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Centennial History Released

Until All Have Heard: The Centennial History of Church of God World Missions, the historical account of the church’s missions advance from 1910 to 2010, will be released at the General Assembly, July 27-30, in Orlando.

The one-volume history, written by Bill George, begins with a 100-year survey, then moves into a regional approach to tell the story of the denomination’s beginning and development in each area of the world. The book’s preparation has been a two-year project for George, who built his research on Charles Conn’s 1959 history, Where the Saints Have Trod, subsequent research directed by former administrative assistant Christopher Moree, and his own and staff investigations.

“This has been a labor of love for me, since I have long been associated with Missions, and a great many of the people whose stories are told are my friends during the past half-century,” George said. He serves as coordinator of education and publications for the missions agency.

He described the frustration of writing the book in terms of its space limitations. World Missions has labored in 180 countries and territories throughout 100 years, and more than 5,200 individuals have been under Mission Board appointment during the period. How is it possible to do justice to such a massive movement in a single volume? he asked.

Until All Have Heard, a 565-page book printed by Pathway Press, will be sold in bookstores for $22.99. Those attending the Assembly may purchase the book for $20.

© 2010 Church of God World Missions

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