When it was first published in 1991, Missions and Money became a much-discussed book in Christian missionary circles. In this revised edition, complete with statistics, Jonathan J Bonk revisits the issue of affluent missionaries working among poor people. Bonk offers new reflections in the light of a changed situation, one marked by increases in the number of short-term missionaries and increases in the numbers of Asians, Africans, and Latin Americans who are leaving their homelands to serve as missionaries to other people. The conversation on the ambiguity of wealth and Christian missionary outreach is deepened with essays by Christopher J H Wright on the righteous rich in the Hebrew Bible and by Justo Gonzalez on faith and wealth in the Christian Bible and the early Church.
Jonathan J Bonk is director of the Overseas Ministries Study Centre.