Books for Sale

We have a wide selection of books for sale available in mainly English or Mandarin. Be inspired by our missionary biographies and mission books! They can be purchased from the OMF Front Desk in the Welcome Space. Optionally for churches, if you would like us to set up a missions booth/book table, please contact us at sg.events@omfmail.com.

English

Christ Alone: A Pictorial Presentation of Hudson Taylor’s Life and Legacy

It can truly be said, the impact of the life and ministry of Hudson Taylor has been and continues to be tremendous among Chinese Christians as well as the Christian churches around the world. In 2005, as we remember the 100th anniversary of Hudson Taylor’s death and celebrate the 140th anniversary of his founding of the China Inland Mission (CIM), we are pleased to announce the publication of “Christ Alone – A Pictorial Presentation of Hudson Taylor’s Life and Legacy”.

J. Hudson Taylor: A Man in Christ

Steer has pulled together key events, character traits and spiritual principles that formed the pioneer missionary and founder of OMF. This is a very readable account of Taylor`s life, his losses and the God who provided for him.

Looking Back, An Autobiography

J. Hudson Taylor’s life radically changed the Christian church. His faith and godliness inspired countless believers to extraordinary faith and passion for Christ. He has been called one of the four or five most influential foreigners who came to China in the 19th century for any purpose, religious or secular. Few who read his story will remain content with the state of their own faith. His increasing thirst for God is contagious. This new edition of his autobiography is for today’s believers – to discover his model of faith, obedience, humility and dependence on God.

Spiritual Secret

Husband, father, physician, evangelist, visionary and founder of the China Inland Mission – James Hudson Taylor lived his life for God with intention and purpose. In the process, God revealed to him the secret to joy and satisfaction, no matter what circumstances surrounded him.

In the course of his life Taylor knew poverty, hardship, loss, frustration and the difficulties of ministering in the challenging country of China. He knew that he could fully and completely trust and depend upon God to meet his every need, all the time, no matter how insurmountable the obstacles appeared.

The Growth of a Soul/Work of God

The classic two-volume story of Hudson Taylor and the founding of the CIM (now known as OMF). This detailed account includes many of Taylor’s personal writings that express his vision, faith and frustrations. It is also an account of the miracles that took the young mission agency into the inland provinces of China. The first volume covers Taylor’s life, the second describes the founding of the China Inland Mission.

It was the 1920s, and a young woman names Isobel Seline Miller was making her mark in the theater, social and academic world. But through her mother’s prayers and after a tragic romance, Isobel discovered peace with God. After reading about Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission, she felt a call to China, and specifically, to the Lisu people. Preparation at Moody Bible Institute was completed with honors, and eventually she sailed for China as a missionary. There she married John Kuhn whom she had first met during her training at Moody. Together they faced hardships, long separations, severe illness, war, and death itself. Yet through all this the church among the Lisu people grew in faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Ascent to the Tribes

Day was breaking on the far Thailand hills. A sense of something new coming had been scattered over the mountaintops. A new name was heard on the lips of tribe after tribe. Some wistfully wondered if He had power to dispel the darkness of their bondage to demons. Others whispered His name in secret fearing the consequences of open confession, but there were a few groups who would own Him as Savior and worship Him as the Son of God.

By Searching

Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as graduation approached and her engagement was broken, she questioned that decision. “If You will prove to me that You are, and if You will give me peace, I will give You my whole life.” God heard Isobel’s prayers and responded. Her search ended, and He gave her a whole new life of fruitful missionary service in China.

Children of the Hills

Isobel Kuhn, with her husband John, longed to win the lovable Lisu people to Christ. She delighted in them and the simplicity of their lives. She says, “Lisuland is a place of physical hardness and spiritual luxury, but if you have ever tasted that luxury all else will be tame for ever after.” Isobel had the privilege of seeing the Spirit of God moving among an unreached people group.

Green Leaf in Drought

This is the story of the reluctant exodus, when the last China Inland Mission members were forced from Communist China. The experiences of Arthur and Wilda Mathews answer the question: Can a Christian grow in the driest circumstances?

In The Arena

“In the Arena” continues the story of Isobel Kuhn. Christians are on display, like someone condemned to die in the arena. Isobel was convinced that the trials of her life are “arena experiences” and her most valuable lessons.

Nests Above The Abyss

First published more than 60 years ago, this book has become a classic about the work of the Holy Spirit in transforming lives characterized by fear, sin and darkness into beauty, joy and the hope of the resurrection. Isobel Kuhn was able to write as she did about the Lisu people of southwest China because she lived with them and shared their spiritual battles.

Second Mile People

Six “second-mile people” were friends and colleagues whose lives made a deep impression on Isobel Kuhn. These brief character studies of their spiritual lives offer vivid examples of lifestyle Christianity.

Stones of Fire

This is the true story of Mary, a young Lisu tribeswoman, who was challenged by Isobel Kuhn to “let God break her heart.” “Stones of Fire” records her struggles and the surprising results.

Whom God Has Joined

John and Isobel Kuhn were two ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment — to put “God first.” With transparent honesty and humor, Isobel shares stories from her life as a missionary wife in China. Her exuberance and colorful style make those far-away places seem as close as next door, while her deep faith in God speaks to the deep needs we all experience.

A Biography of John Sung

This is an honest biography of an extraordinary man. No attempt is made either to conceal or to camouflage the idiosyncrasies and spiritual defects in John Sung’s personality. At first sight it is almost surprising that God should have been pleased to prosper his ministry so greatly. He had a strong will and a hot temper. He was independent to the point of being sometimes stubborn. A rebel as a boy, he remained an individualist all his life. He could be abrupt and even rude. His wife and family must at times have felt neglected. He was certainly a scholar, with remarkable academic attainments, but his Biblical preaching was never “scholarly” and could be grotesque.

Is there any explanation of John Sung’s great power? Why did God bring salvation to so many sinners, fullness of life to so many believers and revival to so many churches through his comparatively brief ministry of only 15 years (1929 – 1944) Can we learn from his experience what are the conditions of divine blessing? This book will make every reader ask, “Why did God honour the ministry of John Sung?” It will lead the reader to ponder carefully the qualities of the worker whom God blesses and the character of the work that He prospers. And it will show the relevance that John Sung’s story still has for us in 21st Century Asia.

After the Heavy Rain

Thirteen of Reaksa Himm’s immediate family, including his parents, were brutally executed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge. Severely wounded, Reaksa was hidden by the bodies of his family.

He struggled free, and ultimately made his way to Canada. He found faith in Christ, but for years wrestled with bitterness, hatred and a desire for vengeance- in Cambodia, revenge is a matter of honour. After the Heavy Rain describes how Reaksa discovered what it truly means to forgive. He tracked down his family’s killers one by one, embraced them, gave them a friendship scarf and presented each with a Bible. But that was only the beginning…

Complete Surrender: A Biography of Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell, the Scottish 400m Olympic Champion from the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris was immortalised in the Oscar winning film Chariots of Fire. His story however goes far beyond the restrictions of a two hour movie that in any case was not entirely accurate with the truth of the detail of Liddell’s extraordinary but tragically short life.

