’Pastoral Counseling Across Cultures’

Author: David W. Augsburger

Publisher: The Westminster Press, Philadelphia

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Year of Publication: 1986

Format: book

Description: It is quite a theoretical in-depth book but excellent for training in cross-cultural communication

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

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: www.amazon.com or http://www.booktopia.com.au/pastoral-counseling-across-cultures/prod9780664256166.html

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Comment: I have used parts of this book in training Bible study group leaders for international students.

It is quite heavy but really helpful

submitted by:S Rowe

Ethnic Blends: Mixing Diversity into Your Local Church

Author: Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li

Publisher: Zondervan

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Year of Publication: 2010

Format: book

Description: Ethnic Blends is a very practical, Christ-centered book that offers pastoral wisdom on how to form multi-ethnic congregations.

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

Christian

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Koorong Books

Web Address: www.orders.koorong.com/search/product/view.jhtml?code=9780310321231

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Finding a Guru worth Following

Author: Bob Prouty

Publisher: Bob Prouty

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Year of Publication: 2011

Format: flier

Description: A tract that you can give to Hindu people that will encourage them to want to know more about Jesus. I am hoping to give them out at Parramasol 2011

Audience(s): non-Christians, ESL students

Hindu

Language(s): Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Gujarati, English

Where Obtained: From Bob Prouty (02) 9746 8009

Web Address:

Restrictions: in lots of 100 only

Comment: Available in Oct and November, 2011 only

Cross and Crescent Course

Author: Chapman, Colin

Publisher: CMS UK

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Year of Publication: 2011

Format: website

Description: Those interested in learning about

Islam and how to reach out to Muslims with

the gospel can do the 5 lesson course over

the internet in the privacy of their own home

and at their own pace:

http//course.crossandcrescent.org.au/

Colin Chapman leads you through the course and

helps you to relate to the various aspects of Muslim life

and how to answer their common questions about Christianity.

If this on line course is not suitable for you, you can still purchase the DVD and work book from a range of Christian bookshops.

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

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Online at http//course.crossandcrescent.org.au/

To start using this course, click on one of the Sessions on the above site and then click on the “Login as a Guest” button.

Web Address: http//course.crossandcrescent.org.au/

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The Qur’an Dilemma: Former Muslims Analyze Islam’s Holiest Book

Author: Team of authors

Publisher: Water Life Publishing

Price: US$27.97

Year of Publication: 2011

Format: book

Description: A book of terror or a book of peace? An inspired text or a political agenda? How is one to know the truth about the Qur’an? Where does one even begin? How can an English speaker ever hope to wade through the history, the translations, the sects, and the commentaries to begin making sense of the issues?

During the last decade, interest in Islam and the teachings of the Qur’an has grown globally. In order to allow Westerners to investigate the truth about Islam, this research text was translated from Arabic to give English speaking readers the opportunity to see the Qur’an with clear lenses that are not fogged by propaganda or missionary zeal. This book provides the background of the Qur’an in an objective manner . It also presents the text of the Qur’an with parallel commentary, addressing important issues that Muslim scholars have wrestled with throughout the centuries, shedding light on their attempts to solve them and giving a rounded view of the various schools of thought.

The critical approach in this book is inspired by the courageous tradition of those who have dared to analyze the Qur’an throughout history, while also incorporating the contemporary intellectual productions available in Arabic and foreign sources. The discoveries made through these scholarly critical methods are directed to non-Muslims and Muslims equally:

To non-Muslims who want to unravel the mysteries of Islam, this book presents information that Islamic resources rarely disclose–to allow those who seek the truth to comprehend the full picture with all its outlines, colors, and dimensions.

To Muslims who seek genuine choices far from the culture of “indoctrination,” this book opens a world of understanding to them, so that they can decide for themselves their intellectual and spiritual paths.

The Quran Dilemma is available in both English and Arabic.

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

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Online at http://waterlifepublishing.com/Store/tabid/40/List/0/ProductID/6/Default.aspx

Web Address: http://waterlifepublishing.com/Store/tabid/40/List/0/ProductID/6/Default.aspx

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Comment: This book has been recommended by a range of Christians who work with Muslims.

Growing in Christ

Author: Navpress

Publisher: Navpress

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Year of Publication: 2007

Format: book

Description: A thirteen week course for new and growing Christians

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

Christian

Language(s): English

Where Obtained:

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Comment: For new believers and growing Christians, to be used in one-to-one discipleship. It contains topics such as assurance and other basic Christian disciplines

submitted by: Sandy Citro, CrossCulture Church of Christ

God’s Plan My Role

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Year of Publication: 0

Format: website

Description: This is a very useful website designed for those who are working with Muslims.

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

Muslim

Language(s): French, English, Arabic

Where Obtained: At http://www.godsplanmyrole.org

Web Address: www.godsplanmyrole.org

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Comment: This site for Christians who are working with Muslims contains a wide range of downloadable lessons, lecture notes, videos and other resources in Arabic, with English and French subtitles. However, the Biblical principles involved apply to other cultural groups as well.

You Don’t Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World

Author: Boyd, David

Publisher: Chosen Books

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Year of Publication: 2008

Format: book

Description: The key to reaching the nations with the gospel is to first reach the stranger who dwells among us. With this strategic principle, David Boyd set out to plant a church that focused on identifying and equipping bicultural people to share God’s love across borders of race, culture, and language. The result is a way of doing church that honors Christ’s call to reach every nation with his message of salvation while making connections between previously disconnected people. You Don’t Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World shows readers in any country how to reach the world through building multicultural congregations. With a firm biblical foundation, compelling case studies, true stories, and practical suggestions for implementation, this is the ideal book for everyone who wants to reach the world for Christ by starting at their own front door. The author is currently a pastor in Sydney.

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

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Amazon Books

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Comment: The author is currently a pastor in Sydney.

Between Naivety & Hostility: Uncovering the best Christian responses to Is

Author: Bell, S. and Chapman, C., eds

Publisher: Authentic Media Ltd

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Year of Publication: 2011

Format: book

Description: This book has been produced to help

those interested in reaching out to Muslims,

particularly in Britain, to understand issues

and responses of expert workers and their

ministries. There are 19 contributors to the

book, all of which have excellent qualifications

and experience at the coal face of ministry.

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

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Koorong Books and other Christian bookshops

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Tracts in various languages

Author: Inception Equity

Publisher:

Price: Free

Year of Publication: 2013

Format: website

Description: This site has links to gospel tracts in 37 languages. Some have both the focus language and English.

Audience(s): Christian workers, ESL students, ESL teachers, non-Christians, Trainers

Animist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim

Language(s): Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Indonesian, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Nepali, Turkish

Where Obtained:

Web Address: www.JesusLoves.Asia

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