This book studies God’s plan to reach the world through the church, the Body of Christ.
Beginning with the ascension of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jim
then shows how believers are called to live out their lives and share the gospel with
perseverance and faithfulness, with the promise of a heavenly reward. The book concludes
with a forward look to the return of Jesus, as recorded in Revelation.
As a young teenager and non-churchgoer, Jim had a Damascus Road encounter
with Christ which was to lead him into ministry in the Salvation Army. He and his
wife Helen were ordained and commissioned as officers in 1968 and served in
Scotland, South America, Zimbabwe and England.
Besides academic and pastoral responsibilities, for the last six years of active
ministry he held the post of Territorial Ecumenical officer for the United Kingdom
and Republic of Ireland.
He holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree (Glasgow) and a Masters in Systematic Theology from King’s