Julian Wilson’s vivid biography recounts not only the highs and lows of his athletics career including his controversial decision never to run on a Sunday, but also his life after the Olympics as a missionary in war torn China. It was here that is unassuming and selfless character won him many friends despite the severity of the conditions he had to endure toward the end of his life.

God’s Faithfulness: Stories from China Inland Mission and OMF International

God’s Faithfulness is a unique anthology of forty CIM and OMF missionary stories, which testify powerfully to the faithfulness of God throughout the 150 years of our history.

They are stories of tragedy, triumph, sorrow and joy, God’s provision and many, many answers to prayer. They show ordinary men and women struggling to tell the story of Jesus across cultures and the grace of God in using stumbling words and flawed lives to bring people to faith. They show what love for God and love for East Asia’s peoples can achieve in the life-creating hands of the Holy Spirit.

Grasping Heaven

Grasping Heaven is the story of a young lady doctor from Denver Dr Tami Fisk. Her journey led her to do pioneer work among the Yi minority in the Great Cold Mountains of West China. After three years her promising time in China was cut short as she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. The ensuing story is her final journey that ultimately led to her death. A story of faith, courage and a remarkable sense of humor.

Grasping Heaven also reveals the striking parallels of Dr. Fisk and the life of Dr. Broomhall, who forty years ago was the first to work among the Yi. His time was cut short due to the communist take over. After three years he had to leave the country.

With excerpts from Tami’s journal, the book shares her anecdotes and observations of the Yi people in China, in particular her stories of being a Martian.

Help! My Halo’s Falling

If you’re looking for a biography full of glamour and adventure, depicting haloed saints sacrificing life and limb on some far-off heathen shore, look elsewhere. But if you want to know what it’s really like to become a missionary, read on. Laugh and cry with Larry and his wife Paula through language study, adjustment to an international mission, finding identity and raising children in a new culture.

Through sickness after sickness, floods, robberies and the pressures of living in an intractable society, discover what it takes to bring Thai people to know Christ and to see a church beginning to grow. Larry and Paula’s first term didn’t produce even a hint of a halo, but it did produce in them a greater determination to be more like their master, Jesus.

Live To be Forgotten

A portrait of the second General Director of CIM, D.E. Hoste. This bilingual narrative gives us a glimpse of the spiritual journey of a humble servant leader. From his conversion, he was fully committed and on fire. He showed humble perseverance even in his application with the CIM, eventually going to China as one of the Cambridge Seven. His humility was further tested as he worked under his co-worker and local leaders. Amidst the crisis during the Boxer Uprising in 1900, he succeeded Hudson Taylor to lead the CIM for more than 30 years. In 1929 despite the political instability causing many missionaries to return home, Hoste issued a call for 200 new workers for China, bringing CIM into the “Forward Movement”.

Through his life we can see how God moulded his servant leader. May God use this book to encourage and challenge the younger generation of today.

Lizard Tails

Earthed largely in the soils of three nations, Chern Chern’s stories are a powerful testimony to the grace and the power of God at work. The faith and faithfulness of them as a family honed through the anvil of trials, uncertainties and a deep trust in God over the years fills every page of this book. Simple, straightforward and down-to-earth, Chern Chern’s uncanny ability to turn every incident, both happy and painful ones, into great teaching lessons of faith and discipleship will enrich every reader. A great storyteller who rejuvenates every lizard tail and causes it to pulsate with life as she connects with Scripture and saints of old.

Malayan Story: The story of work of China Inland Mission-Overseas Missionary Fellowship in Malaya in the 1950s

The author, Amy Moore was 21 when she graduated from Melbourne Bible Institute and then sailed for China with the China Inland Mission. Allocated to work in the Shaanxi Province, there she met her husband, Percy at a field conference and married in 1935. After returning to China in 1940, they carried on an effective work in the Province until they were expelled by Communism in 1950 and moved to Sydney. Two years later, they were sent to Malaya to launch a new work for the mission and there they laboured for seven years. When Amy passed on in 2005, her first draft of Malayan Story was completed and her son, Ray has since produced and published this book.

Mountain Rain

“Much of the spiritual teaching one hears does not seem to work. But I found that the Cross of Jesus Christ worked. I felt like a man perishing of thirst, to whom some beautiful, clear cold water had begun to flow … I had so much to learn! It seemed as if God was saying: ‘You are crying to me to do a big work among the Lisu; I am wanting to do a big work in you yourself.'”

James Fraser was only 22 years old when he abandoned a promising engineering career and went to China. At first sight of the Lisu tribespeople of Yunnan province he felt an immediate affection for them. For the rest of his life, he traveled on horseback over rugged mountains, laboring to bring the Lisu the good news of Christ. Packed with personal letters, insightful anecdotes, and riveting stories of missionary life in China, this superb biography by his daughter shines with God’s constant faithfulness and power over evil.

No Moss

As an old proverb goes, “A rolling stone gathers no moss.” With a career in Christian broadcasting spanning more than 50 years, David Huntley has worked, taught and preached in studios, stations and churches around the world. Join David on his journeys and challenges in God’s service. No Moss is his amazing story of how the Lord directed and provided for him and his family, through their years as “rolling stones” all over the globe.

Out of My Brokenness into His Calling

Out of my Brokenness into His Calling is a collection of lessons and insights from a life of walking with God. Pauline walks us through her personal journey of faith, from her youth to being a family in the mission field. In it, Pauline bared her soul and life and showed that when the disciples of Jesus are authentic about their struggles and bring their brokenness to the Lord, then at His cross they will experience, reconciliation and victory, becoming “more than conquerors through Him who loved us”.

Point Me To The Skies

The story of ambush had shaken them. ‘They are going to force you out. But you won’t make it to Xichang.’ ‘They will shoot you… on the mountain pass.’ As the Communists gained control of China, foreigners were no longer welcome.

The team packed what they could onto their mules and set out across the mountains. As they ascended the icy slopes, bleak mists closed in. The paths were treacherous, the future uncertain.

Joan had spent years trying to get to China, facing setbacks, discouragement and opposition. But she was sure God wanted her in China. Finally, reaching the ‘Great Cold Mountains’, things seemed to fall into place. Living and working with the Broomhall family, Joan felt, for the first time in her life, that she belonged.

Now she was being asked to leave. Did God really have a plan?

As Joan looks back, 60 years on, God’s faithfulness and sovereignty are clear. Her remarkable story shows us that there are some lessons we can only learn with hindsight.

