Recommended Books, Articles & Links

Below you will find a variety of resources that have been grouped by categories.  The list is by no means exhaustive, but hopefully you will find it helpful.

LINKS TO A VARIETY OF RESOURCES

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Member Care Radio A website dedicated to those who are working Cross Culturally; Addressing issues from Family, emotional, psychological, marriage, teams, cross-cultural issues and more.

Missionary Care A collection of resources written by Ron & Bonnie Kotesky on a wide variety of topics related to missions and mental health; includes the “What Missionaries Ought to Know…” series, brochures, free e-books, resource database, and re-entry resources.

Global Vault A toolbox for missions which includes videos, book reviews, recommended resources on a variety of topics, and more, with a focus on resources for member care.

WordLive Free online guide from Scripture Union, helping you meet with God devotionally – through the Bible. Each day uses a new Bible passage with fresh resources to refresh your quiet time with God. There are two distinct approaches: Classic and Lectio.

Radical David Platt–a website with a myriad of resources for the church and missions

R. C Sproul’s Crucial Questions series 20 free e-books from RC Sproul

 

SPIRITUAL FITNESS

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SPIRITUAL WARFARE

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Spiritual Warfare: Arise, Fight, and Never Give Up by John Godson

Our Spiritual Battle – Video, Kathy Klassen

Books from Amazon:

 

MAKING DISCIPLES

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One Minute Witness Training – Video, Oasis World Ministries

Books from Amazon:

 

THEOLOGY OF SUFFERING

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Developing a Theology of Suffering Marion Dicke video (20:08)

Toward a Theology of Suffering Ken Williams article

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God  John Piper and Justin Taylor, free pdf download of book

Book from Amazon:

Trauma & Resilience: A Handbook Charles & Frauke Schaefer

 

RESILIENCY IN MISSIONS

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MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHIES

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Books from Amazon:

Peace Child Don Richardson

Evidence Not Seen Darlene Rose

Bruchko Bruce Olsen

A Passion for the Impossible Miriam Rockness

To the Golden Shore Courtney  Anderson

 

SINGLES

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Marion Dicke video (5:16) Things to Think About as a Single Person in Missions

Single Mission Debbie Hawker & Tim Herbert

Mobile Member Care Team (MMCT) issue Full of resources on singleness, including books, articles, podcasts and more

Serving God Alone: Singles Serving Cross-culturally for the Glory of God ICEL (IMB) Bible study pdf version; This is for download only–please do not print, as these were the conditions we were asked to abide by in passing along this free resource.

 

MARRIAGE

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Preparing Missionary Couples for Cultural Stress by Sue Eenigenburg (reproduced with permission from EMIS)

Click here for a collection of articles put out by Christianity Today around the topic of marriage and ministry

Click here to download Ron Koteskey’s book (or individual chapters) on Missionary Marriage Issues

The 5 Biggest Areas of Conflict for Couples by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

Is Ministry Killing Your Marriage?  Leadership Journal article 

 

MEN

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Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle Michael John Cusick – Free PDF Version and Free Study Guide

A list of recommended books on the Men of Integrity site

Every Man Ministries (website with some resources, video sermons, etc, including resources for building ministries for men)

Spirituality for Men by Tony Horsfall (reproduced with permission)

 

WOMEN

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General resources for women:

The Emotional Needs of Women on the Mission Field by Ruth Ann Graybill (reproduced with permission from the author)

Today’s Christian Woman

Books from Amazon:

Articles for women regarding marriage
One another: How 12 NT verses transformed our marriage by Tammy Darling

Surviving Marriage’s Winters by Stacy Voss

Clearing the Air by Jenny Schermerhorn

Websites, online magazines, blogs, etc, for women:

Just Between Us (encouragement for ministry wives and women in leadership)

Thrive ministry (also listed under retreats)

Velvet Ashes (Encouragement for Women serving overseas)

 

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

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CROSS-CULTURAL MATTERS

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Things We Wish We’d Known Before Going Out on Mission
American and German Icebergs  by Dr Sabrina Mallon-Gerland
Peace Corps cross-cultural workbook Overcome cultural anxiety by exploring self-imposed barriers and our perception of ourselves

Books from Amazon:

Culture-related youtube videos:

Cultural Gaffes beyond your borders – Peace Corps
The differences between West and East

 

LEADERSHIP

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MUSLIM MINISTRY TOOLS AND RESOURCES

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Foundational Books by John Gilcrist (free, online):
Facing the Muslim Challenge
Sharing the Gospel with Muslims
Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam
The Qur’an: The Scripture of Islam
Jam’ Al-Qur’an – The Codification of the Qur’an text
Muhammad and the Religion of Islam
The Christian Witness To the Muslim

Other Islam-related Books available on Amazon:
Answering Islam Norman Geisler
A Wind in the House of Islam David Garrison
From Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices and Emerging Issues Relating to Muslims Dr Dudley Woodberry and Vision 5:9
Grace and Truth: Toward Christlike Relations with Muslims (also available in free e-book – write to john.becker@aimint.net) Rick Love and Vision 5:9
Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims are falling in Love with Jesus Jerry Trousdale
A Christian’s Evangelistic Guide to Islam (pocket-size ‘Islam 101’) Malcolm Steer
A Muslim’s Guide to Christianity (pocket-size, jargon-free brief explanation) Malcolm Steer
The Unseen Face of Islam Bill Musk
Touching the Soul of Islam Bill Musk
And You Shall Be A Blessing Ben Naja
Encountering the World of Islam – big compendium
Ishmael My Brother: A Biblical Course on Islam Ann Cooper
Muslims, Christians and Jesus: Building Relationships and Gaining Understanding Carl Medearis
Mini-Skirts, Mothers and Muslims
 Christine Mallouhi
Where There Was No Church – Fruitful Practice Research (Vision 5:9) (also available as free e-book – write to john.becker@aimint.net)

Electronic Publications:
Reaching the Unengaged – Mission Frontiers
Unleashing the Gospel through Storytelling – Mission Frontiers
A Historic Wind is Blowing – Mission Frontiers

 

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