Greetings in Christ. December is a month for giving gifts. Our church each December gives a personal gift to each of our supported mission partners. This year, I am listing some mission books that you might like to read or give as gifts. Most of the books listed are books I have read or are planning to read this year.

God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew.  I reread this book in the fall after hearing that Brother Andrew died back in September.  His book sold over 10 million copies back in the 1970’s.  It is also available again now on Amazon.


Is the Commission Still Great?  8 Myths about Missions and What They Mean for the Church by Steve Richardson.  Steve is the CEO of Pioneer’s.  This book was published in October.



When Faith is Forbidden by Todd Nettleton.  This is a book put out by Voice of the Martyrs.  It is an excellent 40-day devotional book.  It is also free if you sign up for their monthly newsletter.


The Legacy of William Carey by Vishal & Ruth Mangalwadi.  Crossway Books.



The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak & Dave Runron.  This is a good book on how to build genuine friendships with your neighbors.   It is one of the books that is used in my evangelism cohort.  It is published by Baker Books.


Recognizing Rural Ministry by Carl Greene. Carl recently completed his PhD at Trinity.  This book is intended for rural ministry and addresses both the challenges and opportunities for reaching these communities. It was just published and is available on Amazon.


Helping Others Believe in Jesus: One Verse Method John 3:16 by Bill Jones. Bill is the former president of Columbia International University. These booklets can be ordered by calling 803-691-0688. Over 114,000 have been sold by Crossover Communications.


Steve Austvold