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I Want to Make a Difference Now by Don Parrot


I Want to Make a Difference Now by Don Parrot

I Want to Make a Difference Now! is the title of the new book by Don Parrott, Mobilization Strategist for MissionNext 

The book deals with the major issues mid-life adults need to sort through when considering how to invest their lives to make a lasting impact.  Topics include:  How to work through family issues; What about the financial needs? What kind of role could I play?  Is there a fit for me?  How do I Know if This is What God Has for Me?

Follow Your Calling Book CoverFollow Your Calling by John Bradley and Nelson Malwitz

Follow Your Calling by John Bradley and Nelson Malwitz

Our research has shown that neither quality of life nor even family considerations stood as the biggest barriers between these people and missions. Instead, their greatest concerns are:  1) Is this God’s will for my life? and 2) How will the finances work?  This book deals with issue number one. And often, if that is fully settled, issue number two becomes less of a barrier to overcome.  God’s call on our lives is to be actively moving forward ...

Transforming Together by Ele Parrott

Young women are crying out for someone older to care about them, to help them.  Older women desire to be useful and productive.  Transforming Together presents the model for genuine spiritual mentoring through the power and work of Christ in the lives of women faithfully pouring into one another.  Women, both young and old, will appreciate the dual focus on the roles of mentor and mentee.  Building on real life testimonies and her experience as a committed mentor, Ele Parrott will guide women as they seek to walk with one another to greater faithfulness in Christ.

Ask a Missionary  

If you are exploring doing something extraordinary for the glory of God among the nations, Ask A Missionary will give clarity and answers for a journey into missions.  Because they have “been there”, over one hundred missionaries from around the world, including Elisabeth Elliot, George Verwer, Phyllis Kilbourn, and Bill Stearns, share their insightful wisdom and practical advice on everything from making the decision to go, to stepping into a new life once on the field, and everything in between.

Global Mission Handbook  

Considering a career in crosscultural ministry? Veteran mission professionals Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor offer a practical guide for preparing for intercultural missions. They provide resources for personal spiritual preparation as well as crosscultural skills and hands-on missionary training. They outline the process for finding actual placement with a sending church, mission agency or organization, with key questions you should be asking along the way. This guide also includes material on the latest developments and issues in mission, such as religious pluralism and Jesus globalization and culture business as mission and community development global poverty and human trafficking HIV/AIDS and malaria.


On Being a Missionary by Thomas Hale, veteran missionary to Nepal

This 422 page book is a highly readable, practical compilation of the ideas, experiences and insights of over one hundred missionaries.



2020 Vision: Amazing Stories of What God is Doing Around the World by Bill and Amy Stearns

Exciting breakthroughs in new harvest fields are highlighted, along with scriptural insights into God's heart for the nations and practical ways for individuals and churches to get involved.




Christian Heroes: Then and Now by Janet and Geoff Benge

Easy-to-read series of 30 missionary biographies (about 200 pages each) will keep you on the edge of your seat.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions by Ruth Tucker

Understand the life and role of a missionary through real life failures and successes throughout history.

Funding Your Ministry - Whether You Are Gifted or Not by Scott Morton

Funding Your Ministry: Whether You're Gifted or Not by Scott Morton

This book addresses the obstacles for those who raise personal support with answers and a biblical path for recruiting and maintaining donor support.

People Raising - A Practical Guide to Support Raising by William Dillon

People Raising by Bill Dillon 

Too often, the desire to accomplish ministry is squashed under the fear and perceived burden of raising the necessary funds. Break through that perception into a reality where you reach out and effectively develop relationships that quickly allow you to reach your personal or organizational funding and prayer support goals. With this new and expanded version of People Raising as your guide, it is possible!Veteran ministry leader, William Dillon, takes you through the basics of developing a philosophy and correct attitude toward fundraising, right through the necessary practical skills and techniques to do it confidently.