A Bibliography for Global Missions

The story of the Bible is the story of the nations. On this Ascension Day we are reminded that Jesus left his disciples with this agenda: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) We are called not only to reach our own locality; we are called to partner with others to witness of Jesus “to the end of the earth."

This global mission is the privilege and responsibility of every local church. The free resource below is provided by Sojourn International, the global missions strategy of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Tolle lege!

MISSIOLOGY

  • The Mission of God’s People by Christopher Wright
  • Invitation to World Missions by Timothy Tennent
  • Introduction to Global Missions by Pratt, Sills and Walters
  • Let the Nations Be Glad  by John Piper
  • Introducing World Missions by Moreau, Corwin, and McGee
  • Transforming Missions by David Bosh

ECCLESIOLOGY

  • Total Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
  • Sojourners and Strangers by Gregg Allison

THEOLOGY

  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • Salvation Belongs to the Lord by John Frame

CHURCH & MISSION HISTORY

  • Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelly
  • From Jerusalem to Irian Jaye by Ruth Tucker
  • The History of Christian Missions by Stephen Neill

CULTURAL ADAPTATION

  • Cross-Cultural Connections by Duane Elmer
  • Cross-Cultural Intelligence by David Livermore
  • Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier

MEMBER CARE

  • Serving as Senders by Neal Pirolo
  • Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer by Paul Trip
  • Returning Well by Melissa Chaplin

MISSIONARY CALL

The Missionary Call by David Sills

MISSIONARY LIFE & WORK

  • On Being a Missionary by Thomas Hale
  • Encountering Missionary Life and Work by Tom Steffen
  • Global Mission Handbook by Steve Hoke

SENDING CHURCH

  • The Sending Church Defined by Zach Bradley
  • Well Sent by Steven Beirn
  • When Losing is Gaining by JD Greear

MARRIAGE

  • What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp
  • Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller

ANTHROPOLOGY

  • Anthropological Insights for Missions by Paul Heibert

THIRD CULTURE KIDS

  • Third Culture Kids by David Pollock

PARENTING

  • Give Them Grace by Elise Fitzpatrick
  • Big Truths for Little Hearts by Bruce Wayne

MARKETPLACE

  • Business as Mission by Patrick Lai

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

  • Hearing God by Dallas Willard
  • Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

BIOGRAPHY

  • To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson
  • Through the Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot
  • Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Howard Taylor

GLOBAL CHURCH

  • Kingdom Without Boarders by Miriam Adeney
  • Western Christians in Global Mission by Paul Borthwick

DISCIPLESHIP

  • Reaching and Teaching the Nations by David Sills
  • Growing Your Faith by Jerry Bridges
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

TEAM & COMMUNITY

  • Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

  • Resolving Everyday Conflict by Ken Sande
  • Cross Cultural Conflict by Duane Elmer

MERCY & JUSTICE

  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett
  • Ministries of Mercy by Tim Keller

SUFFERING

  • The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin
  • Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller

EVANGELISM

  • Everyday Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis
  • Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out by Alvin Reid
  • How to Give Your  Faith Away by Paul Little

STRATEGY

  • Missionary Methods: St. Paul's or Ours by Rolan Allen
  • Global Church Planting by Ott & Wilson
  • Tentmaking by Patrick Lai
  • Scattered by Andrew Scott
  • Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore
  • Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission by Larry McCrary
  • Center Church by Tim Keller
  • Making Disciples of Oral Learners by ION

SUPPORT RAISING

  • The God Ask by Shadrach & Morton
  • People Raising: A Practical Guide to Raising Support by William Dillion