Story of Jamaican Missions: A Book Review

Jamaican Theological Seminary

Dr Billy Hall offers a detailed review of Lloyd A. Cooke’s book The Story of Jamaican Missions. How the Gospel Went from Jamaica to the World in the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology.

Billy Hall, “Book Review: The Story of Jamaican Missions. How the Gospel Went from Jamaica to the World,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 13 (2014): 106-110. [Click to Download in PDF]

Dr Hall concludes:

What impresses much about Cook’s book is the research. His research work as he describes such in the book is impressively extensive, intensive as well as investigative. He brings into focus a wide array of documents of vintage historical value that embellish his research with the many contacts he made with both living and literary sources as well as electronic. Not to mention his searching for artifactuals such as graves, signposts and building remnants, not found on any map.

Clearly this book is one of preeminence in the field of cross-cultural missions from Jamaica to the rest of the world; a monumental work of Jamaicans reaching out in cross-cultural missions during the last 160 years particularly, within the broad time span from Columbus to Cooke, and within the narrow academic perspective aspect and strategy necessary for cross-cultural missions.

The entire run of the Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology is available online.

Dr Delano Palmer of the Jamaican Theological Seminary
Delano Palmer

For those interested in reading more about Jamaican missions, Dr Delano Palmer of the Jamaican Theological Seminary has provided an extensive bibliography which can be accessed here.