Parenting book: Give Your Kids a Break:

Kim Fredrickson, author and former counselor, has a new book, Give Your Kids a Break: Parenting with Compassion for You and Your Children. It’s slated to be released on 10/24/17. But the digital version is already available to pre-order now for only $2.99 (regular price 8.99). Everyone cares deeply about little (and big) ones. When we don’t know how, we may default to blaming, shaming, and bashing. The good news is there is another way.

Author of “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” Needs Your Prayers

Many (zillions?) have benefited from his book, “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.” But now he could use their prayers — and yours too. Nabeel Qureshi was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer in August. His recent video (from his hospital bed) is incredibly sobering. See his website…

for background info. But see this video for a most sobering update:

Can we all please unite in prayer for this courageous man of God?
(Thanks Jeff.)

10) NoPlaceLeft — the Sequel is Available

Maybe you read, “No Place Left: Hastening,” and you wondered when the sequel would appear? Wonder no more. It’s here. Find it at…

“No Place Left: Rebirth” is a fictional novel inspired by real current (and future) events. It tells the story of a guy trying to multiply disciples in the midst of the chaos of life — realities like those faced by the people you know, at home and abroad. It will blow your mind just as it expands your vision. AND it just might inspire you to action.

9) Check out The Good News Coloring Book (In scads of languages!)


This coloring book is a Bible tract/coloring book for adults and children in over 100 languages, many of which are dual language, e.g., French/English, or French/Somaali, or Arabic/Italian. And get this: They’re all available for free… and you don’t even have to sign up for a mailing list or anything. Hats off to the makers for ‘freely receiving, and freely giving away!’ (Thanks Jamie!)

6) Book: “Now What? Spiritual Discernment for Cultural Encounters

now_what_bookGary Green’s new book “Now What? Spiritual Discernment for Cultural Encounters,” fills an important gap (how to do effective debriefing after STM trips so that they “take” better”). If you’re headed somewhere short-term, this is the book to read once you get back! You can order via Amazon at

The book uses a mixture of reflection questions and Ignatian principles to help those who have had a cultural experience reflect on the past, internalize the effect and address the future.

7) “Screwtape 20/20 – The Gates of Hell” just Published

Ken Zulkosky has recently published a historical fiction novel, called “Screwtape 20/20 – The Gates of Hell.” Filled with references to CS Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters”, this thrilling book will keep you on your toes! Published by WestBow Press –

Here is the link to Amazon – available in Kindle as well!

2) Facts, Fear and Faith in a Migrant Crisis

migrant crisisOur response as believers to the historic migrant crisis the world faces will be either a testimony to coming generations of God’s love being lived out through us or a rebuke on our generation for our lack of compassion. We each get to decide. But how can we help those who are struggling with fear? This GMI Digital Single addresses that issue. It is part of a larger book “Serving God in a Migrant Crisis” by Patrick Johnstone and Dean Merrill that will be released in Spring 2016. If you are helping those around you to develop a compassionate response to the Migrant Crisis, this short resource will be a help. See it at…

2) Missionaries and Same-SexMarriage

Same-sex marriage raises both religious and cultural issues for cross-cultural workers. Those issues may be quite different depending on whether or not homosexual behavior is a crime in the host country. This article provides information to help such workers consider the issues they face as they decide what to do, and it can be downloaded as a pdf and printed to distribute to others. In addition, this website has aritcles about more than 100 other issues as well as 16 books 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.

2) New Book on Global Partnerships

paul-3d-278x300“Walk This Way: a better path to global engagement” was just released by Dr. Paul McGuinness and 181 Publishing. As Dr. McGuinness writes, God is moving in unbelievable ways around the world, and the Western church has a part to play in the story. But are we in danger of missing out due to an unhealthy approach to global engagement? It’s not that churches aren’t already involved in cross-cultural ministry. It’s that, too often, we bring the wrong mindset to international ministry and move down a rocky path.” Through case studies, practical experience, and biblical principles, “Walk This Way” presents a new model for global ministry that honors the work God is doing and mobilizes the American church to greater engagement. We’re looking forward to reading this book ourselves. Check it out at:

Join the conversation on Facebook (WalkThisWayBook), Twitter and Instagram (@WalkThisWayBook).

5) Anyone read “Pioneering Movements?” It Looks Good

pioneering_movementsHave you read Steve Addison’s “Pioneering Movements?” Would you have a moment to comment? It looks good. With the subtitle, “Leadership that Multiplies Disciples and Churches,” this book is, according to the author, meant for anyone who wants to “obey Jesus example and call to pioneer movements of disciples and churches throughout the world, until he returns.” With a Forward by David Garrison, Jerry Trousdale wrote, of Pioneering Movements, “Steve Addison’s third book on movements builds on his previous writings by inviting Christ Followers to become “movement pioneers” wherever they live. Pioneering Movements is filled with examples of such people from the early church, Christian history, and modern day movements. Steve makes a compelling case that God can use any Christ Followers to replicate disciple making, while also providing simple, practical steps to get started.” Order it at…

1) Share this Christmas Amazon special: “Hastening” for $6!

Hastening_FrontCover_FINALSteve Smith’s “Hastening,” like David Platt’s earlier “Radical,” is stirring church and mission leaders to encourage its widespread circulation. And just in time for Christmas! If you’re already enrolled in Amazon Prime, you can get Hastening for $6 through this special link:

(Remember, the special is only good in Amazon Prime and it doesn’t work with one-click purchasing.) Use coupon code NPL0699H for the special pricing. Or order 4 for the price of 2: $31.90 (normally $63.80) No coupon code needed!

Note that you can still get the “Mission Influencer” case of 32 books for $192 (normally $512) which ships directly from the printer to U.S. addresses for free. Spread vision giving them away, or sell them to fund your ministry.

3) Reserve cases of “Stubborn Perseverance” at pre-publication $5/book

stubborn perseverance“Stubborn Perseverance” is the true-to-life story of a church-planting Kingdom movement, written to inspire and equip you, in partnership with others, to pursue God for such a movement in your own context. I (Doug) have seen this book in pre-publication form and it infuses a ton of foundational learning into a real-life chronicle of value to practitioners everywhere. Preview this great CPM training tool for yourself here:

Request a free review PDF:

Reserve cases at the pre-publication price of the $5/book:

7) Do you Feel Defensive when People Question Your Approach?

difficult conversationsHere’s a book by Doug Stone that might help…

In fact, it might help — whether your are meeting with underperforming worker, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a government worker. Learn how to decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation, Start a conversation without defensiveness, listen for the meaning of what is not said, stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations, and move from emotion to productive problem solving.

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.

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