101 Good Christian Missions Books For Your Viewing Pleasure February 9, 2015 Blog Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share I’m always on the search for a great missions book. Unfortunately—and incredibly surprising to a guy like me who is absolutely passionate about missions stories—A good missionary book is tough to find. Go into your local Christian bookstore and look for books on missions. First of all, there is no missions section! What? It’s only Jesus’ final command, the Great Commission, the charge he left us with before returning to heaven. When you finally do stumble upon a missions book tucked away in the far corner of the Christian bookstore, you’re left with a great story, but told in a poorly articulated fashion. That makes me sad. Maybe I’ll do something about it… Missions work in cross cultural scenarios are some of the most exciting stories you will ever read. But Christian “self help” books are much more in fashion than the missionary story. Missions work in cross cultural scenarios are some of the most exciting stories you will ever read. Click To Tweet Remember this: it’s the Great Commission, not the Great Suggestion. One of my personal favorites, and strangely missing from this list, is the story of James O. Fraser, Mountain Rain by Eileen Crossman. Have you read any of these books? Which one is next on your list? What’s your favorite missions book? Note: Stay tuned for my book, coming out hopefully sooner than later! I’m in the process of writing it now. Before you check out the list, make sure you visit The Most Epic Monster List Of Missionary Quotes On The Internet. Here’s the list in no particular order… Here’s a list of 101 Good Christian Missions Books For Your Viewing Pleasure! Click To Tweet 1. Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged By: John Piper, David Mathis, David Platt and Ed Stetzer 2. Let the Nations Be Glad: the Supremacy of God in Missions By: John Piper 3. Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies By: Gailyn Van Rheenen 4. Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities and Churches By: Peter Greer, Chris Horst, Anna Haggard 5. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey (Encountering Mission) By: A. Scott Moreau, Gary R. Corwin, Gary B. McGee 6. The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative By: Christopher J. H. Wright 7. Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence By: David A. Livermore 8. Short Term Missions Workbook: From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens By: Tim Dearborn 9. The Book of Missionary Heroes By: Basil Mathews 10. Introduction to Global Missions By: Zane Pratt, M. David Sills, Jeff K. Walters 11. Mission in the Old Testament: Israel as a Light to the Nations By: Walter C. Kaiser Jr. 12. The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community By: Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens, Dwight J. Friesen 13. The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission By: Christopher J. H. Wright 14. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions By: Ruth A. Tucker 15. Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation By: Jason Mandryk 16. The Missionary Call: Find Your Place in God’s Plan for the World By: M. David Sills 17. Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion By: Dana L. Robert 18. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity By: Philip Jenkins 19. Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting in Around the World By: Duane Elmer 20. Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry By: Duane Elmer 21. Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models By: A. Scott Moreau 22. Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally By: David J. Hesselgrave 23. Bible and Mission: Christian Mission in a Postmodern World By: Richard Bauckham 24. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader Ralph D. Winter (Editor), Steven C. Hawthorne (Editor) 25. A Martyr’s Grace: Stories of Those Who Gave All for Christ and His Cause By: Marvin Newell 26. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself By: Steve Corbett, Brian Tikkert, John Perkins (Forward), David Platt (Forward) 27. Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot – and Cold – Climate Cultures By: Sarah A. Lanier 28. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility By: Duane Elmer 29. Western Christians in Global Mission: What’s the Role of the North American Church? By: Paul Borthwick 30. Live Dead Journal: 30 Days of Prayer for Unreached Peoples, 30 Days of Challenge By: Dick Brogden (Compiler) 31. When Missions Shapes the Mission: You and Your Church Can Reach the World By: David Horner (Author), David Platt (Forward) 32. Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? By: Roland Allen 33. The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected By: Nik Ripken 34. The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places By: Nik Ripken 35. Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live By: David Platt and Francis Chan 36. Dispatches from the Front: Stories of the Gospel Advance in the World’s Most Difficult Places By: Tim Keesee 37. In the Land of Blue Burquas By: Kate McCord 38. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream By: David Platt 39. Risk is Right: Better to Lose Your Life than to Waste It By: John Piper 40. Don’t Waste Your Life By: John Piper 41. Peace Child: an Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century By: Don Richardson 42. Bruchko: The Astounding True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe By: Bruce Olson 43. The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer that Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World By: Richard Stearns 44. Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission Obedience By: David Sills 45. Jim Elliot By: Jane Benge and George Benge 46. Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships By: Sherwood G. Lingenfelter, Marvin K. Mayers 47. Christian Mission in the Modern World By: John Stott (1974) 48. Invitation to World Missions: A Trinitarian Missiology for the Twenty-first Century By: Dr. Timothy Tennent 49. Share Jesus Without Fear By: William Fay and Linda Evans Shepherd 50. Encountering Theology of Mission (Encountering Mission): Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments and Contemporary Issues By: Craig Ott 51. God’s Global Mosaic: What We Can Learn from Christians Around the World By: Paul-Gordon Chandler, John Stott (Forward) 52. Cross-Cultural Partnership: Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission By: Mary T. Lederleitner 53. African Friends and Money Matters: Observations from Africa (Publications on Ethnology Vol. 37) By: David E. Maranz 54. Western Christians in Global Mission: What’s the Role of the North American Church? By: Paul Borthwick 55. Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church By: James Plueddemann 56. Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions on Christian Missions Today By: David Hesselgrave 57. Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues By: Michael W. Goheen 58. 7 Classic Missionary Biographies: Raymond Lull, David Brainerd, Henry Martin, William Carey, Hudson Taylor, John Paton, Amy Carmichael By: Amy Carmichael, Hudson Taylor, John Paton 59. Understanding Christian Missions: Participation in Suffering and Glory By: Scott W. Sunquist 60. I Dare to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Women’s Encounter with God By: Bilquis Sheikh 61. God’s Smuggler By: Brother Andrew, John Sherrill and Elizabeth Sherrill 62. The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun By: Brother Yun 63. Eternity in Their Hearts: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the World By: Don Richardson 64. Through Gates of Splendor By: Elizabeth Elliot 65. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries By: Paul Hiebert 66. Woman to Woman: Sharing Jesus with a Muslim Friend By: Joy Loewen 67. Miniskirts, Mothers, and Muslims: A Christian Woman in a Muslim land By: Christine Mallouhi 68. Honor and Shame: Unlocking the Door By: Roland Muller 69. Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus By: Jerry Trousdale 70. A Muslim’s Heart (Pilgrimage Growth Guide) By: Edward Huskins 71. The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross; Insights from an Arab Christian (The Navigators Reference Library) By: Nabeel Jabbour 72. John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides By: James Paton 73. A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael By: Elisabeth Elliot 74. Becoming a Courageous Christian By: Bill Hybels & Mark Mittelberg 75. Funding Your Ministry By: Scott Morton 76. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission (American Society of Missiology) By: David L. Bosch 77. Reclaiming Mission as Constructive Theology: Missional Church and World Christianity By: Paul S. Chung 78. The New Global Mission: The Gospel from Everywhere to Everyone (Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective) By: Samuel Escobar 79. The Great Commission & Evangelism and the History of World Missions By: Martin Klauber (Editor), Scott M. Manetsch (Editor), D.A. Carson (Contributor), & 7 More 80. Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models By: A. Scott Moreau 81. Short Term Missions Workbook: from Mission Tourists to Global Citizens By: Tim Dearborn 82. Life on Mission: Joining the Everyday Mission of God By: Dustin Willis, Aaron Coe and David Platt 83. Mission Possible: The Wonderful Story of God and a Wycliffe Translator in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea By: Marilyn Laszlo, Franklin Graham (Forward), Luci Tumas (Contributor) 84. A Beginner’s Guide to Crossing Cultures, Making Friends in a Multicultural World By: Patty Lane 85. Dreams and Visions: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World? By: Tom Doyle (Author), Greg Webster (Contributor) 86. Planting Missional Churches By: Ed Stetzer 87. Global Mission Handbook: A Guide for Cross cultural Service By: Steve Hoke & Bill Taylor 88. The Changing Face of Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends (Encountering Mission) By: Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen, Douglas McConnell 89. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church By: Soong-Chan Rah 90. Kingdom Without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity By: Miriam Adeney 91. Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century By: Mike Barnett (Editor), Robin Martin (Editor) 92. Pressure Points: Twelve Global Issues Shaping the Face of the Church By: J.D. Payne 93. Crossing Cultures with Ruth: Lessons on Thriving in Mission By: James Nelson 94. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God By: J.I. Packer, Mark Dever (Forward) 95. Evangelism: How to Share the Gospel Faithfully By: John MacArthur (Author), Grace Community Church Staff (Contributor) 96. On Being A Missionary By: Thomas Hale 97. Ask a Missionary: Time Tested Answers From Those Who’ve Been There Before By: John McVay 98. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity By: Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel 99. A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ By: David Garrison 100. Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary By: Greg Finke 101. End of the SpearBy: Steve Saint YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Is That Leg Loaded? Ai Weiwei Starts Web Craze With Mysterious "Leg-gun" PoseList compiled by bamedu.com Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Google Plus Share Share on Pinterest Share Share on LinkedIn Share David JoannesFounder/President at Within Reach GlobalDavid Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara. Dave Lewis Mentoring for Mission, by Gunter Krallmann. Classic, out of print, but worth tracking down. David Joannes Cool! I’ll check it out! Thanks.