Synopsis: Thoroughly God-centric and Bible-saturated, this book is a plea for the church and her missionaries to return to the biblical mandate and prescription for missionary activity. In God's infinite wisdom, he has determined to ransom men from among every tribe, tongue, people, and nation through the proclamation of the gospel. This is the greatest enterprise ever undertaken in human history, and it will culminate in success. God will see to it. The church has a principal role to play in the enterprise, but that role is not one of global philanthropy. The modern view of missionary activity has robbed missionaries of the authority to preach the gospel and has left the nations wanting of the joy of salvation . . . but there is yet time. The modern church may still find great success in the spread of the gospel to the remotest part of the earth. All that is necessary is that we would seek the revealed will of God in the Scriptures and put into practice that which it requires. Endorsements: "I simply wish to thank Bolt for this greatly needed book on the Church's mission. In our day, when missionaries and mission experts pride themselves on being 'novel, ' Bolt has returned to the great fountain of mission hope: the power of God and the preaching of the Gospel . . . The Great Enterprise is a plea from the Scriptures for missionaries to return to the Scriptures Missions must be reclaimed by the theologian and the exegete who trusts the promises of God more than the wisdom of men." --Marc Glass, Coordinator for Middle East/Africa, HeartCry Missionary Society "Missions today suffers from an identity crisis. Churches, mission agencies, and missionaries themselves often seem at a loss to know exactly what it is they are supposed to focus on. Relief and development? Social justice? Human trafficking? All of the above? None of the above? Jason Bolt does not suffer from this confusion. He takes us back to the biblical roots of missions, and reminds us what our primary task ought to be." --J. Keith Bateman, US Director, Middle East Christian Outreach Author Biography: J. N. Bolt (MA, Colorado Christian University) has travelled throughout the world, working with other local churches and mission agencies in more than twenty countries.