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  • Language Learning In Ministry

    $12.99

    Chart a Path for Language Success

    Are you excited to minister in another culture, but worried about how best to learn the language of the people you are going to serve? While a new culture and a new language will change you and your family in dramatic ways, let the author dispel common myths about language acquisition and share a hopeful outlook.

    Language Learning in Ministry is essential for learning a new language or providing guidance for those headed into a new language context. With chapters on both formal and informal language learning to guide the selection of language schools, programs, and methodologies, this book walks you through the options, opportunities, and challenges ahead.

    Special attention is given to:
    *Viewing language learning through a ministry lens
    *Language development of children and the needs of the family, including schooling options and opportunities for MKs to learn the local
    *Personal application-walking the reader through decision-making processes to chart a path for success in language learning
    *Rich resources such as language proficiency scales, language learning methodologies, and online resources
    *A complete task-based language learning curriculum that can be adapted to any language

    Don’t let language learning be a desert of waiting, but rather, a launch-pad for ministry opportunities. Utilizing the knowledge and guidance provided in this book will minimize your stress, increase the potential for your success in acquiring a new language, and fuel your ministry. Continue Reading Language Learning In Ministry

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  • reGeneration : Stories Of Resilient Faith In Communist Romania

    $17.99

    Story is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. This is a book of stories about ministry in the underground church of communist Romania (1980s). It introduces a never-ending story about the regenerative process of true discipleship, which reaches today to the second, third, and fourth generations. These stories will inspire deeper reflection on challenging missional issues that will certainly be encountered by the next generation of international workers. Continue Reading reGeneration : Stories Of Resilient Faith In Communist Romania

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 4

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. Continue Reading Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 4

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 2

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised. The Chinese Simplified Edition is in 4 Volumes. Continue Reading Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 2

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 1

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised. The Chinese Simplified Edition is in 4 Volumes.
    Continue Reading Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 1

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 3

    $34.99

    Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new to this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised. The Chinese Simplified Edition is in 4 Volumes. Continue Reading Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader Volume 3

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  • Introducing World Missions

    $39.99

    This bestselling textbook by leading missionary scholars offers an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. It provides a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. It also considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face. Sidebars, charts, maps, and numerous case studies are included. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior. Additional resources for professors and students are available online through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources. Continue Reading Introducing World Missions

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  • Questions Of Context

    $40.00

    The gospel is for every tribe, tongue, and nation (Revelation 7:9), but there is no single biblical or theological model for the relationship between the gospel and these diverse cultures. Indeed, every suggested approach carries its own range of philosophical and theological commitments that all too often remain unexamined. Contextualization is fraught with challenges-yet wrestling with questions of context is essential for how we understand mission, theology, and the embodiment of the Christian faith. German missiology has engaged these questions in a variety of ways that can both inform and critique Anglo-American traditions. In this compilation and analysis, John Flett and Henning Wrogemann translate and comment on a core thread of German missiological works, explaining both their historical and current significance. Drawn from journals and books across a century of academic discourse, these classic writings trace developments from Gustav Warneck, the father of contemporary missiology, through key thinkers such as Karl Hartenstein, who coined the term missio Dei, down to twenty-first century discussions of intercultural hermeneutics. Along the way they reveal advances, mistakes, and changing definitions as German missiologists interacted with the cultural and political realities of their time. This longitudinal study, showcasing many texts available in English for the first time, tackles the history and dynamics of contextualization head-on and sheds new light on the state of missiology today. We are reminded, Flett and Wrogemann argue, that we must keep working to honor difference within the worldwide Christian community as necessary to the fullness of our being in Christ. Continue Reading Questions Of Context

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  • Mission 3:16 : God’s One-Verse Invitation To Love The World

    $16.00

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. –John 3:16

    Paul Borthwick unpacks the Bible’s most famous verse to unveil God’s intentional, sacrificial mission for the world. He examines every word in John 3:16 to reveal the underlying motivation for mission, the global scope of God’s call, and how we are invited to enter into partnership with God. This mission statement highlights the centrality of Jesus and the relational nature of the invitation to follow him–for the world to escape perishing and enter eternal life. God still loves the world, and we can too. Come join him on this mission of love and discover how he brings the world back to life. Continue Reading Mission 3:16 : God’s One-Verse Invitation To Love The World

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  • Soul Winning : How To Share God’s Love And Life To A World In Despair

    $17.99

    You have been commissioned to continue the ministry of Jesus!

    The Church was born in a blaze of personal soul winning as the mission of Jesus Christ became the mission of every believer. Today, that mandate continues.

    But when it comes to evangelism, many believers lack the passion or know-how to begin. Soul Winning addresses both of these issues.

    This must-read work by renowned evangelist, T.L. Osborn, will inspire and equip you to reach outside the walls of the church. Revised and updated by Osborn’s daughter, Dr. LaDonna Osborn, this classic work will empower you to bring the message of salvation to millions!

    Break free of apathy and insecurity. Become a soul winner for the Kingdom, and discover the amazing blessings that await! Continue Reading Soul Winning : How To Share God’s Love And Life To A World In Despair

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  • Survey Of World Missions

    $29.99

    Robin Hadaway presents a full survey of world missions, addressing biblical, theological, and historical foundations, as well as culture, context, philosophy and missions strategy. Continue Reading Survey Of World Missions

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  • Greatest Missionary Generation

    $19.95

    Sharp believes that it is no coincidence our era of world Christianity followed hard on the heels of one of the greatest outbursts of missionary activity in history. He faithfully retells the stories of famous and forgotten figures from the decades after World War II whose courage, sacrifice, and perseverance are still bearing fruit. Continue Reading Greatest Missionary Generation

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  • World Christianity Pamphlet 5 Pack

    $19.95

    Which countries have not heard about Jesus? Where do most Christians live? How has missions work impacted children s access to education? Get answers to these questions and more with World Christianity: Quick Facts for Mission-Minded Christians. Whether you are considering a missions project, want to know where best to give your resources, or simply want a prayer guide for Christians around the world, this quick-reference pamphlet shows up-to-date information in a concise, easy-to-use format.

    Commonly referred to as the Great Commission, Jesus commanded his disciples to Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15, NIV). More than 2,000 years later, his twenty-first-century disciples are still spreading the Good News around the globe. What has been their impact? What areas still need the most help?

    This pamphlet combines data from the World Christian Database (from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary) with Rose Publishing s trademark visual style to show you key information at a glance. It s packed with maps, charts, and infographics on current global data, such as:
    *Religion
    *Facts & statistics including: development, average Christian income, education & literacy, internet use, healthcare (infant mortality, life expectancy, etc.), access to safe water, and more
    *Bible translation
    *Christian income and assets distribution Continue Reading World Christianity Pamphlet 5 Pack

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  • World Christianity Pamphlet

    $3.99

    Which countries have not heard about Jesus? Where do most Christians live? How has missions work impacted children s access to education? Get answers to these questions and more with World Christianity: Quick Facts for Mission-Minded Christians. Whether you are considering a missions project, want to know where best to give your resources, or simply want a prayer guide for Christians around the world, this quick-reference pamphlet shows up-to-date information in a concise, easy-to-use format.

    Commonly referred to as the Great Commission, Jesus commanded his disciples to Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15, NIV). More than 2,000 years later, his twenty-first-century disciples are still spreading the Good News around the globe. What has been their impact? What areas still need the most help?

    This pamphlet combines data from the World Christian Database (from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Seminary) with Rose Publishing s trademark visual style to show you key information at a glance. It s packed with maps, charts, and infographics on current global data, such as:
    *Religion
    *Facts & statistics including: development, average Christian income, education & literacy, internet use, healthcare (infant mortality, life expectancy, etc.), access to safe water, and more
    *Bible translation
    *Christian income and assets distribution Continue Reading World Christianity Pamphlet

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  • Field Guide To Becoming Whole

    $14.99

    Coauthor of When Helping Hurts Brian Fikkert and theologian Kelly M. Kapic return in this companion book to Becoming Whole. This time they give you 19 practical principles you can use to design or redesign a poverty alleviation ministry. Look for its release in September 2019 or pre-order now. Continue Reading Field Guide To Becoming Whole

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  • Disability In Mission

    $19.95

    Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure outlines a radical change in approaches to missiology, missions, and praxis for the twenty-first-century global cultural context. It explores a pattern whereby God works powerfully in missions through disability and not in spite of it. No matter what our disability or vulnerability may be, God can use us; and if the body of Christ is supportive, people with disability can be effective agents of transformation in the mission field. Via a number of case studies of people with disabilities who are involved in missions, and with robust biblical and missiological justification, this book examines the role of those with disability in missions.

    Includes a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada. Continue Reading Disability In Mission

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  • Taking It To The Streets

    $17.00

    Reverend Harry OG Rev. Williams from Oakland, California, is called to the streets: to the hungry, homeless, addicted, incarcerated, and vulnerable. Bringing us face-to-face with both the injustices that plague our cities and the gospel of compassion that offers hope to the downtrodden, this introduction to urban ministry will inspire and equip a new generation to bring the life-giving good news of Jesus to our cities.
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  • Village Medical Manual 7th Edition 2 Volume Set

    $69.99

    Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly and easy to navigate, this manual will allow the reader to find the best treatments and procedures in a variety of medical situations. Each volume includes illustrations and instructions that assist in diagnosing and treating patients. Volume I includes medical principles and procedures for basic care and emergency situations. Volume II includes symptom, disease, drug, and regional indices to assist the reader in step-by-step diagnoses and treatment of patients. This useful two-volume guide is a handy reference for all lay persons who need the skills to meet health care challenges in developing areas.

    With Village Medical Manual, Dr. Vanderkooi has targeted a frequently neglected category of medical caregivers: people who are well-educated in disciplines other than medicine living in rural areas of developing countries. These reluctant healers are frustrated by the unfamiliar jargon of books written for physicians and the lack of depth of health guides written for indigenous people. Through thorough research, extensive experience, common sense, logical arguments of contents, well-defined procedural plans and the use of everyday words, Dr. Vanderkooi has hit her mark very well. Neva Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Former Director of International Health Wycliffe Bible Translators. Continue Reading Village Medical Manual 7th Edition 2 Volume Set

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  • Gospel Of Our King

    $22.99

    This accessible overview shows how the Bible–with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres–comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life.

    Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can only be understood in light of the whole biblical testimony. The authors help us understand the Bible’s overarching narrative as the true story of the whole world. This story, revealed by God and centered on Jesus the King, enables us to know and love God and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. It is the framework within which we come to understand the Christian worldview, the Christian gospel, and the Christian mission. When we understand how the whole Bible fits together to shape the totality of a Christian’s life, we will be prepared to show the goodness of Christ and the gospel to others in our personal, social, cultural, and global contexts. Continue Reading Gospel Of Our King

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  • To The Ends Of The Earth

    $11.99

    Jesus is always on the move. If we follow Him, where will we end up? An expert on nomadic peoples, Malcolm Hunter shares stories from a lifetime of working in some of the world’s most remote, colorful, and neglected communities. In the early 1960’s Malcolm and his wife, Jean, arrived in Ethiopia with only their professional skills-medicine and engineering-and a desire to show God’s love to those in need. Over the next forty years God would lead them across Africa, through lush hills and scorched bush, to a dozen people groups who hadn’t heard the gospel. Wherever the Hunters went, they found that God had been there first. This book is full of astonishing true accounts of Jesus preparing the world’s least reached peoples to encounter Him. Visions, dreams, miracles, shocking customs, and even human blunders and tragedies-God used all these and more to open a way to share the good news. Honest, hopeful, and never far from laughter, Malcolm invites us to consider anew what we can expect when we follow Jesus-wherever He leads. Continue Reading To The Ends Of The Earth

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  • Ethnic Realities And The Church

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    Between Iraq and a Hard Place. Before I moved to study Arabic in Jordan, friends said I should wait until the Middle East calms down. They were even more emphatic after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. Instead, we moved to Kurdistan, where people live between Iraq and a hard place. This is the history of remarkable missionaries who came before us. They learned lessons the hard way; that hasn’t changed. The great experiment that they undertook for 200 years did not produce the results they hoped for. No doubt the next generation of missionaries will learn their own lessons, sometimes the hard way, but with more wisdom for having been careful students of the past. Continue Reading Ethnic Realities And The Church

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  • 3rd Jihad : Overcoming Radical Islams Plan For The West

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    Radical Islam has been waging war against our global civilization throughout history-and now, it’s closer than ever to American soil. Dr. Michael Youssef, a Coptic Christian who was born in Egypt and now leads a megachurch in America, knows from firsthand experience that radical Islamists have goals that many American Christians believe are unthinkable. In this book, he warns Western Christians that it doesn’t help to ignore what’s going on. There’s a third jihad underway, and its goal is to take over the West.

    The Third Jihad is a call for Christians to defend their families, protect their nation, and boldly share the good news of Jesus with their communities-especially their Muslim neighbors.

    Packed with surprising insights from history, compelling and dramatic stories, and a practical agenda that one person-or one church-can immediately put into practice to make a difference in the world. Rich in encouraging biblical principles and prophetic insights, The Third Jihad leads the reader to an empowering conclusion in our troubling (and even frightening) times.

