1) Are you Returning to Your Home Culture for a Year or More?

RW_white_backgroundDo you want to return well? You can. Returning Well is a customizable resource designed with the transitioning servant in mind. It creatively leads you through the process of a debriefing that leads to renewal so that you may be fully released to uniquely and wholeheartedly love and serve your Creator in the season of life following re-entry. Find out more (including individual and bulk purchasing options) at

I just used this book this past week to plan reentry and debriefing for personnel returning from Bosnia. Good stuff.

1) Here’s a Thanksgiving Gift from the Folks Behind “Hastening”

Hastening_FrontCover_FINALBut you better act fast. This deal is only good through Nov. 30th.
Hastening is the new book that builds on T4T by including Disciple-making movement practices, then presenting them in the form of a gripping novel. Based on hot initial pre-sales, our friends Steve Smith and Robby Butler ordered a bunch of extra cases so they can extend the deadline for those who missed the first round of 69% discount on cases of Hastening. Through November 30th, save 69% on cases (32 books)!
That’s $128/case (just $4/book!):

These will ship out nearly immediately and the offer includes direct FREE shipping from the printer to U.S. addresses. (Limited quantity available, get yours before they are gone.)

Preview Hastening FREE:

or request a FREE review copy:

9) Get the Prayer Warriors Ultimate Handbook

Can you believe it? For less than $3, you get 14 books on prayer.

Find answer for questions like these:
The 7 Most Powerful Prayers that will Change Your Life Forever
The Prayer Warrior’s 30 Day Challenged
Praying for a grateful heart
Praying to increase your faith
Praying God’s Promises
30 days of prayer devotions
Experiencing personal life change through praying the Words of Jesus
Prayers when you need God’s perfect peace
Prayers to build a habit of praise (praising God through prayer)
How to Slay Your Giants and Have Massive Faith
Further Tips to increase your faith for a more effective prayer life
How to Hear God Clearly and Discern His Will for You
How to Become a Love Warrior
How To Become a Praise Warrior
…and more.

1) See “Perspectives/Kairos Course” Values Come Alive in This Book

no placeSteve Smith’s novel “Hastening” is a mini missions course wrapped in a fast-paced thriller reflecting global Kingdom realities. It aims for an impact similar to Perspectives or Kairos by presenting the potential for movements to hasten swift completion of the missionary task among all peoples.

This is Book One of the “No Place Left” saga, written to mobilize portions of the Church that tune out missions and would never read a missions book.

Hastening is discounted to $2.99 on Amazon Kindle through mid-November for the missions community (please let others know):

The print-on-demand edition will soon be available on Amazon as well.

2) Cross-Cultural Workers Marriage Issues

This book is for people serving in limited access countries. It is the basically the one written for missionaries, but with no mention of missionaries or missions. However, it does mention Christianity and quotes Scripture. If you know people serving in such places, you may want to send them the link or download the book and send it to them as an attachment. The book is available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook.

(second book down)

3) Preview “Hastening” Novel for Free

You can preview the new book, “Hastening” for free by clicking…

Or request a full free review copy:

In fact, through Tuesday, November 10th, anyone can reserve a 75% pre-publication discount ($4/book) by the case (32 books for $128), with direct shipping from the printer before Thanksgiving to your U.S. address at our expense. They’ll even cover the tax. Give copies to leaders, friends and supporters to expand their vision for your ministry, or sell copies at a profit to fund your ministry.
To reserve your cases, complete this form:

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3) Is “Walking with the Poor” the Best Source for Community Development?

walking with poorBryant Myers’ 2011 book is already a classic. In “Walking with the Poor,” he attempts to provide a theological backdrop for transformational development, while showcasing best practices in uniting our thinking on spiritual and physical domains of life. So the question is — would this be the best book available to date as a backdrop for NGO’s and community health evangelism (CHE)? See the book at …

8) Free E-book by David Platt: “Follow Me”

FollowMePlatt_1920x1440To download “Follow Me,” by David Platt, you just have to click quickly. Browse to…

and enter your email address then click. After your email is confirmed, you’ll receive “Follow Me” as a gift. It seeks to answer the question, “What does following Jesus really look like?” In other words, it’s all about discipleship. But remember: to download it, you must act within the month of October.

