Staff Picks: Favorite Mission Books

We were inspired by World Book Day to think about some of the books that had an impact on us. We thought of books that were related to mission and missiology — directly or indirectly. What books would you add? Here are our Staff Picks:


Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad by Janel Kragt Bakker

Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission Today by Stephan B. Bevans and Roger P. Schroeder

Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time by Marie Howe

Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It by Robert Lupton

The Tradition of Catholic Prayer ed. by Christian Raab

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Prayer by Joyce Rupp

The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupery

Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge by Jay Sullivan

The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux

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3 Responses to Staff Picks: Favorite Mission Books

  1. Terry says:

    The Little Prince (which you listed) is my favorite, followed by a close second: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  2. uscma81 says:

    The Alchemist is a great addition! Thank you!

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