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Time for Favour: Scottish Missions to the Jews


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by John S Ross


“The cast of characters in Time For Favour features some of the most remarkable figures in the history of missions, including an archetypal eccentric absent-minded professor, a group of gung-ho young ministers full of romantic ideas about the Holy Land and the Jews, head-strong and sometimes morally-weak missionaries and awkward mission boards. It is a story of fallible but heroic men and women who were prepared to forsake everything, even their lives, all because they not only had faith that God was far from finished with the Jewish people but they also believed in the priority of Jewish mission.”

From the Foreword by Mike Moore, General Secretary of Christian Witness to Israel.

Time for Favour is a wonderful example of accessible scholarship which highlights a remarkable story of God's work among the Jewish people. Dr Ross is a careful historian who shows due respect for the limits of what his sources can confirm. He is a reliable guide to significant personalities and events, helping the reader to see both human strengths and weaknesses, but above all God's purposes being worked out. But Dr Ross also knows how to tell a story, allowing the drama of God's missionary task to grip his readers through clear and engaging prose. This book will inform, engage and inspire. May it encourage today’s church to continue the task it recounts.

Dr Alistair I. Wilson

Principal of Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa.


In 1986 John S. Ross joined the staff of Christian Witness to Israel, serving as General Secretary from 1991 to 2002. In 2004 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Wales (Lampeter) for the research on which this book is based. A minister of the Free Church of Scotland, he lectured in South Africa from 2008 to 2011, when he returned to Scotland. He is married to Elizabeth and they have three children and nine grandchildren. His pastimes include fly-fishing and bird watching.       


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ISBN 978-1-901670-67-7
Author John S Ross
Cover hb
Pages 344
Binding brown library cloth with sewn sections

Product Code: BKR201

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