Still looking for more? Below are books, prayer guides, and websites where you and your family can learn more about different mission’s history, what’s happening today, and personal lives of missionaries through the ages.
Adult Resources – Books
Biographies and Autobiographies
Gladys Alward: The Little Woman by Gladys Alward and Christine Hunter
Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Small Woman by Alan Burgess
Superplan: A Journey into God’s Story by Chris Clayman
Amy Carmichael: Let the Little Children Come by Lois Hoadley Dick
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards (Editor)
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
Jungle Pilot: The Story of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador by Russell T. Hitt and Stephen F. Saint
There’s a Sheep in My Bathtub by Brian Hogan
What’s That in Your Hand? God and Pool – The Gospel Trick Shot Story by Steve Lillis
Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer Missionary by W. P. Livingstone
In the Land of Blue Burqas by Kate McCord
Eric Liddell: Pure Gold by David McCasland
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
Peace Child by Don Richardson
End of the Spear by Steve Saint
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
To China…with Love by Hudson Taylor
Revolution in World Missions: One Man’s Journey to Change a Generation by K.P. Yohannan
Missions and Evangelism – Theology and Practice
On Being a Missionary by Thomas Hale
Woman to Woman, Sharing Jesus with a Muslim Friend by Joy Loewen
Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism by Carl Medearis
What in the World is God Doing? The Essentials of Global Missions by C. Gordon Olson
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
Finish the Mission by John Piper and David Mathis (Editors)
Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper
The Challenge of Missions by Oswald J. Smith
The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns
Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims are Falling in Love with Jesus by Jerry Trousdale
Out of the Comfort Zone by George Verwer
The light to the nations by Michael Goheen
Missional teaching by John Franke
Ethnicity: The Nations, Tongues, and Faiths of Metropolitan New York by Chris Clayman and Meredith Lee
Operation World : The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation by Jason Mandryk
Adult Resources – Online
Ask A Missionary: https://askamissionary.com/ – Real Q&A with real missionaries about real life, helping you to find out where you might fit in God’s global plan.
Thrive Connection: https://thriveministry.org/connection – A daily devotional to encourage women in their faith and life overseas.
Wycliffe: https://www.wycliffe.org/resources – A tab on the website of Wycliffe Bible Translators, including Bible and language resources; videos; prayer tools; and a discovery center to learn about people, languages, and cultures around the world.
Children’s Resources – Print and Media
Christian Heroes: Then & Now (book and audio series) by Janet and Geoff Benge
Heroes of the Faith (book series) by Barbour Publishing, Inc.
The Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith (DVD series) by the Christian History Institute
Ten Boys Who Changed the World by Irene Howat
Ten Girls Who Changed the World by Irene Howat
Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (book series) by Dave and Neta Jackson
Little Lights (series) by Catherine MacKenzie
Trailblazers (series) by Catherine MacKenzie
Heroes for Young Readers (book series) by Renee Taft Meloche and Bryan Pollard
Missionary Stories from Around the World by Betty Swinford
Window on the World: An Operation World Prayer Resource by Mollie Wall
Children’s Resources – Online
Kids of Courage: https://www.kidsofcourage.com/ – A website of Voice of the Martyrs, including information about believers around the world, as well as activities, videos, and downloads.
Wycliffe (kids tab): https://www.wycliffe.org/resources/kids – A tab on the website of Wycliffe Bible Translators, including activities, recipes, and country information – just for kids!