Monday, July 7, 2014

Go Tell It Book Review

About the Book

Great stories are happening everywhere in the mission field and around the world. Sometimes these stories hit their mark, but more often than not these stories of God at work often stay hidden, are told ineffectively, or miss their audience completely.

This one-of-a-kind handbook from two journalists-turned-missionaries gives practical tips for the rest of us on how to "report" on what God is doing around the world. You don't need an expensive camera or an all-access pass to find and tell a great story. You just need a few trade secrets and the right questions to ask: "What is God up to? How can I get in on it?" The authors write with a special eye on and for the Christian missions world to help bloggers, missionaries, and world-travelers effectively report stories of God's work around the globe. From fundraising to newsletters to "Missions Sunday" presentations and everywhere in between, this book will help energize the Church for the Great Commission. Like the gospel writer Luke (a reporter in the Bible!), we need to give careful, detailed, credible accounts of what God is doing. And let His work speak for itself! (Goodreads)

 My Review

I guess I was expecting something different from this book, but I'm glad it ended up being how it is! This book is literally a guide book on how to interview, be a journalist, document, and discover while on missions etc.  My favorite section is about the camera equipment and how they you don't need all the fancy items. The first part of the book was not as interesting, but could be helpful for a future trip. This book is like a checklist on things you want to make sure you do before your trip, why you really want to go, and how to live as a Christian "journalist". There are a few examples and lots of bullet points which is really helpful. I like how the book is set up and I highly recommend especially those who are going on a mission trip!

Five stars. 

"I received this book from MP Newsroom for free in exchange for an honest review."


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