KimSon Nguyen has done all Vietnamese, not just Vietnamese Christians, a great service in explaining how the history of early Protestantism shows the struggles that took place as Christianity sought for a home in Vietnamese soil. Much of this history is difficult to read. However, this fascinating study goes further in suggesting ways forward as Christianity develops more and more as a Vietnamese religion, encompassing all of life and culture. It is a great story - it is a Vietnamese story.
Scott W. Sunquist, PhD
Professor of Missiology, President, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA
Radically evangelical, thoroughly contextual, deeply missional, and theologically and biblically syncretistic! How? Prior generations of evangelical scholars would never have been described in this way, but KimSon Nguyen represents the vanguard of mission theologians in the twenty-first century. Read this book to be challenged for the sake of the mission of God in a pluralistic and postcolonial global world.
Amos Yong, PhD
Professor of Theology and Mission, Dean, School of Theology and the School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, USA
KimSon Nguyen relentlessly seeks to identify the unintended lopsidedness of Western evangelicalism planted in the East Asian context of Vietnam and offers tour-de-force proposals for an integrated mission theology that calls for serious reflection and correction. Its analysis of the religio-cultural dimensions of Vietnamese spirituality with its dual forces of "resisting and assimilating" is to be wrestled by all who care about mission in our global village in the twenty-first century.
Rev Linh H. Doan, PhD
President, Union University of California Senior Pastor, Thanh Le Church, Anaheim, California, USA