    Michael Youssef’s insights will inspire Christians to take their faith seriously, share their faith freely, and to truly be salt and light in a world of increasing darkness and decay. Continue Reading 3rd Jihad : Overcoming Radical Islams Plan For The West

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  • When Money Goes On Mission

    $14.99

    Build high-trust ministry partnerships that are effective and joy-filled

    We’ve all seen fundraising and giving done poorly, but how do we get it right? Rob Martin was a grant maker for over twenty years and has been in and around the world of funding for a long time. He shares all that he’s learned about fundraising and giving in today’s world, the do’s and don’t, and how it can be a mutual blessing to all parties involved. He will teach you:
    *how the paradigm of giving is changing in the 21st century
    *how to craft a vision that donors will hear and appreciate
    *how to build strong, successful relationships between donors and fundraisers

    This is an essential read for any Christian who gives or receives money. Ministry partnerships can be robust relationships that bring immense joy and remind us of our unity in Christ; this book will show you how. Continue Reading When Money Goes On Mission

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  • Made For The Journey

    $13.99

    In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to God. Continue Reading Made For The Journey

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  • Islam And North America

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    Islam and North America offers a missionary engagement with Islam in North America. Most books on Islam approach it appropriately as a World Religion, centering on its medieval origin as a Middle Eastern religion that emerged under the inspiration of their final Prophet Muhammad, its distinctive religious beliefs and practice, and its contemporary resurgence as a World Religion and geopolitical movement. The attention of this book focuses on the presence of Islam in North America. Globalization, Muslim migration to the West, growing terrorist activity and other concerns makes this book timely resource for the Christian church in NorthAmerican.

    The book seeks to accomplish three purposes. (1) Equip North American Christians to think about Islam theologically and missionally. Two-thirds of the book is designed to help prepare Christians to live in a multi-faith context, with particular attention given to living with Muslim neighbors. An overview of Muslim migration explains the development of Islam as a contemporary World Religion, sketching out what takes place when Islam embeds in North American culture and informing readers on what migration patterns are anticipated in the future. In addition, the second section of the book answers some of the big theological and socio-political questions surrounding growth of Islam in the West. Do we worship the same God? Should Christians defend the right of Muslims to worship inNorth America? What does the Quran say about violence? Do Muslims aspire for Sharia law to overtake our political systems? The final section of the book prepares the Christian church to (2) engage their Muslim neighbor with hospitality and without fear and (3) encourage North American Christians to love Muslims with the love of Christ. These chapters help Christians discover places of common ground between themselves and Muslims, helping us identify challenges Muslims face when they immigrate to NorthAmerica, approach our multi-faith context missionally, and prepare to have cross-cultural gospel conversations. The last chapter reminds us that a missionary encounter with Islam in North America is both the calling of the church and is best pursued in community. Continue Reading Islam And North America

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  • Live Without Borders A True Story

    $16.99

    Consider going on the adventure of your life-one of profound love, real joy, and many surprises along the way. But every adventure also comes with pain and loss. Linda Castillo chose to follow Jesus at age five and began her fifty-plus-year journey as a short-term and long-term missionary at age eight. Her story is an inspirational illustration of a life dedicated to saying YES to Jesus-anytime, anywhere-through disappointments, death of a spouse, infertility, and cancer diagnoses, all while seeing Jesus at every turn of her life to withstand loss and receive hope to keep moving forward. In Live Without Borders, you will see that: Guidance is always nearby.Detours can be unplanned adventures.Relationships hold us and mold us in every season of life.Your life has a purpose and a plan.You are designed by God for something only you can do. Learn from your past, take charge of your present, plan for your future. God is always calling us to new adventure. Continue Reading Live Without Borders A True Story

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  • Window On The World (Revised)

    $28.00

    Window on the World is your ticket to travel around the world! If you appreciate Operation World as an adult, your kids will love this invaluable and age-appropriate prayer resource that develops cultural, political, and geographical awareness through a Christian lens. Find out how God is changing the lives of families everywhere through prayer-from the frozen Arctic to the hottest desert, on the highest mountains and in crowded cities.

    Window on the World brings alive the culture, history, and traditions of all sorts of different people. With Fact Files and Do You Know? features, each section brings you information, true stories, maps, and easy-to-use prayer points that take you into homes around the world. See how children live, what they like to do, where they go to school, what they eat and wear, and what they hope and dream.

    This revised edition includes new entries for more countries and people groups, with updated information and prayer points from the team at Operation World. It will draw a new generation into learning about the world, reaching out to people, and praying for those who have never heard about Jesus. Through Window on the World, young people and adults alike can discover and pray for the peoples of the world. Continue Reading Window On The World (Revised)

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  • Not Dressed For The Occasion

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    Not Dressed for the Occasion has no specific beginning or end but is a string of observations birthed out of my walk with God. It delves into the deeply personal failures of life and honest confession of sins, as well as explores the wonderful experiences and potential we have in God. Though the book exposes the present world view that contradicts the traditional six thousand years of proven moral lessons, it also deals with the daily experiences that challenge our faith and intimacy with God, the most common thread being God Himself and the incredible revelation we enjoy because of the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. In this sense, this book is a unique view of the world from a realist Christian perspective. I have endeavoured to throw light on situations that are sometimes personal, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, and sometimes church-centred, but all from a biblical world view. The question remains: Is there hope for a world gone crazy?

    The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out (John 1:5, MSG).

    Continue Reading Not Dressed For The Occasion

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  • Refugee Diaspora : Missions Amid The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Of The Wo

    $14.99

    Refugee Diaspora is a contemporary account of the global refugee situation and how the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ is shining brightly in the darkest corners of the greatest crisis on our planet. These hope-filled pages of refugees encountering Jesus Christ presents models of Christian ministry from the front lines of the refugee crisis and the real challenges of ministering to today’s refugees. It includes biblical, theological and practical reflections on mission in diverse diaspora contexts from leading scholars as well as practitioners in all major regions of the world.
    Continue Reading Refugee Diaspora : Missions Amid The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Of The Wo

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  • Margins Of Islam

    $15.99

    What do you do when Islam does not adequately describe the Muslims you know? Margins of Islam brings together a stellar collection of experienced missionary scholar-practitioners who explain their own approaches to a diversity of Muslims across the world. Each chapter grapples with a context that is significantly different from the way Islam is traditionally presented in mission texts. These crucial differences may be theological, socio-political, ethnic, or a specific variation of Islam in a context but they all shape the way we do mission. This book will help you discover Islam as a lived experience in various settings and equip you to engage Muslims in any context, including your own. Continue Reading Margins Of Islam

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  • Reload Love : Transforming Bullets To Beauty And Battlegrounds To Playgroun

    $14.99

    Will we try to forget all the things we’ve seen?
    Or will we see, really see, and then let our emotions
    lead us into a new way of living?

    We’ve all glimpsed the atrocities through our TVs and newsfeeds: the persecution of fellow Christians, the plight of refugees, and the deaths of innocent children in areas controlled by terrorists.

    This is the story of one woman who refused to look away.

    Lenya Heitzig allowed her heart to break at the sight of suffering, devastated little ones–and she begged God for a way to help.

    In this gritty, passionate story, Lenya details the epic beginning of her ministry Reload Love. Experience the hope found in a children’s playground as you join her on a journey through the jungles of Burma and the war-torn streets of the Middle East. And embrace anew the grace of God that inspires ordinary people to go to incredible lengths to share His life-giving love. Continue Reading Reload Love : Transforming Bullets To Beauty And Battlegrounds To Playgroun

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  • Walking Together On The Jesus Road

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    Christians who serve Jesus among people from a different culture than their own often struggle to find a good way to disciple people. Walking Together on the Jesus Road addresses this need by guiding readers through three essential practices for making disciples across cultures: listening to disciples to get to know them and their context, focusing on relationships with Christ, fellow disciples, and others, and enabling disciples to live out their faith in culturally relevant ways. These practices are the foundation for the long-term, intentional process of helping disciples from other cultures become more like Jesus. The book also engages with practical challenges, such as enabling disciples to find and belong to a nurturing community of faith, as well as contextualizing the way we teach the Bible. Continue Reading Walking Together On The Jesus Road

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  • After The Trip

    $15.00

    1. What Now?
    2. Coming Home With Gifts
    3. Mining For Gold
    4. Treasures On The Journey
    5. Keeping The Lines Open
    6. Make Your Next Trip Your Best Trip
    7. The Key To A Life-Changing Journey
    Afterword: The Trip Is Just The Beginning
    Questions For Reflection And Discussion
    Appendix: Eight Great Questions
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Can a one-time crosscultural experience truly be life-changing?

    Veteran trip leader and intercultural guide Cory Trenda says yes-if we let the trip launch a journey of integrating the experience into our ongoing life.

    In After the Trip Trenda provides a unique guide for individuals and teams to make the most of a crosscultural trip after returning home. Readers will find help with navigating the crucial reentry process, remembering and sharing key stories, interweaving new insights into everyday life, and engaging in continuing learning and service. Combining practical tips, reflections, and stories from Trenda’s own decades of crosscultural travel, this is an essential resource for organizations, churches, schools, and all travelers who want crosscultural trips to be a catalyst for lasting good.

    The trip itself is just the beginning; real life change happens after the trip. Continue Reading After The Trip

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  • Fellowship Of The Suffering

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    Preface

    Part 1: Welcome To The Fellowship
    1. Suffering Comes With The Territory
    2. The Worst Suffering: Paul’s Story
    3. Learning To Trust Anyway: Dave And Erin’s Story

    Part 2: Fellowship With Christ
    4. The Sun Comes From The Dark: Prayer Through Suffering
    5. Becoming The Kind Of People The World Needs: Transformation Through Suffering
    6. Not What I Expected: Joy Through Suffering

    Part 3: Fellowship With Others
    7. It’s Our Family: Solidarity Through Suffering
    8. Pain As Common Ground: Neighboring Through Suffering

    Part 4: Fellowship With The World
    9. The Seed Must Die To Multiply: Mission Through Suffering
    10. Are You Really Passionate? Calling Through Suffering

    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments
    Recommended Reading
    Notes

    Additional Info
    That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings. Philippians 3:10 (ASV)

    If we follow Jesus, we will experience pain. It comes with the territory. We might face hardship because of our Christian commitment, or we may have challenges just from living in a fallen world. Either way, Christians follow in the footsteps of our suffering Savior and participate in his suffering.

    But that’s not the whole story. Missionary Paul Borthwick and pastor Dave Ripper show how transformation through our personal pain enables us to minister faithfully to a hurting world. They candidly share about their own struggles and how they have seen God’s kingdom advance through hardship and suffering. Though we naturally avoid suffering, Christians throughout church history have become powerful witnesses to Christ as a result of their brokenness.

    Life is painful, but pain need not have dominion over us. Instead, it can propel us in missional solidarity with our suffering world. Come find comfort and renewed purpose in the fellowship of the suffering. Continue Reading Fellowship Of The Suffering

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  • Pipeline : Engaging The Church In Missionary Mobilization

    $19.99

    What would it look like if your church really took the last words of Jesus seriously? The Great Commission was not just a suggestion by our Lord, but an imperative mandate given to his followers. Missionary sending agencies are deploying workers to the field, but many of them come from disengaged churches that are not producing well-equipped disciples. We need a fully integrated global supply chain-a pipeline-that has disciples as the precious commodity, as well as an effective infrastructure to distribute and replicate them around the globe. Pipeline seeks to re-engage the church in mobilizing the next generation of workers for the harvest. This is a collaboration of forty different authors from churches, agencies, and cross-cultural servants. As people in distant places wait for a messenger of hope and salvation, will your church venture into the pipeline? Continue Reading Pipeline : Engaging The Church In Missionary Mobilization

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  • Kingdom Collaborators : Eight Signature Practices Of Leaders Who Turn The W

    $18.00

    Introduction: Thy Kingdom Come
    1. Pray With Eyes Wide Open
    2. Foment Dissatisfaction With The Status Quo
    3. Combine Social And Spiritual Entrepreneurship
    4. Marry Vision And Action
    5. Shape A People-Development Culture
    6. Curry Leadership Curiosity
    7. Call The Party
    8. Maintain (a Pain-Tinged) Optimism
    9. Accelerate Your Impact
    Conclusion
    Acknowledgments
    For Further Reflection/Group Discussion
    Notes

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    These who have turned the world upside down have come here too, (Acts 17:6, NKJV).

    When Paul and Silas came to Thessalonica, they changed the community. How? By collaborating with God to bring his kingdom on earth.

    Will you collaborate on God’s kingdom work in your community? If you’re ready to see God move in all areas-business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more-this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for kingdom growth. Readers will gain practical advice to help people experience life as God intends. Continue Reading Kingdom Collaborators : Eight Signature Practices Of Leaders Who Turn The W

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  • 7 Practices For The Church On Mission

    $14.00

    Preface
    1. The Lord’s Table
    2. Reconciliation
    3. Proclaiming The Gospel
    4. Being With The Least Of These
    5. Being With Children
    6. The Fivefold Gifting
    7. Kingdom Prayer
    Notes

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    Jesus gave his followers seven key practices:

    The Lord’s Supper
    Reconciliation
    Proclaiming the gospel
    Being with the least of these
    Being with children
    Fivefold ministry gifting
    Kingdom prayer

    When we practice these disciplines, God becomes faithfully present to us, and we in turn become God’s faithful presence to the world. Pastor and professor David Fitch shows how these seven practices can revolutionize the church’s presence in our neighborhoods, transform our way of life in the world, and advance the kingdom.

