Mission - Resources

If you are interested in learning more about mission, please contact us with specific questions, or explore the following resources:

Introduction to Mission 
"The Open Secret: Introduction to the Theology of Mission" by Lesslie Newbigin (SPCK, 1995)

"What Is Mission?: Some Theological Explorations" by J. Andrew Kirk (DLT, 1999)

"Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission" by David Bosch (Orbis Books, 1992)

"The Changing Face Of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends" by Michael Pocock, Gailyn van Rheenen and Douglas McConnell (Baker Academic, 2005)

"A Reader's Guide to Transforming Mission" by Stan Nussbaum (Orbis Books, 2005)

"Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey" by Scott Moreau, Gary Corwin and Gary McGee (Baker Academic, 2004)

"Postmission: World Mission by a Postmodern Generation" by Richard Tiplady (Word Books, 2002)

Mission History  
"History of Christian Missions" by Stephen Neill and Owen Chadwick (Penguin, 1990)

"From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions" by Ruth Tucker (Zondervan, 1983)

"SCM Studyguide to Mission" by Stephen Spencer (SCM, 2007)

Christian Development Studies  
"God of the Poor: A Biblical Vision of God's Present Rule" by Dewi Hughes (OM Publishing, 1998) 

"Walking With The Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development" by Bryant Myers (Orbis Books, 2006)

"Rich Thinking about the World’s Poor – Seeing the World Through God’s Eyes" by Peter Meadows (Spring Harvest, 2003)

"Development Matters: Christian Perspectives on Globalization" by Charles Reed (ed., Church House Publishing, 2001)

"Good for the Poor: Christian Ethics and World Development" by Michael Taylor (Mowbray, 1990)

"Doing Theology and Development: Meeting the Challenge of Poverty" by Sarah White and Romy Tiongco (St Andrew Press, 1997)

"What Can One Person Do? Faith to Heal a Broken World" by Sabina Alkire and Edmund Newell (eds., DLT, 2005)

Missionary Care and Support
"Serving as Senders: How to Care for Your Missionaries" by Neal Pirolo (Authentic Media, 2006)

"Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World" by Kelly O'Donnell (ed., William Carey Library, 2002)

Families and Mission  
"Families on the Move: Growing Up Overseas and Loving It" by Marion Knell (Monarch, 2001)

"Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds" by David Pollock and Ruth Van Reken (Intercultural Press, 2001)

Mission and Business (including Tentmaking)
"Working Your Way to the Nations: A Guide to Effective Tentmaking" by Jonathan Lewis (ed., William Carey Library, 1993)

"Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions" by Steven Rundle and Tom Steffen (IVP, 2003)

"Business as Mission - Lausanne Occasional Paper No. 59" by Mats Tunehag, Wayne McGee and Josie Plummer (eds., 2005)

"God’s New Envoys" by Tetsunao Yamamori (Multnomah Press, 1987)

"On Kingdom Business: Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies" by Tetsunao Yamamori and Ken Eldred (eds., Crossway, 2003)

"Communicating Christ Cross-culturally: An Introduction to Missionary Communication, 2nd ed." by David Hesselgrave (Zondervan, 1991)

"Models of Contextual Theology" by Stephen Bevans (Orbis Books, 1992)

"Christianity In Culture: A Study in Dynamic Biblical Theologizing in Cross-Cultural Perspective" by Charles H. Kraft (Orbis Books, 1979)

"A Theology of Liberation" by Gustavo Gutiérrez (SCM Press, 1974)

"An Introduction to Third World Theologies" by John Parratt (ed., CUP, 2004)

"Mustard Seed Versus McWorld" by Tom Sine (Monarch Books, 1999)

"Globalization and Its Discontents" by Joseph Stiglitz (Penguin, 2002)

"One World or Many? The Impact of Globalisation on Mission" by Richard Tiplady (ed., William Carey Library, 2003)

"Living in Hope: People Challenging Globalization" by John Feffer (ed., Zed Books, 2002)

"Globalization and the Postcolonial World: The New Political Economy of Development, 2nd ed." by Ankie Hoogvelt (Palgrave, 2001)

Short-term Mission
"Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing short-term missions with Cultural Intelligence" by David Livermore (Baker Books, 2006)