Ralph D. Winter: A Man of Many Paradoxes in the Service of One Goal

By Stan Guthrie

Winter was many things at the same time: a bold theorist, a constant tinkerer, a warm-hearted friend, a tireless promoter of ideas, a risk-taking institution-builder, and a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. No single aspect of Winter’s life and ministry fully captures the light he brought to the global missionary task. But taken together, these elements provide a clear but complex portrait of this self-described “social engineer.” This portrait shines brightly in Harold Fickett’s compelling new biography, The Ralph D. Winter Story: How One Man Dared to Shake Up World Missions (William Carey Library, 2013).

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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