    Our communities can be changed when they see us practicing our faith. Go and do. Continue Reading 7 Practices For The Church On Mission

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  • Ying And Grace Kais Training For Trainers

    $14.95

    Ying and Grace Kai’s Training for Trainers provides the most reliable resource available today for catalyzing Church Planting Movements. With personal insights and stories from around the world, this book pulls back the curtain and shows you the lives and life lessons behind the movements that have changed the world. Dr. David Garrison, Missionary Author, Church Planting Movements. Continue Reading Ying And Grace Kais Training For Trainers

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  • Together On Gods Mission

    $14.99

    Together on God’s Mission investigates Southern Baptist history, showing how and why the Southern Baptist Convention came to embrace the vision of a cooperative denomination. It also explores how this vision has shaped denominational identity and structure. This historical study is followed by a discussion of the biblical description of how the mission of God determines the mission of the church. This study shows that God’s mission is not simply furthered by churches working together, but rather that cooperation between churches makes up a key component of God’s mission. Finally, the study concludes that the Southern Baptist Convention is uniquely positioned to enable churches to fully participate in God’s mission to redeem the nations and restore creation from the effects of the Fall. Continue Reading Together On Gods Mission

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  • Missiological Research : Interdisciplinary Foundations Methods And Integrat

    $32.99

    This volume is a key reference tool for all researchers delving into the various methods of missiological study. Five units focus on: foundations of missiological research, key aspects of biblical and theological methods, qualitative methods, quantitative and mixed methods for research, and integration of missiological research and the missionary life. Each chapter succinctly summarizes a method, suggests resources for more advanced interaction, and provides an exemplar journal article with abstract. The comprehensive reference volume brings together:

    -14 veteran practitioner-scholars who provide clear and concise guidance to empirical research methodology, biblical-theological inquiry, and the integration of the two interdisciplinary approaches

    -25 appendices to aid the researcher with resources. Continue Reading Missiological Research : Interdisciplinary Foundations Methods And Integrat

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  • Well : Healing Our Beautiful Broken World From A Hospital In West Africa

    $20.00

    Sarah Thebarge ponders the intersection of faith and medicine in this insightful narrative of her medical mission trip to Togo, West Africa.

    When she applied to the Yale physicians assistant program and the admissions panel asked why they should admit her, she replied, Because I’m going to change the world some day.

    After more than a decade of practicing medicine and encountering the medical world herself as a cancer patient, she still wanted to change the world through medicine. She optimistically raised funds to serve without pay in a missions hospital, only to struggle daily with shocking diseases and death. And, in a harrowing bout with malaria, she nearly succumbed herself.

    So many of her patients died, that this cancer survivor was drawn back into the vortex of death and dying, forced to grapple again with the theology suffering. And in the backdrop were social encounters with the people of West Africa and American and European missions volunteers that forced her to painful examination of the white supremist threads often woven into Christian missions.

    Her insightful, ultimately uplifting narrative explores the difference between changing the world and healing the world. Her story demonstrates what it means to truly become a follower of Jesus: to use faith to change ourselves and thereby heal the world. Continue Reading Well : Healing Our Beautiful Broken World From A Hospital In West Africa

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  • Transforming Mission Theology

    $24.99

    Missiology permeated with theological reflection. This volume is the culmination of Van Engen’s teachings, but takes us to an even deeper level. Since mission is first and foremost God’s mission, theological reflection must be permeated by missiological understanding and our missiology must be permeated with theological reflection. Mission theology is an activity of the Church of Jesus Christ seeking to understand more deeply why, how, when, where, and wherefore the followers of Jesus may participate in God’s mission, in God’s world. Continue Reading Transforming Mission Theology

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  • North American Mission Handbook 22nd Ed.

    $34.99

    The 22nd Edition of the Mission Handbook Since it was first published in 1953, the Mission Handbook has only grown in its value to the mission community. In this, the 22nd edition, there is not only the most extensive, up-to-date information available on over 1400 U.S. and Canadian-based mission agencies, but also includes an in-depth analysis on trends and comparisons in North American missions.
    Special Features include:
    – Mission CEO Survey Summary
    – Mission Pastor Survey Summary
    – Mission Handbook Survey
    – Directory of over 1400 North American Agencies
    – List of Agencies and the Countries of Their Activity
    – Agencies by Ministry Activity or Church Tradition. Continue Reading North American Mission Handbook 22nd Ed.

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  • Roland Allens The Ministry Of Expansion

    $12.99

    Roland Allen was one of the most influential mission thinkers of the twentieth century. As a High Church Anglican, he had great respect and value for Church tradition, but was quick to confront cultural preferences when they appeared to contradict biblical prescriptions.

    The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity reflects his thoughts that dealt with Communion-related activities in the Majority World where the Anglican Church did not have well-developed church structures and priests. In this work, Allen argues that there are times and circumstances when non-clergy must take the lead in the administration of Holy Communion. Written around 1938, The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity has remained unpublished until now. The work you hold represents one of the last book-length manuscripts written by Allen and includes a collection of articles by contemporary Allen scholars. Though nearly eighty years since he first put pen to paper, Allen’s principles and convictions still speak to the Church with great gravitas. What should be the response when the Church’s cultural preferences are unable to keep up with the work of the Spirit on the mission field? This was a not only a question in Allen’s day, but one for every generation of believers. Continue Reading Roland Allens The Ministry Of Expansion

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  • Building Bridges To Oral Cultures

    $16.95

    Millions hear the oral gospel.

    Building Bridges to Oral Cultures narrates with chronological and adventurous detail, an extraordinary journey that began for Jim and Carla Bowman in the early 80s with a passion to share the Good News with a handful of the least-reached, indigenous groups in Mexico. Over the course of thirty years, their travels led to breakthrough discoveries and innovation in remote communities of traditional oral learners around the world. With time and God’s guiding hand, a new comprehensive, oral communications model emerged. Effective bridges to oral cultures were developed and tested. Without eradicating cultures, speakers of the local languages are embracing the local oral arts to communicate God’s Word and are reaching the lost for Him across the globe. Continue Reading Building Bridges To Oral Cultures

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  • Mission Shaped Grace

    $14.99

    The mandate to make disciples of every nation until Christ returns remains unchanged. As the Church and individuals, our mission is to be a bridge between God and those who don’t yet know Him. But society has shifted, and the ways in which we have done mission in the past are no longer relevant. Mission-Shaped Grace is an attempt to capture what John believes God has been teaching His people about mission in our modern day culture. The 5 missional practices for the 21st Century contained in this book will help us to reach out to our family, friends and work colleagues with the message of hope. These simple practices become profound when offered to others in the power of the Spirit and with love. The first half of this book establishes the key principles of missional discipleship and the second illustrates the 5 Missional Practices, with practical examples, so that we can see God’s Kingdom come here and now.
    Continue Reading Mission Shaped Grace

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  • Training For Harvest

    $24.99

    You Were Made for This!

    From the remote corners of the jungle to the world’s largest cities, the Spirit of God is powerfully at work within the hearts of people from all walks of life, drawing them to Himself. The harvest is abundant!

    But where are the harvesters?

    God is seeking workers for the harvest. He is raising up a new breed of missionaries to usher in the nations!

    Discover your unique role in this great harvest of nations!

    Wherever you find yourself today-whether you are a student, worker, parent, pastor, or missionary- you are in an exclusive and divinely appointed position to release the radical love and supernatural power of Jesus into your world.

    Heidi and Rolland Baker’s Training for Harvest manual is an interactive workbook that equips you to carry the Kingdom of God into the missions assignment to which God is calling you.
    *Gain a clear sense purpose and destiny.
    *Live in moment-by-moment intimacy with Jesus.
    *Encounter the transforming power of God.
    *Grow in signs, wonders and miracles.
    *Develop a radical faith.
    *Access the resources of heaven.

    You have been created for this purpose-to bring in the great harvest of nations.

    It all begins with a choice: will you answer God’s call?
    Continue Reading Training For Harvest

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  • Muslim Insider Christ Followers

    $26.99

    Are Muslim insider Christ followers real believers? Are they Muslims or Christians? Does that matter? The topic of insider movements is controversial within the church. The debate rages on, opinions differ widely, and convictions often are defended aggressively. The set of voices sorely missing from this hot debate has been that of the insiders themselves. This book finally breaks that silence. Henk Prenger researched the views of 26 Muslim insider Christ followers who are leaders in their movements. You will be surprised by their insights. Prenger presents their views on 21 theology-proper topics such as God, man, the gospel, sin, Satan, the cross, heaven and hell, the Bible, and our mandate. He plotted these views in a theological/missional framework with four paradigms: Fundamental, Ecumenical, Integral, and Global. This M-Framework is a powerful catalyst for honest conversations about theological paradigms that inform how we approach insider movements and the kingdom of God on earth. Continue Reading Muslim Insider Christ Followers

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  • 2nd Chance

    $9.95

    In THE SECOND CHANCE, Missionary Mira Sousa shares her life journey which begins as a poor young girl in Brazil. Her life was full of poverty and heartaches where she felt no one in the world cared about her until she came to a saving grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. Mira found out she was not alone and through her faith in God, she would overcome in this life. Prayer-her connection with God-has been her mainstay. Learn about the love of God and the power of prayer through this inspirational story. This book tells her life trajectory and how God gave her a second chance. From these pages, you are invited to not only read Mira’s story, but also experience the love of God in your life and discover the God of the second chance. Continue Reading 2nd Chance

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  • Megachurch Accountability In Missions

    $24.99

    Megachurches are of relatively recent vintage. Their numerical strength invests them with social and financial power. To whom, if anyone, however, are megachurches accountable? What role do they play as innovators in missions? How have their enormous influence and financial strength been harnessed? What lessons can be learned? What course corrections ought to be made? Over the course of a week, the third meeting of the Korean Global Mission Leadership Forum (KGMLF), held in Korea in 2015, addressed these and related questions. Combining the insights of a rich mix of Korean and international megachurch leaders and scholars, Megachurch Accountability in Missions: Korean and Global Case Studies offers analysis, critique, and positive recommendations for future megachurch engagement in mission. This book is the third volume in KGMLF’s Accountability in Missions series. Continue Reading Megachurch Accountability In Missions

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  • Authentic Lives : Overcoming The Problem Of Hidden Identity In Outreach To

    $15.99

    Are you concerned about unreached or unengaged peoples? You probably know that their countries do not welcome missionaries, and that followers of Jesus who serve there via traditional sending organizations do not publicize these organizational ties or their churchbased funding sources. But have you thought through the consequences of keeping that information hidden? Authentic Lives will help you do that-and more. And if those consequences trouble you, Authentic Lives suggests ways to minimize them in traditional organizations and also suggests other options for service altogether. The challenges these other options present are also discussed-going without a sending agency is not easy but is sometimes best nonetheless. Continue Reading Authentic Lives : Overcoming The Problem Of Hidden Identity In Outreach To

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  • Training Missionaries : Principles And Possibilities

    $24.95

    Missionaries must know God, be able to relate well to other people, understand and engage with another culture, and be able to use the Bible in a way that informs all aspects of their lives and ministries. Missionary training must address each of these areas if it is to help Christians to be effective in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. Effective training has been shown to prevent people from prematurely leaving the field. It also reduces the danger of cross-cultural workers uncritically exporting culturally bound forms of Christianity. This book details four key areas that every missionary training program, whatever its context, must focus on developing. It shows how these can be holistically addressed in a learning community where trainers and trainees engage in cross-cultural ministry together. Continue Reading Training Missionaries : Principles And Possibilities

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  • Innovation In World Mission

    $12.49

    Our world is changing: mass migrations, the emergence of mega-cities, globalization, travel, and ubiquitous connectivity. How do we make sense
    of it all? Innovation in World Mission was written for those who care about being relevant in this chaotic, yet exciting new world. This book explores the categories of mega-changes happening around us, and the impacts they are making, specifically in world mission. It explores how God created us in his image, to be creative and innovative-modern day children of Issachar who understand change and know how to respond. Real-life examples from ministries, non-profits, and businesses are used throughout to help understand how to put these tools into practice. Continue Reading Innovation In World Mission

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  • Mission In Motion

    $21.99

    This book represents an historic and unprecedented piece of research. The research project took nearly ten years to complete from start to finish. It is not a longitudinal study but rather a snapshot in time, which took far longer to process than it did to take. Nevertheless, the picture that developed was well worth the wait. Our hope is that this work will remain relevant for many years to come and promote much discussion and interest to foster more effective mission involvement.

    As confirmation of the contemporary relevance of our project, while we were writing this book two localized studies were undertaken to investigate mission involvement in their contexts. How Australian Missionaries Are Being Called and Choose Mission Agencies (Hibbert, Hibbert, and Silberman, 2015) was researched in Sydney, Australia. Mobilizing More Missionaries: Insights from Surveys of Long-termers and Prospective Missionaries (McVay and Parrott, 2015) was the result of an online survey of 466 long-term missionaries from forty-six agencies undertaken in the United States. Continue Reading Mission In Motion

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  • Challenging Islamic Traditions

    $19.99

    The Hadith are Islam’s most influential texts after the Qur’an. They outline in detail what the Qur’an often leaves unsaid. The Hadith are a foundation for Islamic law and theology and a key to understanding the worldview of Islam and why many Muslims do the things they do. This book subjects the Hadith to a critical analysis from a biblical perspective. In a scholarly and respectful way, it exposes significant inconsistencies within these ancient documents and highlights potential problems with the Muslim-Christian interface. Continue Reading Challenging Islamic Traditions

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  • Korean Missionary Movement

    $24.99

    This book provides the most thorough, penetrating analysis of trends in Korean missions to date. Seasoned researcher Steve Sang-Cheol Moon maps the relatively recent rise and explosive growth of the Korean missionary movement, studying the mission force and significant themes in its experience over a twenty-five-year period. These articles and papers supply data on every facet: mission fields and ministry foci; finances; age, marriage, family, and general demographics; training and credentials; burnout and attrition; education of missionary children; leadership trends; and global partnership.

