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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Understanding Jesus and Muhammad

Author: Bernie Power

Publisher: Acorn Press

Price: $15.00

Year of Publication: 2016

Format: book

Description: The book compares these two important figures, drawing from the Bible, and the Qur’an, Sira (biography) and Hadith (traditions). The hard questions asked by both Muslims and Christians are addressed. It is written for the non-specialist and is easy to read at 168 pages.

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

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: The book can be purchased online at https://acornpress.net.au/publications/understanding-jesus-and-muhammad-what-the-ancient-texts-say-about-them/

The ebook will be released soon.

Web Address: acornpress.net.au/publications/understanding-jesus-and-muhammad-what-the-ancient-texts-say-about-the

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Global Recordings Network

Author: Many

Publisher: N/A

Price: Varied

Year of Publication: 0

Format: website

Description: This site contains a massive collection of audio and audio-visual resources in many languages.

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

Animist, Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim

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Where Obtained: The main page is at http://globalrecordings.net/en/resources , with links to resources of various kinds.

Web Address: http://globalrecordings.net/en/resources

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Ten Amazing Muslims Touched by God

Author: Faisal Malick

Publisher: Ambient Press

Price: $17.99 paperback

Year of Publication: 2013

Format: book

Description: These ten testimonies are used to explain the gospel to Muslim readers.

“The primary purpose of this book is to

reveal the heart and love that God has for

Muslim people. However, the full extent of

this book is to testify of God’s love and

mercy which is available to all mankind.”

Audience(s): Christian workers, non-Christians

Muslim

Language(s): English

Where Obtained: Koorong Books

https://www.koorong.com/search/product/search.jhtml?keywords=ten+amazing+muslims+touched+by+god+-+Faisal+Malick&salesGroupCode=BKA

Web Address: https://www.koorong.com/search/product/search.jhtml?keywords=ten+amazing+muslims+touched+by+god+-+Fa

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Assorted tracts for those working with Muslims

Author: Steven Masood

Publisher: Word of Life

Price: STG 0.5Pounds each, plus postage

Year of Publication: 0

Format: book

Description: Word of Life has tracts by Steven Masood entitled “Who is the Messiah?”, “The Bible is Changed – Really?”, “The Great Sacrifice” and “Who is God?”

They will help you to have good conversations with Muslim friends. They are available in English and Urdu.

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

Muslim

Language(s): English, Urdu

Where Obtained: Word of Life, Oldham UK. Email: info@word.org.uk

Web Address: www.word.org.uk

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