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5 Must-Read Books on Missions

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Whether you are an aspiring missionary or just want to grow in your understanding of how God and missions interconnect, the following books are a great place to start.

From Ghosts to God in Enga Land

Planting His Church Among the Enga People of Central Papua New Guinea – Rev. Dr. Otto C. Hintze Jr.

This book is a fascinating and detailed personal narrative from Lutheran missionary Otto C. Hintze. Hintze paints a vivid picture of the challenges post-World War II Lutheran missionaries and their families faced as messengers for God to the people of Enga, a rugged and mountainous province of Papua New Guinea. Buy Now

Ministering Cross-Culturally

-Marvin Keene Mayers and Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

Drawing on the authors’ rich experience on the mission field, this book will benefit anyone who wants to be salt and light in a multicultural and multiethnic world but is confused about how to start. Essential for anyone who wants to share the Gospel with their non-Western neighbor, whether across the border or across the street. Buy Now

Cross-Culturally Servanthood

-Duane Elmer

Serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility is essential, says cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer, especially when there are risks of offending or contradicting someone from another culture. This book offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships for those who serve in short-term or extended international, non-Western settings. Buy Now

Tortured for Christ

-Richard Wurmbrand

This is the story of Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian pastor who spent 14 years in Communist prisons due to his belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning that faith. It’s also the story of thousands of other faithful souls who persisted in their Christian witness knowing full well the ultimate cost of their actions—a struggle that continues in many parts of the world today. Buy Now

Silence

-Shusaku Endó

In 1640, a Jesuit priest sails for Japan determined to help oppressed Christians and learn whether his former mentor has renounced his faith. The atrocities he witnesses tries his faith as he wonders “Why is God silent?” Based on actual events, Silence has been called one of the finest novels of the 20th century. Buy Now
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