This is an excellent, personal brief by someone who has lived in a Muslim context and loved and appreciated Muslims as individuals. “A Christian’s Response to Islam” presents, in unvarnished fashion, the differences between biblical Christian beliefs a …


A Vision for Missions

by Tom Wells

Wells strongly emphasizes and illustrates the sovereignty of God in missions.  It is a refreshing glimpse of missions history and the hand of God proven of time and biblical insights. It is a great little book, a foundational book for those not widely …


Cindy Judge’s “Before You Pack Your Bag, Prepare Your Heart”, right priorities to prepare for short term missions trip (STM). Emphasizes the participants spiritual preparation and attitudes for an effective STM trip; practical issues on attitudes and cross-cultural sensitivity.


Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally

by David J. Hesselgrave

This is a classic textbook on cross-cultural communication. Professor Hesselgrave thoroughly documents the foundations and principles of communication and culture. He presents the technical and theoretical perspectives on communication of any kind. But …


It is sad that this book is out of print. However, it is worth pursuing and finding a used copy somewhere! This book is extremely helpful and insightful for the new missionary, the candidate, and those that train them. It does a fine job of describing …


Miriam Adeney, the grand dean of ministry to Muslim women, has sweeping experience both doing and teaching this subject. A standard book, not without weaknesses. Practical, not theological. Daughters of Islam speaks to the need and strategic value of Christian women sharing Christ with Muslim women.


This is one of the best, if not the best, books on understanding the will of God available. it is not short; it develops a solid biblical foundation for understanding a Christian world-view model that guides Christian decision-making and understanding …


Equipping for Missions

by Daniel W. Bacon

This book is great for individuals as they begin their journey in missions, and it works very well in a small group setting as each chapter sets the stage for powerful interaction between the participants. An important tool in any church’s efforts in preparing its mission candidates.


Springboarding from his own missionary experience, graphically portrayed in Peace Child, Don Richardson guides our thinking from the Ecclesiastes reference through other biblical evidences of God preparing people groups to receive the Gospel message, t …


Stiles does us all a favor with this 9Marks series book. He demonstrates biblically and practically how a whole church can embrace a culture of relational evangelism. It is a refreshing, not guilt-producing, challenge to us all. The primacy of the Gosp …


Any missionary who is to begin the support raising process needs to have a firm foundation on which to build their campaign process. One of the most popular books today is The God Ask by Steve Shadrach. Although it contains many wonderful concepts, nob …


Tucker’s tome is an excellent piece of work which, possibly, every Christian home should have on their bookshelf. Ruth Tucker has created an excellent, truthful anthology of missionary biographies arranged mostly chronologically with a few sections tha …


Have We No Rights?

by Mabel Williamson


Here to There

by David Meade

Here to There prepares you and sends you from your church to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to unreached people groups for God’s glory. This little book is your practical guide on how to get to your mission field.


This book is an awesome primer for individual involvement in missions. Borthwick is extremely practical and encouraging for individual Christians and families to pursue direct, personal, impactful involvement in the Great Commission task.


Introduction to Global Missions

by Zane Pratt, M. David Sills, & Jeff K. Walters

This is a textbook. But in size and weight, it is a convenient hand-sized introduction to major missions concepts.  I love the way the authors begin with a clarifying understanding of the “missionary call” in order to set the record straight on that be …


Islam and the Bible

by David Goldmann


Key to the Missionary Problem

by Andrew Murray, Leona Choy


Let the Nations Be Glad

by John Piper

Piper’s now-classic book was a personal epiphany written by a Bible teaching pastor of a large church who did not previously understand the big picture of the story and purposes of God throughout Scripture. Piper’s first preaching of a week-long missio …


Lords of the Earth

by Don Richardson


Rowell’s book is not only a rousing battle cry for small churches to become wholeheartedly committed to missions, but the story of his church getting involved with Muslim ministry in Bosnia and is exciting and a good example of stepping out in faith. A …


David Frazier is a dear friend and colleague in missions training ministry. His experience in the crucible of a difficult mission field, with extraordinary attrition of workers, convinced him of the necessity of producing this guide for prefield prepar …


This book follows Telfer’s experience in connection with some of the most effective missions active churches in America. He has wonderful examples and insights from their ministry philosophies and commitments to demonstrate what the top benchmarks woul …


this is an essential reference tool for missions prayer for the world. It is organized in such a way that it gives the big picture on a global scale then proceeds through 365 days of international data from all the countries of the world that can guide …


This review refers to the first edition of this book, entitled, Test, Train, Affirm, and Send Into Ministry This book was written to encourage pastors and church leaders with respect to raising up pastors from within their congregation. It was not writ …


Serving As Senders

by Neil Pirolo

Serving As Senders is a classic missionary care volume.   It should probably be on the required reading list of any missions team member, especially those concerned with or tasked to the area of missionary care. Pirolo’s book expands six major areas of …


This is a tremendously encouraging book, because Johnstone clearly lays the responsibility for the unfinished work of world evangelism at the doorstep of the local church. Johnstone, the Christian missions researcher behind the concept and early editio …


McQuilkin here gives compelling arguments for the essential nature of the Great Commission and its biblical role for Christians and for the church.


The Indigenous Church

by Melvin L. Hodges


The Master Plan of Evangelism

by Robert E. Coleman

Coleman’s book is a classic. It is a must-read for Christian leaders. More so, it is a must-read for church mission leader. This book’s reflections on Biblical examples and precedents are very helpful to the church and to missionary workers. added July …


Telford uses his extensive experience in church missions mobilization and in officiating baseball games to describe the case studies of some of the best churches in specific categories of missions excellence. The book is interesting and chock full of g …


Too Hard for God?

by Charles R. Marsh, Daisy Marsh

Too Hard for God? …ought to be required reading for any candidate planning to work in an Arab Muslim field. This autobiographical account of the ministry of Charles Marsh in Algeria ought to be required reading for any candidate planning to work in a …


This book is an excellent overview of all the topics that a church faces as they seek to develop a global missions program. Beirn’s years of experience serving as a missions pastor of a local church have equipped him to write the book that is full of b …


This book is in our top five recommended essential resources for church missions leaders and candidates. We would make it required reading for: missionary candidates Missions Team (Committee) members Missions Pastors Elders/Church Leaders Short Term Mi …


When Missions Shapes the Mission is a much-needed prescription particularly for Southern Baptist churches. or describes God’s work in shaping the missions ministry philosophy and extensive involvement of his church in Raleigh North Carolina with world …


Where There Is No Doctor

by David Werner, Jane Maxwell, Carol Thuman


Your Focus on the World

by Catalyst Services

Your Focus on the World is an excellent, motivational guidebook for the process of identifying a strategic mission focus in harmony with your congregational connections and values.  It doesn’t impose a specific direction for your focus, but encourages …

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