Sacrificial Love: Portraits of CIM Missionaries in Gansu & Xinjiang

“For the love of Christ constraineth us,” (2 Cor. 5:14a, KJV). This was the motivation that sent missionaries to serve under the China Inland Mission (CIM), founded in 1865 by James Hudson Taylor. Because its thrust was “inland”, here we have biographies of those that served in Gansu and Xinjiang in the far northwest. In spite of floods, famines, earthquakes, wars and rumours of wars, sickness, death (often tragic), they stood with their Chinese colleagues, friends through thick and thin. Truly, it was Christ’s sacrificial love that sent them and empowered them. These missionaries portrayed in this book are vivid examples of faith and obedience to Christ even unto death.

The Tears of My Soul

Sokreaksa was a young member of a large family in Siem Reap, Cambodia. When the country fell to the Khmer Rouge in 1975, his family was forced to join the exodus to the jungle villages. As the soldiers consolidated their grip, deaths increased- those who complained, the educated, an informer or disliked by; they were ‘sent to study’ (killed). Teenage boys were brainwashed into amoral, vindictive thugs. Then the day came when the family was marched to their grave dug in a jungle clearing. One by one they fell. Gravely wounded, Sokreaksa was covered by the bodies of who were once his family members. His executioners walked away laughing. That morning, Sokreaksa climbed from the mass grave, hatred burning from his heart. Could he possibly forgive his family’s killers?

Where your treasure is

A little over two years after it welcomed the first Japanese to its Sunday worship service, Itoi Church, located in a small town in Hokkaido, baptised its first believer in 1982. During the baptism service, the visibly nervous young believer stood up to share his testimony. It was an act that took great courage, but it marked the beginning of an amazing chain of events that would lead to more conversions and baptisms.

In this missionary’s autobiography, Melville Szto recounts his pioneering church-planting experiences in Japan – as well as his own spiritual journey – and gives readers inspiring glimpses of the grace of God at work in yielded lives and the power of God at work in “hard” places.

There Your Heart Will Be Also

In his second book, There Your Heart Will Be Also following up from his first, Where Your Treasure Is, it continues Melville and Salome’s fascinating story of serving God in Singapore and Japan for the next 15 years until their retirement from active overseas missionary service in 2010. The key word in the title of the book is ‘Heart’, and this book, not surprisingly, is full of heart. This book tells the story of how God calls and equips, protects and provides, and reaches out to the lost world through hearts of His servants that are fully committed to Him and His will. The true Treasure of our lives has to do with Christ and His Gospel of salvations and when we realise this, our hearts will be consecrated to do nothing else but His glorious will.

Unbound

Entangled in addiction, abuse and idol worship, three women seemed beyond hope. An engaging story that paints a vivid picture of the challenges of contemporary Taiwan, a society where the traditional and ultra-modern live in unresolved tension. As these three lives demonstrate, the barriers to the Gospel are formidable, but still God is at work. Book previously named “Dead Women Walking”.

Dr Bruce Waltke: “Jennifer Su McIntyre gives a glimpse of God’s glory in the lives of three women who had lived their lives in the dark side of Taiwan culture. Her writing is lucid, insightful and edifying. She knows the depths of human depravity and the heights of God’s grace. This is a book that I will remember forever”

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to the Chinese

This book is designed to help you if you have regular interaction with people from China. Firstly, it gives you a brief outline of the major changes that have taken place in recent history so that you can understand their cultural background.

Secondly, it looks at Chinese students in more detail. Why are they in your schools and universities? Where in China do they come from and what difference does that make? What has changed in their attitude to study? What is their lifestyle likely to be like? What will they think of you?

Thirdly, it looks at how best to befriend Chinese people and make them welcome in your country and Fourthly, how best to engage them in discussion (including a valuable FAQ section with answers and further resources to go to) and Fifthly, how to speak on spiritual topics.

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to the Japanese

Globalisation means that increasingly we meet people from a wider variety of nations and cultures.

The manufacturing revolution that has seen Japan become one of the top industrialised nations in the world means that more Japanese people are travelling abroad and more people are travelling to Japan.

What should Christian’s know about the Japanese? That question is answered by this book.

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to the Japanese firstly looks at the history, culture and religions common in Japan – and their attitude to Christianity.

Secondly, it gives guidance on how to befriend Japanese people (including a life-saving ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ section) and thirdly how best to talk to them about Christianity itself.

A Secret Hope

Neighbouring villages considered the remote village of Taguangu, Philippines, trash. Its reputation was well-deserved. Tanguangu was little more than a den of loafers, brawlers, drunkards, gamblers and thieves.

Desperate for change, three Manobo believers asked God to send a missionary to Tanguangu.

At that very time, God called Ria Zebua from the tiny island of Nias in Indonesia to take the gospel to the Manobo people. But to whcih village shoudl Ria go?

A Secret Hope tells how God directed her and a team of Filipino missionaries to the Manobo in Taguangu – that lair of crooks and ruffians. there they God do the impossible again and again.

Dawn Harvest

Weaving together stories that reveal gripping, eye-opening, and hope-inspiring realities about the urban poor in the Philippines, Patrick Hobbs takes readers into the lives of men, women, and youth who daily face the challenges of life in the slums of the mega-city.

“I couldn’t stop reading… Dawn Harvest if an easy read about real people… set in a fictitious urban poor settlement. The grassroots work of Bukang Liwayway (Dawn for the Poor) has brought hope and new beginnings to many in the urban slums.” – Dr. Lee Wanak, Program Director, Center for Transformational Urban Leadership, Asian Theological Seminary.

Jonathan in the Middle Kingdom

This book chronicles the adventures of a first term missionary working in a “creative access country”.  This powerfully written book is particularly aimed to challenge people 20-35 years of age.

Myths & Missionaries

Thanks to our information-rich society and the availability of travel, a lot of ignorance about the mission field has been discarded. Churches seem much better educated about the nature and needs of the mission field.

But what about the missionaries themselves? What are the facts and fiction about them? What are they like? What do they need? Many North American churches are content to keep their missionary clothed in Superman’s costume. They prefer not to probe too deeply beneath the surface. The secular media often goes to the extreme, zeroing in on Clark Kent, and ridiculing him for his human fallibility.

The truth obviously lies somewhere between these two extremes, and if we want to pray intelligently for and support our missionaries, we must make a greater effort to separate the fantasies from the facts.

When You Cross-Cultures: Vital Issues Facing Christian Missions

Written by the late Jim Chew who served as a missionary with The Navigators, this book was born from his concern that of these ‘two-thirds world’ missionaries and lay workers (as well as many from ‘developed’ lands) are entering upon cross-cultural work with inadequate preparation for that increasingly complex task. This means that they are being subjected to unnecessary and avoidable stresses and strains. From Jim’s wide experience as a trainer of candidates, and supervisor of missionaries, especially under the auspices of The Navigators, he shares keen insights that will provide invaluable counsel to both candidates and missionaries who are struggling with complex problems of inter-cultural adaptations.

