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I am Green - Out of Print
A Mind for Missions By: Paul Borthwick ISBN: 0891091912
Description: When starving children with bloated bellies appear on the
nightly news, are you tempted to change channels? You're not alone. Borthwick
presents 10 building blocks for sensitizing believers to the needs beyond our
borders, and for sharpening our global vision. You'll find plenty of
practical, ready-to-use ideas to promote involvement---prayer, giving,
lifestyle choices, and more. 167 pages, soft cover from NavPress.
Student Mission Power, David M. Howard - out of print
Culture Shock, Myron Loss - ISBN: 9996440826 - out of print
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions,
Ruth Tucker, ISBN: 0310459311
Description: For anyone considering missions, this classic is a must!
Vignettes arranged in chronological and geographical order provide an
enlightening biographical history of Christian missions---from the
evangelizing of the Roman Empire to American Indian and African outreach.
These telling stories help prepare you for the challenges you'll face as a
messenger of Christ. 511 pages, soft cover from Zondervan.
Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot, Elisabeth
Elliot, ISBN: 006062213X
Description: This beautifully written and moving memoir of the martyrdom of
Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Auca Indians in
Ecuador has inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth
Elliot makes full use of Jim's revealing diaries to fill in the details of a
life ''hid with Christ in God.'' Her portrait of a man who was utterly
committed is a timeless testament to the mercy and majesty of the Almighty.
256 pages with photos, soft cover from HarperCollins.
Chasing the Dragon, Jackie Pullinger - ISBN: 0892831510
Description: Inside the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong lies the infamous
Walled City. Strangers are not welcome there. Police hesitate to enter. It is
a haven of filth, crime, and sin. Prostitution, pornography, and drug
addiction flourish. Thirty thousand people - maybe twice that - live in a few
cramped dismal acres. Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put
her trust in God, he would lead her. When she was 20 years old God called her
to the Walled City. She obeyed. And as she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods
were converted, prostitutes retired from their trade, and heroin junkies found
new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds
discovered new life in Christ. Chasing the Dragon tells the whole amazing
story - exactly as it happened.
Bruchko, Bruce Olson - ISBN: 0884191338
Description: What can God do if you step out in faith and obedience?
Perhaps the better question is what can God not do? As you read Bruce Olson's
recounting of his time with the Motilone people in Colombia, you will begin to
see that with God, nothing is impossible. Olson began his ministry in Colombia
without knowing even Spanish, much less any of the indigenous languages.
Bruchko is a fascinating account of God's faithfulness as expressed through
the willing vessel of Bruce Olson.
Through a series of events that could daunt many a potential missionary,
Olson made his way to the Motilone people, who were thought to be a violent,
primitive people. Their only interaction with the outside world had ended in
violence and death, as the Motilone's killed outsiders to protect their lands.
Young Bruce Olson naďvely stepped into this volatile situation, believing that
God wanted him there and wanted him to share the life-changing gospel of
Jesus. Through Olson's unshakable conviction that he was where God wanted him,
God was able to use Olson to achieve salvation on a wholesale scale for the
Though the breakthrough was years in coming, Olson's friendship with
Bobarishoya (Bobby) eventually bore the fruit of salvation for Bobby and the
Motilone (Bobby became a prominent Motilone leader). Through God's
faithfulness and Olson's perseverance, Bobby and Olson were able to discover a
way to incarnate Jesus in a distinctly Motilone fashion. Once this happened,
Olson began to see wide scale conversion, and through his efforts, as aided by
Bobby, Olson was able to translate parts of the Bible into the Motilone
language. The Motilone accepted Christ and even began reaching out to
Colombia's other indigenous tribes. Motilone are now respected members in
Colombian society, with several holding political positions.
The transformation of the Motilone from a primitive tribe to a healthy and
well-educated people is nothing short of amazing. Olson was able to institute
medical programs, using the tribe's "doctor" to gain acceptance. He also
helped the tribe establish agriculture and even schools. Olson knows that his
success can only be attributed to God and the Spirit of God acting in the
Motilone. The true transformation of the Motilone was the spiritual change,
which in turn affected other areas of their life. Olson's methods, and
especially his success, are a whole new paradigm for missions, which attempts
not to mold a culture into an established (usually Western) mold, but seeks to
truly incarnate Christ in and to that culture. After reading this book, you
will be amazed at God's ability to do more than we ask and think.