    These chapters do not merely catalogue statistics-they probe beneath the surface to ask hard questions and set priorities for Korean missions. Moon explores painful subjects such as the 2007 hostage incident involving short-term workers in Afghanistan, and chronic concerns like workaholism and missionaries’ retirement. Ultimately, however, he finds much to commend and celebrate, tracing God’s providence in making Korea, within the span of a few decades, a dynamic leader in global missions. Continue Reading Korean Missionary Movement

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  • Church In Mission

    $19.95

    The WEA Mission Commission and William Carey Library are pleased to introduce the new volume of the Globalization of Mission series, The Church in Mission: Foundations and Global Case Studies. Edited by Dr. Bertil Ekstrom, Executive Director of the WEA MC, the book is the most recent distillation of Evangelical and globally-grounded studies on the local church-people of God. Dr. Ekstrom has led an MC global missiology task force team of reflective practitioners through a 3-year process working in community to present this singular publication gift to the church on and in mission. Some 31 writers from 19 nations have contributed to this resource, demonstrating yet again the Mission Commission’s commitment to listen to the global voice and provide a publishing platform for those voices to be heard. Continue Reading Church In Mission

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  • Seeking The Unseen

    $17.99

    Buddhism claims no god, yet spiritual realities abound in popular practice. What are these realities? What do they mean to the practitioners? How can understanding these realities inform Christ-followers seeking to communicate the good news of Jesus in ways that all can understand and relate to? In answer to these and other questions, SEANET proudly presents its twelfth volume,

    Seeking the Unseen: Spiritual Realities in the Buddhist World. Christian practitioners
    from thirteen different Buddhist cultures share insights gained from their wideranging
    experiences and perspectives. From Sri Lanka to Japan, from China to the Philippines, these women and men, Asian and Western, present on a topic that is often missing in mission literature today.

    And for readers seeking personal insight into the growing spiritual complexities of their own place in the postmodern world, lessons from these authors will guide you with practical principles from engaging, firsthand cultural encounters. Continue Reading Seeking The Unseen

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  • Where No One Has Heard

    $14.99

    Who was J. Christy Wilson Jr.? Many have never heard his name, but his life had a ripple effect in modern missions. Read the first full biography of the humble, adventurous man of prayer who helped launch the Urbana missions conference, pioneered ministry in Afghanistan when others thought it impossible, mobilized hundreds of students toward world evangelization, and reintroduced the biblical idea of leveraging one’s profession for the kingdom with the term tentmaking. Riveting, uplifting, and frequently amusing, this book will challenge you to reconsider what is possible when we dare to yield to Christ and his purposes in the world. Continue Reading Where No One Has Heard

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  • Fully Funded Missionary

    $15.99

    Jesus had a financial partnership team. Paul had a financial partnership team. God has a financial partnership team for every missionary, including you! Should the difficulties of raising financial support keep God’s workers out of the harvest fields? It has, and the result is that the mission field is underfunded and understaffed, but a solution exists. Rob Parker successfully shows that the Great Commission is not for the struggling, lonely missionary; it belongs to the Body of Christ working together.

    Discover God’s strategy, spanning the Old and New Testaments, of funding His work through the saints. Experience a paradigm shift from fundraising to partnership. Be equipped with practical tools and a plan for moving forward. Learn how to invite God’s people to joyfully join you in the Great Commission. And follow His call into missions with the full funding and relational support you need. Continue Reading Fully Funded Missionary

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  • Partnership Development : For The Fully Funded Missionary

    $30.00

    Has God Called You to Full-Time Missions, but You Lack the Finances to Move Forward? The mission field is understaffed. Unreached people groups, which make up 42% of the world population, have one foreign missionary for every 216,000 souls. Many who are called never reach the field because of financial lack or insufficient relational support. But it doesn’t have to be like this; God has a better way.
    God has funded His workers for over 3,500 years through the partnership of His family. The Great Commission does not belong to the missionary alone; it belongs to the Body of Christ. In both the Old and New Testament is a substantial culture of partnership-the family of God rallying around the workers and making them available to do the work of God.

    Rob Parker presents a modern application of the ancient model. In this training manual you will discover God’s pattern for funding His mission and His workers. You will be given clarity, the confidence of Scripture, a real action plan, and practical steps toward being fully funded. You will receive help identifying your ministry assignment, sharing your vision, and inviting the Body of Christ to be part of it.
    God sends missionaries into the harvest with the prayer, camaraderie, and financial support of a team. You can raise a partnership team and move forward with strength and confidence to complete the assignment that God has given you. God has a support team for every called missionary! Continue Reading Partnership Development : For The Fully Funded Missionary

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  • Life Of Faith

    $7.99

    Imagine a woman in the early 1900s who is passionate about Pentecost. Now imagine her spunk and determination when she chooses to move to Mexico as a missionary when this was highly unconventional for a woman. Blessed with a healing ministry and a heart for the lost, Cornelia Nuzum was not only a minister but also a prolific writer. Her collection of compelling devotionals The Life of Faith is a Spirit-empowered classic that has remained in print for almost eighty years.

    With an emphasis on faith and the blood of Jesus, she shares her exciting experiences on the mission field as she relied on God’s Word to help others overcome temptation, find strength, and experience the joy of living in God’s will. This timeless account will inspire you to seek a refreshing of your faith and a deeper experience of Pentecostal faith. Continue Reading Life Of Faith

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  • Diaspora Missiology 23 Ems

    $19.99

    For many years, cross-cultural missions were directed to people in the countries of their birth, generally in Majority World areas. Foreigners present among or around the intended focus of ministry were not viewed as part of mission ministry. Diaspora missions focus on these peoples, who are now actually and virtually in more accessible places. This book will help you understand the dynamics behind this accelerated movement of peoples from one region to another, biblical principles and precedents that guide ministry today, the application of social and communication studies, and actual cases of ministry to and with diaspora peoples. Continue Reading Diaspora Missiology 23 Ems

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  • Understanding Insider Movements

    $49.99

    For the first time in history, large numbers of people from the world’s major non-Christian religions are following Jesus as Lord. Surprisingly for many Western Christians, they are choosing to do so within the religious communities of their birth and outside of institutional Christianity. How does this work, and how should we respond to these movements?

    This long-awaited anthology brings together some of the best writings on the topic of insider movements. Diverse voices explore this phenomenon from the perspectives of Scripture, history, theology, missiology, and the experience and identity of insider believers. Those who are unfamiliar with the subject will find this book a crucial guide to a complex conversation. Students and instructors of mission will find it useful as a reader and reference volume. Field workers and agencies will discover in these chapters welcome starting points for dialogue and clearer communication.

    The first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the topic of insider movements, Understanding Insider Movements is an indispensable companion for those who want to glimpse the creative, unexpected, boundary-crossing ways God is at work among the peoples of the world in their diverse religious communities. Continue Reading Understanding Insider Movements

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  • Why Didnt You Come Sooner

    $12.99

    Why didn’t you come sooner? is an insightful and fascinating true life tale of 40 years of missionary service in the Philippines. Author Richard Varberg tells of his life through four decades adjusting to a new culture and climate, developing effective strategies for planting churches and equipping local pastors, while also maintaining his own relationship with Jesus Christ through many trials and triumphs.

    Mr. Varberg sailed to the Philippines with his wife Elenor and their three-month old son, Paul, in 1958, twelve years after the U.S. ceded its sovereignty over the region. With their Iowa farm behind, the Varbergs raised five children overseas (three of which are still serving as missionaries in the Philippines).

    Impacted by the title query posed by a father grieving over the possibility that his son died without Christ before the gospel reached their village, Mr. Varberg gained a new resolve early in his ministry and an unforgettable account on reaching the unreached. Masbate Baptist Bible College and more than one hundred churches founded through the Varbergs’ ministry continue today under Filipino leadership. Continue Reading Why Didnt You Come Sooner

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  • Health Healing And Shalom

    $24.99

    Ever since Jesus’s proclamation in word and deed as the Great Physician, his followers in mission have assumed that salvation and health are intertwined. Yet for every age, Christians need to examine how they can best announce the gospel message of God’s healing in word and deed in their own context. In our era, we are often simultaneously grateful for modern medicine and frustrated by its inability to care for the whole person in effective, affordable ways. In this edited volume, authors with an interest in health missions from a wide variety of experiences and disciplines examine health and healing through the theological lens of shalom. This word, often translated peace, names a much more complex understanding of human well-being as right relationships with one another, with God, and with creation. Reading various aspects of healthcare missions through these glasses not only yields much-needed correctives to current practice but also exposes the Spirit’s invitation to participate in God’s ongoing work of tending, caring, and healing our broken world. Continue Reading Health Healing And Shalom

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  • Integrating Gospel And The Christian

    $22.99

    Alan Tippett’s publications played a significant role in the development of missiology. The volumes in this series augment his distinguished reputation by bringing to light his many unpublished materials and hard-to-locate printed articles. These books-encompassing theology, anthropology, history, area studies, religion, and ethnohistory-broaden the contours of the discipline. This volume contains two manuscripts. The first, The Integrating Gospel, combines a historical ethnolinguistic study of Fijian language, an examination of Fijian culture patterns in interaction with the church, and Tippett’s own firsthand experience as a communicator of the gospel to specific receptors at a specific place and point in time. From this, Tippett is able to extrapolate broader ideas on contextualization and methods of gospel transmission. In The Christian: Fiji 1835-67, Tippett addresses the establishment of the Christian church and the spread of Christianity in Fiji, with special attention to Ratu Cakobau. In this brief but in-depth study, Tippett presents a strong case against the understanding that Fijian conversions to Christianity were primarily political, as he offers evidence of the genuine religious and spiritual experiences behind these conversions. Continue Reading Integrating Gospel And The Christian

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  • Mind The Gaps

    $15.95

    Mind The Gaps Publication

    Mind the Gaps is intended to empower churches, to complement and enhance the efforts of the member care department of mission sending agencies, and to reduce the attrition rate of missionaries by encouraging them and helping to develop their resilience. It provides a distinct contribution to existing missionary care literature because it is collaboratively written by an experienced and practicing missionary care team from a local church. They share their experiences, both positive and negative, and relate real stories and lessons learned. By minding the gaps in missionary care, the church can create a system of proactive care, which will ensure lasting engagement of both the church and the agency into the lives of our precious and beloved missionaries. Continue Reading Mind The Gaps

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  • 1 Gospel For All Nations

    $19.99

    The Bible tells us what to believe–the gospel. Did you know it also shows how to contextualize the gospel? In One Gospel for All Nations, Jackson Wu does more than talk about principles. He gets practical. When the biblical writers explain the gospel, they consistently use a pattern that is both firm and flexible. Wu builds on this insight to demonstrate a model of contextualization that starts with interpretation and can be applied in any culture. In the process, he explains practically why we must not choose between the Bible and culture. Wu highlights various implications for both missionaries and theologians. Contextualization should be practical, not pragmatic; theological, not theoretical. Continue Reading 1 Gospel For All Nations

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  • Business For Transformation

    $19.99

    Business for Transformation focuses on answering the question: How do you start a business that transforms communities of unreached peoples? Starting a business cross-culturally involves thousands of decisions. Until now, BAM and B4T practitioners have been lacking a tool that explains how to start a business that engages unreached people for Jesus’ sake. This book draws on years of experience from scores of OPEN workers who are BAM/B4T practitioners. BAM/B4T are among the faster growing segments of the worldwide mission movement. It is written for new workers and coaches who need practical guidance in setting up and doing business in hard, churchless areas. Continue Reading Business For Transformation

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  • Brave : Living A Fearless Life

    $11.99

    Brave is part of the Life Basics Bible Studies series by Beth Jones. God wants us to live a life full of peace, love, courage, and faith. In this bible study you will learn how to experience these things fear free. Continue Reading Brave : Living A Fearless Life

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  • Christian Mission And Economic Systems

    $19.99

    Christian mission in the twenty-first century has emphasized endeavors that address poverty alleviation, business as mission, marketplace ministry, rural/urban development, microeconomics, and Christian attitudes toward money and consumerism. However, neither the macroeconomic circumstances in which the church does such ministry nor the assumptions that believers have absorbed from the larger economy have been adequately explored.

    Christian Mission and Economic Systems gathers scholars, experts, and practitioners to address the relationship of Christians to the economic systems in which they are embedded and do ministry, and to evaluate the different cultural and religious dimensions of both micro- and macroeconomic systems around the world from a kingdom perspective.

    Practitioners doing business as mission will grow in their understanding of the significance of local economic practices. Students and academics will benefit from the critical assessment of the intersection between micro- and macroeconomic systems in the contexts of specific ethnographic circumstances. Missionaries and churches will glean new insights on the difference that being a Christian makes to economic life. NGOs, nonprofits, or other Christian organizations doing work related to markets will benefit from a challenge to their previous understandings. Since work for the kingdom always takes place in some kind of an economic environment, this book will equip Christians in a variety of capacities to be more effective in their ministries. Continue Reading Christian Mission And Economic Systems

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  • Lessons Learned In The Lions Den

    $13.99

    Lessons Learned in the Lion’s Den shares the journey of one missionary family as the father is detained in a predominantly Muslim country in Africa. Daniel Waheli’s time spent in prison is ripe for building intimacy with the Lord in the midst of confusion, suffering, and uncertainty. The accounts of his wife and two young children offer a glimpse into the inner life of the family during this trying time. The heart of this story is not a man imprisoned, but a family united-in hope, love, and a pressing desire that God be glorified in all things. In a world where mission strategies come and go and often fall short of being effective, Waheli distills his experience into twelve principles for building character to better serve the Lord and persevere in His call. Whether you are a pioneer among unreached people groups or simply a Christian hungry to see Jesus glorified in your daily life, these tried and true concepts will prepare you to endure in the face of hardship.