 

6 Ways to Reach God’s World

6 Ways to Reach God’s World is a series of seven brief 5 minute videos that help you discover how you can be involved through learning with intention, prayer, going cross-culturally as messengers of the gospel, sending (which includes giving), welcoming internationals around you and even mobilizing others for all of these strategic roles.

Jesus Says Go

This book is for everyone who wants to bring the gospel of Christ to another culture. What doe it mean to enter another world? To leave friends and family? To use your training in a radically different way? And to be a servant? In an age when terrorists will die for their beliefs, what does it mean to us that Jesus said “Go”?

Whether you are considering missions as a life-long calling or a short-term missions trip, there are many factors to consider – family, acclimating to a foreign culture, monetary support, etc. Even our expectations need to be realistic and well-founded. Missionary stories of all types from around the world illustrate the problems, solutions, and ongoing challenges of the missionary life.

Radical Discipleship

Radical. Extremist? Terrorist? Christian? These days being radical is associated with violence and intolerance. But what does it mean for a Christian to be a radical disciple of Jesus? To parade around campus in your Christian hoodie? To wear your cross-marked wrist strapping to rugby? To get up before everyone else to read your Bible and pray?

Roger Steer has drawn together a collection of real life instances from Hudson Taylor’s remarkable life, with each one teaching, by example, the true meaning of radical discipleship. Hudson Taylor was a radical disciple. He seemed unremarkable in many ways and was only 21 when he began his ministry but he was committed and passionate about Jesus. He broke social and cultural expectations to remain true to the gospel. Far from being a negative thing, Taylor’s life shows us that being a radical disciple is about relationship-developing, social-working and Kingdom-building. It is about extremes of joy, peace, love and dependence on God despite suffering, poverty and ridicule.

Sensible Behaviour: How to Avoid Indiscreet Relationships

This is a time when we are seeing many complex problems in relationships between men and women in our society. If we do not give Christians specific teaching on how to use Biblical principles in relating to the opposite sex, they could easily end up doing things that are common in society but not acceptable to Christians. This booklet aims to meet this need for sane Scriptural advice in this crucial area.

Servant Leadership: The Master’s Design, An Asian Perspective

Dev eloping servant leaders centres on a resolution in bridging differences in cultural norms, context, worldview, belief, values and so on. Servant Leadership:The Master’s Design addresses the critical challenges of gaining a stranger contextual relevance within leadership development process. It offers recommendations also for equipping leadership trainers and trainees who can serve their communities as they serve Christ in Asia.

The Heart of Godly Leadership

“This is not a book of leadership theory. We have enough of those already. We need to develop skills that are part of the requirements for effective leadership. Allan tells us how, and the appeal of the book is that this is authentic stuff from a man of God who knows what he is talking about.” David Pickard.

Allan Webb’s book gets straight to the point about what makes a good Christian leader : Influence, Spiritual Authority, Vision and Faith, Servanthood, Lifelong Development, Calling and Equipping, and Competencies.

Also available in Chinese.

“The power of prayer has never been tried to its full capacity in any church. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine grace and power wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let the whole Church answer God’s standing challenged; “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knows not.” 

~ J. Hudson Taylor

 

30 Days of Prayer for the Shan

Once proud feudal rulers of vast lands in Burma, China and Thailand, the Shan are now a people with no land to call their own. Their communities suffer from illiteracy, addiction, prostitution, AIDS, poverty, broken families, and a loss of hope. Still, they are a very proud race, deriving great joy from their heritage. Their Buddhist faith, intricately combined with animism, is deeply rooted in their culture. One of the largest unreached peoples, numbering 5-7 million, they are a people in deep need of the gospel of Christ.

A Legacy of Faith: Stories of Taiwan’s Working-Class Christians

A book card project, this set holds some stories of Taiwanese people who became believers as a result of OMF’s 68 years of ministry in Taiwan.  We hope that these stories will inform your prayers and encourage you to partner with us.

Faces of the Black Tai: A Prayer Journey Through the Tai Dam World

Over the last 10 years much prayer has gone up for the Tai Dam – and exciting things happening. Believers meet in many provinces, boldly sharing Jesus with friends and family, miracles experienced, and males becoming Christian leaders. Based on first hand interviews and personal experiences of Tai Dam people.

Growing Up Among Worlds-30 Days of Prayer for Third Culture Kids

Through stories of real experiences (of TCKs from Europe, N America, Asia and Australasia), this guide will introduce you to some of the challenges faced by TCKs as they grow up in multi-cultural environments while their parents share the gospel. It will help you know how to pray for them. Thank you for joining us in prayer of Third Culture Kids.

I Love Laos

The collection of articles in this prayer guide is an attempt to describe life in Laos, in the hope that you will learn to love Laos.

The best way God’s people can demonstrate love for Laos is to pray for this nation and her peoples. Each article concludes with suggested prayer points. These are intended to springboard you into informed intercession for the people God loves in Laos.

Lost Jade: 30 Days Prayer Booklet for the Yao

This page-a-day calendar includes a scripture, a short blurb explaining a specific aspect of Amdo life and culture, and prayer points related to that aspect. The calendar covers 30 days and includes a short introduction to the Amdo people.

Pray For Cambodia

Cambodia is a nation with a broken past, a result of two recent wars and the purges of the 1970s. The effects of the devastation are still felt today. Spiritually, Cambodia has been under the sway of Buddhism and animism, but God is at work in this broken nation. The Cambodian church, nearly eradicated through persecution in the 1970s has grown from a few thousand to nearly a quarter million today.

Reaching Taiwan’s Working Class

Despite its modern, high-tech cities and veneer of Western influence, Taiwan is a deeply traditional society, steeped in idol worship and fear of the spirit world. The gospel has made little impact on this highly superstitious culture. This guide will help you know how to pray for the working-class majority so the light of the gospel will break through into their dark lives.

The Peoples of Cambodia

God loves the people of Cambodia. He gave them rich resources and joy in diversity to make something beautiful of their lives, not something devastated by war. This book describes some of these jewels framed under severe pressure. The purpose of this book is to introduce the Unreached Peoples of Cambodia to Christians, so that prayer for these peoples, ministries and friendships with them might increase in our generation.

Tibetans: How Will They Hear?

After centuries of hard work and intense sacrifice with little lasting fruit in Tibet, Christians are beginning ti see Good move in new and encouraging ways. Prayer is beginning to rend the curtain… There aren’t many known Tibetan believers and few are adequately discipled, but God is on the move in dramatic ways. Will you pray with us for the salvation of Tibetans and the planting of a vibrant Tibetan Church?

Grace in Strange Disguise

Physiotherapist Esther Macdonald is living the Australian dream, and it doesn’t surprise her. After all, her father has always said, “Follow Jesus and be blessed.” But at twenty-eight, her world shatters. Everyone assures her God will come through for her, but what happens when he doesn’t? Has she offended God? Is her faith too small? Will finding the truth cost her the people closest to her heart?

