Outreach Magazine Names Resources of the Year

Highlighting recommended resources for church leaders.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO—For the 16th consecutive year, Outreach magazine is celebrating some of the best outreach-oriented books and curricula by honoring them as Outreach Resources of the Year.

The Outreach Resources of the Year aim to highlight valuable resources for church leaders and bring deserved attention to resources that can help churches better engage in effective outreach to share the gospel and reach communities for Christ.

More than 170 resources published between Nov. 1, 2017, and Oct. 31, 2018, were submitted for consideration and placed into 11 categories. An expert in each category evaluated the resources and chose what they considered to be the best. The experts also chose how many resources to recognize, and whether to include any as “Also Recommended.”

The 2019 Outreach Resources of the Year are:

EVANGELISM

Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age
(Barna Group)

APOLOGETICS

Apologetics at the Cross
By Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen (Zondervan)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

God Is Stranger
By Krish Kandiah (IVP)

CHURCH

Underground Church
By Brian Sanders (Zondervan)

Zealous for Good Works
By Todd A. Wilson (Moody Publishers)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

The Forgotten Church
By Glenn Daman (Moody Publishers)

People Are the Mission
By Danny Franks (Zondervan)

MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

Hero Maker
By Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird (Zondervan)

Rooting for Rivals
By Peter Greer and Chris Horst (Bethany House)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

The Fellowship of the Suffering
By Paul Borthwick and Dave Ripper (IVP)

The Life-Giving Leader
By Tyler Reagin (WaterBrook)

The Minority Experience
By Adrian Pei (IVP)

Moral Leadership for a Divided Age
By David P. Gushee and Colin Holtz (Brazos Press)

CULTURE

Healing Our Broken Humanity
By Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill (IVP)

CROSS-CULTURAL/MISSIONAL

Whole and Reconciled
By Al Tizon (Baker Academic)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered
By Wanjiru M. Gitau (IVP)

SOCIAL ISSUES/JUSTICE

Rethinking Incarceration
By Dominique DuBois Gilliard (IVP)

What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming?
By Travis Collins (IVP)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

A Sojourner’s Truth
By Natasha Sistrunk Robinson (IVP)

THEOLOGY/BIBLICAL STUDIES

The Bible Unwrapped
By Meghan Larissa Good (Herald Press/MenoMedia)

How to Read Theology
By Uche Anizor (Baker Academic)

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

The Lost Discipline of Conversation
By Joanne J. Jung (Zondervan)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Didn’t See It Coming
By Carey Nieuwhof (WaterBrook)

Open to the Spirit
By Scot McKnight (WaterBrook)

Subversive Sabbath
By A.J. Swoboda (Brazos Press)

COUNSELING AND RELATIONSHIPS

Unwanted
By Jay Stringer (NavPress)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Mental Health and the Church
By Stephen Grcevich (Zondervan)

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
(Group Publishing)

When God Made Light
By Matthew Paul Turner (WaterBrook)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

Adoptive Church
By Chap Clark (Baker Academic)

Outreach magazine offers the ideas, insights and stories of today’s outreach-oriented, Bible-based churches. Founded in January 2003 by church communications company Outreach Inc., Outreach is an award-winning, bimonthly periodical for church leadership and is available by subscription. Find out more at OutreachMagazine.com.