“What Missionaries Ought to Know…: A Handbook for Life and Service” has been revised and expanded so that the e-book now has 69 chapters in its 430 pages. If you have an old edition with fewer than 69 chapters, you can download a copy of the new 2015 edition FREE. 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. Find it at…
Sure it’s more fun to learn chronological Bible storytelling in a one-week in-person course in Florida. But suppose you’re in a spot in which time or dollars prevent that for the moment. The next best thing might be to download free how-to books on orality via a great link you heard about right here at Brigada.org. To get your free downloads (without having to sign up for anything or be spammed at all!), point your browser to…
The key book there, Making Disciples of Oral Learners, by Avery Willis, will definitely get you started. Thanks to the IMB, Avery Willis, and the International Orality Network (which he helped lead for so much of the latter years of his great life)!
I know. Hard to believer, right? But that’s exactly what they offer at…
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! :-)
Have you seen Propempo’s Path for Missionary Prep? If not, you’ll probably be speechless. Check it out at…
It’s incredible. And free. Thanks to the people who put this together!!! The broad-stroke outline bullet points are: learn, aim, plan, build, evaluate, strategize, multiply, and finish. Great stuff.
Max and Sheila have put together some resources based upon their own experiences as missionaries. Subjects include: The origins and history of the Bible; The major themes and a timeline; History of the Nation of Israel; The Blood Covenants; The New Testament church; The Holy Spirit our guide to truth. You can see more details and find out how to receive the presentations by going to
or by contacting Max and Sheila at
Included are PowerPoint presentations complete with Teaching Notes for use by both groups and individuals.
I also just downloaded the Smart Traveler App from the US State Department. The great thing is — you could actually download it no matter WHERE you’re from in the world. Get the latest advisories, cautions and warnings from any country in the world. Search the App Store for it or learn more at
It’s free. Well, actually, your tax dollars at work. :-)
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…
(And thanks to the author of “Missionaries and Bribes” for the very kind and gracious gift of $30 this past week! God bless you!)
So… this app design studio decides to give away 10 free daily devotional apps. But only the first 10 readers get one. Each reader would have to use one of the 10 codes — once. And after the 10 codes have been used, well, there are no more free apps. But in the process, the studio will cause hundreds of people to see the apps. Genius, right? :-)
What’s the devotion? Daily Faith (Faith’s Checkbook by Charles Spurgeon).
For what operating system? iPhone.
What link would someone need to use to redeem and purchase the app?
(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.)
What’s the name of the studio? Tap Tap Studio.
What are the devotions? The classic daily devotional series includes Daily Light, Daily Scripture, Daily Faith, Daily Streams and Daily Strength. They’re versions of classic devotional favorites updated with bible verses from the modern NET Bible. These devotional reader apps are available for $1.99 each in the US and are priced accordingly in other regions. These apps are available world-wide from Apple’s App Store at
for more Classic Daily Devotional information including screenshots of the apps. Oh — the codes, you ask? Here they are. Remember, each one is only good for a one-time use. If you use one, would you please use the comment box below to explain the one that you picked? That could save lots of readers a lot of trial and error.
The Bible study guide called “Finding Strength for the Journey,” a tool for member care or personal encouragement, can now be downloaded for free. The author drew from experiences as a missionary when writing this study guide on topics such as perseverance in hardship, dealing with depression, handling conflict, and benefit from trials. One missionary writes, “I have been able to relate to it more than any ‘stateside’ Bible study.” You can download it or order hard copies at
While there, check out Janice’s newest book, “Steppes of Faith,” another resource to encourage and ch
allenge. One reviewer says this “compelling narrative leaves you laughing, crying and hopeful at the same time.” It can also be downloaded as an e-book, ie. for Kindle.
These are totally free photographs and drawings to illustrate Bible stories, totally without restriction. They involve authentic-looking characters from the Middle East, in front of authentic Middle Eastern sets. Check ‘em out. (Thanks to Tony for the tip, reported at
For a short period, there are two mission-related books as free Kindle downloads: The Final Assault: A Novel about Finishing the Task by Steve Smith, highly recommended on church planting. And a second — Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism by Carl Medearis. Another highly-recommended title. This page also explains the incredible system for putting free cloud ebooks for Africa onto dumb phones and making them virtually smart phones!
The latest news about Internet Evangelism Day on 29 April is available at
This short book, “Before You Get ‘Home': Preparing for Reentry,” is for people intending to reenter their passport culture after service in another culture. It will help missionaries through the months preceding their return. It 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…
(Thanks to Go International for your help in getting Brigada out! $30)
As it already stands, you might be able to use it for your next function. Say, you’re a missionary headed to a particular local church to report back on your last term of service. You do a sign-up page for your local churches to sign up for which Sunday(s) they want you to come to their church to report. Possibilities, right? I’ve also got a request into their developers to see if they can design a “vigil mode.” Folks would use it to set up an all-night prayer vigil… or maybe a 24/7 all-week prayer vigil like you see discussed at:
Once they did the general tool, I have a hunch a lot of us would use it. “If they build it, we will come,” kind of thing. I’ll let you know if they take us up on it.
We’ve talked previously about VSee, an alternative to Skype that seemed, at least in my informal testing, to be superior in call quality when you need to do multi-person video conferences. See our original discussion at…
I was particular interested in one Brigada reader’s take. He wrote,
“Here’s the biggest carrot for VSee, from their blog:
“VSee uses end-to-end encryption where no server, including VSee servers, has the decryption key. VSee uses public/private RSA keys to exchange a 256-bit AES session key with the property that only the endpoints have the AES session key. VSee uses FIPS 140-2 certified 256-bit AES encryption.” He went on to test their service at some length and, at the end of the day, in several international video-conference tests, he, too, liked the outcome. About the security topic that he mentioned above, he added, “This is very significant. To my knowledge, no other video collaboration package offers this level of security. VSee looks like it might even be easy to use, which would be fantastic as well. I’m giving it a shot. The great thing is — it won’t set you back that much to try it. Though there are a few premium pieces you could choose to add for a price, the basic VSee service is free.