Grace in the Shadows

Physiotherapist Esther has survived cancer, but wounds within her family remain unhealed. Is her revived faith the reason for the rift or could a simmering secret be the root cause? Cosmetics consultant Rachel buried her past – and her father’s God – but the past refuses to stay buried. Will she continue to run or is confronting her pain the way to freedom?

Two women. One collision course with light and truth. Can God’s grace shine even in the darkest of shadows?

Grace in Deep Waters

William Macdonald is at the pinnacle of his career. Pastor of a growing megachurch and host of a successful national radio programme. Clever and respected, he’s a man with everything, including a secret. His wife has left him and he can’t risk anyone finding out.

Blanche Macdonald is struggling. Her once rock-solid marriage is showing cracks. She promised to love her husband for better or for worse, but does loving always mean staying? Blanche desires to put God first. Not William. Not her daughter. Not herself.

When is a marriage over? When do you stand and fight?

God’s Adventurer

Hudson Taylor was a teenager when God told him to go to China. Though he was alone, broke and critically ill, he hung on to that goal and to the God who was sending him. Would God be enough? Danger and adventure abound in this true story of a man who dared to risk and trust.

For ages 13 and up.

Granny Han’s Breakfast

When Granny Han went to her cupboard one morning, her cupboard was bare! Granny prayed for her food anyway, and before she knew it, a large and wonderful breakfast appeared before her eyes. Read the adult version of this true story and the other adventures of Granny Han in Pauline Hamilton’s “To A Different Drum” also available from Davidson Publishing.

For ages 7-10.

Hudson Taylor and the Great Impossible

As a young boy, Hudson Taylor already knew what he wanted to do when he grew up: He wanted to go to China and tell the millions of Chinese people about Jesus Christ. But living in England back in the days when traveling abroad was dangerous and communicating was difficult, it wasn’t going to be easy. Hudson’s dream seemed like a great impossible, but was it?

For ages 8 and up.

Ian and the Gigantic Leafy Obstacle

Ian’s plans to visit another village in Thailand are ruined when a tree falls in front of his truck. Stuck in the forest with no one to help him, Ian sees God’s answer to his prayer come out from behind the trees.

For ages 5-8.

Rice, Noodles, Bread or Chapati?- The Untold Stories of Asian MKs

This book describes the inside stories of Missionary Kids (MKs), the journey to find what is constant, the journey to find home. As one MK in the book describes, “Home is found in a constancy that is built within- an unchanging rootedness, identity and calling in Him who is unchanging.” This book describes the unfinished stories of MKs as the journey goes on. It describes how the seemingly constantly interrupted bits and pieces of their live fit together. It also reveals the Father’s unconditional love as MKs blossom in creativity, strength and maturity.
For ages 11 and up.

Tall Pine Mystery

In this action-packed story set in a Pwo Karen village in Thailand, Canadian children Kim and Sandee stumble into secrets and exciting adventures. The sisters, who attend school in a city, are home for the Christmas holiday.
For ages 8 and up.

The Gods Must Be Angry

Bradit loved to play at being Band Major. But then disaster struck – his stick knocked the head off of the Happy Idol! Father was furious, mother was horrified, and Bradit himself was very, very scared. It all ended in a bonfire. \

For ages 5-8.

The Promise

One disappointing night, Mary makes a promise to God. Little does she know it will carry her halfway around the world and throw her into the hands of Communists! Mary’s promise takes her to China in 1947, just two years before the Communist takeover. As her life gets more and more restricted, Mary struggles to stay true to her promise- and to be thankful in everything. But it is this “thanksgiving key” that will open the door to freedom.

For ages 13 and up.

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Bend the Church, Reach the World

Prayer is the precursor to revival, sand revival is the precursor to an upsurge in missions. Then bending of the Church through prayer is the root of revival, and the reaching of the world through missions is the fruit.

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Churches & Missions Agencies Together

This books is the culmination of years of collaboration between several Singapore churches and the missions agencies through whom missionaries are sent. With great anticipation, we release this work, particularly to leaders of missions agencies and churches, in hopes that the content will be a blessing to our ministries and the missionaries who are sent in these partnerships. The content of this book is unique because it is not merely opinions of an individual from a church or agency perspective. This present a foundational framework  that arise out of peer-reviewed research and real-world practice from a group of church and missions agency leaders who have benefited from the principles contained in these pages.

Chinese/中文

 

惟獨基督

戴德生生平與事工圖片集

戴德生的一生影響很多中國人的生命。適逢二OO五年是戴德生逝世一百周年,海外基督使團特別印製《惟獨基督》戴德生生平與事工圖片紀念集:

  • 搜羅戴德生家族及中國內地會在華事工逾百幀珍藏照片
  • 中國內地會/海外基督使團在中國及東亞的事工概覽
  • 戴德生嘉言選集

本書榮獲ACP第三屆金書奬 中英對照,印刷精美,歷史資料豐富,極具收藏價值。

戴德生嘉言錄 (第三版)

戴德生一生變化萬千,他的經歷使他能參透人情世故。在他所遇的種種事情上,都證實了 神是信實的。他相當長的事奉生命,以及帶來的種種影響,為 神的子民留下豐富的遺產。他為那些願意跟從 神、倚靠 神並相信 神的應許的人立下了美好的榜樣﹔這遺贈真非同小可。他充滿信心的生命,使他的信息極具說服力。他身體力行,以致他所講的都帶著權威。雖然他甚少撰寫文章出 版,但他的講道筆記和私人函件,卻包含豐富的聖經教導和實用的靈修心得。

屬靈的秘訣 – 戴德生信心之旅

本書將為你揭開戴德生經歷重大考驗時,靈裡得力的秘訣。

1849年,十七歲的戴德生將生命奉獻給主。1853年,他離開英國的家鄉,來到陌生的中國。

當時正值中國內亂,政治動盪不安,廣大內地福音的需要急切。戴德生作為內地會的創始人,需要承擔分散在各宣教站同工的生活所需,並探望患病的同工。此外,還得面對內地會工作在英國所受到的責難。困難接踵而來,然而他覺得為主付上一切,絕對是值得的,因為,主始終是信實的。

當愛妻病重,即將離世時,他跪在主前把她交給主,感謝主賜給他們十二年半的快樂時光,並再次重新獻上自己為主使用。

回首百年殉道血 – 1900年義和團事件 殉道宣教士的生命故事

1900年夏天在中國爆發了義和團之亂,令舉世震驚。數月間,數以千計信徒被殺,189名宣教士及其家眷殉難。 這本書就記錄了這些宣教士的生平事蹟。 189篇生命的故事,由蒙召上路、傳道服侍以至蒙難,讓我們近距離地進入這些殉道宣教士的生命,體會他們愛中國人、愛主的心腸,了解他們的國度胸襟和眼 界,如何在百多年前,為了堅守從上而來的呼召,無懼萬水千山,深入邊陲,至死忠心,以他們的血,灌溉了中華大地。 此書是作者繼《捨命的愛——中國內地會宣教士小傳》之後的力作,全書700多頁,史料詳實,圖文並茂,讓讀者更全面、準確、清楚地了解這段史實,聽見殉道 者心聲,認清宣教使命的代價,並從中領略神在背後的奇妙作為。

