Thursday, November 15, 2007

Missional Book List

I stumbled across an excellent book list which I wanted to share (and to make a note for future reference personally). Some I have read, many I already own, and lots to be added to my ever growing reading list.
  1. Orlando E. Costas, The Church and Its Mission: A Shattering Critique From the Third World (Tyndale House, 1974).
  2. Walter E. Pilgrim, Good News to the Poor: Wealth and Poverty in Luke-Acts (Augsburg, 1981).
  3. Lesslie Newbigin, The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society (Eerdmans, 1989). (This book is next up on my reading list)
  4. David Bosch, Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission (Orbis, 1991).
  5. Darrell Guder, Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Eerdmans, 1998).
  6. Darrell Guder, The Continuing Conversion of the Church (Eerdmans, 2000).
  7. James B. Browson, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Barry A. Harvey, Charles C. West, StormFront: The Good News of God (Eerdmans, 2003).
  8. Reggie McNeal, Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church (Jossey-Bass, 2003).
  9. Lois L. Barrett, et al, Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (Eerdmans, 2004).
  10. Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch, The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission For the 21st Century Church (Hendrickson Publishers, 2004).
  11. Stuart Murray, Church After Christendom (Paternoster Press, 2004). (I'll have to read this simply because I find the title to be so profound!)
  12. Michael Frost, Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture (Hendrickson, 2006).
  13. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., The Politics of Jesus (Random House, 2006).
  14. Alan Hirsch, The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church (Brazos Press, 2006). (This book has given me a completely fresh look at how "church is done". Highly recommended!)
  15. Patrick Keifert, We Are Here Now: A New Mission Era (Allelon Publishing, 2006).
  16. Alan J. Roxburgh and Fred Romanuk, The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World (Jossey-Bass, 2006).
  17. Tim Conder, “Will the Real Church Please Stand Up?” Leadership Journal (Winter 2007).
Anyone read any of these books? Any further Missional reading recommendations?

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