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Pathways » Reading List


Priority of Missions

  • Ashford, Riley. Gospel of Our King. Baker Academic, 2019.
  • DeYoung, Kevin, and Greg Gilbert. What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission. Crossway, 2011.
  • Greear, J. D. Gaining By Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.
  • Hesselgrave, David J. Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2005.
  • Piper, John. Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions. Baker Academic, 2010.
  • Stott, John. Christian Mission in the Modern World. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2015.

Cultural Acquisition and Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Elmer, Duane. Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry. Unknown edition. IVP Academic, 1993.
  • ———. Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World. 53187th edition. IVP Academic, 2002.
  • ———. Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. 2007 or Later Printing edition. IVP Books, 2006.
  • Lanier, Sarah A. Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot - And Cold - Climate Cultures. 1st edition. Mc Dougal Publishing Company, 2000.


  • Green, Michael. Evangelism in the Early Church. Revised ed. edition. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 2004.
  • Newman, Randy, and Lee Strobel. Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did. 2 edition. Kregel Publications, 2017.
  • Packer, J. I., and Mark Dever. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Americanized edition. IVP Books, 2012.

Church Planting & Replanting

  • Clifton, Clint J., and Lon Solomon. Church Planting Thresholds: A Gospel-Centered Guide, n.d.
  • Keller, Timothy. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. Zondervan, 2012.
  • McKinley, Mike. Church Planting Is for Wimps (Redesign): How God Uses Messed-Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things (9Marks). Redesign edition. Crossway, 2017.


  • Coleman, Robert E., and Billy Graham. The Master Plan of Evangelism. 2 edition. Revell, 2010.

Diaspora Missions

  • Fries, Micah, and Keith Whitfield, eds. Islam and North America: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors. B&H Academic, 2018.
  • Payne, J. D. Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Books, 2012.

Missionary Biography

  • Akin, Daniel L., and David Platt. Ten Who Changed the World. B&H Books, 2012.
  • Anderson, Courtney. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson. Anniversary Edition. Judson Pr, 1987.
  • Elliot, Elisabeth. Through Gates of Splendor. Revised, Updated edition. Tyndale Momentum, 2002.
  • Piper, John. Filling up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton ( Edition) (Volume 5). Reprint edition. Crossway, 2014.


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Cross-cultural Missions