生命的流露

書中描述的人物、地方都很平凡,但若走進他們的內心世界,感受一下,就會明白在中國居住、工作,在日常生活中活出我們所相信的福音是怎麼一回事。 為了慶祝戴紹曾博士的八十華誕,謹以此書呈獻給他;神使用他影響了許多基督徒專業人士投身全人服務。願此書也帶給你嶄新的挑戰,並激勵你以行動回應心中常存、活潑的盼望。

雖至於死——台約爾傳

在澳門的馬禮遜墓園,有一個墓碑屬於馬禮遜的學生台約爾。 台約爾是誰?他就是中國內地會創辦人戴德生的岳父:

  • 他一生「全為基督,全為中國的好處」而活
  • 他在180年前開始研究中文活字印刷,親手逐字劇鑄如今中文印刷最常用的細明體
  • 他本著溫和謙讓、順服的生命,在事工及人際關係上,活出了對基督的委身
  • 他以愛、以生命澆灌、栽培、影響他年幼的兒女,以至三個孩子長大後,都同樣獻身中國的福音事工

直奔金牌

一九二四年巴黎奧運會,英國短跑名將李愛銳(Eric Liddell,前譯李岱爾),被公認能穩奪一百碼金牌,但他知悉初賽安排在主日時,毅然拒絕參賽。對他來說,尊崇永生的神比一切榮耀更重要。結果他改跑不被看好的四百四十碼,而勇奪金牌,更締造世界紀錄。 這發人深省的一幕,隨著電影烈火戰車的描述,深印人心。可惜,電影在他奪得奧運金牌的高潮後便劃下句號。 《直奔金牌》一書,帶您一瞥銀幕以外的李愛銳生平。他生於中國,死於中國,也葬於中國。奪金後翌年,他追隨父兄腳蹤,返回中國宣教,在抗日戰爭的動亂歲 月,奔走城鄉救災賑饑,經歷槍林彈雨、土匪搶劫和日軍扣押,卻因事奉的喜樂輕看這些險阻。 李愛銳身體力行,鼓勵年青學子以及城鄉牧者,要準確地研讀聖經,忠實地解釋,嚴格地實行,並靠聖靈得力,持之以恆。對他來說,聖靈之於信徒,就如運動精神 之於運動員。

隱藏基督裏 : 何斯德小傳

此書描繪中國內地會第二位總主任何斯德的屬靈生命,從他委身跟隨主、加入內地會、成為劍橋七傑之一,以至他如何謙卑地在同輩及中國領袖之下服侍。在義和團 之亂期間他臨危受命,接續戴德生領導內地會三十多年。1929年國內形勢險峻,英美宣教士紛紛回國,何斯德憑信號召二百位宣教士加入,帶領內地會進入「前 進運動」! 從他的一生,我們學習到神如何陶造祂的僕人領袖。深願神藉著這書,激勵新一代的年青人,被神完全得著。

山雨──富能仁新傳

僳僳使徒富能仁(James O. Fraser) 在二十二歲的盛年,放棄了錦繡前程,由英國來到雲南邊荒,為基督工作,也在基督裡成熟,最後埋骨在那裡。他的女兒 Eileen Crossman 從他自己的資料中,向今日的讀者顯示這位聖徒靈裡得勝的隱祕。

同行二里路 (第二版)

「有人強迫你走一里路,你就同他走二里。」太五41 在這個人人爭取自我權益的世代,主耶穌的教訓是否已不合時宜呢?時移勢易,楊宓貴靈這本寫於三十年代末期的書,對我們還是否適切?作者在前言指出,第一里 路是必須的,但第二里路是救主以慈愛發出的邀請。願我們被這些如同雲彩的見證人所激勵,用愛心回應主的呼喚,以第二里路作馨香的祭,獻在主前。

多走一里路就是一台戏

《多走一里路就是一台戏》是一部回忆录。一个在20世纪20年代来到中国云南偏远地区支教的外国人,在二十余年的中国生活中,将其所见、所闻、所思、所感,用美好、质朴、真诚的语言记录下来给她的亲人朋友。从这些回忆里我们看到了中国那个时代的风土人情。

綠葉常青 (修訂本)

書中所述已是很多年前的事了,這對今天的我們又有什麼意義呢?宣教士一家為著信仰的緣故,忍受戲弄、捆鎖、監禁等磨煉。相對今日的信徒,我們可有作此準備,果真面對強權,也能站立得住嗎?

 

牧杖權杖 --屬靈領袖的操練

韋艾倫牧師 Rev. Allan Webb 在澳洲牧會多年,深受會友愛戴; 韋牧師多年來為神造就不少出色領袖,他結集寶貴經驗,以聖。 七個作屬靈領袖的重要原則:

  1. 以身作則 - 在當跑的路上以個人的行為表現作榜樣
  2. 君子慎獨 - 生命素質重於事奉技巧與領袖魅力
  3. 高瞻遠矚 - 以信心的眼界看見神的旨意
  4. 乃役於人 - 偉大源自謙卑,以服侍去帶領
  5. 畢生之旅 - 一生追求成長:品格、技巧與價值觀
  6. 整裝上路 - 力求裝備自己,操練聖靈恩賜
  7. 恩主導我程 - 耶穌乃領袖的典範

“韋艾倫牧師的領袖觀並非停留於理論,他以生命的傳遞建立”  馮浩鎏醫生 “作領袖的真義就是知性的認識與生命的敬虔互相結合,私生”  戴紹曾牧師

我不再懼怕 – 迎向紛亂的世代

地震、颱風、水災、社會動亂、金融海嘯…,災難層出不窮,

活在這個世界上,似乎讓人愈來愈懼怕。

艾德維(David W. Ellis)為蘇格蘭教會牧師,歷任海外基督使團(OMF)(前中國內地會)印尼工場主任及英國地區主任,夫妻二人四十多年來在世界各地服事不輟。

本書生動記錄作者及家人在印尼屢次遭遇危難,如何蒙神保守而脫險的奇妙經歷。同時作者也帶領我們深入研經,從聖經真理中找到不再懼怕的祕訣。他從神在歷史 的作為中,闡明神是歷史的掌權者,無論什麼邪惡的事,到頭來必被掌管一切的神用來達成祂的旨意。歷史終必歸結到十字架,至終祂的國權必遍及全地。敬畏神是 我們唯一的盼望,也是懼怕的解藥。