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  • Dont Throw The Book At Them

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    Don’t Throw the Book at Them addresses one of the most vital issues in contemporary missions. It is a manual for cross-cultural missionaries and national church leaders ministering in societies based on oral rather than written communication. Harry Box, former missionary and researcher in Papua New Guinea and among the Aborigines of Central Australia, explains the distinct characteristics of oral societies, how they differ from literacy-oriented societies, Jesus’ ministry to oral communicators, and why effective presentation of the Christian message demands that Western Christians change their approach to orality. The book goes beyond case studies and analysis, allowing the reader to develop a detailed plan for communication.

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  • Age Of Global Giving

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    The dynamics of globalization and the speed of change have created greater complexity for Western missions. The Age of Global Giving provides accelerated learning for donors, church leaders, agency leaders, and mission workers. As a result, donors can achieve greater outcomes with deeper satisfaction in their giving and their voluntary work. Ministry workers can develop improved vision, values, and strategies that go further in creating sustainable impact and align with the donor values of today. It’s a new day in the relationship between donor and recipient, and it’s just in time because global mission is in dire need of this kind of cooperation.

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  • Missionary Family : Witness Concerns Care

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    The title of this book points to a feature-the missionary family-often considered to be a distinctive of the Protestant missionary movement. Certainly the presence of missionary families in the field has been a central factor in enabling, configuring, and restricting Protestant missionary outreach. What special concerns does sending missionary families raise for the conduct of mission? What means are available for extending care and support to missionary families? These issues are the focus of the chapters in part 1 of this book. In recent years an increasing number of reports have surfaced of sexual abuse in mission settings. Some reports have been based on recovered memories, the assessment of which raises difficult questions. Clearly sexual abuse in mission settings and how to understand allegations of abuse based on recovered memories are matters of grave concern to mission agencies and mission supporters as well as to missionary families. Part 2 serves the mission community by scrutinizing such matters, offering legal, historical, and psychological perspectives on the topic. In a new feature, Forum on Sexual Orientation and Mission: An Evangelical Discussion, the Evangelical Missiological Society takes up a pressing issue of our day. Fourteen evangelical scholars participate in the discussion found in part 3. Far from being the final word, this forum is presented with the prayer that it will serve as an opening to and basis for ongoing missiological conversation about an urgent and timely topic. Dwight P. Baker, formerly associate director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center

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  • Holding The Rope

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    Holding the Rope gives an insightful look into the preparation, philosophy, and application of short term cross-cultural ministry. Archer addresses the issues with candor, humor, and most importantly, grace. He provides viable solutions to common problems, and encourages churches, pastors, and volunteers to adopt a biblical and practical approach for engaging in short term missions. Holding the rope is more than a catchphrase. It articulates an entire philosophy of ministry. Christian missions is too daunting an enterprise to attempt alone, but the synergy of combined efforts can accomplish untold advancement for the kingdom of God. This book is a tool for those serving the servants, a guide and celebration of those who hold the ropes.

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  • To The Ends Of The Earth

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    Calvinist missionaries. If you think that sounds like an oxymoron, you’re not alone. Yet a close look at John Calvin’s life and writing reveals a man who was unambiguously passionate about the spread of the gospel and the salvation of sinners. Clearing away centuries’ worth of misunderstanding and stereotypes, Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson highlight the fervent Great Commission vigor underlying all of Calvin’s theology and ministry. From training pastors at his Genevan Academy to sending missionaries to the jungles of Brazil, Calvin consistently sought to encourage and equip Christians for the cause of Christ. This fascinating study shows how-through his life, ministry, and theology-Calvin has influenced generations of theological heirs to take the good news of salvation to the very ends of the earth. Continue Reading To The Ends Of The Earth

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  • Health For All

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    When Dan Fountain and his wife arrived in the Congo in 1961, the challenges to effective medical missions seemed overwhelming. As the only doctor for a quarter of a million residents of the Vanga Health Zone, and with nothing but a dilapidated mission hospital and an undertrained staff to run it, Dr. Fountain turned to prayer, innovation, and local partnerships to meet the vast needs of his area.

    Health for All tells the story of an ever-increasing vision-from curative care to community health, from a barely functioning hospital to a network of successful health services, from a lack of qualified workers to a local residency training program, from biomedical reductionism to whole person care, from cultural stalemate to worldview transformation. Dr. Fountain’s insights into health and wholeness have changed countless lives and communities. Part memoir, part history, part textbook, Health for All is the legacy of a man who patterned his life and labor after that of the Great Physician.
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  • Millennials And Mission

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    This book focuses on the passing of the torch in cross-cultural missions and church ministry to the Millennial generation. Jim and Judy Raymo grapple with big questions and concerns in Millennials and Mission, while giving an in-depth look at this up-and-coming generation of young people and the future of missions in its hands. They highlight the strengths and weaknesses of this populous group born between 1982 and 2000, comparing and contrasting its characteristics with those of the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. In spite of the challenges ahead, Millennials and Missions gives a clearly optimistic picture of the Millennial generation’s potential contribution to accomplishing the Great Commission.

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  • Global Member Care 2

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    Global Member Care: Crossing Sectors for Serving Humanity, the latest book from the O’Donnells, is part of
    an ongoing effort to help a diversity of colleagues keep current with a globalizing world and the global field
    of member care. This second volume in the Global Member Care series encourages readers to connect and
    contribute to various international sectors on behalf of mission/aid workers and humanity. The book’s 35
    chapters include a wealth of practical resources: guidelines, codes, resolutions, perspectives, principles,
    case examples, videos links, human rights instruments, and more. Get ready to venture into the heart of
    global issues and opportunities-from the trenches to the towers and everything in between!

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  • Environmental Missions : Planting Churches And Trees

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    Environmental Missions defines an emerging category in missions, one that takes seriously
    both the mandate to evangelize the world and the responsibility of caring for God’s good earth.

    Lowell Bliss was a traditional church planting missionary in India when his best Hindu friend there died of malaria. This was just one of the events that led him to reexamine the politically charged term environment, understanding it now as simply that which surrounds those we love, those for whom Jesus died. In other words, the church is called to reach not only vulnerable people but the space in which they live and breathe.

    Pointing to the narrative of Scripture and the history of missions, Bliss shows us that the gospel of Jesus Christ is good news for the whole creation, that we must unite two traditionally separate endeavors to fulfill the entirety of God’s commission, and that the challenge of the environmental crises of our day is also one of our greatest opportunities to reach the least reached with the love of Christ.
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  • More Screams Different Deserts

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    More Screams, Different Deserts is another invitation to join Sue on her adventures in cross-cultural living and biblical studies that have helped her along the way. With twenty-seven years of experience in cross cultural ministry, Sue realizes that joy and perseverance are essential for thriving in life and ministry. Her stories and insights encourage women to look to Jesus, our only hope wherever we live. Stories, ranging from one corner of the world to another, include discovering a forgotten museum,
    protecting her children from chocolate, visiting a camel market, and meeting wild pigs on a nighttime walk. God has been her refuge, and his Word held her steady when all she really wanted to do was run away and hide. Questions and resources at the end of each chapter will help readers think through personal application and find additional help.

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  • No Continuing City

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    Alan Tippett’s publications played a significant role in the development of missiology. The volumes in this series augment his distinguished reputation by bringing to light his many unpublished materials and hard-tolocate
    printed articles. These books-encompassing theology, anthropology, history, area studies, religion, and ethnohistory-broaden the contours of the discipline.

    As a gift to Edna and the children on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary, Tippett completed his autobiography, ironically just months prior to his death. Containing personal reflections on his childhood and later
    mission experiences in the South Pacific, relationship with Donald McGavran and the founding of the School of World Mission, and retirement years in Australia, No Continuing City is the inside story. These are Tippett’s Personal reflections that can be found in no other publication.
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  • Missionary Methods : Research Reflections And Realities

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    One hundred years ago Roland Allen authored his landmark study Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? The 2012 annual conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society celebrated this centennial by addressing this ever relevant topic. The present volume brings to readers insights from that conference examining the theological foundations, historical precedence, and practical challenges regarding missionary methods. Missiologists, missionary practitioners, and strategic leaders alike will benefit from these essays, which give fresh perspective on methods for fulfilling the Great Commission in our day. Continue Reading Missionary Methods : Research Reflections And Realities

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  • Balkars Of Southern Russia And Their Deportation 1944–57

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    The deportation of entire ethnic groups of the North Caucasus region of southern Russia was an immense operation of the Soviet government during World War II. The Balkarians, or Balkars, were forcibly taken from their native homelands and deported to distant lands within the Soviet Union. They remained in exile for thirteen years. The third generation of Balkars since that horrible experience continues to live in the shadow of the atrocities committed against their people. This book applies comprehensive research to the facts of the deportation. More importantly, it examines lingering resentments and current sentiments of the Balkarians through extensive personal interviews with those who experienced the deportation.

    Indelible events are often stamped into the consciousness of a nation. These events shape individuals, and often entire societies, in the way they view social, cultural, political, ethical, and especially spiritual realities.

    In Karen’s many interviews woven throughout the book, we learn of several Balkarians who come to faith because of the Deportation, such as Ibrahim Gelastanov. Ibrahim recounts his memories about the deportation years. He cried as he recalled the details of his mother’s death within twenty-four hours of arriving in a special settlement where she died of starvation. Ibrahim tells of the horrors of his capture, the fifteen-day train ride, the forty-eight-hour boat ride, the twenty-four-hour walk to an unknown destination, and the starvation and indignities that he suffered. But Ibrahim always attributes his deportation as the means to his salvation into God’s family. He was the first Balkarian Christian, and he remained the lone Balkar Christian for thirty-six years.

    The tiny region of Balkaria is tucked into the largest mountain range of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains, in southern Russia. The Balkarians live in the shadow of unthinkable cruelty by the Stalin regime, the deportation of their entire people group. The deportation was concealed until the late twentieth century due to the secrecy of communism. It was also hidden behind the terrors that occurred in Europe during World War II. The Balkars have suffered greatly in the last century, and they desperately need the peace of God in their hearts. This book will bring awareness to the Caucasus peoples and bring more involvement in promoting the work of the Gospel in this unstable area to the unreached peoples. Continue Reading Balkars Of Southern Russia And Their Deportation 1944–57

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  • Searching For The Indigenous Church

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    This book bubbles up out of the heart of a man who has been on pilgrimage in Central Asia’s heartland. He has walked the dusty caravan trails he writes about in this perceptive and challenging book . . . . I’ve walked beside him as together we’ve sought to see Christ plant His church among an unreached Central Asian people group . . . . Gene will challenge you to radically rethink what we mean . . . when we speak of indigenous churches. -John Lee (pseudonym), Missionary, Central Asia Continue Reading Searching For The Indigenous Church

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  • Road To Bau

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    Alan Tippett’s publications played a significant role in the development of missiology. The volumes in this series augment his distinguished reputation by bringing to light his many unpublished materials and hard-to-locate printed articles. These books-encompassing theology, anthropology, history, area studies, religion, and ethnohistory-broaden the contours of the discipline.

    English missionary John Hunt and Tongan missionary Joeli Bulu served in the Fiji islands in the 1840s. Their lives were intertwined as they faced the social issues of island warfare, cannibalism, and the ills brought to the Pacific by traders and those involved in the labor trade. In this fascinating two-volume book Alan Tippett first provides the biography of Hunt, then together with Tomasi Kanailagi gives us the thoroughly researched and annotated autobiography of Joeli Bulu.

    Twenty years as a missionary in Fiji, following pastoral ministry in Australia and graduate degrees in history and anthropology, provide the rich data base that made Alan R. Tippett a leading missiologist of the twentieth century. Tippett served as Professor of Anthropology and Oceanic Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.

    Tomasi Kanailagi was born in the Fiji Islands, and ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Fiji. He served with the Bible Society in the South Pacific, holding a Diploma of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity, and a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity from the Pacific Theological College. Doug Priest, PhD, served as a missionary for seventeen years in Kenya, Tanzania, and Singapore Continue Reading Road To Bau

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  • Peoples On The Move

    $24.99

    One-of-a-kind introduction to the world’s Nomadic peoples. Always on the move, unreached, despised, and easily forgotten, this strategic book, like an oasis in the desert, is the most comprehensive source of information on all the nomadic peoples of the world and includes maps, black and white photographs, people profiles, and bibliographic data.
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  • Developing Indigenous Leaders

    $19.99

    Every movement is only one generation from dying out. Leadership development remains the critical issue for mission endeavors around the world. How are leaders developed from the local context for the local context? What is the role of the expatriate in this process? What models of hope are available for those seeking further direction in this area, particularly in mission to the Buddhist world of Asia? To answer these and several other questions, SEANET proudly presents the tenth volume in its series on practical missiology, Developing Indigenous Leaders: Lessons in Mission from Buddhist Asia.
    Each chapter in this volume is written by a practitioner and a mission scholar. The ten authors come from a wide range of ecclesial and national backgrounds and represent service in ten different Buddhist contexts of Asia. With biblical integrity and cultural sensitivity, these chapters provide honest reflection, insight, and guidance.

