Books and Studies

   Books                                     Studies

available from your favorite bookseller…

The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns — timely, clear, and unsettling; an award winning, biblical call to action (click here for coupon)

When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert — helping with true effectiveness in mind

Generous Justice by Timothy Keller — scriptural imperative for serving the poor

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Ronald Sider — updated classic that started the awakening

Radical by David Platt — radical discipleship and the American dream

The Dangerous Act of Worship by Mark Labberton — reuniting worship and justice

58: Fast Living by Todd Scott — perspective on the progress and challenges

The Skeptic’s Guide to Global Poverty by Dale Hanson Bourke — secular analysis of the nature of global poverty




More Resources:
Sermons and Videos


note that most of the books listed at left contain study questions suitable for individual or small group use…

The Hole in Our Gospel Study Guide by Richard Stearns — a stand-alone study, complete with excerpts from book, pdf, six weeks, download (free) from World Vision Church Resources

Personal Action Quest: an experiential, interactive program promotes awareness, insight, and action; internet-based (free),
42 segments;

Communities Transformed with Change that Lasts:  an excellent introduction to transformational development, including considerations for missions planning and design; pdf, 6 weeks; download (free) from World Vision Church Resources
(leader’s notes available here)

Lazarus at the Gate:  an intensive, action oriented study in economic discipleship; pdf, 12 weeks, download (free) from World Vision Church Resources

Six Week Quest Kit:  includes The Hole in Our Gospel, group study guide, personal action journal, an excellent DVD, and more…. for just $15.00 — highly recommended; from World Vision Church Resources.
(Individual components available in quantity from

Start> Becoming a Good Samaritan: a well conceived individual or group study, various formats; from Zondervan
(for more info, see the Start> entry on our list of Top Organizations)


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