Missions Books


Want to learn more about world missions? Check out some of these good reads!


A Mind for Missions by Paul Borthwick
Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement by Ralph Winter
Operation World by Patrick Johnstone
Discovering the Mission of God by Mike Barnett
Encountering Missionary Life and Work by Tom Steffen
Western Christians in Global Mission by Paul Borthwick
How to Be a World-Class Christian by Paul Borthwick

Missions History

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker
Missionary Monks by Edward Smither
Mission in the Early Church by Edward Smither
History of the World Christian Movement by Dale Irvin and Scott Sunquist


Encountering the World of Islam by Keith E. Swartley
Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
Dreams and Visions by Tom Doyle
Honor and Shame by Roland Muller
The Unseen Face of Islam by Bill Musk
Miniskirts, Mothers and Muslims: A Christian Woman in a Muslim Land by Christine Mallouhi
Insanity of God by Nik Ripken

Cross-cultural Work

Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective by Brian Howell
Ministering Cross-Culturally by Sherwood Lingenfelter
African Friends and Money Matters by David Maranz
Cross-Cultural Conflict by Duane Elmer
Cross-Cultural Servanthood by Duane Elmer
Leading Across Cultures by James Plueddemann
Leading Cross-culturally  by Sherwood Lingenfelter
Anthropological Insights for Missionaries by Paul Hebert
Communicating Christ Cross-culturally by David Hesselgrave


When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Walking with the Poor by Bryant Myers
The Poverty of Nations by Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus

Missionary Care

Re-Entry by Peter Jordan
Third-Culture Kids by David Pollock
Serving as Senders by Neal Pirolo
Honorably Wounded by Marjory Foyle
The Re-entry Team by Neal Pirolo
Burn Up or Splash Down by Marion Knell
Doing Member Care Well by Kelly O’Donnell
Global Member Care by Kelly O’Donnell

Business As Mission

God is at Work by Ken Eldred
Great Commission Companies by Steven Rundle and Tom Steffen
Business as Mission by C. Neal Johnson
Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller
Business as Mission by Tom Steffen