Selected Reading

     The following is a selected reading list. Many on-line book sellers provide helpful information on each title by providing the Table of Contents, Forwards, Introduction and chapter text to examine, so that you have some insight as to the contents of the book. Some of the books listed below may also be listed on the Viva Network Resource page, in which a brief description is written. Please note that some references are only available on-line, so it’s impossible to know those that are still current and available.

Raising Financial Support

     These books are written to help the current- and prospective missionary raise prayer and financial support, generally with an emphasis in creating lasting friendships and commitments.

  • Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry by Thomas Jeavons and R. B. Basinger

  • Getting Sent – A Relational Approach to Support Raising by Pete Sommer

  • Friend Raising: Building a Missionary Support Team That Will Last by Betty Barnett

  • People Raising by William Dillon

General Missions Category

  • Chasing the Dragon by Pullinger, Jackie Ann Arbor: Servant Books, 1980.

  • Companion to the Poor by Viv Grigg, Paperback Publisher M A R C (December 1990)

  • Empowering the Poor by Dr. Robert Linthicum,: Paperback Barclay Press (December 2003)

  • God Of The Poor by Dewi Hughs, Dewi Publisher: OM Publishing

  • God of the Empty-Handed. Poverty, Power and the Kingdom of God. Monrovia, CA: MARC. Christian, Jayakumar 1999

  • God’s Foreign Policy by Adeney, Mirian Grand Rapids, Eerdman’s 1984

  • God's Politics by Jim Wallis Publisher: Harper San Francisco
    Heart for the City by John Fuder Publisher: Moody

  • Justice, Mercy and Humility by Tim Chester, Publisher: Paternoster Press

  • Missions and Money by Jonathan Bonk, Jonathan Publisher Orbis Books

  • Rachel and Her Children by Kozol, Jonathan, Crown Publishers, 1988

  • Revolution From the Heart by Obrien, Niall, New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

  • Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Sider, Ron Word, 1988.

  • Something Beautiful for God by Muggeridge, Malcolm Garden City, NY: Image 1971

  • Successful Mission Teams (revised) by Martha Van Cise, Publisher: New Hope

  • The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs Publisher: Penguin 2005 Hardcover

  • The New Context of World Mission by Myers, Bryant MARC 1996.

  • Transforming Cultures through Kingdom Thinking (DVD) by Darrow Miller Procla-Media

  • Walking With The Poor by Bryant L. Myers, Orbis Books

  • With Justice for All. Ventura, CA: Regal, 1982; Let Justice Roll Down, Ventura, CA: Regal, 1976

  • A Call to Wholistic Ministry, Open Door. All by Perkins, John

  • Whose Reality Counts – Putting the First Last by Chambers, Robert Stylus Pub. 1997

  • Working With The Poor by Bryant L. Myers, Publisher: World Vision Resources

  • Voice in the Streets. Viva Network. Online. Internet. Accessed May, Derbyshire, Marion 2003.


  • At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil Tobias Hecht, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 1998.

  • Children in Crisis: A New Commitment. By Phyllis Kilbourn Monrovia, CA:MARC 1996.

  • Children and Families in the Social Environment. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. Garbarino, James 1982

  • Community Children: A Ministry of Hope and Restoration for the Street Dwelling Child. By Greg W. Burch, Colombia: Latin America Mission (2005).

  • Celebrating Children! Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster Press. Miles, Glenn, and Josephine-Joy Wright 2003

  • Children on the Streets of the Americas By Roslyn Mickelson Routledge; 1st edition 2000

  • Children in Crisis: A New Commitment. Monrovia, CA: World Vision International. 1996

  • Friends in Need: A Handbook for the Care of Orphans in the Community. Viva Network Publications, 2002 Miles, Glenn and Josephine-Joy Wright,

  • Nothing but a Thief: The Street and her Children, By Danielle Speakman UK Sovereign World 2003

  • Offering Healing and Hope for Children in Crisis, A Crisis Care Curriculum, Module 2: Street Children. By Andy Sexton and Phyllis Kilbourn Fort Mill, SC:Crisis Care Training International 2006.

  • Restoring Children of the Streets: A Guide for Mobilizing an Equipping God’s People Around the World. Jeff Anderson Mountlake Terrace, WA: Action International Ministries 2001.

  • Street Children. By Andy Butcher UK: Authentic Lifestyle (2003, 1996).

  • Street Children: A Guide to Effective Ministry by Phyllis Kilbourn Paperback

  • Street and Working Children: A Guide to Planning. By Judith Ennew Revised and updated second edition. London: Save the Children, 2000.

  • Through the Eyes of a Street Child. By Angela Murray, Monarch Publications 2006

  • The Human Rights of Street and Working Children: A Practical Manual for Advocates. By Iain Byrne, London:Intermediate Technology Publications 1998

  • Working with Street Children: Selected Case-Studies from Africa, Asia & Latin America. Paris, International Catholic Child Bureau and UNESCO.France:UNESCO (1995).

Orphans and Orphanages

  • Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World. Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Haugen, Gary A. 1999

  • Healing the Children of War: A Handbook for Ministry to Children Who Have Suffered Deep Traumas. Monrovia, CA: Marc Publications. Kilburn, Phyllis (editor) 1995

  • Children in Crisis: A New Commitment. Monrovia, CA: World Vision International. 1995 (See similar title under “Children”)

  • Child Development Study Pack Tear Fund, UK. Stephenson, Paul & Glenn Miles

The Baptism and Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  • Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack S. Deere, Zondervan; New Ed edition (September 2, 1996)

  • Surprised by the Voice of God, by Jack S. Deere, Zondervan (October 1, 1998)

  • Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? by Wayne Grudem, Zondervan (October 10, 1996)

  • Smith Wigglesworth on the Holy Spirit, by Smith Wigglesworth, Whitaker House (November 1998)

  • Activating the Gifts of the Holy Spirit by David D. Ireland, Whitaker House (June 1997)

  • Discerning of Spirits by Francis Frangipane, Arrow Publications (April 1, 1994)

  • The Holy Spirit and You: A Study Guide to the Spirit-Filled Life by Dennis J. Bennett, Bridge-Logos Publishers; ----Revised edition (June 1, 1994)

  • How to Pray for the Release of the Holy Spirit by D. Bennett, Bridge-Logos Publishers (June 1985)

  • Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Derek Prince, Whitaker House (December 1995)

  • A Handbook on Holy Spirit baptism: 37 questions and answers on the baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues by Don Basham, Gateway Outreach (1969)

  • The Baptism With The Holy Spirit by R. A. Torrey, Kessinger Publishing, LLC (May 26, 2006)

  • Endued With Power: How to Activate the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life by Norvel Hayes, Harrison House Inc (June 1991)

  • Power Healing by John Wimber, HarperSanFrancisco; Reprint edition (May 24, 1991)