The Missionary Fellowship of William Carey, New from Michael Haykin and Reformation Trust

from Nov 14, 2018 Category: Reformation Trust

We tend to think of missionaries as solitary heroes and trailblazers, journeying around the world and risking everything to preach the gospel to the lost. William Carey certainly earned that reputation. Known as the “founder of modern missions,” Carey gained celebrity status for his travels to the Indian subcontinent. But that isn’t the full story.

In The Missionary Fellowship of William Carey, Dr. Michael Haykin explores a lesser-known aspect of Carey’s life: the devoted band of brothers who labored with him in ministry. There’s a timeless nature to their stories we still see today. God uses Christian friendship to advance His kingdom whether at home or on the mission field. God’s design for missions is a community effort.

Good News

“There has been a terrible misreading of modern missions, and it’s this: our heroes on the mission field were lone rangers who pulled themselves up by their spiritual bootstraps to take the gospel to the lost. Finally, that caricature has exploded thanks to Michael A.G. Haykin, who demonstrates that the founder of modern missions himself, William Carey, depended not only on God but on close friendships to bring the good news to unreached people.”

—Dr. Matthew Barrett
Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“There has been a terrible misreading of modern missions, and it’s this: our heroes on the mission field were lone rangers who pulled themselves up by their spiritual bootstraps to take the gospel to the lost. Finally, that caricature has exploded thanks to Michael A.G. Haykin, who demonstrates that the founder of modern missions himself, William Carey, depended not only on God but on close friendships to bring the good news to unreached people.”

—Dr. Albert Mohler
President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Dr. Michael Haykin is professor of church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is author of several books, including The Christian Lover and Rediscovering the Church Fathers.