Piper, Finish the Mission, Gospel to Unreached and Unengaged


John Piper and David Mathis, Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged. Crossway, 2012.

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This is the published version of sessions from the 2011 Desiring God National Conference. It is a strong evangelical affirmation of the Great Commission from Matthew 28:18-20, calling people to bold, global, missional engagement, regardless of the cost. As a collection of keynote manuscripts, it is less technical/academic than other missional theologies, but strikes at all the major themes. Presenters include Louie Giglio, Ed Stetzer, and John Piper.

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Publisher’s Description

This is no ordinary missions book. The theme isn’t new, but the approach is refreshing and compelling, as contributors David Platt, Louie Giglio, Michael Ramsden, Ed Stetzer, Michael Oh, David Mathis, and John Piper take up the mantle of the Great Commission and its Spirit-powered completion.

From astronomy to exegesis, from apologetics to the Global South, from being missional at home to employing our resources in the global cause, Finish the Mission aims to breathe fresh missionary fire into a new generation, as together we seek to reach the unreached and engage the unengaged.

About the Author

John Piper is the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, where he first sensed God’s call to enter the ministry. He went on to earn degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.) and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 30 books, including Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, What Jesus Demands from the World, and Don’t Waste Your Life.

David was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and graduated from Furman University in nearby Greenville. He came to the Twin Cities to work with the collegiate ministry Campus Outreach Minneapolis and to study at The Bethlehem Institute (now Bethlehem Seminary).

Since 2006, David has served author and pastor John Piper, first as Executive Pastoral Assistant to Piper and currently as Executive Editor for Piper and His blog posts are available at

He is married to Megan, and they have twin boys, Carson and Coleman.

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