Books and Resources
I want to help you understand China and her Church. There is much confusion and many questions persist: Does persecution exist? Can Christians in China worship freely? Is it still necessary to smuggle Bibles? Being outside of China, how can I most effectively pray for and engage in God’s work in China? How do the Chinese view life? Many people are confused by these questions and issues. China is like a huge puzzle, with many pieces and moving parts; it’s hard to identify all that is happening today in China. There are some people are trying to describe the whole picture, when all they really have are two or three pieces of a 500-piece puzzle. In the book, The Chinese Puzzle, I’ll give you the other pieces for a much clearer picture of China and her Church.
The 2nd Edition of The Chinese Puzzle is available on Amazon.com.
Many of you have heard me talk that the Great Commission is a command that Jesus gave to all Christians and now you’re asking ‘What’s Next?’ In this section of my website, I’ll begin to list resources that will help you, whether you’re looking to read more, to take a course on the Great Commission, or begin to investigate Missionary Sending Agencies to serve with overseas. If you find or know of a great resource that should be on this list, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
Great Great Commission Websites
The Perspectives Course: The absolute best course you can take to learn what God is doing around the world and how you can be involved!
If you’ve never heard of this course, may I highly recommend the Perspectives course. From their website:
Why Perspectives Course? God has a “world-sized” role for every Christian in His global purpose.Whether people go to distant countries or stay at home is a secondary issue. The primary issue is what most people are hungry to discover: vision to live a life of purpose. Discovering that vision makes this course valuable, and perhaps crucial, for any Christian.
What is the Perspectives Course?
Perspectives is a fifteen week course designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose.
The Biblical and Historical sections reveal why our confidence is based on the historic fact of God’s relentless work from the dawn of history until this day.
The Cultural and Strategic sections underscore that we are in the midst of a costly, but very “do-able” task, confirming the Biblical and Historical hope.
Great Great Commission Articles
I’ll be posting here things I find online to help you move toward the Great Commission:
Chuck Lawless’ article ‘Becoming a Great Commission Church‘ Highly recommended reading. A church leader could easily take this article and use it as a guide to move your church closer toward Great Commission involvement