With our church having just come through the front end of our first missions conference in at least a generation there are a number of people who are sensitive to what God is doing in the world, and hungry to explore what part he has in mind for us – the average Christian. Wanting to take advantage of the high interest while it is still at its keenest, I thought I’d suggest a few books – some that are are almost must reads – for anyone wanting to learn about the advancement of the Gospel as a global enterprise.
And while I have in mind those people from our church, I know that there are many others out there searching the web for recommendations of good mission books. The following list is for those wanting to dig deeper, not necessarily for those who are experienced in mobilization and sending.
This is in no way exhaustive, so feel free to add to the list.
Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
The Church is BIGGER Than You Think by Patrick Johnstone
A Mind For Mission by Paul Borthwick
How to Be a World-Class Christian by Paul Borthwick
Christian Mission in the Modern World by John Stott
What in the World is God Doing? by Gordon Olson
Transforming Mission by David Bosch
Run With the Vision by Bob Sjogren and Bill & Amy Stearns