Groundbreaking Book Tells Story of Evangelicals Around the World

Toronto: Evangelicals: the word conjures up heated debate on the cable news outlets, constant material for late night TV talk show hosts, and widespread disagreement amongst nearly everyone around the world about exactly what is meant to an “Evangelical.”

In fact, there are an estimated 600 million Evangelicals in the world today, crossing cultures, histories, languages, politics, and nationalities. For the first time ever, one book tells the entire story of the movements’ incredible growth, diversity and challenges across the globe.

Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century from Thomas Nelson Publishing introduces the fastest- growing segment of the global Christian church to the world and to each other.

Bringing together a team of multi-disciplined scholars, writers, activists, and leaders from around the world, this handbook provides a compelling look at the diverse group we call Evangelicals. In this guide, written by those who know the movement the best, the issues that divide and the beliefs that unite this global Christian movement are presented in a journalistic fashion. Evangelicals Around the World describes the past and the present, the unique characters, and the powerful ministries of Evangelicals.

Evangelicals Around the World from Thomas Nelson Publishing introduces the fastest- growing segment of the global Christian church to the world and to each other.

General Editor, Dr. Brian C. Stiller, a Canadian, is Global Ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, author of 12 books, television host and longtime President of Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto. Stiller also served as president of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and chaired the Lausanne’s Younger Leadership Conference – Singapore ’87.

Associate Editor, Dr. Todd Johnson is the Associate Professor of Global Christianity and the Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) in Boston. Dr. Johnson researches the status of Christianity and world religions in every people, language, country and city. While under his leadership, the Center’s statistics have been frequently quoted in the media (recently ABC, BBC, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Economist). Johnson has published eight books and is editor of the World Christian Database and co-editor of the World Religion Database.

Area Editor, Dr. Mark Hutchinson is a social and cultural historian attached
to the University of Western Sydney and The Scots College, where he is
Director of Academic Programs. He has written 11 books and over 90 articles
and papers. His recent works include Cambridge Short History of Global
Evangelicalism (with John Wolffe), 2013 and A University of the People (2013).

Managing Editor, Karen Stiller, a Canadian, is senior editor of Faith Today magazine,
a publication of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and a partner with the
Canadian Christian News Service. She is author of Going Missional:
Conversations with 13 Canadian Churches who Have Embraced Missional Life and co-author of Shifting Stats Shaking the Church: 40 Canadian Churches Respond.
Stiller is also a freelance journalist and editor.

Title: Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century
Editors: Brian C. Stiller, Todd M. Johnson, Karen Stiller, Mark Hutchinson
Hardcover: 422 pages

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For more information and interviews contact:
Brian Stiller
Email: bstiller@worldea.org
Phone:416-451-0150
Website: www.brianstiller.com/evangelicals-around-the-world