2020 Vision: Amazing Stories of What God Is Doing Around the World, by Bill and Amy Stearns (Bethany House Publishers). Exciting breakthroughs in new harvest fields are highlighted, along with scriptural insights into God’s heart for the nations and practical ways for individuals and churches to get involved.

Serving as Senders Today, by Neal Pirolo (Emmaus Road International). Learn how to care for missionaries you know while they prepare to go, while they’re on the field, and when they return home.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions, 2nd Edition, by Ruth A. Tucker (Zondervan). Understand the life and role of missionaries throughout history through their real-life failures and successes.

Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions, by John Piper (Baker Academic). A thorough biblical defense of God’s supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions.

Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation, 7th Edition, by Jason Mandryk (IVP Books). Vital information and specific prayer points for each country in the world.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader, 3rd Edition, edited by Ralph Winter and Steven C. Hawthorne (William Carey Library). Text for the college level course which will help you understand God’s plan for our world – and for your life. Every prospective missionary should take this!

See also The Traveling Team’s list of mission books, Top 25 Books for Campus Mobilizers.

For additional mission resources including blogs, podcasts, events, courses and videos that relate to this topic see our complete mission resources page.