HomeDavid Maysupdated June 2011

My Favorite Missions Resources†††††††††††††††††††

 

See also the Resource section of The Mission Leadership Team, David Mays, The Mission Exchange, 2010

Bible Study Guides

Commissioned, Marvin J. Newell, ChurchSmart

Godís Heart for the Nations, Jeff Lewis, Caleb Resources

Missions, God's Heart for the World, Paul Borthwick, IVP

Putting Together the Puzzle of the Old Testament, Bill Jones, Authentic

Through Godís Eyes, Patrick Cate, William Carey Library

Until the Whole World Knows, Alicia Britt Chole, www.onewholeworld.com

 

Business as Mission

Business as Mission, Michael Baer, YWAM

Tent Making, Patrick Lai, Authentic

 

Children and Family

Becoming a World Changing Family, Donna Thomas, Baker

Daddy, Are We There Yet? Sylvia Foth, Kidzana

Mission Minded Family, Ann Dunagan, Authentic

Window on the World(Operation World for Kids), Gabriel Resources

 

Church Missions Operation

Church Missions Policy Handbook, ACMC,

Get your Church Involved in Missions, Michael Griffiths

How to Operate an Effective Missions Leadership Team, David Mays

Mission Leadership Team, David Mays, The Mission Exchange, 2010

Missions Assessment Profile, ACMC

Missions in the 21st Century, Tom Telford,

Stuff You Need to Know About Doing Missions, David Mays, 5 volumes on CD

Todayís All-Star Missions Churches, Tom Telford, Baker

 

Classics

Christian Mission in the Modern World, John R. W. Stott,

Eternity in Their Hearts, Don Richardson, Regal

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker, Zondervan

Great Commission, Rose Dowsett

Great Omission, Robertson McQuilkin,

Key to the Missionary Problem, Andrew Murray, CLC

Let the Nations be Glad, John Piper, Baker

Stand in the Gap, David Bryant, Regal

Touch the World Through Prayer, Wesley Duewel, Zondervan

 

Cross-Cultural Leadership

Cross-Cultural Partnerships, Mary Lederleitner, IVP, 2010

Leading Across Cultures, James E. Plueddemann, IVP

Leading Cross-Culturally, Sherwood Lingenfelter, Baker

 

Cross-Cultural Preparation & Communication

African Friends and Money Matters, David Maranz

American Cultural Baggage, Stan Nussbaum, Orbis, 2005

Art of Coming Home, Craig Storti, Intercultural Press, 2003

Cross-Cultural Conflict, Duane Elmer, IVP

Cross-Cultural Connections, Duane Elmer, IVP

Cross-Cultural Dialogues, Craig Storti, Intercultural Press

Cross-Cultural Partnerships, Mary Lederleitner, IVP, 2010

Cross-Cultural Servanthood, Duane Elmer, IVP

Donít Go Overseas Until Youíve Read this Book, Neil Gallagher, Bethany

Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide by Craig Storti, Intercultural Press

Global Mission Handbook, Steve Hoke and William Taylor, IVP, 2009

Make Haste Slowly, Donald Smith, Institute for International Christian Communication

Miniskirts, Mothers & Muslims, Christine A. Mallouhi

Ministering Cross-Culturally, Sherwood Lingenfelter, Baker

Screams in the Desert, Sue Eeningenburg, William Carey

Serving with Eyes Wide Open, David Livermore, Baker

Tentmaking, Patrick Lai, Authentic

To Timbuktu and Beyond, Marsha Woodard, William Carey, 2009

Through Her Eyes, Marti Smith, Authentic

 

General Reading Ė Biographies/Stories

End of the Spear, Steve Saint, Tyndale

Bruchko, Bruce Olsen, Creation House

Called to Die, Estes, Wycliffe

Daughters of Hope, Kay Marshal Strom and Michele Rickett, IVP

Daughters of Islam, Miriam Adeney, IVP or WEA (?)

