We love to read. In our Go magazines we publish book reviews, choosing books that are topical or interesting to our community at the time of publishing. Our reviews are written for the interest of our readers, and don’t necessarily indicate endorsement of the book by Interserve.
We stock training resources to help you engage cross-culturally.
Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures
Why “Changing Lanes”? There’s an urgent need for Christians and churches in Australia to learn appropriate and effective new skills, and to change approaches and directions in how we do ministry. This book will help them to undertake the crucial, challenging but very rewarding process of changing lanes in an increasingly multicultural environment.
Giving individual Christians the tools to discuss good news with ordinary Muslims.
“I love facilitating this course as its content is clear, engaging, challenging and informative. It provides ordinary Christians with all they need to know to reach out with confidence and love to ordinary Muslims. … I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
CultureConnect Team Member in NSW
Joining the Family
Helping churches to welcome believers of Muslim background into their family.
“This excellent book is just what the church needs to help us catch up with the remarkable work God is doing in bringing people from Muslim backgrounds to Christ and to equip us to play our part in helping them grow us as fellow members of his family.”
Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe’s & Director of Proclamation Trust
Come Follow Me
Assisting believers of Muslim background to grow in Christ with the help of a mentor.
“The strength of this book is that every brother and sister, young and old, has the opportunity to freely share their thoughts, questions, problems and pains … Their minds open up and they see what Christianity is all about. As one student said, ‘Oh that we had these spiritual courses ten years ago!'”
A group of believers of Muslim background who studied ‘Come Follow Me’
These four books have been written to tell the story of Interserve (formerly ZBMM & BMMF) during the various seasons of its 160+ year history.
Shadows Fall Apart
The Story of the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission
J. C. Pollock, 1958
“This book is the authorised story of the Mission which pioneered education, medical and Bible work among India’s women. It begins in the 1820s and continues to the present. It is a story of courage and self-sacrifice, and is full of colour and incident…”
The Story of Interserve
Katharine Makower, 1993
In this sequel to Shadows Fall Apart, Katharine Makower explores the different directions taken by Interserve since its centenary in 1952, examining its increasing emphasis on co-operation ventures with national churches, particularly in South Asia, and looking at Britain as part of the global mission field.
People for the Hard Places
A brief history of Interserve’s 150 years
Elizabeth A. Tebbe, 2001
Elizabeth and Jim Tebbe worked with Interserve for most of their adult lives, beginning in 1977 in Pakistan with what was then BMMF. In celebration of the organisation’s 150th birthday, Elizabeth was asked to write this short history which captures many pictures of God’s grace at work through this community.
Ten stories of faith and mission to inspire you
Naomi Reed, 2015
Renowned storyteller and former Interserve Partner, Naomi Reed tells the recent history of Interserve through ten stories of workers serving over the last 25 years. The book will be launched through a series of events around the country during 2015. Be sure to get your copy there!
Grassroots Mission Publications
Grassroots Mission Publications is an occasional series on theology and missiology. Most of the contributing writers are Interserve Partners (past and present) who have had significant mission experience in the Arab World. You can purchase these through your nearest Interserve Office.
Doing Mission in the Arab World
Rev. Dr. John Stringer (ed), 2008
Written by ten Interserve Partners whose experience, thinking and track records have developed during their years of serving in the Arab World.
Ministry of Reconciliation
Rev. Dr. John Stringer (ed), 2009
Focuses mostly on issues of reconciliation and mission in the Arab World. For anyone with an interest in mission and the Church in the Muslim World.
Stand Your Ground
Vivienne Stacey, 2009
A collection of the writings of Vivienne Stacey on spiritual warfare.
Dr. David P. Teague with Dr. Harvey Shepard, 2010
What is lacking in many leaders is spiritual depth, writes Dr. David P. Teague. He has forty years of experience as a pastoral and mission leader.
Church and Mission: Partnership in mutual dependence
Rev. Dr. John Stringer (ed), 2011
This book explores what it means to join together to serve God’s purposes in the nations. The receiving church, sending church, mission agency and mission partner work in partnership to support each other’s God-given ministry.
Risk and Suffering in Church and Mission
Rev. Dr. John Stringer (ed), 2011
How do we manage the tensions of living with crisis and the concerns of those who support people in mission? This book contains conference papers that seek to address questions of best practice for mission agencies, workers, supporting churches and individuals.
Walking the Way of the Cross with our Hindu Friends
Ellen Alexander & Robin Thomson (eds), 2011
This book is the result of a conference in Delhi in Feb 2010. Most papers are from first-generation Christians telling of their struggles and misgivings in following or communicating the way of Jesus.
Discipleship: Reclaiming Mission’s Strategic Focus
Dr. Melanie McNeal (ed)
Participating with the Church in her call to make disciples is at the heart of our purpose in Interserve. This book explores discipleship in the context of mission and where we work as we put discipleship back at the centre of wholistic mission.
Kitab is an online store providing books, literature, DVDs and videos in more than 35 languages to help serve Christians internationally in their outreach to peoples of other faiths.
‘Kitab’ is the Arabic word for ‘book’. It is also the word used in Islam to denote the four books regarded as divinely inspired: the Qur’an; the Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy); Zabur (Psalms); and Injil (Gospel/New Testament).
Kitab is a ministry of Interserve England and Wales.