For missionary biographies, see my biographies page – numerous links to books and published life stories of missionaries.

Introductory Texts



Devotionals / Studies

CPM/DMM Case Studies/Methodologies

History of Missions and Church Growth

Church Growth Methodology

Culture, Cultural Anthropology

Diaspora, Migrant Peoples, Refugees

The Missionary Task

list from Mission Catalyst that I’m reviewing:

  1. Steve Beirn’s Well Sent: Reimagining the Church’s Missionary Sending Process (read our review)
  2. Paul Borthwick’s A Mind for Missions: Ten Ways to Build Your World Vision
  3. Paul Borthwick’s How to Be a World-Class Christian: Becoming Part of God’s Global Kingdom
  4. Mike Breen’s Building a Discipleship Culture
  5. Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert’s When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor… and Yourself
  6. Kevin DeYoung’s What Is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission
  7. J.D. Greear’s Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send
  8. David Horner’s When Missions Shapes the Mission: You and Your Church Can Reach the World (read our review)
  9. Jason Mandryk’s Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (read our review)
  10. Paul McGuiness’ Walk This Way: A Better Path to Global Engagement (read our review)
  11. Richard Noble’s On Mission Together: Integrating Missions into the Local Church (due out this fall; we’ll try to review it for you then)
  12. John Piper’s Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions
  13. Denny Spitters and Matthew Ellison’s When Everything Is Missions (read our review)
  14. Richard Stearns’s The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us?
  15. Storyline: Discovering Your Story in God’s Global Mission (read our review)

Futuristics of the Church

World Christianity