Outreach Resources of the Year: Missional and Cross-Cultural

The Outreach Resources of the Year honors the past year’s best books that emphasize outreach-oriented ideas. 

Last fall we invited publishers and authors to submit resources that released between Nov. 1, 2022, and Oct. 31, 2023. The Outreach magazine editorial team then placed the qualifying titles into 13 key categories for review by expert panelists in each field. After thoughtful consideration, they selected one or more entries as an Outreach Resource of the Year and spotlighted some titles as “Also Recommended.” 

This Missional and Cross-Cultural resource is a valuable tool that belongs on your bookshelf. 


Evaluated by Robert Gallagher, professor of intercultural studies emeritus at Wheaton College Graduate School and affiliate professor of intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. 


The Great Story and the Great Commission: Participating in the Biblical Drama of Mission by Christopher J.H. Wright (Baker Academic)

Wright explains the breadth of God’s mission to the world using the whole Bible, and holistically challenges the Lord’s global people to make his story our story by our participation in the seven-act drama of Scripture. Wright helps integrate our missional life with the purposes of God in the narrative biblical drama by centering our witness around the kingdom of God and the lordship of Christ through the Great Commission and the five marks of mission: evangelism, teaching, compassion, justice and responsible use and care of creation.

Lora Schrock
Lora Schrock

Lora Schrock is editor of Outreach magazine.