Before You Go

by Emily Bennett

Before You Go

by Emily Bennett

Going to the nations is difficult but going as a woman has distinct challenges. Women preparing to serve as missionaries internationally are given preparation and encouragement in this book through essays from ten women who have served internationally including Ruth Ripken, wife of Nik Ripken (author of The Insanity of God).


Christianity Today 2024 Book Awards, Missions/Global Church category, Finalist

Are you preparing to take the gospel to the nations?

You’ve said “yes” to God’s call to go, and now you will pack up your things and step into the unknown of a new location, people, and culture. The following years will likely include great joy, frustration, homesickness, difficulty, and excitement. In this book, ten women who have served on the mission field share what they wish they had known before they began.

This book is a handbook for entering the mission field, including essays on:

  • Discerning your calling
  • Leaving what you love
  • Serving well on a team
  • Engaging in prayer and evangelism
  • Fellowshipping through suffering
  • Going as a married or single woman
  • Taking kids overseas
  • Dealing with fear and anxiety
  • Spiritual habits of a missionary

These essays are from Emily Bennett (general editor), Ruth Ripken, Cyndi Logsdon, Hilary Alan, CJ Olivia, Lydia Pettus, Emily Watkins, Sydney Dixon, Amy Bowman, and Nina Buser.

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