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Research in Church and Mission

By: Viggo Sogaard

Research in Church and Mission is insightful, practical, and full of examples. In the three distinctive sections of the book, the author (1) imbeds his explanation of the why and how of research in a model of communication, (2) shows us how research is fueled by what we need to know, and (3) demands that research be driven by those who manage or carry out the communication process.


Churchless Christianity (Revised Edition)

By: Herbert Hoefer

The purpose of this book is to describe a fact and reflect upon it theologically. The fact is, there are thousands of people who believe solely in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior but who have no plans to be baptized or to join the local church. Churchless Christianity is based on research from the early 1980s among non-baptized believers in Christ in Tamil Nadu, India. This revised edition includes all the original text plus five additional chapters and a new foreword.


Blood Brothers

By: Elias Chacour with David Hazard

Is it possible to live at peace in the midst of conflict? As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. The townspeople were proud of their ancient Christian heritage and lived at peace with their Jewish neighbors. But in 1948 and '49 their idyllic lifestyle was swept away as tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps. An exile in his native land, Elias began a years-long struggle with his love for the Jewish people and the world's misunderstanding of his own people, the Palestinians. How was he to respond? He found his answer in the simple, haunting words of the Man of Galilee: Blessed are the peacemakers. In Blood Brothers, Chacour blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel. He touches on controversial questions such as: What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East? What does Bible prophecy really have to say? Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled? In a world of tension and terror, this book offers hope and insight that can help each of us learn to live at peace.


Understanding Hinduism

By: Dayanand Bharati

Understanding Hinduism is a creative attempt to connect scholarly research with the daily life of Hindu devotees. It is an introduction to the complexity of Hindu phenomena, discussing the basic meaning of “Hinduism” and surveying its origins, scriptures, rituals, doctrines and modern trends. Its author is in touch with the concerns of modern Hindus and as a reformer seeks to bridge the chasm between objective scholarship and Hindu practice. He both censures and commends in light of careful historical and sociological analysis.


Introduction to Missiological Research Design

By: Edgar J. Elliston

Edgar Elliston’s Introduction to Missiological Research Design outlines the basic issues of research design for missiological and church-related research. This book describes the logic of the research process for a wide range of missiological research. Whether this research is from a single academic discipline or a multidisciplinary approach, this text will provide relevant guidelines for the design.

Elliston provides instruction, examples, and exercises for inexperienced but serious researchers as they seek to design research that will serve the Church in mission. Elliston also provides experienced researchers with checklists and easy-to-review tables to further aid in research design. This text raises some of the key issues to designing research in a multicultural or cross-cultural context and guides researchers toward ethical and effective study.


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