Brian Stiller

Podcastor

Author

Global Ambassador @ WEA

Brian Stiller

Podcastor

Author

Global Ambassador @ WEA

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From Jerusalem to Timbuktu: A World Tour of the Spread of Christianity

April 24, 2024 Books

Christianity started in Jerusalem. For many centuries it was concentrated in the West, in Europe and North America. But in the past century, the church expanded rapidly across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Thus Christianity’s geographic centre of density is now in the West African country of Mali – in Timbuktu.

What led to the church’s vibrant growth throughout the Global South? Brian Stiller identifies 5 factors that have shaped the church, from a renewed openness to the move of the Holy Spirit to the empowerment of indigenous leadership. While in some areas Christianity is embattled and threatened, in many places it is flourishing as never before.

Discover the dis rising joy story of the global advance of the gospel. And be encouraged that Jesus witness continues to the end of the earth.

“Believe it or not, Christianity is stronger than ever and is thriving in unexpected places. In this behind-the-scenes exploration of the global church, Brian Stiller describes and gives examples of what’s driving this remarkable expansion of Christianity.”

Ed Stetzer, executive director, Billy Graham centre, Wheaton College

“Brian Stiller’s wide experience as a global ambassador for evangelicals and his considerable learning are combined to give an inspiring an instructive book.”

Ajith Fernando, teaching director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka.

“This book filled me with hope for the gospel. Brian Stiller teaches us great lessons of the gospel’s growth throughout history, but also leads us to the Lord of that history.

Joel C Hunter, former senior pastor, Northland church, Lakeland Florida