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Books on Missions

Missions: God's Heart for the World
Nine Studies for Individuals or Groups
By Paul Borthwick
Beginning in Genesis the Bible is the story of God pursuing his people. This brief guide gives us a survey of how God reaches out to the world—through Jesus and through human ambassadors like us. The call to "missions" is not for a select group but is part of God's call to every Christian.In these studies you will discover your part in God's plan.

Today's All-Star Mission Churches: Strategies to Help your Church get into the Game
By Tom Telford
Near the close of the century, Tom Telford was criss-crossing the United States researching the best ways to do and support missions. He found that the top missions churches have active, healthy, innovative programmes. With the help of missiologists and church missions pastors, he compiled Today's All-Star Missions Churches. Telford's book uses case studies from churches representing a variety of denominations, sizes, and locations. From the detailed descriptions of the churches' missions history, vision, and programming, readers will glean practical ideas for starting or strengthening missions programmes in local churches. Each chapter focuses on the unique qualities of a church that has succeeded, ranging from excellence in missionary care to involving children in missions. A 20% discount on this book is currently available from Amazon Books. Link from the web site above and help earn commission for CMD. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Missions in the 21st Century: Getting Your Church into the Game:
By Telford, Tom and Shaw, Lois
Tom Telford knows the score on churches and missions. A former baseball umpire turned missions consultant, Tom calls things as he sees them. As the church enters the 21st century, his insights on the changing world of missions are needed more than ever. With practicality and wit, Tom lays out countless ways to: ignite missions interest through creative conferences; recruit, prepare and support missionaries; build relationships with mission agencies; link up with Third-World missions. This is a very practical handbook.

Business As Usual In The Missions Enterprise?
By Tom A. Steffen
This is a new book to the Mission Books list of titles. Using both humour and practical insights, Steffen tackles highly critical issues in the fast- changing mission environment. Through a creative story, he demonstrates (1) the complexity of short-term, cross-cultural ministry; (2) the need to be a learner before a teacher, and (3) the attainability of the task when done through synergistic partnerships. The action steps will prove valuable to sending churches and their missionaries.

Houses That Change The World
By Wolfgang Simson
Millions of Christians around the world are becoming aware of an imminent reformation of global proportions within the church. God is changing this revered institution and is making a new collective awareness of an age-old revelation, a corporate spiritual echo that reflects God's desire for the church. In this book, Simson brings to light what God is saying to Christians everywhere. Researched across the globe, he presents the case for the reformation of the church's existence. In a world where the church is being ignored, it is time to bring the church to the people and not the people to the church. Whether it is what we know as church from the last five years or the last five hundred years, no one has truly been able to break free from the structures of the past. Many may see this book as radical, many may see it as a reforming of old ideals but all who read it will be challenged and their priorities refocused in a life-changing way.

The Missions Addiction
By David Shibley
And finally, those addicted to missionary work are the subjects of a new book that's recently been published. The book is called "The Missions Addiction" written by Doctor David Shibley of Global Advance. Shibley says the youth missions movement is his major focus. "There's a whole new generation that is immerging that I believe is a missions addicted generation. This marvelous immerging generation, I think, is more intense probably than any pervious generation of American Christians." According to Shibley everyone with a passion for souls can benefit from this book. "Whether it's hands on missionary endeavor cross culturally, or as an intercessor, or as a giver to the cause of Christ around the world. There is a specific role that everyone can play in this massive drama to bring worldwide worship to His Son."
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Challenge Press Book Heaven
Challenge Press Book Heaven is an online bookstore that has a niche for missions books, mission biographies, Webster's 1828 Dictionary (best price on web), Patch the Pirate story/song adventures for children, and many other books and gifts. is an online store that also sells books on mission. Just type "mission" on the search engine or go to "Mission" category for books on mission.

