Another solid read that you will want to add to your collection is CBM Field Staff Rupen Das’ latest book, Compassion and the Mission of God: Revealing the Invisible Kingdom.

This book traces God’s compassion as it is revealed in the Old and New Testaments, exploring the expression and impact of compassion in the early church through its actions and teachings as part of its witness. Focusing on the church’s responsibility to be compassionate, Dr. Rupen Das underlines the theological and missiological questions central to any discussion on the compassion of God. Culminating with how compassion is lived out by God’s people, the book looks at concepts of transformation and the demonstration of the kingdom of God in the real world. This book provides an excellent biblical and theological foundation for anyone involved or interested in ministries of social justice, relief, development and compassion.

Dr. Rupen Das is the Senior Advisor on Capacity Building with International Partnerships for Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). As part of this role he is also Consultant for Mission and Development with the European Baptist Federation (EBF) based in Amsterdam and Research Professor at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto.