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The following bibliographies and websites are offered as a starter for persons interested in some basic mission resources.
  • Missionary Journals and Mission Web Links
  • Church growth and evangelism
  • Church planting
  • Contextualization
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Cross-cultural living
  • Cross-cultural witnessing
  • Cross-cultural Conflict Management
  • Leadership
  • General Mission
  • Mental Health and Mission
  • Missionary Anthropology
  • Missionary Journals
  • Mission Theology
  • Missionary Kids and Family
  • Missionary Spirituality
  • Reentry
  • Religions: Buddhism, Folk Religions, Islam
  • Uniqueness of Christianity
  • Uniqueness of Adventism
  • Urban Mission

    Church Growth & Evangelism

    Gibbs, Eddie. ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. Downer’s Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2000.
    Hinton, K. Growing Churches Singapore Style. Singapore, OMF, 1985.
    Hunter, George III. Church for the Unchurched. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996. Excellent resource for leaders.
    Hunter, George III. How to Reach Secular People. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1992. By now a classic.
    McGavran, Donald A. Understanding Church Growth (revised and edited by C. Peter Wagner). Eerdmans, 1990. 292 pp. The foundational text of the discipline of church growth.
    McGavran, Donald A. The Bridges of God: A Study in the Strategy of Missions. New York: Friendship, 1955. The book that started the church growth movement. Must reading for the serious church growth student. (Out of print).
    McIntosh, Gary and Glen Martin. Finding Them, Keeping Them. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1992. 142 pp. One of the best new manuals for both evangelism and assimilation in the local church.
    Schwarz, Christian A. Natural Church Development. Carol Stream: ChurchSmart Resources, 1996. A concise introduction to natural church development and the biotic principles.
    Wagner, C. Peter. Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow. Regal Books, 1979. 260 pp. How 27 spiritual gifts contribute to church growth.
    Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1992.
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    Church Planting

    Hesselgrave, David J. Planting Churches Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2000. 2nd ed. A comprehensive and dependable introduction to a cross-cultural perspective on church planting.
    Kent, John. Cross-Cultural Church Planting. Berrien Springs, MI: Adventist Frontier Missions, 1995. An Adventist approach to planting indigenous churches. Good complement to Logan and Steffen. The only Adventist resource available on cross-cultural church planting by a veteran AFM missionary.
    Livingstone, Greg. Planting Churches in Muslim Cities: A Team Approach. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1993. A sensitive book about working in restrictive contexts using a team approach.
    Logan, Robert E. and Steven L. Ogne. Church Planter’s Toolkit. Alta Loma, CA: CRM Publishing, 1992. The best foundational resource. Contains study tapes, worksheets and a good conceptual basis.
    Patterson, George and Richard Scoggins. The Church Multiplication Guide. Pasadena, CA: W. Carey Library, 1993. A resource for developing or accelerating a church planting movement that originated in South America.
    Steffen, Tom A. Passing the Baton: Church Planting that Empowers. La Habra, CA: Center for Organizational and Ministry Development, 1993. How to start new churches with the end in mind: indigenous churches.
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    Donovan, Vincent J. Christianity Rediscovered. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1972. The true story of reaching the Massai tribe with the gospel.
    Gilliland, Dean S., ed. The Word Among Us: Contextualizing Theology for Mission Today. Dallas, TX: Word, 1989.
    Hesselgrave, David J. and Edward Rommen. Contextualization: Meanings, Methods, and Models. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1989.
    Koyama, Kåosuke. Waterbuffalo Theology. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1974.
    Richardson, Don. Peace Child. Ventura, CA: Regal, 1974. (Also: video and DVD) A true story that introduces you to a startling new approach: redemptive analogies.
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    Cross-cultural Communication

    Dodd, C.H. Dynamics of Intercultural Communication. Madison: WCB Brown and Benchmark, 1995.
    Hesselgrave, David J. Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1991.
    Kraft, Charles. Anthropology for Christian Witness. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1996.
    Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. Agents of Transformation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.
    Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. and Marvin K. Mayers. Ministering Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.
    Lingenfelter. Sherwood G. Transforming Culture. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
    Sanneh, Lamin. Translating the Message: Missionary Impact on Culture. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1990.
    Smith, D.K. Creating Understanding. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992.
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    Cross-cultural Conflict Management

    Augsburger, David. Caring Enough to Confront. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1981.
    Augsburger, David. Conflict Mediation Across Cultures: Pathways and Patterns. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.
    Elmer, Duane. Cross-cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1993.
    Keidel, Levi. Conflict or Connection: Interpersonal Relationships in Cross-cultural Settings. Carol Stream, IL: Evangelical Missions Information Service, 1996.
    Palmer, Donald C. Managing Conflict Creatively. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1990.
    Sanford, John A. Between People: Communicating One-to-One. Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press, 1982.
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    Cross-cultural Living

    Brewster, E. Thomas and Elizabeth S. Brewster. Bonding and the Missionary Task: Establishing a Sense of Belonging. Pasadena, CA: Lingua House, 1992.
    Brewster, E. Thomas and Elizabeth S. Brewster. Language Learning IS Communication - IS Ministry! Pasadena, CA: Lingua House, 1992.
    Collins, Marjorie A. Manual for Today’s Missionary. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1986, 390pp.
    Dennett, Jo Anne. Thriving in Another Culture: A Handbook for Cross-Cultural Missions. Melbourne, Australia: Acorn Press Ltd., 1999.
    Jones, Marge with E. Grant Jones. Psychology of Missionary Adjustment. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1994.
    Kohls, L. Robert. Survival Kit for Overseas Living. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, 1996.
    Pascoe, Robin. Culture Shock! Successful Living Abroad, a Parent’s Guide. Singapore: Times Editions Ltd., 1993.
    Pascoe, Robin. Culture Shock! Successful Living Abroad, a Wife’s Guide. Singapore: Times Editions Ltd., 1992.
    St. Kilda, Martin. Near the Far Bamboo. Camp Hill, PA: Christian Publications.
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    Cross-cultural Witnessing

    Allen, Roland. Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1969.
    Bresee, W. Floyd. Successful Lay Preaching. Silver Spring, MD: Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1977.
    Campolo, Anthony. 50 Ways You can Share Your Faith. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1992.
    Donovan, Vincent J. Christianity Rediscovered. Mary Knoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1981.
    Hunt, Marvin. So You’ve Been Asked to Speak? Silver Spring, MD: Ministerial Association, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1996.
    Little, Paul. How to Give Away Your Faith. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1988.
    Pippert, Rebecca Manley. Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1999. 2nd ed.
    Samaan, Philip G. Christ’s Way of Reaching People. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Pub. Association, 1992.
    Sahlin, Monte. Sharing our Faith with Friends Without Losing Either. Washington, DC: Review and Herald, 1990.
    Sjogren, Steve. Conspiracy of Kindness. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Publications, 1993.
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    Barna, George R. Turning Vision into Action. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1996.
    Clinton, J. Robert. The Making of a Leader. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1988. Explains how Christian leaders develop over a lifetime.
    Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.
    Elliston, Edgar J. and Timothy Kauffman. Developing Leaders for Urban Ministries. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.
    Finzel, Hans. Empowered Leaders. Nashville, TN: Word Publishing, 1998. A leader speaks to missionaries too.
    _________. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1994. Insightful book by the energetic president of the mission board of the Conservative Baptists.
    Hersey, Paul and Kenneth H. Blanchard. Management of Organizational Behavior Utilizing Human Resources. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988. A good text on management theory.
    Hofstede, Geert. Cultures and Organizations. London: Harper Collins, 1991.
    Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Credibility. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993. Integrity is the basis of effective leadership.
    Logan, Robert E. and Neil Cole. Raising Leaders for the Harvest. Alta Loma, CA: CRM Publishing, 1995. A key resource for those in charge of leadership development programs. Based on research of actual working models.
    Maxwell, John. Developing the Leaders Around You. Nashville, TN: Nelson, 1995. A pastor shares his passion about developing leaders in the church.
    Neighbor, Ralph. The Shepherd’s Guidebook. Houston, TX: TOUCH Ministries, 1990. A short training manual for cell group leaders of mission churches. Very practical.
    Ogne, Steve and Thomas P. Nebel. Empowering Leaders Through Coaching. Alta Loma, CA: Church Resource Ministries, 1995. Indispensable and practical. Includes cassettes and worksheets.
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    Mental Health and Mission

    Coffman, Carrie Sydnor. Weary Warriors: Lessons from Christian Workers Who Burned Out. Norman, OK: Apples of Gold, 1997. 3rd ed.
    Donovan, Kath. Growing Through Stress. Rev. edition (by Erich W. Baumgartner). Berrien Springs, MI: Institute of World Mission, Andrews University, 2002.
    Foyle, Marjory F. Overcoming Missionary Stress. Wheaton, IL: Evangelical Missions Information Service, 1987, 159 pp.
    Sanford, Timothy L. I Have to Be Perfect. Colorado Springs, CO: Llama Press, 1998.
    Schubert, Esther. What Missionaries Need to Know About Burnout and Depression. New Castle, IN: Olive Branch Publications, 1993.
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    Mission, General

    Baumgartner, Erich W., ed. Re-visioning Adventist Mission in Europe. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1998.
    Dybdahl, Jon. Adventist Mission in the 21st Century: The Joys and Challenges of Presenting Jesus to a Diverse World. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 1999.
    Johnstone, Patrick and Jason Mandryk. Operation World: The Day-by-Day Guide to Praying for the World. Paternoster, 2001.
    Moreau, A. Scott. Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.
    Myers, L. Bryant. The New Context of World Mission. Monrovia, CA: MARC, 1996.
    Tucker, Ruth. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1986.
    Winter, Ralph. D. and Steven C. Hawthorne. 1999. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. 3d edition. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library. A rich great resource for anyone interested in world mission.
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    Theology of Mission

    Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1991.
    Thomas, Norman. Classic Texts in Mission and World Christianity. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1995.
    Kirk, J. Andrew. The Mission of Theology and Theology as Mission. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press, 1998.
    Newbigin, Leslie. The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.
    Phillips, James M., and Robert T. Coote, eds. Toward the 21st Century in Christian Mission: Essays in Honor of Gerald H. Anderson. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.
    Sanneh, Lamin. Encountering the West: Christianity and the Global Culture Process. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1993.
    Van Engen, Charles. Mission on the Way: Issues in Mission Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1996.
    Wagner, C. Peter. Acts of the Holy Spirit.Ventura, CA: Regal, 2000.
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    The Uniqueness of Christianity

    Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity. New York: Macmillan, 1960.
    Sander, John. No Other Name. Grand Rapids. MI: Eerdmans, 1992.
    Stott, John R. W. Basic Christianity. Dowers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1976.
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    The Uniqueness of Adventism

    Bruinsma, Reinder. It’s Time to Stop Rehearsing What We Believe and Start Looking at What Difference It Makes. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1998.
    Dailey, Steven G. Adventism for a New Generation. Portland, OR: Better Living Publishers, 1994.
    General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Seventh-day Adventists Believe: A Biblical Exposition of 27 Fundamental Doctrines. Washington, DC: Ministerial Association, 1988.
    Paulien, Jon. Present Truth in the Real World: The Adventist Struggle to Keep and Share Faith in a Secular Society. Boise, ID: Pacific Press, 1993.
    Rice, Richard. The Reign of God: An Introduction to Christian Theology from a Seventh-day Adventist Perspective. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1997.
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    Missionary Anthropology

    Bradshaw, B. Bridging the Gap. Pasadena: MARC, 1993.
    Hiebert, Paul G. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1985.
    _________. Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.
    Kabagarama, Daisy. Breaking the Ice: A Guide to Understanding People from Other Cultures. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993.
    Kraft, C. Christianity in Culture. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1980.
    Mayers, Marvin K. Christianity Confronts Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House. 1987.
    Van Rheenen, Gailyn. Communicating Christ in Animist Contexts. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1996.
    Zahniser, A.H.M. Symbol and Ceremony. Pasadena: MARC, 1997.
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    Missionary Journals

    The Commission (very practical; published by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptists; free)
    Evangelical Missions Quarterly (the most practical and first choice for missionaries)
    Interact (journal for MK’s Issues)
    International Bulletin of Missionary Research (the best research journal)
    International Journal of Frontier Missions (contains a fair dose of substantial articles in each issue)
    International Review of Mission (scholarly, published by the World Council of Churches)
    Missiology (official journal of the American Society of Missiology)
    Mission Frontiers (free, a must have! U.S. Center for World Mission, 1605 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104)
    Missionalia (scholarly, published in South Africa; tons of book reviews)
    Parents Teaching Overseas (for home schoolers)
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    Missionary Kids/Education

    Bowers, Joyce M. Raising Resilient MK’s. Colorado Springs, CO: Association of Christian Schools International, 1998.
    Danielson, Edward E. Missionary Kid—MK. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1984, 91 pp. (Out of print)
    Echerd, Pam and Alice Arathoon, eds. Planning for MK Nurture. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1987, 374 pp.
    _________. Understanding and Nurturing the Missionary Family. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1987, XX pp.
    Gray, Charlene J. Children of the Call: Issues Missionaries’ Kids Face. Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishing, 1995.
    Peter, Daniel Barth. Through Isaac’s Eyes: Crossing of Cultures, Coming of Age, and the Bond Between Father and Son. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996, 185 pp.
    Pollock, David C. and Ruth E. Van Reken. The Third Culture Kid Experience: Growing Up Among Worlds. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, Inc. 1999. (Best book on MKs)
    Van Reken, Ruth E. Letters Never Sent. Darwill Press, 1988, 174 pp. (Available through: “Letters”, 8124 N. Lincoln Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240, Ph. 317-251-4933).
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    Missionary Spirituality

    Allender, Dan B. The Healing Path. Colorado Springs: WaterBrook Press, 1999.
    Chambers, Oswald. My Utmost for His Highest. Urichsville, OH: Barbour and Co., 1991.
    Crossman, Eileen. Mountain Rain: A New Biography of James O. Fraser. Singapore, OMF, 1982.
    Dodson, Peter. Contemplating the Word : A Practical Handbook. Wilton, CT: Morehouse-Barlow, 1987.
    Foster, Richard J. Freedom of Simplicity. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins Publishers. 1981.
    Foster, Richard J. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins 1988.
    Foster, Richard J. Prayer: Finding the Heart?s True Home. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins Publishers, 1992.
    Foster, Richard J. and James Bryan Smith. Devotional Classics. San Francisco, CA: Harper San Francisco, 1993.
    Fox, George. The Journal of George Fox. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1991.
    MacDonald, Gordon. Ordering Your Private World. Nashville, TN: Tomas Nelson Publishers, 1985.
    MacDonald, Gordon. Restoring Your Spiritual Passion. Crowborough, East Sussex, England: Highland Books, 1986.
    Michael, Chester P. and Marie C. Norrisey. Prayer and Temperament: Different Prayer Forms for Different Personality Types. Charlottesville, VA: The Open Door Inc., 1991.
    Nouwen, Henri. The Wounded Healer. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1972.
    Nouwen, Henri. The Way of the Heart. New York: Seabury Press, 1981.
    Peterson, Eugene H. Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral Integrity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987.
    Pooley, Roger and Philip Seddon, eds. The Lord of the Journey: A Reader in Christian Spirituality. London; San Francisco, CA: Collins, 1986.
    Postema, Don. Space for God: The Study and Practice of Prayer and Spirituality. Grand Rapids MI: Board of Publications of the Christian Reformed Church, 1983.
    Smith, James B. A Spiritual Formation Workbook. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins Publishers, 1993.
    Steere, Douglas Van. Doors into Life through Five Devotional Classics (including Journal of John Woolman). New York, NY: Harper, 1948.
    Taylor, Howard. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, 1990.
    Toon, Peter. From Mind to Heart. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987.
    Willard, Dallas.The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God. San Francisco, CA: Harper, 1998.
    Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines. Harper and Row, 1988.
    Yancey, Philip. The Jesus I Never Knew. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
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    Other Religions

    Anderson, J.N.D. 1974. Christianity & Comparative Religion. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.
    Eerdmans’ Handbook to The World’s Religions, 1994 ed.
    Corduan, Winfried. Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions. Downer’s Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1998.
    Goldsmith, Martin. 1989. What About Other Faiths? London: Hodder and Stoughton.
    Muck, Terry C. What About Other Religions? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House. 1992.
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    Appleton, George. On the Eightfold Path: Christian Presence Amid Buddhism. New York, Oxford University Press, 1961.
    Author Unknown. Thirty-three Points: Buddhist and Christian Teachings. Bangkok Thailand: Office of Christian Education and Literature, of The Church of Christ in Thailand, 1962.
    Drummond, Richard Henry. Gautama the Buddha: An Essay in Religious Understanding. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1974.
    Lester, Robert C. Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1973.
    Niles, Daniel Thambyrajah. Buddhism and the Claims of Christ. Richmond, VA: John Knox Press, 1967.
    Reps, Paul. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen & Pre-Zen Writings. New York: Anchor Books, 1989.
    Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro. Introduction to Zen Buddhism, including “A Manual of Zen Buddhism”. New York: Causeway Books, 1974.
    Yoshinori, Takeuchi. Buddhist Spirituality : Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese. New York: Crossroad, 1994.
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    Folk Religions
    Hiebert, Paul. Folk Religions. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1996.
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    30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus. Colorado Springs, CO: 30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus.
    Accad, Fouad Elias. Building Bridges. NAVPress.
    Ali, Abdullah Usuf. The Holy Qur’an (translation). Herndon, VA: International Institute of Islamic Thought.
    Al-Rumi, Abderrahim. The Qur’an is Right When It Says.... GCAMR.
    Bailey, Kenneth E. Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House. 1992.
    Bennett, Shane and Kim Felder with Steve Hawthorne. Exploring the Land: Discovering Ways for Unreached People to Follow Christ. Littleton, CO: Caleb Project, 1995.
    Brasswell, George W. Islam, It’s Prophet, Politics and Power. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman Publishing. 1996.
    Darnell, Robert. Hagar. GCAMR.
    Global Center for Adventist Muslim Relations, Stories from the Prophets (set of 4 pamphlets). Loma Linda, CA: GCAMR, 2000.
    _________. AMRNet: Adventist Muslim Relations Network Newsletter. GCAMR, 2000.
    _________. Case Studies: Real Life Drama. GCAMR.
    _________. Injil Sharif (Holy Gospel). GCAMR.
    Goble, Phil and Saliim Munayer. New Creations Book for Muslims. Pasadena, CA: Mandate Press, 1989.
    Hole, Jonquil and Borge Schantz, eds. The Three Angels and the Crescent: Adventist Approaches to Islamic People: A Reader. England: SDA Global Centre for Islamic Studies. Stanborough Press, 1993.
    Livingstone, Greg. Planting Churches in Muslim Cities: A Team Approach. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1993.
    Mallouhi, Christine. Mini-skirts, Mothers and Muslims. Cumbria, ENGLAND: STL Distributors.
    Musk, Bill A. Passionate Believing, The Fundamentalist Face of Islam. England: Monarch Publications, 1992.
    _________. Touching the Soul of Islam. Crowborough, England: MARC of Monarch Publications, 1995.
    _________. The Unseen Face of Islam. Great Britain: MARC. 1989.
    Nur, Abdul. Barakat Allah (Blessings of God). Loma Linda, CA: GCAMR, 2000.
    Oster, Kenneth. Islam Reconsidered. GCAMR, 2000.
    Parshall, Phil. Inside the Community: Understanding Muslims through Their Traditions. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1994.
    Schantz, Borge. Your Muslim Neighbor and You: A Manual for Personal Evangelism. England: Seventh-day Adventist Global Centre for Islamic Studies, 1993.
    Tambaya, Mallam. Understanding: Mohamed and Jesus are Brothers. Loma Linda, CA: GCAMR, 2000.
    Woodberry, J. Dudley, ed. Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road. Monrovia, CA: MARC, 1989.
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    Austin, Clyde N. Cross-Cultural Reentry: A Book of Readings. Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 1986.
    Bell, Linda. Hidden Immigrants: Legacies of Growing up Abroad. Notre Dame, IN: Cross Cultural Publications, Inc., 1997.
    Black, J. Stewart and Hal B. Gregersen. So You’re Coming Home. San Diego, CA: Global Business Publishers, 1999.
    Bolles, Richard Nelson. The 1990 Quick Job-Hunting (and Career-changing) Map. Ten Speed Press, 1990.
    Bridges, William. Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. Addison Wesley Publishing Co., 1980.
    Gordon, Alma Daugherty. Don’t Pig Out on Junk Food: The MK’s Guide to Survival in the US. Wheaton, IL: Evangelical Missions Information Service, 1993, 140 pp.
    Jordan, Peter. Re-Entry: Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home. Seattle, WA: Youth with a Mission Publishing, 1992, 135 pp. For short termers.
    Smith, Carolyn D., ed. Strangers at Home: Essays on the Effects of Living Overseas and Coming “Home” to a Strange Land. Bayside, NY: Aletheia Publications, 1996.
    Storti, Craig. 1977. The Art of Coming Home. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press.
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    Urban Issues

