Books on Missions
by Helen McCormack
The journey of our lives begins at birth and ends as we step into eternity. Along this journey, we walk through many stages of life that are a mixture of trying and depleting or joyful and fulfilling. This book is a compilation of devotionals that grew out of the experiences that Helen faced throughout her life and the lessons God has been teaching along her journey with Him at her side.
What others are saying, “I am honored that you asked me to edit your work! It contains insights and reminders that brought me joy. I’m sure that many of these were written with tears, as well as smiles. They are inspiring, comforting and challenging.” Connie Stenson “I look forward to reading your second book because your first book [Ordinary Life, Extraordinary God!] uncovered powerful Christ-centered lessons from the ordinary events of life. That challenges me to grow. I’ve given away copies to encourage friends in challenging times. They appreciate your thoughts on life experiences, how you share your honest feelings and that scripture supports your lessons.” Diane Selvig.
by Darla Clark
Do you know God’s plan for your life? Are you utilizing your gifts and talents to further His Kingdom?
If you cannot answer a resounding ‘YES!’ to these questions, then this book is just what you need!
Darla went through each step outlined in this book while in a challenging season of a job layoff. The Lord birthed a dynamic ministry, and through it, many realized they were unaware of their calling and even how to discover it! This information became a study, used in seminars, where Darla shares these steps with men and women in retreat settings, churches large and small, and even around her own kitchen table.
You want your life to count…to leave a legacy…to make a difference. For many of us that desire becomes an elusive dream, obscured by the urgency of life’s demands. The great strength of this book is the refreshing message that those “demands” are actually the building blocks of significance. To make a difference our lives need substance and experience. The daily grind, the ups and downs, the successes and failures all work together to form the maturity and wisdom needed to make an eternal impact with our lives. And every chapter in this book is strengthened with the real-life stories of people who are making a difference…now!
by Steve Hoke, Bill Taylor
Considering a career in crosscultural ministry? Veteran mission professionals Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor offer a practical guide for preparing for intercultural missions. They provide resources for personal spiritual preparation as well as crosscultural skills and hands-on missionary training. They outline the process for finding actual placement with a sending church, mission agency or organization, with key questions you should be asking along the way.
by Helen McCormack
“In a world that rushes at breakneck speed, these devotions slow us down to consider. Reflecting on nostalgic moments from the past and connecting points between everyday sights, sounds, and impressions with the timeless truths of God’s Word, Helen McCormack reminds us of what we may already know but need to pause and ponder.”
—Cynthia Ruchti, bestselling author of more than 30 books
“Where the rubber meets the road” is an oft-repeated saying. Similarly, in Helen McCormack’s devotional, Ordinary Life, Extraordinary God, she puts shoes on God’s Word, the Bible, by showing how the clear truth and rich wisdom of the Bible walks through her own life, whether that life be in Lithuania, Germany, or here in the U.S. A wonderful read that will challenge, yet bless the reader.
—Patricia E. Linson teacher (retired), author of the Allister of Turtle Mountain series
Just as nutrition and exercise are essential for physical growth, nutrition and exercise are essential for spiritual growth. The 52 devotionals in this book are designed to offer the reader an opportunity for spiritual nutrition through applying Biblical truth to everyday life. Sometimes we face simple daily life challenges but sometimes it is necessary to grapple with deeper issues. We’ll consider issues such as guilt, near death experience, integrity, obituaries, pickles, a distant God, temptations, future expectations, particle board, escalators, and mistletoe.
by John Bradley and Nelson Malwitz (Order form: $14.00 includes shipping)
Our research has shown that neither quality of life nor even family considerations stand as the biggest barriers between people and missions. Instead, their greatest concerns are:
1. Is this God’s will for my life?
2. How will the finances work?
This book deals with issue number one. And often, if that is fully settled, issue number two becomes less of a barrier to overcome. God’s call on our lives is to be actively moving forward.
God calls his people to mission. But the demands of crosscultural ministry can be overwhelming and draining, leading to discouragement and burnout. All of our strategies and methodologies for reaching others are useless if we are incapable of living the holy, faithful lives God intends for us. Yet God does not leave us on our own. The Holy Spirit equips us to succeed and thrive spiritually in preparation of becoming God’s message bearers in the world. Spiritual formation and discipleship are at the core of effective and fruitful mission.
Robert S. Miller
The fight for survival is real. You serve-or are preparing to serve-in the spiritually desolate areas of our world. The elements you face each day are intense. What can you do to prepare for the challenges? Dr. Robert Miller presents a preparedness strategy for surviving the “wilderness” of ministry that is helpful for the new and the experienced alike.
by Marsha Woodward
Timbuktu has become a metaphor for remote and inaccessible locations. However, it is a real place with real people. Like much of the world’s population, few of Timbuktu’s residents have had the opportunity to hear the Gospel. While the task may seem daunting, the Church is not sitting still! Each year hundreds of Christians are joining the vast force of cross-cultural missionaries flung around the globe. To Timbuktu and Beyond serves as a practical, step-by-step guide for those getting ready to go into missions. It begins with the basic question of knowing and confirming your calling, working through the various steps of preparation, training and logistics, and carrying you through your first few months on the field. Each chapter has a series of tasks for you to prayerfully complete. Missions is the most fulfilling career path you could possibly embark on—not to mention an incredible adventure! To Timbuktu and Beyond will help you in preparation for your journey, because what you do before you go will have a significant impact on your future success.
David A. Livermore
Become a more effective cross-cultural minister by opening your eyes to global realities and Western assumptions about short-term missions. Updated throughout.
It costs a lot to train, send out, support and care for people in cross-cultural ministry; however, the costs are immeasurable when these workers don’t learn the language and culture well, fail to be effective and return home in trouble spiritually and emotionally. Mission Smart addresses serious gaps in the mission mobilization process and offers fresh solutions for seeing less missionary attrition. Mission Smart is for overseas ministry candidates, church leaders, and mission agency staff. The goal is to send the right people who know their callings, can thrive overseas and be effective in cross-cultural ministry.