Vanya, Myrna Grant - ISBN: 0884190099
Description: This is the true story of Ivan (Vanya) Moiseyev, a soldier in
the Soviet Red Army who was ruthlessly persecuted and incarcerated for his
faith. Through two years of trial and torture, he never denied his Savior, and
he never hesitated to share the gospel with anyone who would listen.
Tortured for His Faith, Haralan Popov - ASIN: 0310312620 - out of print
I Dared to Call Him Father, Bilquis Sheikh - ISBN: 0800793242
Description: At a time when new questions about Islam arise daily, the
miraculous story of Bilquis Sheikh will help you understand and reach out to
Muslims---with compassion and the gospel. A wealthy Pakistani woman, the
outspoken Sheikh came to know God through a dream, turning her world upside
down---and putting her life in danger. 192 pages, soft cover from Baker.
Anointed for Burial, Todd and DeAnn Burke - Out of Print. ASIN: 0882702459
A Distant Grief, F. Kefa Sempangi - ASIN: 0830706844
The Jesus Style, Gayle D. Erwin - ISBN: 1565992253
Description: In this book Gayle Erwin helps us to see and feel and hear
Jesus as though for the first time without any preconception, predisposition
or predjudice. He helps to free us from our traditions and the same dogmatic
prison in which the religionists contemporary with Jesus were bound.
To Understand Each Other, Paul Tournier - ISBN: 066422279X - Amazon
Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson - ISBN: 0830709258
Description: The year is 1795, and deep in Burma's jungle hundreds of
tribesmen rush to greet a light-skinned stranger. Is he bringing the book
their forefathers lost centuries ago---the book that tells about Y'Wa, the
Supreme God? With this and 25 more case studies, Richardson shows how God has
prepared the way for the gospel by setting ''eternity in the hearts of men.''
223 pages, paper, from Gospel Light.
Living More With Less, Doris Janzen Longacre - ISBN: 0836119304
Description: The author provides a pattern for living with less and a
wealth of practical suggestions from around the world in chapters on money,
clothing, homes, transportation and travel, celebrations, and recreation. In
this unique volume of personal testimonies woven together by superbly written,
thought provoking introductions, Doris Longacre offers an excellent
combination of theory and practice.
Out of the Saltshaker and into the World, Rebecca Pippert - ISBN: 0830822208
Description: "Christians and non-Christians have something in common," says
Pippert. "We're both uptight about evangelism." So begins this fun, engaging
bestseller that helps you feel relaxed, not pressured, about sharing your
faith. Revised and expanded with new real-life stories and evangelistic
strategies! Includes study guide. 288 pages, soft cover from InterVarsity.
Tentmakers Speak Out, Don Hamilton - Out of Print
The Support-Raising Handbook, Brian Rust and Barry McLeish - ASIN: 0877843260
Out of Print
Commitment to a Wartime Lifestyle, Ralph D. Winter - Out of Print
Touch the World Through Prayer, Wesley Duewel - ISBN: 0310362717
Description: Wesley Duewel explains how every Christian can have a
missionary outreach through intercessory prayer. He describes how to pray in
the power of Jesus' name, how to counteract the influence of Satan, how to
recognize the work of angels in answer to prayer, and more. Touch the World
through Prayer provides step-by-step plans for making a prayer list,
organizing a prayer circle, and holding a prayer retreat for your Christian
friends who have a burden for missions.
Destined for the Throne, Paul Billheimer - ISBN: 1556617399
Description: With its message of God's love for His Bride and believers'
triumph in Christ, DESTINED FOR THE THRONE, has been a rousing call to prayer
for thousands. God's eternal purpose, writes Paul Billheimer, has been the
preparation and training of an eternal companion for His Son: the Bride of
Christ. This preparation takes place as believers engage in spiritual warfare,
and as they exercise believing prayer. God has chosen to work in the world
through His children's prayers; Christians need prayer in order to practice
for their heavenly destiny.
