Religions and mission in the Arab world

We are glad to welcome some new writers for St Francis Magazine (SFM). It is great to see the interest in our magazine grow! We know that many missionaries in the Arab World and beyond use our articles for educating themselves and others. This is why we began our work 4 years ago, and all of us involved in this publication are happy to serve you!

In March we will publish the second book in our Grassroots series. The first issue is still available; have a look here , and order you copy if you did not do so! The second issue, focusing on matters of reconciliation, can also be ordered at that website.

Our next four issues of SFM will be on Discipleship, the Quran, Insider Movements, and Recruitment issues. If you think you want to contribute an article for any of those issues, contact us!

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Vivienne Stacey

Vivienne Stacey has been a missionary in the Muslim world for over 50 years; she went to Pakistan in 1954. On this page we are gathering all of her writings as far as we can.

Who is Vivienne Stacey?

» This is Vivienne's own biography from her book Mission Ventured
» Vivienne Stacey as seen by her friends and colleagues

Articles and books by Vivienne Stacey

1. Explaining Islam

» Mary and Jesus in the Qur'an
» Muslim Women
» The Supernatural in Islam
» Women in Islam
» The life of Mohammad- the prophet of Islam
» Old Faith - New Face
» Muslims and Christians at Prayer
» Forgiveness in Islam and Christianity
» Christian Conversations with Muslim Women
» Islam today
» Hagar speaks to the Modern World (Genesis 16-21)
» How well do you know your Muslim neighbor?
» Islam: submission or surrender to God
» Life Of Prophet Mohammed and Life Of Jesus Christ
» Muslim Women and how to reach them
» Muslims and Scripture
» Qur'anic View of Women and Family
» The Muslim World Today - Responding Biblically to Muslims and Islam
» The Islamic and the Christian Prayer
» The Authentic Voice
> The Ahmadiyya Movement (1976)
» Comments on some recent trends in the Muslim World (1997)
» The Muslim at Prayer
> Surat al-Fatiha and the Lord's Prayer (1986)

2. Explaining the Christian Faith to Muslims

» How the Bible came to us - outline for 8 lectures
» Answering our Muslim Friend's Misunderstandings of the Christian Faith
» Our Muslim Friends and Neighbours
» Relating to our Muslim Neighbours
» The Use of the Qur'an in Reaching Muslims
» Responding Biblically to Muslims and Islam
» The 'Aid sacrifice and Abraham
» The one who justifies sinners
» Trinity
» Bible Studies for Enquirers and new Believers (1994)
» God is forgiving through the forgiving Savior
» Prophecies about Jesus
» The Second Coming of Jesus
» Mercifull loving Father

3. Issues in Mission

» Rebuking the Powers of Darkness (January 1961)

» Women in Church and Mission
» Anglicans and the Household of Islam
» The Christian Minority in the Islamic State of Pakistan
> Kashmir
> Counsels in Contemporary Islam, Kenneth Craig. Review by Vivienne Stacey
» Training programs for outreach to Muslim
> What is Orientation? (1967)
> Dialogue or Evangelism? (1976)
> North American Conference on Mission to Islam (1978)

> Opportunties for expats in the Middle East
» Report to the Mission-to-Muslims commission of BMMF (1981)
» Summary of the Mission-to-Muslims seminar in Karachi (1981)
» New Approaches in Mission to Muslims (1982)
» Opportunities for Service of Pakistiani Christians in the Dispersion (1984)
» Reservations regarding the Peoples Group Approach
» Vignettes from China (1991)

4. Spiritual Warfare

» The Practice of Exorcism and Healing
» Unholy Spirits
» Christ Supreme over Satan: Spiritual Warfare, Folk Religion and the Occult (1986)
» Power Encounter with the Spirit World: the Supernatural in Islam and Christianity (2005)
» Muslim Women, the Supernatural, the Occult and Power Encounter (1998)

5. Biographies

» Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Pakistan
» More Alive than ever - Tara Joy James (2004)
» Chandu Ray
» Esther John
» Archdeacon Ihsan Ullah
» Rev Dr Imad ud-Din
» Rev Dr Frank Safi-Ullah Khair Ullah
» Dr Theodore L. Pennell of Bannu
» Thomas Valpy French, first Bishop of Lahore (article)
» Thomas Valpy French, first Bishop of Lahore (book)
> Annie Budh Singh (1968)

6. Bible Studies (general)

» Bible study on Zephaniah
» Bible study on Hosea 1-13
» Spirit and Soul
» Paphos Studies on Revelation 1-3
» Bible Study on Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory
» Bible Studies on the book of Micah