The List: 2013 Outreach Resources of the Year

The best books and curricula in evangelism, missional living, cross-cultural ministry and much more.


Telling the Gospel Through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More

By Christine Dillon (IVP)


A Shot of Faith to the Head: Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists
By Mitch Stokes (Thomas Nelson)


Missional Preaching: Engage * Embrace * Transform
By Al Tizon (Judson Press)


Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
By Timothy Keller (Zondervan)

Church Transfusion: Changing Your Church Organically From the Inside Out
By Neil Cole and Phil Helfer (Jossey-Bass)


A New Evangelical Manifesto: A Kingdom Vision for the Common Good
Edited by David P. Gushee (Chalice)

Missional Church

Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission
By Tim Chester and Steve Timmis (Crossway)

The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church
By Alan Hirsch and Tim Catchim (Jossey-Bass)


The Post-Black & Post-White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-ethnic World
By Efrem Smith (Jossey-Bass)

Global Outreach

The Future of the Global Church: History, Trends and Possibilities
By Patrick Johnstone (IVP)

Compassion and Justice

Compassionate Justice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue With Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime, and Restorative Justice
By Christopher D. Marshall (Cascade Books)

The Global Orphan Crisis: Be the Solution—Change Your World
By Diane Lynn Elliot (Moody)

Missional Living

The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door
By Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon (Baker)


In the Land of Blue Burqas
By Kate McCord, a protective pseudonym (Moody)

Small Group Curricula

It’s Not Too Late: How God Uses Less Than Perfect People
By Tony Evans (LifeWay)

From Outreach Magazine  You Face Resistance—How Can You Choose Joy?

Undaunted: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do
By Christine Caine (Zondervan)

Pass-Along Resources

Empty Promises: The Truth About You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing
By Pete Wilson (Thomas Nelson)


The Action Bible Devotional
By Jeremy V. Jones and Sergio Cariello (David C Cook)

Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment … Can Last Forever
By Wess Stafford with Dean Merrill (Moody)

MEGA Sports Camp: Beyond the Gold
By Gospel Publishing


The Jesus Survey: What Christian Teens Really Believe and Why
By Mike Nappa (Baker)

Life in 6 Words: The GOSPEL Explored
By Dare 2 Share

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