Christian Missions book recommendations

What are some of your favorite books on missions?

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Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books on Christian Missions.

Caner, Emir and Ergun Caner. Unveiling Islam: An Insider’s Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002.

_______. More than a Prophet: An Insider’s Response to Muslim Beliefs about Jesus and Christianity. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003.

Carey, William. An Enquiry. Dallas: Criswell Publications, 1987 (1792 edition).

Glasser, Arthur F. Annoucing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.

Hesselgrave, David J. Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991.

_______. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980.

Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985.

Johnstone, Patrick. Operation World. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.

Kostenberger, Andreas J. and Peter T. O’Brien. Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission. Downers Grove: IVP, 2001.

Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. and Marvin Keene Mayers. Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1986.

Peters, George W. A Biblical Theology of Missions. Chicago: Moody, 1972.

Peskett, Howard and Ramachandra Vinoth. The Message of Mission: The Glory of Christ in all Space and Time. Downers Grove: IVP, 2003.

Piper, John. Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

Wagner, C. Peter. Strategies for Church Growth. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1987.

Winter, Ralph D., ed. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1981.

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Grace Baptist Church of Cape Coral, Florida (pastored by Tom Ascol) shares on its website the following list of recommended books on Missions.

Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper

The Mission of God by Christopher J.H. Wright

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader by Ralph Winter and Steven Hawthorne (eds.)

Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission by Andreas Kostenberger and Peter O’Brien

A Vision for Missions by Tom Wells

Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today by David Hesselgrave

The Church Is Bigger Than You Think: The Unfinished Work of World Evangelisation by Patrick Johnstone

Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God’s Mission in the Bible by Arthur Glasser

Mission on the Way: Issues in Mission Theology by Charles Van Engem

The Open Secret: An Introdution to the Theology of Mission by Lesslie Newbigin

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The following titles on MISSIONS are included in the 9Marks reading list for pastors:

Operation World, Patrick Johnstone

Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper

Christian Mission in the Modern World, John Stott

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The following books on Evangelism and Missions are recommended in the publication Beginning Your Theological Library published by the Criswell College.

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And here are some more from their list of recommended titles on Evangelism and Missions:

The Impact of Christianity on the Non-Christian World, by J. H. Bavinck

Evangelism: A Biblical Approach, by G. Michael Cocoris

The Mind Changers, by Emory Griffin

Unmasking the New Age, by Douglas Groothuis

Transforming Culture: Developing a Biblical Ethic in an African Context, by Keith Eitel

All Things Are Possible, by David Harrell

The Battle For World Evangelism, by Arthur Johnston

A Global View of Christian Missions From Pentecost to the Present, by J. Herbert Kane

Life and Work on the Mission Field, by J. Herbert Kane

An Evangelical Theology of Missions, by Harold Lindsell

Liberation Theology, by Emilio Nunez

The Cult Invasion, by R. Alan Streett

Exploring Evangelism, by Mendell Taylor

On the Crest of the Wave, by Peter Wagner

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