This Discovery of Genesis, C.H. Kang and Ethel R. Nelson - ISBN: 0570037921 -
God's Chosen Fast, Arthur Wallis - ISBN: 0875085547
Description: Having proved over many years the great value and blessing of
fasting, the author has written this book to share with others what the Bible
has to say about this important and neglected subject. His aim has been to
furnish a handbook which deals not only with all the main passages in
Scripture that touch on the matter, but also with the practical issues
involved. This is a balanced study which seeks to give to the subject that
weight that Scripture gives it and avoids exaggeration and over-emphasis. The
book includes a biblical index, and a appendix dealing with the textual
problems surrounding four references to fasting in the New Testament.
Operation World, Patrick J. Johnstone - ISBN: 1850783578
Description: The standard tool for missions and intercession has been
updated again. It includes information accurage as of April 2001, and
describes the fruits of several ongoing missionary efforts.
Based on the supposition that "When we pray God works," Patrick Johnstone
and Jason Mandryk have put together a prayer guide covering the entire
populated world. Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for
world change, or a missionary reaping the benefits of intercession, Operation
World will give you the information necessary to bring the good news to those
who have not heard it. It offers demographic and geographical information for
every country in the world, as well as answers to prayer (for applicable
countries), and prayer requests.
Alphabetized for easy reference, Operation World offers some of the most
useful and comprehensive data geared to missions and evangelization. And the
appendices are packed with contact information, names of government officials,
resources, etc. The book is indexed by people groups and place, so information
is always easy to find and use. Pray for countries that are put on your heart,
or follow the year-long plan in the book and pray for the whole world. Either
way, you can be part of the Great Commission, and help to spread the Gospel.
We Really Do Need to Listen, Ruben Welch - ASIN: 0914850849 - Out of Print
Honorably Wounded, Majory Foyle - ISBN: 0825460239
Description: A psychiatrist and medical doctor provides insights and
special help for the unique stress and pressures of full-time Christian
Unveiled at Last, Bob Sjogren - ISBN: 0927545373
Description: Read your Bible as one book with one introduction, one story,
and one conclusion. Discover a unifying theme woven throughout the Scriptures
from Genesis to Revelation unveiling God's purpose for you in a fresh new way!
Our Globe and How to Reach It, David Barrett and Todd Johnson - ASIN:
0936625929 - Out of Print
The Christless Nations, J.M. Thoburn - Out of Print
Catch the Visoin 2000, Bill & Amy Stearns - ISBN: 1556611846 -Out of Print
Asian Church Today, Alfred C.H. Yeo - Out of Print
Changing the Mind of Missions: Where Have We Gone Wrong?, James Engel, ISBN:
Description: Missions, in their contemporary, Western form, cannot be said
to be successful, particularly in the area of discipleship. But where have we
gone wrong? Part of the problem, according to Dyrness and Engel, is
associating missions with "modernity...and Western forms of political and
economic power." But more importantly, they assert that we Christians in the
West have for too long interpreted the call to go and make disciples of all
nations in a deficient manner, relegating the call to simply "communicating a
set of biblical propositions to a maximum number of people, and declaring them
as 'reached' once this takes place," thereby measuring our success "by
numerical response" alone. This misinterpretation is seen in Changing the Mind
of Missions as the greatest deterrent to successful missionary activity in our
time. This book is a clarion call for the recovery of a New Testament mindset
concerning missions. Additionally, it seeks to help us all understand the New
Testament's missionary God as evidenced in the life of Christ.
How did the early church achieve is amazing success? In the words of
Dyrness and Engel, they recognized that "the appearance of Jesus Christ as
God's messiah" inaugurated or began the "last days of God's reign on earth"
and God's calling out "a people to announce and embody that reign." They also
knew that "the power and authority for missions comes wholly and exclusively
from the risen Christ who calls His church to serve Him." Accordingly, if
these two conceptions do not form the foundation of our missions strategies,
our strategies will fail, as Dyrness and Engel understand it.
They attempt to paint a picture of the missionary mindset in the New
Testament and the church that lived that mindset out. They compare the various
views of the Great Commission as expressed in each of the Gospels and in Acts,
offering a composite view of missions. True missions are defined as those that
"extend the mighty work that Christ embodied as he restored God's reign on
earth--atoning for human sin on the cross and conquering sin and death in the
resurrection." But there is a future aspect to missions as well, as missions
should anticipate "what God will do one day when Christ returns in glory to
renew the earth." Ultimately, true missions must be Trinitarian: they are
"God-originated, Christ-centered, and Spirit-empowered."
