Recommended Reading


Below is a list (not in any particular order) of books on faith and missions. This is not an exhaustive list, but these are some of our favorites. Check them out, read inspiring stories, and become inspired for what God can do in your life!

Author: John Piper

A beautiful book that focuses on the true life principles of how to have a full and meaningful life in the pursuit of the greatest joy. It’s easy to slip through life without taking any risks — without making your life count. But life ought not be wasted. You don’t need to know a lot of things to make a lasting difference in the world, but you do have to know the few, great, unchanging, and glorious things that matter and be willing to live and to die for them. Free PDF download at this link.

Author: Christopher J.H. Wright

Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that there is a missional basis for the Bible! The entire Bible is generated by and all about God’s mission. We need to see how the familiar bits and pieces fit into the grand narrative of Scripture. Beginning with the Old Testament and its groundwork for understanding who God is, what He has called His people to be and do, and how the nations fit into God’s mission, Wright gives us a new understanding that God’s mission is to reclaim the world, and God’s people have a designated role to play.

Author: Brother Yun

The true story of Chinese Brother Yun, who underwent tremendous persecution in order to share his faith with others. Truly a life-changing book.

Author: Brother Yun

One of the best books we’ve ever read on the state of the church in the west and the way out of our spiritual lethargy. Written by the “Heavenly Man,” Brother Yun.

Author: Steve Saint

Steve’s father (Nate Saint), along with Jim Elliott and three other missionaries, was martyred in 1952 during his attempt to reach a Waodani tribe in the jungles of Ecuador. Steve points out the importance and place of the national believer in evangelizing his own people.

Author: K.P. Yohannan

This book portrays a vision for reaching the unreached on a scale we never believed possible. Jesus for Asia (JFA) was begun on the vision portrayed in this book. A free copy of the book available at this link.

Author: K.P. Yohannan

Whether you realize it or not, your prayers change things. Be hindered no longer as K.P. Yohannan shares how you can grow in your daily prayer life. See for yourself how God still does the impossible through prayer.

Author: K.P. Yohannan

The promise of God is still true today: Anything is possible to him who believes! So exchange all that biblical head knowledge for simple child-like trust, mixed with faith in an all-powerful God. Learn from K.P. Yohannan’s own struggles and lessons, and you too will grow to believe God despite what the eyes may see.

Authors: Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor

A spiritual biography of the “father of modern missions,” Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret poses one question: What empowered Hudson Taylor’s ministry in China? Written by Taylor’s son and daughter-in-law, it shows us a man with fierce faith who believed that God truly would fulfill all He promises in Scripture. For Christians longing for the inward joy and power that Hudson Taylor had, they can find the secret to it here. The secret, it turns out, is available to any who call on Christ’s name. “An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power,” Taylor said. “Fruit-bearing involves cross-bearing. There are not two Christs—an easygoing one for easygoing Christians, and a suffering, toiling one for exceptional believers. There is only one Christ. Are you willing to abide in Him, and thus to bear much fruit?”

Author: George Müller

What can be accomplished in an ordinary man who trusts in an extraordinary God? George Müller discovered the endless possibilities! These excerpts from his diary allow Müller to tell his own story. Join him on his journey from a life of sin and rebellion to his glorious conversion. Share his struggles and triumphs as he establishes orphan homes to care for thousands of English children, depending on God’s response to his prayer of faith to supply all things. George Müller’s unwavering, childlike dependence upon his heavenly Father will inspire you to confidently trust the God of the impossible in every area of your life.

Author: K.P. Yohannan

Have you gotten sidetracked from your first love? Do you hunger to be a more faithful disciple of Jesus, but often find yourself distracted by a lifestyle that subtly lures you away from Him? It’s not too late to get back on course. Just follow Jesus along The Road to Reality, and find your way back to the heart of Christianity.

Authors: Alonzo T. Jones and Ellet J. Waggoner

One of the finest books on victorious Christian living, and a popular seller for years. The “how to” of overcoming. Explains many hard-to-understand passages from Galatians. What really is the 1888 message? This selection of articles and sermons is an excellent presentation of that message — righteousness by faith.

Author: Ellen G. White

“Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary.” God might have chosen unfallen angels as His representatives on earth. Instead, He chose us. This volume is an invaluable compilation, not only for ministers, teachers and church leaders, but to everyone who feels the responsibility to fulfill the gospel commission in any way possible. Topics include personal preparation, training, organizing a wide variety of outreach ministries, health and publishing ministries, and many “how to” guidelines for personal and group action.

Author: Ellen G. White

This volume is a call to action–a plea for believers to work for their Savior by bringing the gospel to the millions of people in the cities of the world.

Author: Bruce Olson

What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions.

Author: Don Richardson

In an age when all of mankind is rapidly becoming interdependent within a single global community, cross-cultural communication unavoidably becomes one of man’s highest priorities. Peace Child chronicles the agony – and the triumph – of Don and Carol Richardson’s attempt to probe one of the world’s most violent cultures to its foundations and then to communicate meaningfully with members of that culture. The result is an adventure in human understanding which will infuse the reader with an even greater and more compassionate regard for the earth’s endangered minority peoples.