislike the book, but not because it is poorly written.

My problem is that it is such a good book that nobody will return my copy to me.

Mission to Ethiopia?  Jan 27, 2000
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians have held, confessed, and maintained the apostolic Christian faith since the first century, and kept a bastion of Orthodoxy free in a sea of Islam. How sad that western Christians, themselves divorced from the fullness of apostolic Orthodoxy, should seek to lead astray their spiritual elders. Rather they should go to Ethiopia to learn. This reminds me of western missionaries who travel to Eastern Europe to teach the martyred Church there the "true faith." ...
This is trash and self serving to the author.  Aug 24, 1999
I have read this book and stopped in the middle. I am always amazed as how white people always manage and find the means to come in, in these countries in the name of religion, only to despense their misgiuded type of religion with thier white christ, which by implication, they present themselves as direct decendents of christ. Naturally, in support of this mind colonisation of these African poeple in general and in this case Ethiopia in particular, the so called missionaries always distribute the image of a white christ. The saddest aspect of their missions in these countries is that here are their captive auduence, people who hardly know where these people came from. Beside mental colonisation these unfortunate people, they also introduced homosexuality, which ofcourse was unheard of in this country. My suggestion is that rather than cross the ocean to Africa, they should stay here in their own backyard and take care of their people, such as in ghettos, and the bareos. From very few pages I read, I find this book to be self serving, and a book that is not worth buying.
I went to Ethiopia and ask impressions from people quoted.  Jul 28, 1998
Fourteen years ago I heard a request for prayer from this Ethiopian Church which was declared illegal and persecuted by the communist government. "Do not pray that we will get out of prison. Pray that we will be faithful." Only just now in May, 1998 was I able to travel to Ethiopia to talk to the people who were quoted in the book.

Perhaps there is some comparison to the account of the Apostle Paul in the Bible, or to the Anabaptist experience in Europe in the 16th century. To North American christians interested in church growth, it is inconceivable that when the government fell and the church came out from underground, it had grown ten fold.

The book gives the story. The people themselves are modest to talk about it. They say it was not their planning, but a special moving in the spirit of the people. For me to be in their midst and to experience their joy in singing together after being denied this for years, is something that can not be expre! ssed in written word.

Perhaps Hege is a bit romantic in the reporting about the missionaries. But we will concede him this, for it must have been difficult for these expatriates to be ejected from Ethiopia. Considering the impossibility of conveying fully to a North American brain which is not formatted to handle these kinds of stories, Nathan Hege, I think, does a pretty good job.


Write your own review about Beyond Our Prayers: Anabaptist Church Growth in Ethiopia, 1948-1998Iopia, 1948-1998

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support