Suggested Reading List for those preparing to serve God on the mission field!

The following is a list of books that I would suggest to any and all people involved in or considering serving God in World Evangelism.  I am in no way implying that I agree with all that is written in these books.  Each person who would consider a position that is so important should be able to “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”  Eat the meat and spit out the bones.  At least one of the books is a secular book and has some inappropriate words but the things to be learned are well worth the reading of the book.

  1. The Challenge of Missions by Oswald J. Smith
  2. Key to the Missionary Problem by Andrew Murray
  3. Mentoring for Mission by Gunter Krallman
  4. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  5. The Master Plan of Discipleship by Robert Coleman
  6. Jones, Marge and Jones, E Grant,  PSYCHOLOGY OF MISSIONARY ADJUSTMENT
  7. Brewster and Brewster.  COMMUNITY IS MY LANGUAGE CLASSROOM! 
  8. Lingenfelter, Sherwood G and Mayers, Marvin K. MINISTERING CROSS-CULTURALLY, AN INCARNATIONAL MODEL FOR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
  9. Loss, Myron. CULTURE SHOCK:  DEALING WITH STRESS IN CROSS-CULTURAL LIVING
  10. Reed, Lyman E.  PREPARING MISSIONARIES FOR INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A BICULTURAL APPROACH
  11. Richardson, Don.  PEACE CHILD
  12. Richardson, Don.  LORDS OF THE EARTH
  13. Richardson, Don.  ETERNITY IN THEIR HEARTS
  14. Allen, Roland.  EDUCATIONAL PRINCIPLES AND MISSIONARY METHODS
  15. Allen, Roland, Missionary Methods, St Paul’s or Ours
  16. Elliot, Elizabeth.  SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY:  THE LIFE AND TESTAMENT OF JIM ELLIOT
  17. Hesselgrave, David J. Planting Church Cross Culturally, A Guide for Home and Foreign Missions
  18. Hodges, Melvin L, The Indigenous Church and the Missionary
  19. Hodges, Melvin L, The Indigenous Church
  20. Olson, Bruce.  BRUCHKO
  21. The Training of the the Twelve by A. B. Simpson
  22. The Lost Art of Disciple Making by Leroy Eims
  23. Brock, Charles, Indigenous Church Planting A Practical Journey 
  24. AN ENQUIRY INTO THE OBLIGATIONS OF CHRISTIANS TO USE MEANS FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE HEATHEN by William Carey
  25. Collins, Marjorie.   MANUAL FOR TODAY’S MISSIONARY:  From Recruitment to Retirement. 
  26. George, Timothy.  FAITHFUL WITNESS: THE LIFE AND MISSION OF WILLIAM CAREY.  
  27. Hale, Thomas.  ON BEING A MISSIONARY. 
  28. Hiebert, Paul.  ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSIGHTS FOR MISSIONARIES.  
  29. Kane, J. Herbert, Christian Missions in Biblical Perspective
  30. Kraft and Wisley.  READINGS IN DYNAMIC INDIGENEITY. 
  31. Lederer, William J. THE UGLY AMERICAN
  32. McNamara, Roger N., Editor, A Practical Guide to Church Planting
  33. Miller, Basil.  WILLIAM CAREY. 
  34. Nida, Eugene.  UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICANS:  WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RELIGIOUS VALUES AND MOVEMENTS. 
  35. Starr, Timothy, Church Planting, Always in Season
  36. Steffen, Tom A., Pasing the Baton, Church Planting that Empowers
  37. Tucker, Ruth.  FROM JERUSALEM TO IRIAN JAYA:  A BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY  OF CHRISTIAN MISSIONS. 
  38. Winter and Hawthorne.  PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORLD CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT: A READER.  
  39. Spiritual Discipleship by J. Oswald Sanders
  40. Spiritual Leadership by J.Oswald Sanders
  41. Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
  42. Tally Ho the Fox by Herb Hodges
  43. Lectures to my Students by Charles Spurgeon
  44. Language Acquisition Made Pratical by the Brewsters
  45. As Iron Sharpens Iron by Howard Hendricks

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