…Books

4) New Book on Singles in Mission –

missionAre you (or someone you know) single, either comfortably so or not? Either way, Debbie Hawker and Tim Herbert have now published, “Single Mission: Thriving as a Single Person in Cross-Cultural Ministry,” (2013) and, odds are, their work will likely have a relevant chapter. it comes highly recommended by our good friends, Kelly and Michèle O’Donnell, of Member Care Associates. They wrote, “Single Mission aims to encourage and equip single mission personnel, and to help them be strong in their faith, effective in their ministry, resilient and content with their lifestyle… Chapters have been contributed by over 30 women and men from six continents.” It comes with 4 parts and an appendix: Part One: Single mission workers from different cultures (18 chapters), Part Two: Sexuality (8 chapters), Part Three: The journey from singleness to marriage (8 chapters), Part Four: What we know about single people in ministry (6 chapters), Appendices: (4 chapters). We’ve needed this kind of resource for some time. Sounds like it’ll scratch an itch. Find the Kindle edition here…

http://www.amazon.com/Single-Mission-Debbie-Hawker-ebook/dp/B00GTV3UHO

and the paperback edition here…

http://ondemand.condeopress.com/single-mission.html

(Thanks again, Kelly and Michele!)

9) LOGOS March Madness Begins Now

Every year, thousands participate at…

http://www.logosmarchmadness.com/

Hundreds of the individual titles will be on sale, but chosen by users based on authors. Last year’s champion was D. A. Carson. The year prior, N. T. Wright. Most likely, you’ll want a say in what books get heavily discounted. The winner’s works are discounted at 75% off! It’s a great (and fun) idea. Hats off to the people at LOGOS for suggesting it. And while you’re at it, don’t forget that LOGOS books and Bibles purchased at…

http://www.logos.com/brigada

result in you getting a 15% discount AND LOGOS also makes a donation to Brigada in your name. Thanks in advance for any purchases you make there! When have you ever had such a great excuse to go splurge on Bible software!? :-)

11) Spanish Resource For Missions

Many ministries and churches have been using the devotional “Before You Go” to prepare the hearts of their short and long term missionaries for the cultural and personal challenges that only the Lord knows await people as they step out of their comfort zone into missions. Now this book has been translated, and Spanish speaking ministries can get their missionaries into the Presence of God for 40 days of devotions before a trip, by using the new Spanish version, “Antes De Ir.”

You can purchase the paperbacks in 2 ways. For bulk packs:
http://elimbookstore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6
or other amounts at:
http://www.amazon.com/Antes-De-Ir-Spanish-Edition/dp/1935018639/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385870417&sr=8-3&keywords=ANTES+DE+IR

The Kindle version is also available:
http://www.amazon.com/Antes-De-Ir-Spanish-Edition-ebook/dp/B00GU1JMRK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1385870417&sr=8-5&keywords=ANTES+DE+IR

Other questions or emails are welcome at:
Beforeyougoatfrontiernetdotnet

4) Treasure-trove of Resources about Church-planting Movements

Are you into CPM’s — or desire to be? Then be sure to stop and see…

http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/

The wealth of resources there blows me away. For example, there’s a “RAD” booklet at…

http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=135:rad-rapidly-advancing-disciples&catid=36:the-big-picture&Itemid=78

It alone is worth the cost of admission. (Which, by the way, is zero.) There’s a concise version and a full version that is a couple of hundred pages, sufficient to tell you what to say on week by week talks at a new house church movement. Can’t wait to try these out.

1) Reentry Books for Children And Parents: Free Download

MK/TCKElementary age children may find reentry difficult and their parents may not know what to do to help.  “We’re Going Home” (108 pages) is for children ages 6-12 who are returning to their passport countries. Written at a third grade level, “We’re Going Home” includes the story of a family returning to its passport culture. Each chapter also has activities such as scrambled words, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and codes.  “I Don’t Want to Go Home” (54 pages) is a companion volume for parents. Each chapter in the parent’s book has information about TCKs in the Bible, children’s TCK issues today, and suggestions to help children reenter well.  The books are 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. You can’t beat the price. Find them at…

http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#going_home

 

