Missions in the Third Millennium: New Edition

A lot has happened since September 11, 2001. It’s time to update your knowledge of the key issues affecting the worldwide spread of Christianity.

Missions in the Third Millennium, a practical handbook for students, churches, missionaries, agencies, and Christians from outside the West, has just been republished in a revised and expanded second edition.

Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century charts 21 trends–both positive and negative–with continuing significance for the Great Commission community in the coming decades.

The book offers insights to help you grasp the big picture and take practical steps for more effective missions involvement. It contains notes, expanded suggestions for further reading, discussion questions, and contact information for key organizations and resources.

Changes for the Second Edition:

  • New chapter on evangelizing Muslims;
  • New chapter on urban missions;
  • Revised introduction;
  • New preface;
  • Updated facts and statistics throughout;
  • Expanded suggestions for further reading;
  • New Cover.


  • “Since it was first published, Guthrie’s insightful book has become necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand the issues that mission agencies and missionaries must face if we are to carry out our work in the new millennium. I greatly appreciate the balance and perspective he offers and recommend the updated edition even more highly than the original.”

    Scott Moreau, Chair, Missions and Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, Editor, Evangelical Missions Quarterly

  • “Stan Guthrie does us a great service of sketching the panorama of change.”

    David Neff, Editor, Christianity Today

  • “Guthrie’s delightful, readable little book does what no other book does. It is simple, sane, and sensible as it briefly but very astutely explores all of the major dimensions and issues of missions today–touchy or not!”
  • Ralph Winter, Founder of U.S. Center for World Mission


    250 pages; retail price, $16.99

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    For a discount on bulk orders of 10 copies or more, please contact the author: stan@stanguthrie.com.

  • About Stan Guthrie

    Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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