Crossing Cultures With Jesus Resources by Book Chapter

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These resources are listed by chapter from the new book Crossing Cultures with Jesus by Katie J. Rawson. For appendices available online, visit the main book page at

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Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission by J. D. Payne

Chapter 1

The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith

Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller.

Yearning for Peace by Murad Lazar

Jay Smith, “The Hermeneutical Key (Genesis 3:8-9)

Chapter 2

BakhtSingh of India: The Incredible Account of a Modern-Day Apostle by T. E. Koshy

Spiritual Equipping for Mission: Thriving as God's Message Bearers by Ryan Shaw

Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer by David G. Benner

Chapter 3

Experiencing Healing Prayer: How God Turns Our Hurts into Wholeness by Rick Richardson.

Spiritual Warfare in Mission by Mary Anne Voelkel and Jack Voelkel.

Pray for the World: A New Prayer Resource from Operation World by Patrick Johnstone.

“The Flaw of the Excluded Middle” by Paul G. Hiebert, in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader, ed. Ralph D. Winter and Steven C. Hawthorne, 4th ed.

The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson.

Freedom in Christ Ministries

Restoring the Foundations This article contains steps to help international students and others break free from personal and family bondages, a prayer from The Bondage Breaker in simplified English and suggestions for thinking through how to handle questionable cultural practices.

Chapter 4

Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry by Duane Elmer.

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility by Duane Elmer.

Crossing Cultures Here and Now: Friendships with International Students by Lisa Espineli Chinn

Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide by Craig Storti

Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women

Starting ISM: Power of Presence

Starting ISM: Navigating Differences

“Approaching Differences” bookmark

Chapter 5

Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World by Duane Elmer.

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien.

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently and Why by Richard E. Nisbett.

Whose Promised Land? The Continuing Crisis over Israel and Palestine by Colin Chapman

China: A New History by John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman

Chapter 6

Muller books available at

HonorShame: Resources for Majority World Ministry

The Global Gospel: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World by Werner Mischke.

Doing Theology. Thinking Mission, a blog by Jackson Wu

The Power of Honor,” Mission Frontiers, January-February 2015

A Muslim’s Heart: What Every Christian Needs to Know to Share Christ with Muslims by Edward J. Hoskins.

The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross: Insights from an Arab Christian by Nabeel T. Jabbour.

Magdalena: Released from Shame, The Jesus Film Project

Jangled, Jesus Film Media

Chapter 7

Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission by Christopher L. Heuertzand Christine D. Pohl.

The Messenger, the Message and the Community: Three Critical Issues for the Cross-Cultural Church Planter by Roland Muller.

Chapter 8

I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus by Don Everts and Doug Schaupp.

Starting ISM: Journeying Towards Jesus

Song of a Wanderer: Beckoned by Eternity by Cheng Li.

Understanding the Current Generation of Chinese

Answering Islam

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi



Chapter 9

Intercultural Communication for Christian Ministry by Frank Tucker

Telling the Gospel Through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More by Christine Dillon.

The Bible Study Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to an Essential Practice by Lindsay Olesberg.

Jesus with Dirty Feet by Don Everts.

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones.

Storyteller’s Bible Study: From Creation to Christ in 12 Lessons by Bill Perry.


Overseas Campus - Check their website for online apologetics material and their WeChat platform (WeChat is an instant messaging app popular in China).

Unlocking the Mystery of Life, La Mirada, CA: IllustraMedia, 2003.

International Student Ministry store

[Site currently unavailable] Multi-Language Media - Scripture and Christian books in many languages.

Chapter 10

Broken Diagrams

The Father’s Love booklet

Big Story - Get the app and learn how to share the “Big Story”

The Creator King” by Jackson Wu

Chapter 11

The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love by James Bryan Smith.

Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ by Greg Ogden.

BakhtSingh of India: The Incredible Account of a Modern-Day Apostle by T. E. Koshy

Daughters of Hope: Stories of Witness and Courage in the Face of Persecution by Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero

I-DIG: International Disciples Group by Katie Rawson, Krista Martin and Eric Wu

Luminous: Living the Presence and Power of Jesus by T. David Beck

Beginner’s Guide to Crossing Cultures: Making Friends in a Multicultural World by Patty Lane.

Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World by Duane Elmer.

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