    There is perhaps no more crucial issue than the development of dedicated indigenous leaders who will remain long after missionaries have returned home. If you are concerned about raising up leaders in your ministry in whatever cultural context it may be, this volume will be an important addition to your library.
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  • Worship And Mission For The Global Church

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    This book offers theological reflection, case studies, practical tools, and audiovisual resources to help the global church appreciate and generate culturally appropriate arts in worship and witness. Drawing on the expertise and experience of over one hundred writers from twenty countries, the volume integrates insights from the fields of ethnomusicology, biblical research, worship studies, missiology and the arts.
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  • African American Church

    $13.99

    In the pages of this book, Rev. Leonidas A. Johnson eloquently shares how God’s missionary call, like an aromatic stew, has been simmering within the African American church. According to him, The African American church will play a critical role in spreading the gospel message to people groups living in areas of the world that represent the last strongholds and citadels of satanic power attempting to stop God’s Mission. Continue Reading African American Church

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  • Crisis And Hope In Latin America

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    This book provides a panoramic yet thorough study of kingdom advance in Latin America. Part one examines the historical, socio-political, and religious context. Part two probes into post-conciliar Roman Catholicism, the charismatic movements, contextualization, and social responsibility. Part three explores the implications for churches and mission agencies. Continue Reading Crisis And Hope In Latin America

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  • Come And See

    $14.99

    The mission of the Church is to introduce the person of Christ to individual human beings who by faith enter into communion with God. This does not involve adapting information to a particular context, but rather establishing the context prescribed by God for the presence of Christ wherever we happen to be among the peoples of the world. Contextualization, then, creates a new invitational core context which is host to the presence of the divine person. This is defined with the help of the gifts of ecclesial Tradition, which enables conditions that facilitate communion, and which thus helps us engage the world.

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  • Expectations And Burnout

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    Missionary women have high expectations when they respond to God’s call; of themselves, their mission agencies, host cultures, churches, co-workers, and even of God. These expectations are often times impossible to fulfill and can lead to mental and physical exhaustion. Eighty percent of missionary women feel they have come close to burnout, whether they were married or single, traditional or tent making, new or experienced. In Expectations and Burnout: Women Surviving the Great Commission, Sue provides research and surveys from the field while Robynn lends her own personal experiences to demonstrate how burnout can happen and how God can bring life from ashes. Join them as they explore how to develop realistic expectations and yet maintain faith in our sovereign God who continues to accomplish the impossible.
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  • Rethinking Hindu Ministry

    $12.99

    Hindu traditions are diverse and complex. Simple summaries of Hindu beliefs and practices lack appreciation for the allure which captivates Hindus themselves. This collection of papers from seasoned practitioners observes Hindu traditions and Hindu ministry from new angles, introducing new perspectives on ministry in Christ’s name that are relevant far beyond the Hindu world. Broad conceptual pictures are presented along with detailed practical advice and introductions to remarkable Hindus who surrendered to Christ and wrestled with the meaning of following Him in their Hindu families. This is the first book to turn to for pointers on sharing Christ with Hindus.
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  • Creating Local Arts Together

    $39.99

    This book is a manual designed to guide an individual or group into a local community’s efforts at integrating its arts with the values and purposes of god’s kingdom. The practical, playful text reduces experience-based scholarly insights gained from multiple decades of incarnational ministry around the world into a flexible seven-step process.
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  • Writing Exceptional Missionary Newsletters

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    Writing Exceptional Missionary Newsletters shows anyone who writes personal ministry newsletters how to captivate readers. This revised edition offers more ideas for better online communication like e-mail and Facebook. It shows how to increase your letter’s impact and provides tips for how often to send your newsletters, e-newsletters, and posts. It is for seasoned and new missionaries, church leaders, mission organizations, mission boards, and any person encouraging missionaries to communicate well.
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  • Come Quickly Dawn

    $24.99

    The book offers a unique reading experience. This fully integrated hybrid is both a fast-paced novel and an incisive training tool. It equips one to evangelize in a way that spreads like measles, to make disciples who actively obey Jesus, and to multiply churches or cells. The best way by far to prepare an effective shepherd or church multiplier is to do it as Jesus and Paul did it: take apprentices with them to where the action is happening. Come Quickly Dawn takes you on such an experience. Its simulated trip conveys one out of a familiar comfort zone to a setting similar to that of many peoples among whom God is working powerfully, as in the book of Acts.
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  • Faith Seeking Understanding

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    How does the Christian faith help us see into the true nature of life more clearly? Why do people suffer? Where do we come from? What does Jesus have to say to a changing world? What can we learn from great mission pioneers about seeking truth at the cutting edges of human knowledge? Faith Seeking Understanding explores such questions. Notable Christian thinkers such as Philip Yancey, Alvin Plantinga, Rodney Stark, Allan Chapman, Don Richardson, Yuan Zhiming, and more, share powerful insights that help answer the deepest questions people face in the twenty-first century from the perspective of Christian faith. Inspired by the lives and accomplishments of Ralph D. Winter and Paul Brand, this book seeks to apply the curious, open-minded, and compassionate spirit these Christian leaders exhibited to key contemporary questions in science, history, philosophy, theology, and comparative religion. The reader will gain a fresh appreciation for the intellectual challenges of the Christian faith, and some of most fascinating and sometimes controversial ways in which those challenges are being met.
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  • Christianity And Animism In Melanesia

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    Four approaches to gospel and culture. In this book, Kenneth Nehrbass examines the interaction between traditional or animistic religion (called kastom) and Christianity in Vanuatu. First, he briefly outlines major anthropological theories of animism, then he examines eight aspects of animism on Tanna Island and shows how they present a challenge to Christianity. He traces the history of Christianity on Tanna from 1839 to the present, showing which missiological theories the various missionaries were implementing. Nehrbass wanted to find out what experiences in the lives of the islanders distinguished those who left traditional religion behind from those who held on to it. In the end, he contends that there are twenty factors of gospel response and cultural integration that determine whether an animistic background believer will be a mixer, separator, transplanter, or contextualizer.
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  • Frontline Women : Negotiating Cross Cultural Issues In Ministry

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    Frontline Women is a collection of writings on women’s issues from those who have had mission field experience. Each author has special interest and expertise in the area in which he or she has written.
    In the past we have failed to understand the significance of gender in mission work. Though women have historically been the majority in mission service, they have not been allowed much say in policies or strategizing. This book deals with gender differences in many areas of life and how that affects service to God in mission work. Women’s God-given gifting is meant to complement that of men and needs to be recognized, appreciated, and made use of in the day-by-day functioning of missions. In some mission agencies changes are being made in regard to women’s role and care. In this edition the authors have updated and added new information from their research and experience.
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  • Reaching The City

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    Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-first Century. Rapid urbanization and globalization processes worldwide have changed the landscape of our times. In Asia and Africa the number of urban dwellers increases by an average of one million per week, according to the United Nations. More than half of the globe’s seven billion human beings now live in cities. These realities have far reaching implications for mission in urban contexts at the start of the third millennium. Reaching the City: Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-first Century seeks to address the missiological challenges associated with this new world order. Each author in this collection respectfully builds upon the significant contributions of seminal writers such as Ray Bakke, Jacques Ellul, Basil of Caesarea and others, while making new and creative proposals for urban mission in our world today. Beginning with the bigger picture of the global challenges of urbanization, and moving through theological, historical, and educational perspectives, this volume concludes with a rich bevy of case studies engaging these new realities of both North American and international cities to encourage a missional thrust to reach these communities.
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  • Profiles Of African American Missionaries

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    In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau shows that there are 42 million people who identify themselves as African-Americans. Of the 42 million, there are an estimated 20million who self-identify as Christians. Of this number, very few leave the United States and go to other countries as missionaries. The reasons for the absence of African-American missionaries are varied and in some respects understandable, yet we are all called to be engaged in the Great Commission.
    Profiles of African-American Missionaries features the few who have answered the call. This collection of stories shares the lives and contributions of several African-American missionary pioneers dedicated to reaching the lost for the sake of Christ. Readers will be inspired by the commitment of these missionaries who devoted their lives to the foreign fields, with the full knowledge that God would be with them always as Christ promised. You will be challenged to take a look at your own life and consider a response to our Lord’s command to make disciples.
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  • No Solitary Effort

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    Preface

    Introduction

    Chapter 1 : Foundations: How The CIM Got To The Upper Mekong Region

    Chapter 2: First Period: 1865-1895

    Chapter 3: The Upper Mekong Region At Last

    Chapter 4: J. O. Fraser, The Lisu, And The CIM

    Chapter 5: The 1940s And The Houghton Era

    Appendix

    Bibliography

    Index

    Additional Info
    No Solitary Effort describes how members of the China Inland Mission engaged the tribes of Southwest China as part of their comprehensive plan to evangelize all of China from 1865 to 1951. That endeavor required the combined lifelong efforts of numerous missionaries, spanned several generations, and was invariably affected by events and decisions that occurred thousands of miles from where the actual ministry was taking place. The task was incomplete when the missionaries were forced to leave, but the foundations for the Church which were laid have stood. This book addresses the great challenges to cooperation that faced the missionaries. It also reveals the rich rewards that were obtained by the united efforts of committed Christians who had no timetable for withdrawal, but only an unwavering commitment to work together until the task was accomplished.
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  • Trailblazers For Translators

    $12.99

    By 1990, over 6,000 Wycliffe Bible translators around the world were working to give ethnic minorities the Bible in their own tongues. Scores of translators trained by the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) are also doing translation work while working under other agencies. The roots of the Bible translation movement are found in an extraordinary conference held in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, in 1915. This book is a detailed record of those meetings. Continue Reading Trailblazers For Translators

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  • Sorrow And Blood

    $29.99

    This is a new publication in the Globalization of Mission series, Sorrow & Blood: Christian Mission in Contexts of Suffering, Persecution, and Martyrdom. The editorial team of William Taylor (USA), Tonica van der Meer (Brazil), and Reg Reimer (Canada) worked over four years to compile this unique resource anthology. This book is the product of the Mission Commission’s global missiology task force and a worldwide team of committed colleagues and writers. Some 62 writers from 23 nations have collaborated to generate this unique global resource and anthology. Ajith Fernando of Sri Lanka and Christopher Wright of the UK each wrote prefaces to the book This latest WEA volume has the potential of profoundly shaping our approach to mission in today’s challenging and increasingly dangerous world.
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  • African American Experience In World Mission (Revised)

    $19.99

    Venture into the world of overseas missions from an African-American perspective. This collection of articles takes you deep into the history of missions in the African-American community. You will learn of the struggles to stay connected to the world of missions in spite of great obstacles. You will read of unique cultural experiences while traveling abroad. You will feel the heart for fulfilling the Great Commission both in the African-American community and beyond. All text remains the same in this revised edition, with the exception of new study guide questions at the close of each chapter. The questions can be used to help facilitate discussions in Sunday School, Bible study, seminary classes, conference workshops and other group or individual studies. Continue Reading African American Experience In World Mission (Revised)

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  • Vietnams Christians : A Century Of Growth In Adversity

    $12.99

    In 1975, Vietnam, united under communism, fell behind a bamboo curtain. Many feared the worst for churches there. But fifteen years later, churches, especially among Vietnam’s ethnic minority mountain peoples, suddenly exploded in number and vitality. Continue Reading Vietnams Christians : A Century Of Growth In Adversity

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  • Kisses From Katie

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    What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn’t know any of the language? A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people and children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. She has given up a relatively comfortable life-at a young age-to care for the less fortunate of this world. She was so moved by the need she witnessed, she’s centered her life around meeting that need. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family.

    Despite the rough conditions in which Katie lives, she has found a life of service to God to be one of great joy. Katie’s children bring constant delight and help her help others by welcoming whoever comes to their door. As the challenges grow, so does Katie’s faith and her certainty that what she’s doing in Uganda, one person at a time, will have far-reaching rewards. It isn’t the life she planned, but it is the life she loves.

    To further her reach into the needs of Ugandans, Katie established Amazima Ministries. The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide. Each sponsor’s $300/year provides schooling, school supplies, three hot meals a day, minor medical care, and spiritual encouragement. Katie expected to have forty children in the program; she had signed up 150 by January 2008; today it sponsors over 400. Another aspect of the ministry is a feeding program created for the displaced Karamojong people-Uganda’s poorest citizens. The program feeds lunch to over 1,200 children Monday-Friday and sends them home with a plate of food; it also offers basic medical care, Bible study, and general health training.

    Katie Davis is more than fascinating, she’s inspiring, as she has wholeheartedly answered the call to serve. Continue Reading Kisses From Katie

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  • Multilingual God : Stories Of Translation

    $13.99

    Some decades ago the prospect of reaching the entire world with the gospel appeared very dim indeed. In a world population that was virtually exploding with growth, how could Christians begin to reach the billions of fellow humans? Then missionaries began mastering the multiplied languages on earth, placing the Bible on paper, making recordings of the gospel, and beaming the Word of God out on radio and television waves. A portion of the Bible was translated painstakingly into over a thousand languages. The entire Bible was translated into several hundred. There was reason to be hopeful. Missionaries taught nationals how to plant churches. Then nationals started planting churches, and churches begat churches . . . Bible translators had and continue to play a crucial role in the mission of reaching every people with the gospel, and this book describes how. Follow them into the fascinating, exciting world of Bible translation. Continue Reading Multilingual God : Stories Of Translation

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  • Jesus Documents

    $17.99

    Alan Tippett’s publications played a significant role in the development of missiology. The volumes in this series augment his distinguished reputation by bringing to light his many unpublished materials and hard-to-locate printed articles. These books- encompassing theology, anthropology, history, area studies, religion, and ethnohistory- broaden the contours of the discipline.

    Throughout The Jesus Documents, Alan Tippett’s distinguished skills in missiology and anthropology demonstrate that biblical studies and cultural anthropology are disciplines that must be integrated for holistic biblical understanding. Tippett opens our eyes to the intentional missional nature of all four Gospels, showing that they were the fruit of the Christian mission itself, the proof that the apostles obeyed the Great Commission as they worked out their techniques for cross-cultural missionary communication with cultural sensitivity. Continue Reading Jesus Documents

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  • Through Gods Eyes (Revised)

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    This newly revised classic workbook features updated resources to help readers better understand the needs and growth of missions today. It also includes revised questions and suggestions for further reading for deeper reflection and understanding.

