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Best Missionary Books Reviewed & Ranked

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Missionary books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Power of Everyday Missionaries: The What and How of Sharing the Gospel (2013)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedUncomfortable. Intimidating. That is how many people describe member missionary work. Clayton Christensen admits that he and his wife, Christine, felt that way in the past too. But they also recognized the tremendous blessings associated with the work, and they wanted to learn how to share the gospel in ways that would be natural and rewarding. Claytons expertise as an innovator kicked in, and he set out with friends and family members to find a more effective approach to member missionary work. Their refreshing perspectives are presented in this book, which includes inspiring, unusual…
Author(s): Clayton M. Christensen

2. Parents of Missionaries: How to Thrive and Stay Connected When Your Children and Grandchildren Serve Cross-Culturally (2008)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedAs a parent of a missionary you may feel that missing your child and your grandchildren signals a lack of faith. But proclaiming the gospel and making disciples was not meant to eclipse the loving family bonds God ordained. Whether you’re the parent of a missionary recruit or a parent of an experienced missionary, you’ll benefit from the authors’ research and personal experience as they present a comprehensive plan for understanding missionary life, navigating the holidays, grandparenting long-distance and saying good-bye well. Combining a counselor’s professional insight and a parent’s personal journey, plus ideas and…
Author(s): Cheryl Savageau, Diane Stortz

3. The Missionary of Wall Street: From Managing Money to Saving Souls on the Streets of New York (2019)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & Ranked"Are you Catholic?" my friends and I ask. "Would you like a rosary? Would you like to go to confession here tonight?" "Are you kidding?" responds one man. "Been there, done that!" says another. "God, no!" chimes in a fast-walking atheist. "You Catholics are all pedophiles!" yells one angry woman. Another hands us a bag of dog poop. Sixty-year-old Michael even has advice: "Why don’t you evangelize out in the Middle East, where they need you?" "We’re needed here," we respond. "This city needs Jesus, too. It needs His love." Some nights the tide turns in the Lord’s…
Author(s): Stephen Auth

4. The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever (2018)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & Ranked“The reason you love Jamie (or are about to) is because she says exactly what the rest of us are thinking, but we’re too afraid to upset the apple cart. She is a voice for the outlier, and we’re famished for what she has to say.” –Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Of Mess and Moxie and For the Love   As a quirky Jewish kid and promiscuous punkass teen, Jamie Wright never imagines becoming a Christian, let alone a Christian missionary. She is barely an adult when the trials of motherhood and marriage put her on an unexpected collision course with…
Author(s): Jamie Wright

5. The Mind of a Missionary: What Global Kingdom Workers Tell Us About Thriving on Mission Today (2018)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedHave you ever wondered what makes a missionary tick? What are the underlying motivations of those who cross cultural, geographical, and linguistic boundaries for the sake of Jesus Christ? What compels them to take such extreme measures and why do their actions still inspire Christians worldwide?In The Mind of a Missionary, David Joannes challenges you to find your role in God's glorious Kingdom narrative. He draws upon history, psychology, life experience, and powerful storytelling to reshape your perception of God's unique plan for your life.You will learn about the motivations, expectations, risks, and rewards in the…
Author(s): David Joannes, Nik Ripken

6. The Missionary Call: Find Your Place in God’s Plan For the World (2008)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedChristians of all ages recognize the heartbeat of God to take the Gospel to the nations and wrestle with the implications of the Great Commission in their own lives. The Missionary Call explores the biblical, historical, and practical aspects of discerning and fulfilling God’s call to serve as a missionary.  Pointing the reader to Scripture, lessons from missionary heroes, and his own practical and academic experience, Dr. Sills guides the reader to discern the personal applications of the missionary call.  #672,678 in Books…
Author(s): M. David Sills

7. The Missionaries (2016)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedThe Missionaries is a story of the collision of three cultures. A brilliant tale of ineptitude, self-righteousness, and human folly, it combines the mordant wit of W. Somerset Maugham with a sense of humor reminiscent of P.G. Wodehouse. When Dr. Sydney Prout is named the head of the United Nations mission to Elephant Island, he believes he is more than ready to meet the challenge of guiding its primitive inhabitants into the post-Colonial era, and eventually, full independence. But neither his many academic credentials nor the Journal of Race Relations have prepared Dr. Prout to reckon with the…
Author(s): Owen Stanley

8. Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II (2003)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedThis is the true story of a young American missionary woman courage and triump of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner’s sword, only to be miraculously spared. #9,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #55 in Religious Leader Biographies #5 in Christian Missions & Missionary Work (Books) #6 in Japanese Biographies Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you…
Author(s): Darlene Deibler Rose

9. Missionary methods: St. Paul’s or ours, a study of the Church in the four provinces – Scholar’s Choice Edition (2015)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedThis work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States,…
Author(s): Roland Allen

10. Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide (1993)

 Best Missionary Books Reviewed & RankedThis fascinating probe into U.S. mission history spotlights four cases: Junipero Serra, the Franciscan whose mission to California natives has made him a candidate for sainthood; John Eliot, the renowned Puritan missionary to Massachusetts Indians; Pierre-Jean De Smet, the Jesuit missioner to the Indians of the Midwest; and Henry Benjamin Whipple, who engineered the U.S. government’s theft of the Black Hills from the Sioux. #17,512,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #227401 in Deals in Books #11730 in Christian Missions & Missionary Work (Books) #2764 in Native…
Author(s): George E. Tinker

Best Missionary Books Reviewed & Ranked

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The Kafir language: comprising a sketch of its history; which includes a general classification of South African dialects, ethnographical and geographical: remarks upon its nature: and a grammar

Author(s): John Whittle Appleyard
ID: 1027906, Publisher: Printed for the Wesleyan Missionary Society, Year: l850, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Da'wa: A Global History of Islamic Missionary Thought and Practice

Author(s): Matthew J. Kuiper
ID: 2952886, Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Making, Breaking and Remaking the Irish Missionary Network: Ireland, Rome and the West Indies in the Seventeenth Century

Author(s): Matteo Binasco
ID: 2890122, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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