Donít Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees, Thomas Hale

Forgotten Girls, Kay Marshal Strom and Michele Rickett, IVP

In Search of the Source, Neil Anderson, Wycliffe

Lords of the Earth, Don Richardson, Regal

Peace Child, Don Richardson, Regal

Shadow of the Almighty, Elisabeth Elliott, Harper & Row

Trees in the Pavement, Jennifer Ann Grosser

Which No One Can Shut, Reema Goode, Tyndale, 2010

 

Holistic Ministry

Humanitarian Jesus, Christian Buckley & Ryan Dobson, Moody Publications, 2010

When Helping Hurts, Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert, Moody Press

The Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Stearns, Nelson, 2009

 

Inspiration & Challenge

Donít Waste Your Life, John Piper, Crossway

Live Life on Purpose, Claude Hickman, www.thetravelingteam.org

Radical, Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt

 

Innovation

While You Were Micro-Sleeping, Steve Moore, The Mission Exchange, 2010

 

Involvement

How to Be a World Class Christian, Paul Borthwick

 

Local Cross-Cultural

A Beginnerís Guide to Crossing Cultures, Patty Lane, IVP

Cultural Change & Your Church, Michael Pocock & Joseph Henriques, Baker,

Faces in the Crowd, Donna Thomas, New Hope

World at Your Door, Tom Phillips, Bethany House

 

Missionary Care

Burn Up or Splash Down, Marion Knell, Authentic

Honourably Wounded, Marjory F. Foyle, EMIS

ReEntry Team, Neal Pirolo, Emmaus Road

Serving as Senders, Neal Pirolo, Emmaus Road

 

Missionary Fiction

Betrayed, J. M. Windle

Trees in the Pavement, Jennifer Ann Grosser

Veiled Freedom, J. M. Windle

 

Missionary Preparation

Equipping for Missions, Daniel Bacon, OMF

On Being a Missionary, Thomas Hale, William Carey Library

Global Mission Handbook, Steve Hoke and William Taylor, IVP

Scaling the Wall, Kathy Hicks, Gabriel Resources, 2003

Skills, Knowledge, Character: A Church-Based Approach to Missionary Candidate Preparation, Greg Carter, 2010

To Timbuktu & Beyond, Marsha Woodard, 2009

 

Pastors and Preaching

Antioch Revisited, Tom Julien, BMH Books, Winona Lake, IN

Becoming a World Changing Church, David Mays

Let the Nations be Glad, John Piper,

Six Dangerous Questions, Paul Borthwick, IVP

Radical, Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platt

Radical Together, David Platt

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Partnerships

Beauty of Partnership, Werner Mischke, Mission ONE, 2010

Building Strategic Partnerships, Daniel Rickett, Partners International

Cross-Cultural Partnerships, Mary Lederleitner, IVP, 2010

Making Your Partnership Work, Daniel Rickett, Partners International

 

Prayer

Operation World, Patrick Johnstone

Touch the World Through Prayer, Wesley Duewel, Zondervan

 

Short-Term Missions

Before You Pack Your Bags, Prepare Your Heart, Cindy Judge

Coming Home, Fishers of Men, Re-Entry Guide by Howard Lisech, Deeper Roots Pub

Essential Guide to Short Term Mission, David Forward, Moody,

Serving with Eyes Wide Open, David Livermore, Baker

Short Term Mission Workbook, Tim Dearborn, InterVarsity Press

Though the Eyes of Christ - A Short Term Missions Journal, Donna Thomas

Trip Stuff, (on CD), David Mays

 

Strategy/Trends

Becoming a World Changing Church, David Mays

Building Global Vision, David Mays

Developing a Missions Strategy that Fits Your Church, (on the web), David Mays, 2008

Loving the Church Ė Blessing the Nations, George Miley

Exploring World Mission, Bryant Myers, World Vision Resources, 2003

Meeting of the Waters, Fritz Kling, Cook, 2010

Missions in the 3rd Millennium, 2nd ed., Stan Guthrie, Paternoster

Movements that Change the World, Steve Addison, IVP, 2011

Operation World, 7th ed., Jason Mandryk, 2010

The Next Christendom, Philip Jenkins, Oxford University Press, 2002

Today's All-Star Missions Churches, Tom Telford, Baker

 

Reference

Atlas of World Christianity, Peter Brierley, Thomas Nelson

Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, Scott Moreau, Baker

Mission Handbook, Evangelism and Missions Information Service

Operation China CD Rom, Global Mapping International

Operation China, Paul Hattaway, William Carey Library

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, A Reader, William Carey Library

World Christian Encyclopedia, Barrett, Oxford University Press, 2001

World Christian Trends, Barrett, William Carey Library,

 

Texts/Academic/Survey

Church is Bigger than You Think, Patrick Johnstone

Global Missiology for the 21st Century, William Taylor, ed., WEA

Go and Make Disciples, Roger S. Greenway, P&R Publishing

God's Missionary People, Charles Van Engen, Baker

Introducing World Missions, A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin, Gary B. McGee, Baker, 2004

Mission in the Old Testament, Walter Kaiser, Baker

Missions Ė Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Strategies, Gailyn Van Rheenen, Zondervan

Transforming Mission, David J. Bosch, Orbis