In the early part of the twentieth century, Roland Allen, in his book
Missionary Methods: St. Paul's or Ours?, went as far as to say that "we have
not yet tried Paul's [missionary] method anywhere." Dyrness and Engel lay out
what they see as both Paul's method, and the dominant method of missions in
the New Testament. And they urge all Christians, particularly those with a
heart for missions, to appropriate Paul's missionary method, and allow God to
extend his reign in the earth. Heed their call, and you will truly begin to
change the mind of missions.
The Legacy Of William Carey, Vishal Mangalwadi Ruth Mangalwadi - ISBN:
Description: This biography about the central character in the story of
India's modernization will help people understand William Carey's impact. But
The Legacy Of William Carey is more than a biography. It is a charge to all
Christians to respond in kind within their own cultures, and to use Carey's
example as their model for taking the light of the Gospel into every corner of
society. If we follow in his footsteps, not only will hearts be changed for
eternity and entire cultures transformed for Christ, but lives will be
bettered this side of heaven.
The Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip, David Forward - ISBN:
Description: Many are turning to short-term mission trips as a way to
fulfill the Great Commission. In this indispensable handbook, David Forward
helps prepare leaders and team members for the mission field. You'll get the
whole story on practical subjects like cultural sensitivity, raising financial
support, and clearing customs. Before you pack your bags, find out what lies
ahead with this complete guide.
Changing Frontiers in Mission, William Shenk - ISBN: 1570752591
Description: From the publisher: Changing Frontiers of Mission reflects on
the history of missions and seeks to discern its path for the future. Ever
since Jesus' time, mission must precede the church. The renewal of the church
is linked to recovery of this priority of mission. Unlike in the past, where
the "frontier" was a geographical location, the future "frontier" is
symbolized by outward movement, away from the status quo, and toward new
challenges, growth and opportunities. Shenk organizes the book in sections
dealing with: (1) theological frontiers; (2) frontiers in theory and practice;
(3) contemporary Western culture as a missiological frontier; and (4)
discerning changes in the historical patterns of carrying on mission. With
Christians in every part of the world, the "frontier" needs to be flexible and
responsive to the socio-political changes in our world. Outdated geographical
boundaries of "frontier" may be the greatest obstacle to missions in our world
Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues, Paul Hiebert - ISBN:
Description: Anthropology's contributions are explored to give an
understanding of cross-cultural epistemology, globalism, urbanization, church
planting, and spiritual warfare.
Anthropological Insights for Missionaries, Paul Hiebert - ISBN: 0801042917
Description: One source to help missionaries understand the people they
serve and their historical and cultural settings is in the field of study
called anthropology. The author, an expert in his field, taps its insights for
missionaries in a way that few others do.
Can Evangelicals Learn From World Religions?: Jesus, Revelation & Religious
Traditions, Gerald R. McDermott - ISBN: 0830822747
Description: The unique revelation of God through the Jews and through
Jesus does not imply that no other revelation of God's character has ever
occurred. That is the basic premise that motivated Gerald McDermott to write
Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?: Jesus, Revelation and Religious
Traditions. As he describes the book, it is "the beginning of an evangelical
theology of the religions that addresses not the question of salvation but the
problems of truth and revelation, and takes seriously the normative claims of
The first five chapters of the book are McDermott's argument that we can
indeed learn more about Christianity by understanding various ideas and
concepts from other religions. He believes that the Bible even suggests that
God may have sometimes revealed Himself to those outside of Israel and the
Church. He also offers a possible new interpretation of revelation, and argues
that God has revealed religious types in other religions (which is different
from both special and general revelation). Then he looks at three Christian
theologians who have used extensive knowledge from outside the Church to help
them understand the revelation of Christ better (Augustine, Thomas Aquinas,
The next four chapters are observations from McDermott's study of four
major religions. He offers insight and perspectives from Buddhism, Daoism,
Confucianism and Islam. Each of these religions, says McDermott, can teach us
something new about Christ, or at the very least, teach us how to view
something we already know from a different perspective.
While many of those who accept the possibility of revelation in other
religions tend to adapt Christian doctrines to fit that which is revealed in
other religions, McDermott feels he has found in other religions a strong
confirmation of Christian doctrine which allows for a new, and deeper insight.