作者提醒我們,穆斯林並不是基督徒的敵人,邪惡不是伊斯蘭教的問題,也不是資本主義或共產主義的問題——是「我」的問題。作者以極深的屬靈洞見,讓我們體認到無論就個人或國家層面,唯一能逃離邪惡魔掌的方法,就是轉離它而悔改歸向神。

讓世界不一樣 – 成為差傳教會 (第二版)

我們相信宣教不是教會功能之一,乃是首要功能。耶穌看為最主要事工,祂的教會不敢視為次要。我們的主在世後頒布的大使命,理應成為祂的教會首要關注。教會的使命就是宣教,因此,教會最優先的事工,就是實踐大使命,去使萬民作主的門徒。史雲頓教會只是教會能改變世界的其中一例,你的教會也可以改變世界。誠願此書所論述的原則能幫助讀者知道怎樣去行。

幔子撕破了- 得見光明

出生於一個著名正統穆斯林家庭的高姍●法蒂瑪,自少失去母親又在癱瘓。當她摯愛的父親在她十六歲那年也去世時,她的世界像是走到了盡頭。 就在她悲痛若絶時,真主向她說話,要她讀古蘭經中的麥爾彥篇,尋找得醫治好她,並一步一步的帶領她更深入的認識祂的愛,過一個榮耀祂的生活。

赛跑人生

生命如果是象一场竞赛,那么最重要的就是我们必须确定自己是处在一个正确的赛事里。这本书用比赛来作为比喻而去探讨生命里最重要的事物,而这些事物会在现代生活的匆促、窒息以及分心之下被忽略。它引用故事和深入的了解去发掘古今最佳的智慧来把读者指向那最好的生命。这里有圣经的智慧,是为了那些因为对生命有所不解、疲惫不堪或是不满的,以及那些在找寻一个更美好生活方式的人而摘取的。

三维福音(简体)

照明你們心中的眼睛,使你們知道他的恩召有何等的指望,他在聖徒中得的基業有何等豐盛的榮耀,並知道他向我們這信的人所顯的能力是何等浩大。(弗1:18-19) 當我們習慣以法律角度來詮釋救恩,卻越來越發現真理並未滲入生命的每個角落,使之開花結實。西方神學強調罪得赦免,但極為龐大的群體在根深蒂固的榮辱文化與令人生畏的民間宗教的環境中,尋求尊榮與能力。因此,在今天全球化的世界,如何展現福音的豐盛完全,顯得極為迫切。

本書是一本實用的指南,作者透過他的服侍經歷和研究,幫助我們梳理聖經如何對罪咎、羞恥和懼怕的文化說話。對於每種文化類型,你將學習到它們的主要文化特徵,它們如何影響日常生活,聖經救恩敘事的多個側面,關鍵的聖經經文,更深理解原罪和贖罪的教義,三維「救恩計劃」和「救恩故事」的傳福音方法,處境化形式的見證等等。

一对一门徒培育

门徒培育一直都是教会领袖特别关注,却常常不知从何着手的关键话题。常常的困惑是:从未被培育,怎么培育人?或是尝试培育门徒但屡屡受挫? “一对一门徒培育”是门训者和门徒在基督里一起共学共成长,彼此扶持,越来越像耶稣的过程。作者解开我们的心结,除去想要开始门徒培育者的惧怕,以为必须”足够好”才可以培育门徒。因为门徒培育本是”本于神,倚靠神,归于神”的旅程。 《一对一门徒培育》让门训者既明白神的心意,又了解每一个独特的个人,以及神要怎样在每个有独特经历的个人身上得荣耀!

发现圣经故事的力量

每个人都喜欢一个好故事。 在一个预先包装的福音配方让人感到寒冷的时代,上帝可以有力地使用精心讲述的圣经故事来触摸人们的心并将他们吸引到自己。 在西方和非西方背景下的事奉之后,教会种植者Christine Dillon发现圣经故事比大多数其他形式的护教或传福音的演示更有效。 事实上,非基督徒实际上喜欢故事,并不断回来更多。 故事提供了坚实的圣经基础,使听众能够理解,应用和回应福音,然后继续在神的服务中取得卓有成效的成熟。 这本书包括如何塑造一个好故事,如何通过故事做传福音,以及如何引导圣经讨论的实用指导。 本指南为培训师和跨文化背景下工作的人提供了特别的见解,为您提供了分享每个人都需要听到的故事的具体步骤。

 

內地六巾幗

Each To Her Post

海戴賀美、賈貴安,與美德純─什麼原因使他們投身於中國的福音工作?

何莉莉如何克服種種困難,單獨地在一個語言不通的部族裏傳福音? 珍妮如何為了福音的緣故,長時期忍受與丈夫遠隔重洋? 金寶恩又為什麼甘願放棄舒適安逸的家庭生活? 這六篇栩栩如生、觀察入微的傳記,為她們大無畏的精神與奉獻捨己的生命,作了最好的詮釋。同時,我們得以一窺中國內地會(現改名為海外基督使團)早期的宣教工作情形,這在別的傳記上是很難讀到的。

長江杏林—─來華八醫師

《長江杏林—─來華八醫師》在這八個故事裡,你會發現信仰、專業及對順服大使命三方面的結合;讀到他們孜孜祈禱、被神的話鼓勵時,你就會得著他們屬靈的秘訣。這八位醫生事奉的意義,不在乎時空、地域,也不在於掌聲;只在乎他們安身立命、死而後已的價值取向。他們都認定基督是獨一的真神,沒有基督,人必墮落失喪。敢問誰願跟隨他們的腳蹤呢?

初到貴境: -宣教事奉的心路歷程

宣 教士的頭上有光環嗎?本書作者積聚多年跨越文化宣教的經驗,以輕鬆幽默的筆法,與你分享他在泰國第一期宣教事奉的心路歷程。他不但指出泰國這個佛教國家的 風土文化及屬靈需要,同時亦說明宣教士也是一個普通人而已。本書亦能夠幫助讀者更具體地為宣教士禱告,是推動信徒參與宣教事奉的好材料。

平凡生命 · 非凡呼召

一本集合了14位新加坡宣教机构同工的生命故事。愿他们的故事成为您迈向宣教的属灵养分,认识宣教乃上帝的心跳。

神蹟千里 – 紀念庚子事變一百週年平裝/ 精裝

一群明白上帝呼召,確知生命異,因而全然獻上自己、完成使命目標的人-在一百年前,飄洋過海,歷盡千辛萬苦來到中國,傳揚福音。但是等待迎接他們的是什麼呢?是羞辱、是逼迫、是苦難、是殺害。尤其是進入山西的傳教士,在一九○○年庚子事變中,遭遇尤為可怕而悽慘。蓋落窪牧師在他這本回憶體的《神蹟千里》一書中所描述的,就是當年他們由山西逃亡至武漢的沿途實錄。

昔我往矣 – 內地會赴溫州宣教士行傳

不少人都曉得溫州基督徒佔人口百分之六至七,曉得溫州被稱為中國的耶路撒冷。但福音是甚麼時候進入溫州?有哪些宣教士曾經在溫州服事?《昔我往矣》內地會赴溫州宣教士行傳一書就是希望能補上這之間的缺口。此書讓我們回顧歷史、反省今朝、展望將來。透過溫州教會這一面鏡子,讓我們一瞥上帝對中國教會和普世教會的心意,好叫我們回轉、更新與再委身!

