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Michael Duncan

Following Jesus into neigbourhoods facing poverty

A critical reflection on incarnational mission, mercy ministries, aid and Christian community development. The lessons learned were formed in the context of a Manila slum. Ten years after it’s initial publication (1996) new material and ongoing reflection has been added to this important book for its UNOH Discipleship Classics re-release.

“What hope there is when Christians start educating and training for the real concerns of Jesus!  This Gospel will give the world no reason to hate us or mistrust us, but only to ‘Come and See’!”
—  Richard Rohr, O.F.M.  Center for Action and Contemplation Albuquerque, New Mexico

“In this remarkable memoir of his work among the poor, Mick Duncan is so honest at times I wanted to look away. This is no candy-coated portrayal of his so-called missionary successes in Manila. Instead it is a rich and frank story about the pain, the grief, the mistakes and the lessons learned in a Philippino slum. Here we have a pioneer of incarnational mission among the poor, refl ecting openly on the cost of discipleship, but concluding in favour of the inherent goodness of service. This book is a gift.”
—  Michael Frost  Morling College, Sydney


Author: Michael Duncan
ISBN: 9780977507030 (Paperback)
Published: 2011
Pages: 140