    Through God’s Eyes is an invaluable resource for those seeking to investigate God’s passion for His world. This study guide is designed to bring us into the Word personally, help us discover inductively what God is saying, and gain a better sense of His direction for our lives. Through God’s Eyes can function as a personal Bible study, or as part of an introduction to missions or a biblical theology of missions course for a small group, Sunday school, college or seminary class. Continue Reading Through Gods Eyes (Revised)

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  • Complexities Of Money And Missions In Asia

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    Introduction
    Contributors

    1. Buddhist Perceptions Of The Christian Use Of Funds In Sri Lanka
    G. P. V. Somaratna

    2. Personal Reflections On Financial Responsibility Of Missionaries And Indigenous Churches
    Alex G. Smith

    3. Money And Missionary Lifestyle In The Buddhist World
    Andrew Thomas

    4. Possessions, Positions, And Power: Material Asymmetries And The Missionary Call
    Jonathan J. Bonk

    5. Partnerships, Money, And Dialogue In Buddhist Contexts
    Mary T. Lederleitner

    6. Speaking Of The Unspeakable: Money And Missions In Patron-client Buddhist Cultures
    Paul H. De Neui

    7. Effective Partnerships For Church-Multiplication And Insider Movements
    David S. Lim

    Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    What happens when an expatriate missionary is thrust into a context where the standard of living is so divergent that perceived or actual wealth suddenly becomes the strongest draw of attraction? What actual message is communicated through the wordless witness of the Western Christian missionary lifestyle? Is attention to so-called good news now so financially focused that other foundational issues become overshadowed? This issue becomes even more complicated when the missionary arrives clueless about personal privilege, ignorant of the envy of others, and carries the mistaken attitude that others think similarly. SEANET proudly presents Complexities of Money and Missions in Asia for all who are asking such questions. From seven different indigenous and expatriate perspectives this volume deals with the perceptions of money specifically from those seeking to serve obediently in the Buddhist contexts of Asia.

    SEANET serves as a networking forum wherein groups and individuals can meet to reflect and strategize together on topics particular to their collective mission. SEANET does not promote one particular strategy or one particular theology but seeks to learn from models of hope that show what God is doing around the world. Each year the annual SEANET conference brings together over one hundred and fifty practitioners who are privileged to live and serve throughout the Buddhist world. The chapters of this volume represent seven of those voices from the network.
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  • Awaiting A Savior

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    What causes poverty? What am I supposed to do about it? These questions are driving a new generation of Christians to take action on behalf of the poor through social and political action, global partnerships, and financial generosity, as they desire to become the generation that ends poverty forever. Yet in pursuit of this goal, they risk losing sight of a fundamental reality: the root cause of poverty isn’t found in material or external circumstances. The root cause of poverty is sin- and sin is not a problem we can solve. But Jesus can. In Awaiting a Savior, Aaron Armstrong reminds readers that even as we are responsible for pursuing biblical solutions to poverty, our hope for truly resolving it comes not from the good we do, but from the return of Christ, who will once and for all put an end to sin, suffering and death as he brings about the new creation. Continue Reading Awaiting A Savior

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  • Global Mission : Reflections And Case Studies In Contextualization For The

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    Global Mission is divided into two sections: the first, Reflections and Foundations, comprises nine essays of a more general nature; the second, Contextualization at Work, contains twenty one essays of a more specific nature, most of them case studies from a particular location and people group. The thirty-three contributors come from five continents, and a host of contexts. Some are veterans, some quite young, but every one of them is passionate about God’s mission, and about building bridges for the gospel in a way that is absolutely faithful to Scripture but also sensitive to specific contexts. North and South, East and West, demonstrate precious unity in Christ in our common calling.

    Contextualization is complex, and none of the authors claim to have got everything right. But their essays are thoughtful, and written out of love for God and love for his world. They tell the stories of trial and error, of struggles and triumphs, as each seeks to present Christ in terms that make sense and can be understood. It is following the process, quite as much as specific conclusions, which make this book valuable and transferable to many other parts of the global church. The essays also give us a peep into many different societies, and the birthing of faith in the grace of the Holy Spirit. Thus we give thanks to God for all that he is wonderfully doing around his world and stimulate our prayers for those who work cross-culturally, especially in pioneer situations.

    Not all contributors agree on every point, especially when it comes to the difficulties of mission in the Muslim world (and increasingly, amongst Hindus). There has been no attempt to standardize different approaches, letting a robust conversation develop.

    Each chapter ends with some suggested study questions, useful for personal reflection or group or class discussion. The book is deliberately accessible to lay people, but stimulating to career missionaries and academics.

    We pray that it may serve the purposes of God, for his glory. Continue Reading Global Mission : Reflections And Case Studies In Contextualization For The

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  • Introduction To Missiological Research Design

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    Edgar Elliston’s Introduction to Missiological Research Design outlines the basic issues of research design for missiological and church-related research. This book describes the logic of the research process for a wide range of missiological research. Whether this research is from a single academic discipline or a multidisciplinary approach, this text will provide relevant guidelines for the design.

    Elliston provides instruction, examples, and exercises for inexperienced but serious researchers as they seek to design research that will serve the Church in mission. Elliston also provides experienced researchers with checklists and easy-to-review tables to further aid in research design. This text raises some of the key issues to designing research in a multicultural or cross-cultural context and guides researchers toward ethical and effective study. Continue Reading Introduction To Missiological Research Design

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  • Global Member Care 1

    $19.99

    12 Chapters

    Additional Info
    If you are interested in growing as a person and developing your member care skills, then this book is for you. Global Member Care: The Pearls and Perils of Good Practice is the latest book from Kelly O’Donnell, launching the member care field further into the international world of mission/aid.

    Part One reviews member care history and includes future directions in light of global realities. Part Two examines the crucial area of health/dysfunction with specific suggestions for good relationships, management, and governance. Part Three explores core ethics and human rights principles that are essential for good practice.

    Pearls and Perils is a contemporary text for training in universities, seminaries, and mission/aid settings. Its principles and resources also make it a great handbook for sending groups and all those with member care responsibilities. Continue Reading Global Member Care 1

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  • Good News Must Go Out

    $8.99

    From one old woman’s prayer a young girl was brought to faith, a missionary was sent to Africa and then a church was born from among the people of Central Africa. Missionaries from the West came with the message of Jesus Christ – but it was the men and women saved from cannibalism, the young boys who herded goats and who carted water who really brought the Good News even farther to more and more villages and homesteads in Africa … and the Good News must go out. Continue Reading Good News Must Go Out

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  • Translating Christ : The Memoirs Of Herman Peter Aschmann Wycliff Bible Tra

    $13.99

    Told through private conversations and personal correspondence between Herman Aschmann and the author, with additional insight from Aschmann’s family and friends, Translating Christ pieces together the life of Herman Aschmann, Wycliffe Bible translator, and his wife as they lived and worked among the Totonac people of Mexico. Aschmann’s abundance of physical and intellectual energy, linked with a passionate curiosity and empathetic concern for the language and culture of the Totonac people, enabled him to translate three distinct Totonac New Testaments. his became the foundation for the remarkable growth of the Totonac church in Mexico.

    Hugh Steven is a historical biographer, author, and photographer with Wycliffe Bible Translators. He has published over thirty books and hundreds of articles on the work and ministry of Wycliffe, many of which have given readers dramatic insights into the high adventure and transforming power of the translated scriptures. Now retired, Hugh and his wife Norma reside in Santa Ana, California. They have four married children, eleven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

    There is a tendency to accept academic training as a criterion of expertness in translating, since people think of translators as language professionals and professionalism is usually judged in terms of years of study. On the other hand, one of the most creative translators I have ever known was Herman Aschmann, a person of limited academic training, but one who became entranced by the cultural content and literary potential of Totonac, an Indian language of Mexico. Instead of submitting one possible rendering of a biblical expression, he usually had a half dozen different ways of representing the meaning of the Greek text. Not only did he produce three exceptional New Testaments in Totonac, but he inspired local people to imitate his skill in discovering more and more meaningful ways of communicating a message into an entirely different language-culture.
    -Dr. Eugene Nida, premier linguist, Bible Translation theoretician, and Herman’s former linguistics teacher

    Herman Aschmann was a kindly man without pretense. His work was always more of the heart than of the head. He was plainspoken, a bit nervous, tolerant of others and always the best kind of company.
    -Felipe Ramos, Totonac pastor and radio voice of the Totonac Cultural Hour Continue Reading Translating Christ : The Memoirs Of Herman Peter Aschmann Wycliff Bible Tra

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  • Vulnerable Mission : Insights Into Christian Mission To Africa From A Posit

    $19.99

    In this compendium, Jim articulates the impact of the nature and shape of the interface between the West and Africa, and how that interface works or does not work. Read on if you are interested in Africa, mission, development, globalisation, communication, linguistics, theology, dependency, or power dynamics in intercultural perspective.
    The conclusions reached in the fourteen articles in this compendium endorse Jim’s deepening conviction that some Western missionaries and development workers ought to engage in their ministries in Africa and the majority world using indigenous languages and locally available resources. To this end, Jim and some of his missionary colleagues formed the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission in 2007. Continue Reading Vulnerable Mission : Insights Into Christian Mission To Africa From A Posit

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  • Mission History Of Asian Churches

    $17.99

    Some decades ago the prospect of reaching the entire world with the gospel appeared very dim indeed. In a world population that was virtually exploding with growth, how could Christians begin to reach the billions of fellow humans? Then missionaries began mastering the multiplied languages on earth, placing the Bible on paper, making recordings of the gospel, and beaming the Word of God out on radio and television waves. A portion of the Bible was translated painstakingly into over a thousand languages. The entire Bible was translated into several hundred. There was reason to be hopeful. Missionaries taught nationals how to plant churches. Then nationals started planting churches, and churches begat churches . . . Bible translators had and continue to play a crucial role in the mission of reaching every people with the gospel, and this book describes how. Follow them into the fascinating, exciting world of Bible translation. Continue Reading Mission History Of Asian Churches

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  • I Will Do A New Thing

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    I Will Do A New Thing: Unreached Peoples and the Founding of the U.S. Center for World Mission.

    It all started when Ralph Winter gave an address at Lausanne called The Unfinished Task, urging the missions world to focus on a new type of evangelism to reach hidden or unreached peoples.
    Soon he and his wife Roberta were founding a center to help mission agencies fulfill that task. Around them gathered a group of experienced missionaries, computer scientists, and unusually dedicated young people in order to buy a college campus.

    This story, as told by Roberta, of their cliff-hanging prayer meetings and spiritual battles with a cult will reignite your determination to work with Jesus to finish the Father’s work (John 4).
    This new edition of Roberta’s book includes previously unpublished chapters from her original manuscript, and an updated epilogue inviting you to partner with the USCWM today, as the task remains unfinished.

    Don’t read this story unless you’re willing to have your horizons stretched, your faith tested, and your future disturbed. Continue Reading I Will Do A New Thing

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  • Reflecting Gods Glory Together

    $19.99

    The true story of mission has been deeper, wider, and far more diverse than many Christians in countries with long histories of church presence have realized. The authors in Reflecting God’s Glory Together: Diversity in Evangelical Mission drive that point home in a variety of ways. From Filipino and Ghanaian missionary work in North American cities, to Canadian work among the Chinese diaspora, to African-American work in Zimbabwe, the authors help us begin to grasp just how many ways evangelicals in mission are truly going from and coming to everywhere as they follow Christ’s mandate to reach the nations. Diverse voices utilizing diverse strategies pursuing a common call: these result in a mosaic whose larger pattern glorifies the God who came to live among us-and who continues to send us out in the pattern God so clearly established. As editors, Beth and Scott invite you to explore the stories embedded in that marvelous mosaic that we have been privileged to collect for this volume. Continue Reading Reflecting Gods Glory Together

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  • Empowering Children : Principles, Strategies, And Techniques For Mobilizing

    $19.99

    Empowering Children is especially designed for field practitioners seeking ways to encourage young people-particularly the marginalized-to become more involved in changing their circumstances. Through dozens of exercises and lessons, the book presents a variety of practical methods for engaging children in the development process-from assessments to evaluations. Discussions on issues such as personal empowerment, self-esteem, problem analysis, and child protection can equip leaders to help children serve as agents of change who understand how valuable they are. The book concludes with preparations for a community child participation plan.

    From a Christian perspective, the realization that all children have dignity and are created in the image of God helps us to see that every child’s input is valuable. The Bible’s concepts of community, church, and mission further help us to see that God not only uses kids in his wonderful plan, but that he also wants all of his children-male, female, young, and old-to participate in his work in the world. Continue Reading Empowering Children : Principles, Strategies, And Techniques For Mobilizing

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  • Operation World : The Definitive Prayer Guide To Every Nation (Revised)

    $26.99

    Operation World is the definitive global prayer handbook that will help focus your heart and life towards God’s passion for His glory. With over 1 million copies of past versions being sold, this all new 7th edition has been completely updated and revised by Jason Mandryk and covers the entire populated world.

    Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for world change, a missionary reaping the benefits of intercession or simply curious about the world, Operation World will give you the information necessary to be a vital part in fulfilling God’s passion for the nations.