5) Adoniram Judson book (digital copy) for … FREE!

adoniram-judsonIt’s one thing when a book is on sale for a lower price. It’s quite another when you can get it for free. But that is EXACTLY the situation with this book about Adoniram Judson by John Piper. Entitled, “Adoniram Judson: How Few There Are Who Die So Hard!,” it’s available as an ebook at…

Judson was the first North American protestant to serve as a missionary in Burma — and he did so for nearly 40 years. He was a part of that initial wave, one of the first North American missionaries to serve overseas. By the time he died, he had translated the entire Bible, started 100 churches, resulting in over 8,000 believers accepting Jesus, mostly from the Karen and Kachin tribes.

6) If We had a Coffee Table, This Book would be On it

johnstone bookWe’ve bragged about it before, but that’s because it’s good. And now, with the hardback version being a bit more affordable, there’s never been a better time to pull the trigger on buying Patrick Johnstone’s “The Future of the Global Church.” Read directly from the prophet who came up with Operation World as a concept and a global prayer ministry guidebook. Learn more about “The Future” here…

Note that this book is available in hardback, as an ebook, and as a digital collection of files. Regardless of the format, it’s great. Johnstone combines history, demographics, religion, and art to combine a coffee table presentation without equal. He places special emphasis on unreached people groups — with lots of color, graphs, charts, numbers, and of course, maps. Your prayer life won’t find a bigger-picture, higher-level blimp shot of the world. Find this book discounted at…

9) Who’s writing the best stuff on Disciple-making Movements NOW?

trousdaleAround six months ago, there was a flurry of momentum in preparing materials in disciple-making movements (DMM). But it looks like iDisciple (CityTeam’s website) has kind of floundered at…

Of course, rather than sitting behind computers doing office work, maybe everybody’s out making disciples. : ) But still… who’s writing. Their latest conference shows up as 2014…

But I thought for sure they had one in Mesa, AZ, in 2015. Trousdale’s book (Miraculous Movements) still seems to be gaining momentum, right?

And Harry Brown wrote, “The DMM Principles God has revealed to Cityteam are Simple, Sustainable and Scalable allowing movements to spread across the globe. Over the last 10 years we have seen the Lord raise up over 35,909 new churches with 1,086,406 new believers in 51 countries spread across 303 different people groups.” But, alas, it’s hard to find the state of the art. What are YOU seeing in DMM resource preparation? Where are the sites and training materials YOU are using?

3) “Memory Verses for Children” (the Book) and “Understanding God”

This book is set up in 3 parts for 3 different age groups (age 2, ages 3 and 4, ages 5 and above). It has verses under category headings such as “God and me,” “God saves us,” “Praise the LORD,” “Jesus is God,” “Encouraging Verses,” and “What God wants us to do.” By the same author, the book, “Understanding God” has 24 articles including Friendship with God, Hidden Treasures, Satanic Depression Disappeared, Growing into His Likeness, Prayer Life of Jesus, and When will the World End. It’s worth checking out at…

7) Kick off Your Culture-Crossing With Great Help…

crossing culturesBy checking out Patty Lane’s book, “A Beginner’s Guide to Crossing Cultures.”

She’ll help you grapple with the reasons your actions are sometimes misinterpreted. She shows you how to develop hands-on relational skills that build crosscultural friendships. And she provides practical resources to help you navigate multicultural environments with sensitivity and savvy. Filled with vivid stories of real-life situations, her helpful guidebook explains frequently misunderstood aspects of culture, debunks stereotypes and suggests ways to resolve crosscultural conflicts. Above all, Lane demonstrates God’s heart for building bridges across cultures and shows how you can reach out to people of every nation, culture and ethnicity. Worth checking.

12) Missionary Training For Church Members

help-wanted_tMark Snowden has developed “Workers in the Harvest,” a unique missionary training guide designed for laity. It covers seven tasks that can be done at little or no cost, but requires sacrifice that missionaries will find affirming. W.I.T.H. is a Bible-based training resource written for church members to live out their call and gifting in missions. It can be for volunteers or those seeing to evangelize to start new churches. They, in turn, will not only work in the harvest fields in their own community, they will also be used of the Lord to call out other workers as co-laborers. Cost $7.00. Order by emailing
I’ve seen a copy of this book personally and it’s the real deal. I immediately thought of the missions committee at the church I attend, because they’re always looking for resources like this. Hats off, Mark!

6) For Those Coming Home from the Field

651CH Coming Home 2014 coverinddDon’t forget our 3 tried-and-true 14 day devotional Bible studies with focused reentry questions (with Lisa Espinelli Chinns’ input). They’re great help for personal help in the reentry process. Some organizations have done “custom” editions with their logo and comments on the first page. They then provide these to their returnees.

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