The following review was originally published in the Latimer Fellowship Magazine .
This very attractively produced book from NZCMS is a fine addition to the current burst of interest in the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the gospel in Aotearoa New Zealand. The 23 succinct chapters, from some twenty different writers, not only go over aspects of missionary arrivals here, but also outline the continuing impact on both Maori and wider society. This is history at its most appealing; it is well-edited, wears its undoubted scholarship lightly, and includes a set of contributions by or about Maori dimensions and perspectives as well. Latimer readers will realise, once again, how much our nation owes to its evangelical Anglican heritage. The book finishes with half a dozen reflective chapters before a concluding challenge from Steve Maina about the changing nature of global mission. The rather fuzzy b&w photo stretching around the front and back covers is disappointing when the contents are far more dynamic and include some wonderfully appealing photographs and other artwork, often in colour. Don’t judge this book by its cover! Instead, rejoice that it is available and for a very economical price—and with stimulating reading in each of its interesting chapters.
A bound copy of Our Story: Aotearoa can be yours for just $10 + $2.50 shipping.
There are two ways you can order your copy. First, you can contact Heather in the NZCMS office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, use the NZCMS giving form: fill out your details, under "What would you like to support" select other, and in the space "Other project or Mission Partner" fill in "BOOKSTORY" plus the number of books you wish to order.
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