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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.

http://www.missionarycare.com/brochures/br_same-sex-marriage.htm

3) More eBooks for Missionaries!

equipped_frontcover500-199x300Now you can download “EQUIPPED! Ready for Everyday Spiritual warfare” and “EDFIED!: 365 devotionals to stimulate personal worship and spark inner transformation.” Grab them at…

www.edifyingservices.com

At Amazon, I could only find print editions. But at the EdifyingServices site, ebooks are an option for 1/3 the print price. Both are perfect for recruits — and… the profits all go to missions!

6) A Free Book Every Day?

Free-on-KindleI know. Hard to believer, right? But that’s exactly what they offer at…

http://www.Lifeversebooks.com

On a particular day, they’ll draw attention to a real, mainline Christian book for sale on Amazon or somewhere else. I’ll make up my mind to go there later… and I’ll go back the next day, and the book will now cost $8 or $15 or whatever. So it’s a for-real marketing approach that wants to keep you coming back daily. And if you’re a reader, it will work! :-)

8) Additional Free PDF’s at Desiring God Site

Last edition, we talked about getting “Don’t Waste Your Life” for free at the Desiring God website. Brigada reader, Kathy, commented that, “You can get a whole lot more than that. Just do a search on the DesiringGod.org website for ‘free downloads.’ I found Desiring God, Risk is Right, Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. (fully a 10-page list of downloads)! All are in PDF so they can be read with or without a  Kindle. You can also get many of the Platt and Chan materials for free on their website!” (Thanks for the tip, Kathy.) To see what she means, just go to…

http://www.desiringgod.org

Also, she added, “To see ‘Multiply’ by Francis Chan, along with materials, visit…

https://www.multiplymovement.com/material

7) Learn about “Peoples of the Buddhist World”

For the first time, grab this keeper as an eBook! This powerful resource, first released in 2004, gives insight into the world’s 690 million Buddhists. With information on how to pray, complete profiles of the 238 Buddhist people groups, hundreds of full-color photos and over 30 maps of the Buddhist world (including reference maps hyperlinked to and from the text showing the relative locations of all of the peoples), this is a powerful addition to your mission library. Licensing allows use on one computer and up to 5 additional family-owned devices with limited reproduction of content for personal reports and presentations. Snag it now for only $8.99 (40% off ).

http://www.gmi.org/products/books/peoples-of-the-buddhist-world/

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.

2) Coming “Home” The Reentry Transition: Free Download

Returning to your passport country can be difficult. You can use this book as a part of debriefingComing Home in a group, as an aid when being debriefed by another person, or alone as a part of a self-debriefing. 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. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

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

2) Missionary Marriage Issues: Free Download

Marriage is complicated enough! Then when you add a cross-cultural living situation and a cross-cultural ministry, things begin to get really confusing. The nineteen chapters in “Missionary Marriage Issues” will help you navigate your way through the confusion. 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. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

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

6) The Christian Commons – A Free Ebook For Missions

For 300 years, world missions has been built on a foundation of “all rights reserved.” This is both legal and ethical, but has limited reach. The missions task is immense, and millions of people in thousands of people groups are still waiting to receive even one discipleship resource in their own language. There is another way to equip the global church for spiritual growth. Christians all over the world can use 21st century technology to openly collaborate in the creation of unrestricted discipleship resources in any language. This free ebook, The Christian Commons, explains the conceptual shift we need to make:

http://distantshoresmedia.org/thechristiancommons

or get a copy at

http://thechristiancommons.com

5) WordTruth Accessed From 170 Countries

In 2012, visitors from 170 countries came to WordTruth.net for free, downloadable, PDF, ready to print material that links biblical truth with specific areas of life. You are welcome to use the material in any way that is beneficial to advance the cause of Christ. If you want to cut and paste articles (or portions of articles) and put material in your publications, the organizers encourage it. Please click on…

http://www.wordtruth.net

Over the past 2 1/2 years, participants from the Lausanne Movement website have accessed WordTruth material over 10,000 times per month. Over 70 WordTruth articles are posted on the Lausanne website:

http://conversation.lausanne.org/en/conversations

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

 

2) David vs. Goliath: Vyrso taking on Amazon, Kindle in ebook battle

In a market dominated by the likes of ebook giants such as Amazon and Kindle, Vyrso: Christian Ebooks is entering the fray with a quiver full of features that could send mass marketing powerhouses running for the hills. Launched late last year by Logos Bible Software, Vyrso has already won a couple honors — a Communicator Award and a Summit Creative Award for the innovation it brings into the ebook world. Now the ambitious ebook platform is taking on the competition with a few of its secret weapons. Vyrso’s ebook store and ereader app were designed for book enthusiasts who want to experience their books — not just read them as scanned copies. The ereader app is loaded with features that many others don’t bring to the plate. Among the arsenal attached to Vyrso’s belt are cloud-synced notes and highlighting and instant pull-up Bible verses, accessible via tap-through Scripture references. Other features include the ability to cross-library search, copy & paste, use split-screen capability, and share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Vyrso also interconnects with the power of Logos 4’s Bible study tools, giving access to tens of thousands of electronic Christian resources with a single tap. Only time will tell the outcome of this battle, but if cutting-edge technology and user-friendly features provide any indicator, Vyrso has a few stones stacked and ready for today’s eGoliaths.

 

http://vyrso.com/?utm_source=Brigada.com&utm_medium=Press%2BRelease&utm_content=text&utm_campaign=davidvgoliath

 

(Note: This last link will “wrap.” If you have trouble copying it and pasting it into your browser, just log on to Brigada today online and find this same item posted there. We’ll make sure the link works on our site. Thanks.)

 

For more information about Logos, browse to…

 

http://www.logos.com/brigada

 

or email…

mediaatlogosdotcom or call 800-875-6467

2) Language learners and teachers – Here’s a good tip! —

Brigada participant, Belinda, wrote recently, “I’ve been working in missions for close to 30 years and a man I used to work with (YWAM in Holland) was really gifted with learning languages. I was astounded at how easily he picked up the Dutch language and as far as I know he already spoke French fluently (and flawlessly!).  We took a mission band to give evangelistic concerts in Austria, Switzerland and I forget where else, but this man suddenly would “meld” into the public because he could communicate.  Amazing! David Durham blogs and wrote a book about language learning keys.  He doesn’t just give you easy answers, he expresses the heart of learning the culture of another language – and that is big take-home value even if you never “master” but only enter another language.”

 

Check it out at:

 

http://howtostudylanguages.com/

 

She continued, “You can subscribe to his blog or download a free sample to give you an idea. Those of us who minister in languages other than our own are sure to benefit from his book.  I proof-read the manuscript and felt privileged that he asked because I only speak one other language fluently and am trying to gain some ground in three others. His approach gives you the basic tools and the heart of the mission of learning another language.  You’ll read it, benefit from it and pass it on to your friends.”

 

I went there and, indeed, the guy looks to be the real deal. Worth the read. Thanks Belinda!!!

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