    Bakke, Ray. A Theology as Big as the City. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1997.
    Barrett, David B. World-Class Cities and World Evangelization. Global Evangelization Movement: The AD 2000 Series. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 1986.
    Berryman, Philip. Religion in the Megacity. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1996.
    Conn, Harvie M. Planting and Growing Urban Churches. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.
    Greenway, R. Discipling the City. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1992.
    Grigg, Viv. Cry of the Urban Poor. Pasadena, CA: MARC, 1992.
    _________. Companion to the Poor. Pasadena, CA: MARC, 1990.
    Harper, Nile. Urban Churches, Vital Signs: Beyond Charity Toward Justice. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
    Linthicum, Robert C. City of God, City of Satan: A Biblical Theology for the Urban Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991.
    Livingstone, Greg. Planting Churches in Muslim Cities: A Team Approach. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.
    Neuman, Mikel. Home Groups for Urban Cultures. Pasadena, CA: Wm. Carey Library, 1999.
    Van Engen, Charles E and Jude Tiersma, eds. God So Loves the City: Seeking a Theology for the City. Pasadena, CA: MARC, 1994.
    Waymire, Bob and Carl Townsend. Discovering Your City. Etna, CA: LIGHT Internation, 2000.
    Yamamori, Myers, and Luscombe, eds. Serving with the Urban Poor. Pasadena, CA: MARC, 1998.
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    Web Links for Area Studies

    Here are key bookmarks to get you started in area studies

    Lonely Planet This site allows you to select a destination (country or city) and get information on various topics such as facts at a glance, environment, history, maps, economy, culture, events, facts for travelers, money, warning, attractions, activities, getting around, traveler's report, on line info., world news, health information, etc.
    Consulates This database contains links to the websites for embassies, information offices, and consulates around the world. You can choose the host country and guest country that you wish to study. Contains information on work, travel, and study abroad, embassies, tourism offices, visa etc. Available in English, France, and Spanish.
    Travel Site US State Department This site is issued by the US State Department. It contains information on issues such as: What US does for Americans abroad, Medical information for Americans traveling abroad, general health info, customs regulations, contacts and locations of embassies, safety/security, travel warnings, passport and visa information, international adoption, etc.
    Travelocity This site gives information on any country, region/city. It features topics such as activities, culture, environment, facts, travel, weather, business, books, visa, passport, money, health, book a flight, rent a car, reserve hotel, vacations and cruises etc.
    Mission Links This site offers multiple links of interest to missionaries, mission teachers and researchers, and mission executives. This site gives information on decision making, education, persuasion, and evangelization around the globe.
    World Fact Book Contains information on geography, people, government, economy, communication, transportation, military of any country.
    Adventist World Statistics Find any world field and its membership and growth statistics for any year. A comprehensive tool originally developed by Erich Baumgartner (Global Research Center, Andrews University), Petr Cincala (Czech Republic), Nkosiabo Zvandazara (Zimbabwe), and Jonathan Brauer (GC Archive and Statistics).
    Health and Travel This is the site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It provides a listing of disease and health topics.

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