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Recommended Readings in Urban Ministry

Students are expected to do their own research and to find theor own references. The following bibliography is by no means exhaustive but provides a useful starting point .


  1. Amirahmadi, Hooshang and S.S. El-Shakhs, editors (1993) Urban Development in the Muslim World, New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Urban Policy Research
  2. Amis, Philip and P. Lloyd (1990) Housing Africa's Urban Poor, Manchester, England: Manchester Press  
  3.  Andrews, David Can You Hear The Heartbeat?, Hodder & Stoughton 1989
  4. Augustine, The City of God, (abridged version) Image Books, New York, 1958 (esp. parts 3-5) 
  5.  Bakke, Ray. The Urban Christian, MARC Europe, 1987
  6. Bakke, Ray (1997) A Theology as Big as the City, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press
  7. Boorstin, Daniel (1983) The Discoverers, New York: Vintage Books
  8. Bradshaw, Bruce. Building Bridges.
  9. Brewster, Tom and Elizabeth S. (1982) "Bonding and the Missionary Task," Pasadena, CA: Lingua House  
  10. Claerbaut, David. Urban Ministry, Zondervan, Grand Rapids , 1983
  11. Conn, Harvie. The American City and the Evangelical Church. Baker, 1994.
  12. Cox, Harvey, The Secular City , Macmillan, New York, 1963
  13. Cromartie, Michael, editor (1995) The Nine Lives of Population Control, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing
  14. Cronin, Vincent (1955) The Wise Man From the West, New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
  15. Darrow, Ken and M. Saxenian (1986) Appropriate Technology Sourcebook, Sanford, CA: Volunteers in Asia
  16. Dawson, John Taking Our Cities For God, OMF Literature,, 1989
  17. Durning, Alan (1989) "Action at the Grassroots: Fighting Poverty and Environmental Decline," Worldwatch Paper 88, Worldwatch Institute
  18. Elrich, Paul (1975) The Population Bomb, Rivercity, MA: Rivercity Press
  19. Frank, Andre G. and B. Gills, editors (1993) The World System: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand? London: Routeledge
  20. Garrett, Laurie (1994) The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux  
  21. Greenway, Roger, ed. Discipling the City- Theological Reflections On Urban Mission, Baker, 1979
  22. Greenway, Roger and T. Monsma (1989) Cities: Missions' New Frontier, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
  23. Grigg, Viv (1990) Companion to the Poor: Christ in the Urban Slums, Monrovia, CA: MARC
  24. Grigg, Viv (1992) Cry of the Urban Poor, Monrovia, CA: MARC
  25. Gugler, Joseph (1996) The Urban Transformation of the Developing World, Oxford: Oxford University Press
  26. Gurr, Ted R. and B. Harff, editors (1994) Ethnic Conflict in World Politics, San Francisco: Westview Press
  27. Howard, David (1979) Student Power in World Missions, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press
  28. Kilbourn, Phyllis. Street Children: A Guide to Effective Ministry.
  29. Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Consience of a Nation. HarperCollins, 1996.
  30. Law, Eric. The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community. Chalice Press, 1993.
  31. Linthicum, Robert (1991) Empowering the Poor: Community Organizing Among the City's 'Rag, Tag and Bobtail,' Monrovia, CA: MARC
  32. Lupton, Robert. Theirs is the Kingdom. HarperCollins, 1989.
  33. McDonough, Daniel and R. Peterson (1999) "Can Short-term Mission Really Create Long-term Career Missionaries: Results of STEM's Second Major Study on the Effect of Short-term Mission" Minneapolis, MN: STEM Ministries
  34. McKay, John P., B.D. ill and J. Buckler (1992) A History of World Societies, Third Edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Compan
  35. Newbigin, Leslie (1989) The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing
  36. Nouwen, Henri. Gracias.
  37. Pearcey, Nancy R. and C.B. Thaxton (1994) The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy, Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books
  38. Perkins, John, ed. Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right. Baker, 1996.
  39. Prodipto Roy and S.D. Gupta editors (1995) Urbanization and Slums, New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications
  40. Ram, Eric, editor (1995) Transforming Health, Monrovia, CA: MARC
  41. Rowe, William, Aidan Southall, editor (1973) Urban Anthropology: Cross-cultural studies of Urbanization New York: Oxford University Press
  42. Schaller, Lyle. Center City Churches.
  43. Sider, Ronald, editor (1982) Lifestyle in the Eighties: An Evangelical Commitment to Simple Lifestyle, Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press
  44. Siemens, Ruth E. (1999) "Tentmakers Needed for World Evangelization" Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Third Edition, edited by Ralph Winter and Steven Hawthorne, Pasadena: William Carey Library
  45. Saunders, Ray (1991) Lord of the Abandoned, Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books
  46. Silvoso Ed, That None Should Perish, Regal Books, 1994
  47. Mother Teresa (1997) In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories, and Prayers, Novata, CA: New World Library
  48. Van Engen, Charles and J. Tiersma, editors (1994) God So Loves the City: Seeking a Theology for Urban Mission, Monrovia, CA: MARC  
  49. Wagner, C. P., Peters, and Wilson. 100 Gateway Cities. Seattle: YWAM Publishing, 1995.
  50. Wagner, C Peter Territorial Spirits, Sovereign World Limited, 1991 
  51. White, Randy. Journey to the Center of the City: Making a Difference in an Urban Neighborhood. Downers Grove: IVP, 1997.
  52. Woods, Stacey (1978) The Growth of a Work of God, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press
  53. Yamamori, Tetsunao, B.L. Myers and K.L. Luscombe, editors (1998) Serving with the Urban Poor: Cases in Holistic Ministry, Monrovia, CA: MARC
  54. Yamamori, Tetsunao, B.L. Myers, C. R. Padilla and G. Rake, editors (1997) Serving with the Poor in Latin America: Cases in Holistic Ministry, Monrovia, CA: MARC