宣教士父母錦囊

本書不在於介紹一些未經考證的理論,乃是一些富經驗的華人宣教士父母及老師們,分享神如何在家庭中彰顯信實。這些活生生的見證,為正考慮作跨文化事奉的家 庭作出極大的鼓勵;也為華人差會及教會領袖,在與宣教士父母同工時,提供有建設性的參考資料;更幫助代禱伴侶,有目標地為跨文化宣教士家庭代禱。

小夢想 大盼望

這是發生在現代的一個平凡女孩子身上的真實故事,從孩提時代萌發的純真夢想開始,從中學到大學,一段又一段的追尋,排除萬難離開祖國,終於來到遙遠而陌生的異國他鄉。在那個臭名昭著的部落村莊裡,年輕的她究竟能做甚麼呢?她逐一遇上各種各樣的人,你會讀到毫不掩飾的困惑與沮喪,難關與挑戰一個又一個,精彩的故事一個接一個,有眼淚,有歡笑,也有令人目瞪口呆的奇妙經歷。 此書適合從小五至高中、甚至大學生課餘閱讀和反思。每一章的後面還附有「心靈GPS」、「宣教小百科」或「人物小檔案」,既方便個人使用,也非常適合學校、主日學、團契用作讀書活動或屬靈栽培的工具。

 

越南禱告日誌

禱告是越南因神的榮耀而轉化之重要基礎 ——這本禱告日誌助你接觸這豐富多彩的土地上之人物風情◦

31天日本代禱日誌

日本,一個福音硬土,基督徒人口不足1%。日本,一個自殺率甚高的國家,面對多項挑戰:地震海嘯、隱蔽青年、物質主義……

植根天地間 – 為第三文化孩子禱告的三十天手冊

為第三文化孩子禱告的三十天手冊: 每天都有一篇關於宣教士子女的故事和禱告事項,從宣子、宣子父母、教導宣子的老師,和關顧宣子同工的不同角度,描述他們的需要和面對的挑戰,幫助讀者了解如何為第三文化孩子禱告。

 

信心路上的探險家

-青年戴德生的故事

“十來歲的戴德生,立志到中國宣教,朝著這個目標裝備自己。一八五三年,二十一歲的戴德生,隻身飄洋過海,來到中國,在信心之旅上經歷神的大能與信實。”

“解剖熱病患者的遺體,感染了病菌,無藥可治……戴德生發高熱,暈倒房裏,失去了知覺……”

“狂風呼嘯,滔天巨浪,直把「鄧弗里斯號」湧上半空,看來就要砸在威爾士海岸的礁石上……”

“挑夫逃跑了,還帶走了行李與藥物,一身中國人裝束,腦後還梳了一條辮子的戴德生,流落江南小鎮,錢快用光了,還沒遇上返回上海的船……”

高松村的秘密

葛邁高和太太素施是使團宣教士,他倆帶著兩個女兒,千里迢迢從加拿大來到泰國,希望為這裏的人做點事情。剛抵泰國時,葛氏一家四口住在清邁,學習泰語和適應當地生活。 雖然十歲的麗珊和八歲的安琪就讀英語學校,但她們掌握泰文的進度比爸爸媽媽還要快。四個多月前,葛氏夫婦搬到克倫族人聚居的高松村去。由於村內沒有學校,麗珊和安琪便跟其他宣教士子女留在清邁的河屋。今回還是她們頭一趟回新家去哩。 本書適合中小至高小兒童閱讀。

說聲再見

熊孝倫和弟弟德賢、妹妹迪思,快要隨態爸爸、熊媽媽到海外宣教了,他們的心情各異,卻同樣依依不捨。他們怎樣和身邊的人和物說再見呢?

作者戴潔儀從孩子的角度與你分享這個離別的小故事,助你更明白這些小小宣教士的離愁別緒,更曉得如何鼓勵,支持他們。

(中英對照/Bi-lingual)

彼得和阿密 (五) (中英對照)

彼得的新鄰居是一個穆斯林家庭,彼得多麼渴望跟新鄰居的孩子交個朋友。究竟基督徒與穆斯林能夠成為真正的朋友嗎?在《彼得和阿密》一書裡,家長和孩子可以一起認識不同文化及宗教背景的生活和意義。這不但開拓兒童的眼界,也讓純摯的心靈感受到何謂真正的友誼和上帝的慈愛!

大衛和他的新同學 (六) (中英對照)

彼得的新鄰居是一個穆斯林家庭,彼得多麼渴望跟新鄰居的孩子交個朋友。究竟基督徒與穆斯林能夠成為真正的朋友嗎?在《彼得和阿密》一書裡,家長和孩子可以一起認識不老師安排大衛與新同學同坐,他心裡不高興。這位鄰座很「不一樣」,竟然老是沉默不語!但當大衛對新同學認識更深,情況就大為改善了。且看這兩位背景完全不同的男孩如何發現友情的真諦。

尼高與阿笠 (七) (中英對照)

尼高和爸媽移居到萬努布部族地區,他很掛念在馬尼拉的好友,所以他很落寞,直至一天阿笠生病在他家中留醫。叢林的生活跟馬尼拉大不相同,但卻一點也不沉悶!

 當月亮死去的晚上

本書主角亞拜,無意中聽到村民計劃在月亮死去的當夜,要把他被鴉片毒害 、無法自拔的爸爸殺死。究竟誰能幫助、拯救他們脫離這個危機呢!

(中英對照/Bi-lingual)

99隻鴨子

布濤興高采烈「上班」去,照顧一百隻鴨子的責任重大,卻又輕鬆寫意。 在這特別的一天,他上了生命中特別的一課。

變、變、變 ● 探索新地方

 老夏和可樂作為宣教士的兒女帶著好奇心,進入中國百姓的生活天地,樂於嘗試所見到的新事物。他們信靠耶穌和親愛的爸媽,以信心和勇氣在中國歷險,結交許多朋友,有老有少,有漢人有白族人,也有從海外來的朋友。

深信這本書對於考慮到中國等地方去服事的人,有很大的參考價值,其中包括許多有關文化適應的實際建議。對於我們當中留守本國的人,這書則有助於我們以敝開的心胸對待來自外地的人。我們都需要剛強壯膽地邁進彼此的世界中,像老夏和可樂那樣迎向其他人。