New Book on Honor & Shame: “The 3D Gospel”

New Book on Honor & Shame. Get your copy of “The 3D Gospel”


New book: THE 3D GOSPEL

Posted on November 13, 2014 by HonorShame

Learn how the gospel speaks to all cultures. Western theology emphasizes legal forgiveness of sins, but people in the Majority World seek honor or spiritual power.  In today’s globalized world, Christians need a three-dimensional gospel. Learn how the Bible speaks to cultures of guilt, shame, and fear, and enhance your ministry among the nations!

The 3D Gospel explains the following aspects of guilt, shame, and fear cultures:

The main cultural characteristics

How people function in everyday life

The  biblical narrative of salvation

Doctrines of original sin and the atonement

Definitions of 40+ theological categories

Key verses from scripture

Two separate evangelistic approaches

A contextualized form of Christian witness (truth-encounter, power-encounter, or community-encounter)

Practical tips for relationships and communication



The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures is a concise ministry guide for learning how the Bible speaks to the 3 types of global cultures. The book is designed for Great Commission Christians who want to better understand and reach the nations of the world. It is accessible and practical, and offers dozens of references to online articles, blogs, and videos for further learning. I believe this introductory book fills (ever so slightly) a significant gap in our theology and missiology. At 80 pages, it is a conversation starter and thought provoker, certainly not a definitive piece. Mission organizations and ministry teams are already incorporating it into their training programs.

If you plan to teach any about God’s salvation for guilt, shame, and fear (i.e., sermon, training, webinar, blog, any format), I will give you a free copy (.pdf) of the book. Just email (please mention your teaching/training intent). I also created the Group Discussion Guide as a lesson plan based on the

The story behind the book: While at the International Orality Network gathering three months ago, I had the idea of creating an online cultural survey as an engaging way for Christians to learn more about Majority World cultures.  Then I thought about providing a 3-4 page paper explaining each culture type, with some relevant Bible verses.  Well, that snowballed into this 80 page book! It was a great joy to write out ideas that have been percolating for years, and great pleasure to receive invaluable input from many mission scholars and practitioners during the editing process (thanks ya’ll).

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