But there are some objections which can be raised in response to McDermott's
insights, and he understands this. Thus, he asks and answers five questions
which can and have come up regarding the issue of revelation in other
religions: 1) Do we not already know the truths revealed in other religions?
2) Does new revelation compromise the biblical canon? 3) How does believing in
the possibility of revelation in other religions affect missions and
evangelism?; 4) Why study other religions when we do not know our own? 5) What
is the purpose of learning truth from other religions?
Provocative and insightful, this book will open your eyes to the God who
has made Himself known among the nations. You will gain an understanding of
other religions, and their search for God, and you will understand
Christianity better as well.
No Other Gods before Me?: Evangelicals and the Challenge of World Religions,
STACKHO - ISBN: 0801022916
Description: No Other Gods Before Me?: Evangelicals and the Challenge of
World Religions is a provocative collection of essays on the topic of the
development of an evangelical theology of religions. But, you may be asking,
why is the development of such a theology of religions necessary, and what is
it's importance? According to the contributors, the necessity and importance
stems from the fact that world religions are both impacting and being impacted
by the Church, and evangelicalism in particular. To ignore this fact,
particularly in terms of missions and evangelism, would be inefficient, for
without truly understanding other religions and the cultures they produce, we
cannot really offer Christianity as a viable alternative.
Using the diversity of the world's religions as a starting point, No Other
Gods Before Me? seeks to answer important questions like:
What are religions?
How does the uniqueness of Christ and the Christian message fit within the
context of religious diversity?
Are non-Christian faiths legitimate means of accessing the divine?
Is there divine revelation in non-Christian religions?
Is the "Jesus Story" found in other religions?
How should evangelism (evangelicalism) and missions proceed within a
The questions are provocative, and some of the answers are as well. The
contributors represent a broad range of differences within evangelicalism, and
a broad range of specialties, ranging from anthropology to sociology to
history. They include Richard Mouw, Gerald McDermott, Miriam Adeney and
others. For a full list, click the more info button. No Other Gods Before Me?
is not afraid to ask tough questions and it doesn't offer simplistic answers.
And while you may not agree with all the answers it provides, they will cause
you to think critically about the issue of Christianity's interaction with
other religions. And this is a good thing, according to the essays.
Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, Andreas Kostenberger Peter O'Brien -
Description: The New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT) series is billed
as "creative attempts to help thinking Christians understand their Bibles
better" and "aims simultaneously to instruct and to edify, to interact with
the current literature, and to point the way ahead." Salvation to the Ends of
the Earth is the NSBT volume on missions, and it offers a biblical-theological
look at the important topic of missions.
Authors Andreas Köstenberger and Peter T. O'Brien feel that missions has
often been neglected in biblical theology. This is why they now offer us a
comprehensive study of the theme of missions from a biblical-theological view,
looking at how the entire Bible views missions. Their conclusion: "Mission is
linked inextricably to humanity's sinfulness and need for redemption, and to
God's provision of salvation in the person and work of Christ." The authors
feel that the foundation of Christian mission must lay in Jesus' salvific
mission as revealed in the Bible.
In their biblical-theological model, three aspects take precedence:
history, literature and theology. Each aspect is used to discuss missions in:
the Old Testament; the second-temple period; the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew,
Mark, Luke-Acts); the letters of Paul; the letters of John; the General
Epistles; Revelation. They attempt to answer tough questions like: Was Israel
in the Old Testament called to an active missionary outreach like the church
was called to in the New Testament? Can second-temple Judaism be characterized
as a missionary religion? Did Jesus limit His mission to the Jews only, or was
it also extended to the Gentiles as well? Did Paul encourage believers to
emulate his own missionary activities?
Köstenberger and O'Brien feel that there may well be some discontinuity
between mission in the Old and New Testaments, but they also feel that
"Scripture...is, ultimately, God's Word" and that "we may legitimately expect
to see an underlying logic and unity in the biblical message...for Scripture
is united by one pervading purpose: the tracing of God's unfolding plan of
redemption." Since "God acts coherently and purposefully in history" we can
expect more unity than disunity between the Old and New Testaments regarding
mission. Once that unity is known and understood, it can transform missions in
our time. We will see the hand of God pointing the way to greater missionary
endeavors, and we, as His ambassadors, will bring Salvation to the Ends of the
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