    Included in the updated and revised 7th edition:
    * All the countries of the world featured
    * Maps of each country
    * Geographic information
    * People groups within each country
    * Economic information
    * Political information
    * Religious make-up of each country
    * Daily Prayer Calendar
    * Answers to prayer
    * Challenges for prayer
    * Persecution index Continue Reading Operation World : The Definitive Prayer Guide To Every Nation (Revised)

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  • Let The Nations Be Glad (Reprinted)

    $21.99

    This new edition of a bestselling textbook (over 185,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God’s supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching all nations. The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. Continue Reading Let The Nations Be Glad (Reprinted)

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  • Serving Jesus With Integrity

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    Ethics and Accountability in Mission
    The word ethics carries an aura of countervailing views, overlapping claims, uncertain footing, and seductive attractions. Some issues are as clear as the horizontal versus vertical axes in Sawai Chinnawong’s striking painting, Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, that graces the cover of this book. At the same time-because we are involved, because our interests, our inclinations, our plans and relationships are at stake-the issues that engage missionary practitioners can be frustratingly labyrinthine, curling endlessly back on themselves.

    Evangelical missionaries and mission agencies are concerned about personal morality-and rightly so. But as the chapters in this volume attest, evangelical mission’s ethical engagement extends far beyond simply avoiding compromising sexual situations and not absconding with the finances. How should we talk about others’ beliefs and practices to ourselves? To them? How should we represent ourselves to others? What role does tolerance for ambiguity play in missionaries’ mental preparation? How should accountability be structured in intercultural partnerships? Are there ways to enable organizational justice to flourish in mission institutions? What might integrity in short-term
    mission outreach look like? How does care for creation relate to mission? What role can a code of ethics for missionary practice play?

    Limited and fallible and marred by the fall, we need both guidance and admonition-and deep reflection on the conduct of evangelical mission such as is provided in this volume-so that we may serve Jesus with true integrity. Continue Reading Serving Jesus With Integrity

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  • Family And Faith In Asia

    $19.99

    If Christian mission in Asia and most of the non-Western world is ever to advance, it must seriously consider the importance of family networks. Far too long the strategy of a one by one approach has stifled the spread of the gospel, reinforced a highly individualized unbiblical theology and destroyed social relationships that might lead to conversation, conversion and social transformation. With this concern in mind, SEANET is proud to present another volume in its series addressing critical missiological issues relevant to the practice of mission in Buddhist, Asian and many other contexts. Our title, Family and Faith in Asia: The Missional Impact of Extended Networks, attempts to issue a wake-up call to serious reflection on a highly ignored social reality in Buddhist and many other social contexts. The book is a resource useful for anyone wishing to study practical approaches to issues related to family and faith in Asia, particularly in Buddhist contexts for mission. Continue Reading Family And Faith In Asia

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  • Shadow Of The Almighty

    $16.99

    This is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Auca Indians in Ecuador. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jim’s rich and revealing diaries to expose the roots of what makes a person at the threshold of life commit his very being to a God who he felt might call him to an unexpected death at any time. Elisabeth Elliot gives us the vivid details of a life hid with Christ in God and creates a portrait of a figure that continues to inspire many.

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  • Kabul 24

    $14.99

    The story of the capture and imprisonment of eight Western aid workers in Afghanistan by the Taliban. For three months in 2001, the desperate plight of aid workers kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan captured the attention of the world. With the growing specter of U.S. retaliation for 9/11, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden attempted to use their Western hostages as bargaining tools. What the captors did not count on was coming face-to-face with the enduring faith of people who know their only hope was in Christ. Kabul 24 revisits their grueling interrogations, their sham trials before the Taliban Supreme Court, their peril during the bombing of Kabul, and the crushing sense that the world had abandoned them. It reveals not only the eight Westerners’ 105 days in captivity but also the gauntlet endured by their 16 Muslim coworkers who, after being taken to the notorious Pulicharki Prison, were beaten and tortured, having been accused by the Taliban of converting to Christianity. Continue Reading Kabul 24

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  • Missions From The Majority

    $22.99

    The churches from the whole world are joined in the effort to reach the whole world. Although it has been documented that Western missionaries serving outside their countries still comprise the majority of world missions workers, the growth rate of majority world missionaries far outpaces that of the West. In recent years, while Western missionary forces are shrinking in numbers and possibly in influence, missions from the majority world have proliferated, bringing amazing progress and some challenges. Missions from the Majority World represents the thinking of 14 majority world mission scholars and 10 Westerners with lengthy experience in the missionary enterprise. The book shows the progress and challenges of missions from the majority world and illustrates this by case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Continue Reading Missions From The Majority

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  • Awakening The Hermit Kingdom

    $25.99

    Awakening the Hermit Kingdom: Pioneer American Women Missionaries in Korea gives a focused look at the long-ignored subject, the pioneer women missionaries to the Hermit Kingdom, as the early missionaries often called Korea. Based largely on private papers and mission reports of the missionaries, the author explores the life and work of the American women missionaries in the first quarter century of the Protestant mission in Korea. This book brings a new light to the history of Protestantism in Korea by revealing the identity and activities of the women missionaries, as well as the level of religious and social impact made by their presence and work in Korea. Continue Reading Awakening The Hermit Kingdom

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement Study Guide 4th Edition (Revised)

    $17.99

    A companion to Perspectives on the World Christian Movement – Reader (4th ed), this study guide takes you by the hand and walks you, in 15 lessons, through the central issues dealt with in the larger book. Includes questions, helpful comments, and additional readings.
    Continue Reading Perspectives On The World Christian Movement Study Guide 4th Edition (Revised)

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  • To Timbuktu And Beyond

    $13.99

    Timbuktu has become a metaphor for remote and inaccessible locations. However, it is a real place with real people. Like much of the world’s population, few of Timbuktu’s residents have had the opportunity to hear the Gospel. While the task may seem daunting, the Church is not sitting still! Each year hundreds of Christians are joining the vast force of cross-cultural missionaries flung around the globe. To Timbuktu and Beyond serves as a practical, step-by-step guide for those getting ready to go into missions. It begins with the basic question of knowing and confirming your calling, working through the various steps of preparation, training and logistics, and carrying you through your first few months on the field. Each chapter has a series of tasks for you to prayerfully complete. Missions is the most fulfilling career path you could possibly embark on-not to mention an incredible adventure! To Timbuktu and Beyond will help you in preparation for your journey, because what you do before you go will have a significant impact on your future success. Continue Reading To Timbuktu And Beyond

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  • Apostolic Function In 21st Century Missions

    $17.99

    In the past we have focused on the why of missions in terms of motives, the what of missions in terms of the content of the message, and the how of missions in terms of methodologies and strategies, but the where question, in terms of where we send cross-cultural workers, has simply been assumed; it has meant crossing a geographic boundary.
    In Apostolic Function in 21st Century Missions, Alan R. Johnson introduces the idea of apostolic function as the paradigm of missionary self-identity that reminds us to focus our efforts on where Christ is not named. He then examines in detail the where paradigm in missions, frontier mission missiology, with a sympathetic critique and a review of the major contributions of unreached people group thinking. Johnson concludes by illustrating his notion of seeking to integrate missions paradigms and discussing of issues that relate specifically to the where questions of missions today. Continue Reading Apostolic Function In 21st Century Missions

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  • Globalization And Its Effects On Urban Ministry In The 21st Century

    $24.99

    16 Chapters

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    When we think about globalization with the eyes and heart of a sovereign mission God, we must recognize the vast opportunities before us as God is moving His people around the world, bringing the gospel with them in new and different ways. Globalization and Its Effects on Urban Ministry in the 21st Century is an attempt to broaden the views of individuals and institutions alike to what God is doing around the world and how He is accomplishing His purposes through globalization. The book is organized around the four overarching themes of globalization, reconciliation, church planting, and leadership development. Continue Reading Globalization And Its Effects On Urban Ministry In The 21st Century

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  • Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader 4th Edition

    $49.99

    New 2009 Edition! Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new in this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles are side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all hte peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised.
    Continue Reading Perspectives On The World Christian Movement A Reader 4th Edition

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  • Effective Engagement In Short Term Missions

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    Effective Engagement in Short-term Missions represents the single most ambitious effort to date to understand and improve upon patterns of ministry in STM. In six sections, the authors explore topics such as the links between STM and older patterns of long-term missions; engagement with people of other cultures; international partnerships; specialized ministries such as medical missions; legal and financial liabilities; and last but not least, the impact of STM on participants. The goal of this book is to improve the ways in which STM is carried out and to improve the understandings needed on the part of all who engage in the ministry. In short, this book attempts to provide a knowledge base for those who provide leadership within the short term missions movement. Youth pastors, mission pastors, lay leaders, college and seminary students, and missiologists will all find information that is helpful and relevant to their concerns. Continue Reading Effective Engagement In Short Term Missions

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  • Worldview For Christian Witness

    $39.99

    In Worldview for Christian Witness, Charles Kraft invites readers to understand REALITY as God sees it by learning to take seriously the insights of other societies. The diversity of cultures can seem obvious, but to really understand the significance of those surface level differences, one needs to understand the deep level assumptions on which they are based.

    The whole purpose of the book is to help cross-cultural witnesses learn how to discover a people’s worldview, to understand it, and then present the gospel in such a way that it leads to deep worldview change.-Darrell Whiteman, Vice President of Mission Education, The Mission Society Continue Reading Worldview For Christian Witness

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  • Power And Identity In The Gobal Church

    $16.99

    Power and Identity in the Global Church: Six Contemporary Cases applies contemporary sociological, theological, and New Testament insights to better understand how God’s people can, do, and should interact in the field, thereby laying the groundwork for better multicultural approaches to mission partnership. The authors-six evangelical anthropologists and theologians-also show that faithfulness in mission requires increased attention to local identities, cultural themes, and concerns, including the desire to grow spiritually through direct engagement with God’s word. In this context, failure to attend to power imbalances can stunt spiritual and leadership growth. Attending to those imbalances should make Christian churches more truly brothers and sisters in Christ, equal members of the one global body of which Christ alone is the head. Continue Reading Power And Identity In The Gobal Church

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  • Missions In The Context Of Violence

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    This volume deals with the contexts of violence. In an age of increasing concern for this type of missionary work, the missions community needs to hear from those that have reflected on the multifaceted elements involved in understanding the phenomenon of martyrdom-persecution violence as it relates to telling the age-old Gospel story. The place to begin is with Biblical and theological analysis followed by the grounding provided by constructing consequent lifestyles, strategies and practices in physically risky settings. Finally, insights from the live settings of violence are warranted. Continue Reading Missions In The Context Of Violence

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  • Screams In The Desert

    $15.99

    Screams in the Desert is an invitation to participate in one woman’s cross-cultural journey and the lessons she learns along the way. Sue Eenigenburg’s poignant and humorous accounts of life overseas provide insight into issues that many women encounter in the mission field. Join Sue for trips to the zoo, bouts of illness, landmine fields, miscommunications, and other everyday experiences of life in a foreign country. Providing women with examples to learn by, scripture to meditate on, and space to write about personal experiences, Screams in the Desert offers hope and humor to women working cross-culturally. Continue Reading Screams In The Desert

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  • Contextualization And Syncretism

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    Culture’s influence upon Christianity is easier to discern in retrospect than in prospect. If history is our guide, one thing is sure: This age will be as syncretistic as any other…How is the gospel being contextualized in the contemporary world? To what degree are these new contextualizations syncretistic? This book attempts to answer these questions by defining and analyzing contextualization and syncretism.-Gailyn Van Rheenen Continue Reading Contextualization And Syncretism

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  • Bruchko : The Astonishing True Story Of A 19 Year Old American His Capture

    $14.99

    What happens when a 19 year old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous trive of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terro, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions. Continue Reading Bruchko : The Astonishing True Story Of A 19 Year Old American His Capture

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  • Business As Mission

    $19.99

    To put it bluntly, business as mission (BAM) is a work in progress. It is a field that needs definition, theological clarity, and missiological focus. Our call for papers for our regional conferences is timely…to make a pivotal contribution in a sea of some confusion and even controversy. (Doug Pennoyer, Dean of SIS, Biola University and President of EMS) This volume will provide some definition and precision while identifying areas that demand further discussion. Continue Reading Business As Mission

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  • Centrality Of Christ In Contemporary Missions

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    Is Jesus really the only way? What is unique about Christ and missions? How can a new understanding of Jesus Christ bridge the gap between modern positivism and post-modern relativism? Can we learn from the model of Jesus how to be more effective mission workers? This volume (Number 12) of the annual Evangelical Missiological Society series offers answers to these questions and more as it discusses the clear and relevant communication of the centrality of Jesus Christ. Continue Reading Centrality Of Christ In Contemporary Missions

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  • Living Water And Indian Bowl

    $14.99

    This is an insightful analysis based on personal experience of Christian work among Hindus and the error and inadequacy of Western Christianity in the Hindu world. Numerous anecdotes are the greatest strength of this important book. He presents the transcultural Good News in culturally understandable ways for the India of the 21st century. -H. Stanley Wood, Center for New Church Development, Columbia Theological Seminary Continue Reading Living Water And Indian Bowl

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  • Christian Witness In Pluralistic Contexts In The 21st Century

    $17.99

    This volume is not a set of textbook answers on how to witness to Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and people with other religions based on simple formulas. It is the wrestlings, affirmations, and testimonies of those who have been deeply involved in ministries to people of other religious faiths and have thought deeply about the issues religious pluralism raises. – Paul G. Hiebert, Professor Emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Continue Reading Christian Witness In Pluralistic Contexts In The 21st Century

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  • Peoples Of The Buddhist World

    $24.99

    Paul Hattaway has collected the available information on all the Buddhist people groups of the world into this invaluable resource for mission strategists, Bible translators and intercessors. Readers will learn about the different forms of Buddhism, where and how they are practiced, and what special challenges each presents for Christians who want to bring the good news of Jesus to Buddhists. Continue Reading Peoples Of The Buddhist World

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