3) George Patterson’s New Book Teaches How to Start CPM’s –

David Garrison, author of Church Planting Movements, says this about George Patterson’s new book, “Come Quickly Dawn,” a unique training novel: “George Patterson is father and mentor to us all… a pioneer in church planting …through disciples around the world. He is once again pushing the envelope… This time Dr. Patterson has pioneered a new genre: the “training novel” …in riveting prose. Missionaries, pastors, church planters, and …adventurous Christians will be gripped… by this powerful blend of narrative and wisdom that unpacks the secrets of how God is… redeeming even the most calloused souls for Christ.” Get it from William Carey Library…

http://missionbooks.org/williamcareylibrary/product.php?productid=744&cat=0&page=1

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9) Great gift for missionaries, no shipping costs –

In years past, summer was a time to box up gifts and goodies for your church’s missionaries, which ensured that the package would arrive in time for Christmas.  This summer, you can send a bundle of mission

information goodies to your favorite missionaries through The Future of the Global Church Digital Collection: more than 3,000 graphics files, including time-series graphs showing the historic growth of the church on each continent, with projections for the next half century.  Plus PowerPoint presentations with speaker’s notes, video files, a searchable eBook, data tables and more.  But rather than waiting til Christmas, your overseas friends can begin downloading the content today.  This digital library costs less than $50, and international delivery is totally free.

 

http://www.thefutureoftheglobalchurch.org

1) “Missionaries and Bribes,” 225 pages: Free Download –

This book, with 8 chapters and 10 appendices, will not settle the bribery issue, but it does give a great deal of information. This will help missionaries whose agencies have no policy or guidelines about facing apparent bribe situations. The book is now 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. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

 

http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#bribes

 

(And thanks to the author of “Missionaries and Bribes” for the very kind and gracious gift of $30 this past week! God bless you!)

2) Shop 1636 Christian Ebooks –

Count ‘em. 1636. And some are so affordable, they’re cheaper than iPhone apps. eBooks about boundaries, ebooks about the Bible, ebooks about small groups, ebooks about strategies, ebooks by Zondervan, ebooks about zebras. (OK — maybe I was fudging just a TAD about zebras.) eBooks that work with Logos Bible Software. (In fact, Logos wrote the underlying engine upon which they all run — and the books are designed to link into Logos 4 for Bible studies! Cool.) Lucado, LaHaye, Stroebel and Tebow, … They’ve got ‘em all. Find them all right here:

 

http://vyrso.com/products/search?Publisher=Zondervan

 

And if you decide to buy Logos Bible software, please don’t forget the special pricing. Brigada readers receive 15% off all base packages at…

 

http://www.logos.com/brigada

2) Dreams and Visions and Muslim Conversion —

Here’s an historical, cultural, biblical and missiological assessment of how dreams and visions are used of God, in particular, in bringing Muslims to faith in Christ. In addition to offering an explanation of the worldview context favorable to dreams and visions, the book includes nine testimonies of Muslims who came to faith in Christ as a result of their own personal dream or vision encounter. In addition to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or directly from the publisher (Destiny Image), the book can also be purchased directly from the author’s blog:

 

http://nouvelleoptique.wordpress.com

 

5) Encouraging book —

Jimmy Martin of the International Baptist Convention recently wrote: “Ken, who has served as a pastor and interim pastor in numerous international settings, recently wrote a great devotional book to encourage those who find themselves living out of their country of origin. The book’s title is Singing the LORD’s Songs in a Foreign Land: Biblical Reflections for Expatriates.” For information about ordering the book anywhere in the world in print or for electronic reader go to

 

http://www.globalvillagepress.org

3) Our Org is Looking for Coaching Skills –

And there are a ton of resources out there. So check ‘em out…

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1562863444/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=888abc456-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1562863444

 

I haven’t seen this in person, nor had Keith, who recommended it to us, but we know the series:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1562863444/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=888abc456-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1562863444

 

This is older and useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Coaching-The-ASTD-Trainers-Sourcebook/dp/0070534438/ref=pd_sim_b_12

 

and

 

http://www.amazon.com/Coaching-The-ASTD-Trainers-Sourcebook/dp/0070534438/ref=pd_sim_b_12

 

To comment or mention additional resources, check out the link below.

2) New Book on Coaching in a Missions Context —

Keith Webb’s new book The COACH Model for Christian Leaders is a radically different approach to leading people. Rather than provide answers, “Coach Model” leaders ask questions to draw out what God has already put into others. Learn how to create powerful conversations to assist others to solve their own problems, reach goals, and develop leadership skills in the process. Packed with stories and illustrations that bring the principles and practice of coaching to life, this book will transform your conversations into powerful learning and results. Available in print and e-book versions.

 

http://www.activeresults.com

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