Nan Tien Temple (Wollongong) teaching

The webiste for the Nan Tien Buddhist temple in Wollongong contains much information about Buddhism. This temple is part of the Fo Guang Shan Chinese Buddhist order, whose headquarters are in Taiwan. It teaches what it calls a form of “humanistic Buddhism”, but much of the information on their site applies to Buddhism in general. Some of the teaching can be found at http://www.nantien.org.au/en/buddhism/knowledge-buddhism Visitors to the temple in Wollongong can also collect plenty of free booklets.

The Spirit of Hinduism: A Christian Perspective on Hindu Life and Thought

This book by David Burnett is a very helpful coverage of many aspects of what Hindus believe. Some sections are fairly challenging, but are still worthwhile reading. It also deals with some more modern Hinduism-based groups, and is full of useful references. Available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com.au/Spirit-Hinduism-Christian-Perspective-Thought/dp/1854247395/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533258329&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Spirit+of+Hinduism

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission

Language the resource is written in: English

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, ESL teachers

Focus group: Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Format: Book, e-book

Description: More than ever, North America is being flooded by people from all around the world, many of them here illegally. How should the church respond to these sojourners among us? In Strangers Next Door professor of evangelism and church planting J. D. Payne introduces the phenomenon of migrations of peoples to Western nations and explores how the church should respond in light of the mission of God. As we understand and embrace the fact that the least-reached people groups now reside in (and continue to migrate to) Western countries, churches have unprecedented opportunities to freely share the gospel with them. This book includes practical guidelines for doing crosscultural missions and developing a global strategy of mission. It also highlights examples of churches and organisations attempting to reach, partner with, and send migrants to minister to their people. Discover how you can reach out to the strangers next door by welcoming them into God’s family.

Author: J. D. Payne

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Year of publication: 2,012

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Where obtained: Book Depository, Kindle

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Comments: Focus is on North America, but still relevant to Australia. Very easy to read.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/strangers_next_door

Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures. Equipping Christians and churches for ministry in a culturally diverse society

Language the resource is written in: English

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, ESL teachers, mature Christians, trainers

Focus group: Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Format: Book

Description: This is a practical guide to cross-cultural ministry, aimed at aiding Christians as they undertake the crucial, challenging but very rewarding process of interacting across cultures. It’s written so that a person can pick it up and read it, or small groups can study it together over six sessions.

Author: Andrew P Schachtel, Choon-Hwa Lim and Michael K Wilson

Publisher: Great Western Press

Year of publication: 2,016

Price: AUS$18 plus postage

Where obtained: Interserve Australia, online (see below) or by phoning 1800 067 100

Web address, where appropriate: http://www.interserve.org.au/learn/resources/books/changing-lanes

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Gideon Bible app

Language the resource is written in: Other

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, mature Christians, new Christians, non-Christians

Focus group: Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Format: Mobile app

Description: A great reading or witnessing tool featuring the Bible in a multitude of languages, plus the Helps from The Gideons. This app will display or speak the Bible in many languages.

Author: The Gideons International

Publisher: Faith Comes by Hearing

Year of publication: 2,016

Price: Free

Where obtained: Android Play Store or Apple App Store

Web address, where appropriate: http://gideons.bible.is/

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TB ministry

Language the resource is written in: English

Audience for whom the resource is intended: Christian workers, ESL teachers, mature Christians, trainers

Focus group: Buddhist

Format: Book

Description: This is a wonderful resource

Author: Fred Dobson

Publisher: Knopf

Year of publication: 2,014

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Christianity Explained

Author: Michael Bennett

Publisher: Christianity Explained Ministry

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Year of Publication: 1984

Format: book

Description: How to take an enquirer through a six week evangelistic course, assuming no prior knowledge.

Audience(s): mature Christians, Christian workers, non-Christians, Trainers

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): Tamil, Swahili, Spanish, Nepali, Latvian, Korean, Japanese, French, English, Chinese, Bulgarian

Where Obtained: mbennett@powerup.com.au

Web Address: www.christianityexplained.com

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Comment: Many people these days have little or no basic Bible knowledge. Often we assume too much and go too quickly. CE spreads the gospel over six lessons. Low-key, non-threatening.

Submitted by: Michael Bennett, Director

ESL Ministry Website with MANY resources

Author: Judy Rowlands

Publisher: Presbyterian Church in NSW

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Year of Publication: 2010

Format: website

Description: This website, for ministry personnel (not students) will introduce you to the basics of setting up an ESL ministry, and provide you with both secular and Biblical resources for teaching ESL.

Audience(s): ESL teachers

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Created by the author

Web Address: www.aussieesl.com

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Comment: Feedback and questions are welcome, via blog or email.

Touching the Soul of Islam: Sharing the gospel in Muslim cultures

Author: Bill Musk

Publisher: Monarch Books

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Year of Publication: 2004

Format: book

Description: For those who have met and already built relationships with Muslims, this book is an excellent collection of information which will build upon what the reader already knows. It is particularly good for those leading churches and Bible college lecturers as it give a new perspective on how to think about developing relationships with Muslims.

Audience(s): Trainers, mature Christians, Christian workers

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Christian bookshops

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Al Hayat

Author: Al Hayat

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Year of Publication: 2003

Format: website

Description: The Al Hayat Channel Australia and NZ is set up to to broadcast audio-cisual material for Muslims through innovative and emerging media technologies. During the past 8 yrs of broadcasting, Al Hayat claim to have reached up to two million viewers worldwide.

Audience(s): non-Christians, mature Christians, Christian workers

Muslim

Language(s): English, Arabic

Where Obtained: See details on their website below

Web Address: www.alhaya.tv

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