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This month’s picture -- a mission trip to Honduras: never pass up an opportunity to share the Good News with those who will listen! [Click picture to enlarge.]

Honduras Bible study

Effective ministry and mission work is a team effort. Jan and I have shared ministry and mission work for 55 years! Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob" or "Hermano Bob," I am also known as dad and papa (pa-paw). One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with hot sauce and a cup of rich coffee! The greatest joy of my life is being part of the kingdom of Jesus my King. My #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the Good News about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by many people around the world!


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Book Reviews

Church Planting

  • Jones, Tom, ed. Church Planting from the ground up. 2004.


  • Halverstadt, Hugh. Managing Church Conflict. WJKP.
  • Kotter, John. Leading Change.
  • Lott, ed. Conflict Management in Congregations. Alban.
  • Steinke, Peter. Healthy Congregations. Alban.



  • Dockery, David S. Biblical Interpretation Then and Now. Baker, 1992.
  • Erickson, Millard J. Evangelical Interpretation. Baker, 1993.
  • Fee, Gordon D. New Testament Exegesis. Westminister, 1983.
  • Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Toward an Exegetical Theology. Baker, 1981.
  • Kaiser, Walter C., Jr, and Moises Silva. Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. Zondervan, 1994.
  • Kearley, F. Furman, Edward P. Myers, and Timothy D. Hadley, eds. Biblical Interpretation. Baker, 1986.
  • Marshall, I. Howard, ed. New Testament Interpretation. Eerdmans, 1977.
  • Klein, William, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Word, 1993.
  • Mickelsen, A. Berkeley. Interpreting the Bible. Eerdmans, 1963.
  • Osborne, Grant R. The Hermeneutical Spiral. IVP, 1991.
  • Stuart, Douglas. Old Testament Exegesis. Westminster, 1980.
  • Stuart, Douglas, and Gordon D. Fee. How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth, 2d ed.. Zondervan, 1993.
  • Terry, Milton S. Biblical Hermeneutics. Zondervan (reprint), 1994.
  • Thiselton, Anthony C. New Horizons in Hermeneutics. Zondervan, 1992.

Interim Ministry



  • Elizabeth Achtemeier, Elizabeth. New Preacher. Eerdmans.
  • Bolsinger, Ted. Takes a Church to Raise a Christian. Brazos.
  • Camp, Lee. Mere Discipleship. Baker/Brazos. 2003.
  • Campbell, Charles. The Word Before the Powers. WJKA.
  • Childers, Jeff W., and Frederick D. Aquino. Unveiling Glory: Visions of Christ’s Transforming Presence. ACU Press, 2003.
  • Dawn, Marva. Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down. 1995.
  • Dawn, Marva. A Royal "Waste" of Time. 1999.
  • Henderson. Jim. Evangelism Without Additives. WaterBrook Press.
  • Hicks, John Mark. Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord's Supper. Leafwood, 2002.
  • Hicks, John Mark, and Greg Taylor. Down in the River to Pray: Revisioning Baptism as God’s Transforming Work. Leafwood, 2004.
  • Hicks, John Mark, Johnny Melton, and Bobby Valentine. A Gathered People: Revisioning the Assembly as Transforming Encounter. Leafwood, 2007.
  • Kinnaman, David, and Gabe Lyons. unChristian. Baker, 2007.
    [see related article, An Image Problem: unChristian]
  • Nouwen, Henri. In the Name of Jesus. Crossroad, 1989.
  • Ogden, Greg. Unfinished Business: Turning the Ministry to the People of God. Zondervan, 2003. [Revision of The New Reformation]
  • Pazmino. God Our Teacher. Baker.
  • Sweet, Leonard, and Frank Viola. The Jesus Manifesto. Nelson, 2010.
  • Thielicke, Helmut. A Little Exercise for Young Theologians.
  • Wilhoit, James C. Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community. Baker, 2008.


Short-Term Missions

  • Anthony, Michael J. The Short-Term Missions Boom: A Guide to International and Domestic Involvement. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.
  • Chinn, Lisa Espineli. Reentry Guide for Short-term Mission Leaders, 2nd ed. Orlando, FL: Deeper Roots Publications, 1989.
  • Dearborn, Tim. Short-Term Missions: From Missions Tourist to Global Citizen. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2003.
  • Dunn, Norma K. Go Ye....: Short-term Missions Made Practical. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2004.
  • Eaton, Chris, and Kim Hurst. Vacation with a Purpose: a Handbook for Your Short-term Missions Experience. Chicago: David C. Cook, 1994.
  • Faircloth, Kyle. Guidebook to the Road Less Traveled: Your Preparation for Short-Term Mission Trips. Orlando, FL: Deeper Roots Publications, 2001.
  • Forward, David C. The Essential Guide to the Short-Term Mission Trip. Chicago: Moody, 1998.
  • Green, Leon. A Guide to Short Term Missions: A Comprehensive Manual for Planning an Effective Mission Trip. Portland, OR: Gabriel Publishing, 2003.
  • Judge, Cindy. Before You Pack Your Bag, Prepare Your Heart: Short-term Missions Preparation Guide with 12 Bible Studies Plus Trip Journal. Wheaton, IL: Campfire Resources, 2000.
  • Peterson, Roger, Gordon Aeschliman and R. Wayne Sneed. Maximum Impact Short-Term Mission: The God Commanded, Repetitive Deployment of Swift, Temporary Non-Professional Missionaries. Minneapolis, MN: STEM Ministries, 2003.
  • Stiles, J. Mack, and Leeann Stiles. Mack & Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.

Missional/Emergent Church Bibliography


  • Childers, Jana. Performing the Word. Abingdon.
  • McDill, Wayne. The Moment of Truth: A Guide to Effective Sermon Delivery. Broadman & Holman, 2004.
  • McDill, Wayne. The 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching. Broadman & Holman, 1998.
  • Wilson, Paul Scott. God Sense. Abingdon.


  • Stone-Campbell Encyclopedia.

Small Church Ministry

Small Groups Ministry

  • Small Groups Bibliography
  • Wilhoit, James C. Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community. Baker, 2008.

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