The World at Your Door: Reaching International Students in Your Home, Church, and School [Paperback]
By Tom Phillips, W. Terry Whalin, Robert W. Norsworthy, Terry Whalin
"The World at Your Door" focuses on sharing the gospel with the 600,000 international students enrolled in US universities that represent the next generation of world leaders -- the vast majority of whom will never be welcomed into a Christian home or church.

Missionary Training Booklets at Missionary Training Service
The Missionary Training Service has released their missionary training booklets on their website. Their booklets can be ordered online and available for download. Visit their website for the titles of available missionary training booklets.

Hearts & Minds
Hearts & Minds stock resources for global evangelism, cross-cultural outreach or strategic prayer to reach the unreached. If you desire to grow in this area, Hearts & Minds may be able to help you. Visit their website, call them or e-mail them for the mission resources you're looking for. They may have the one you need.

Operation World - 21st Century Edition, Updated and Revised Edition (When We Pray God Works)
By Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk
Operation World is the definitive prayer handbook and reference guide. Packed with informative and inspiring fuel for prayer about every country of the world, it is essential for anybody who wants to make a difference. It was the winner of the 2002 Gold Medallion Book Award and has been quoted in numerous journals and articles. It contains information for all the continents and every country in the world.

Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation
By Jason Mandryk
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.

Run With the Vision
By Bob Sjogren, Bill & Amy Stearns
Run With the Vision shows how a local church can integrate hands-on vision planning to be a mobilizing church.

Serving As Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries While They Are Preparing to Go, While They Are on the Field, When They Return Home
By Neal Pirolo
Serving As Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries While They are Preparing to Go, While They are on the Field and When They Return Home. The title says it all! A missionary needs care in at least six areas: Moral Support, Logistics Support, Financial Support, Prayer Support, Communication Support, and Reentry Support. This book gives scores of practical ideas in how a team can provide the necessary care for a missionary. Chapter One tells "when" and "why" a missionary needs care. Chapters Two through Seven deal with each of the six areas of care. Chapter Eight brings it back to the individual's involvement in caregiving. A Study Guide for groups is included.

Sunday for the World, A: Complete and Completely New Missions Awareness Program for Your Church
By Bill Stearns

The Mission Handbook
The Mission Handbook is the singular one-volume source of information on North American missions today! This 21st edition of the Handbook offers more than 600 pages of information on U.S. and Canadian Protestant ministries serving overseas! Nearly 1,000 agency listings include: contact information, types of mission activity , areas of service, personnel statistics and more! The Handbook also includes a comprehensive analysis of trends in U.S. and Canadian based ministries serving overseas.

Resources for Missions Mobilization

ACMC (Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment)
ACMC is a network of missions-active churches through which your church can receive practical assistance tailored to its unique global outreach needs. ACMC will help you build vision, mobilize your congregation, and become strategically involved in world evangelization. Visit their website for their mission resources. They have also free resources.

Adopt-A-People Campaign
They have resources to help in a people group adoption. Available are mission teaching videos, people group videos and mission booklets.

D&K Press Christian Books
D&K Press Christian Books has one of the best Christian book and video catalogs in the USA. They have hundreds of books a year ranging from topics like apologetics, Christian living, church growth, counseling, creation vs. evolution, cults, discipleship, doctrinal subjects, evangelism, family, marriage, firm foundations, gifts, leadership, missions, outreach to catholics, prophecy, small group studies, and many more.

Missions Catalyst
Missions Catalyst is a free, weekly electronic digest of mission news and resources designed to inspire and equip Christians worldwide for global ministry. Use it to fuel your prayers, find tips and opportunities, and stay in touch with how God is building his kingdom all over the world.

Operation Mobilisation International
OM has many more books on missions. Please visit their website for these mission books and resources.

WEA Resources
WEA has resources on mission, theology, world religions, religious liberty, and many more.

William Carey Library
William Carey Library has a large catalog of books. They are publishing mission books and resources.

YWAM (Youth With A Mission)
Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Their purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known. Their books and resources are available on their online store.

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