The Ralph D. Winter Story 

How One Man Dared to Shake Up World Missions

by Harold Fickett

Shortly after Ralph D. Winter passed away in 2009, the board of the Roberta Winter Institute commissioned acclaimed author Harold Fickett to write a short biography, a narrative depiction of Ralph Winter's life and thought, with a special emphasis on Winter's ideas from the last decade of his life, the soil from which the Roberta Winter Institute sprouted. 

The result was, The Ralph D. Winter Story: How One Man Dared to Shake Up World MissionsTo quote Rev. Chuck Huckaby, The Ralph D. Winter Story "is a fantastic primer into the abiding impact of the founder of the USCWM and WCIU. It’s slender 180 pages are quickly and enjoyably read and filled with insights into not only Winter’s life, but also the American evangelical milieu during the same time period. Weaving interesting anecdotes and narrative, it succeeds in outlining Winter’s life and demonstrating his key contributions to the Church." Read Huckaby's full review here.

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Other books about Ralph Winter’s life and legacy:

Frontiers In Mission

Discovering and Surmounting Barriers to the Missio Dei 

by Ralph D. Winter

In Ralph Winter's words, this book "is a 'no-tie, shirt sleeve' book, if it can be called a book at all." It is an informal collection of Winter's mostly unpublished, somewhat rough drafts of writings on the general subject of new frontiers in mission. Winter wanted readers to understand that this wasn't a collection of his firmly settled beliefs, but his "what if" scenarios, ideas, theories, and conjectures. The subjects of most interest to followers of the Roberta Winter Institute appear toward the end of the book, as Winter explores the responsibility of the body of Christ to identify with God's concern for defeating evil in order to properly glorify him. 

Chaos Is Not God's Will:

The Origin of International Development

by Beth Snodderly

Chaos is not God's will. We see this in the opening verses of Genesis and in the First Epistle of John, where those causing confusion are ultimately labeled as "children of the devil" (1 John 3:10). We see examples of this theme throughout Israel's history, in the messages of the prophets, in Jesus' demonstrations of authority over the powers of darkness, in the Epistles where we find principles for living godly and non-chaotic lives, and finally in the Book of Revelation where, in the end, Jesus victoriously reigns over all. These images illustrate the origin of international development: setting right what is not right, something destroyed and desolate, something that is not compatible with life-tohu wabohu. "Creation ... constituted bringing order to the cosmos from an originally nonfunctional condition." There is a need in all societies for restoring order and relationships to reflect God's will for this world, overcoming evil with good.