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Bradshaw, Bruce. Bridging the Gap: Evangelism, Development and Shalom. Monrovia, MARC, 1993.
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Hiebert, Paul and Eloise Hiebert Meneses. Incarnational Ministry: Planting Churches in Band, Tribal, Peasant, and Urban Societies. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.
Jacobsen, Eric and Eugene Peterson. Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and The Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003.
Linthicum, Robert. City of God, City of Satan. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991.
________. Empowering the Poor: Community Organizing Among the City’s ‘Rag, Tag, and Bobtail.’ Monrovia: MARC, 1991.
________. Transforming Power: Biblical Strategies for Making a Difference in Your Community. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2003.
Lupton, Robert. Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor. Ventura: Regal, 2007.
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________. Return Flight: Community Development Through Reneighboring Our Cities. Atlanta: FCS Urban Ministries, 1993.
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Perkins, John. Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.
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Peters, Ronald. Urban Ministry: An Introduction. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007.
Pasquariello, Rondald. Redeeming the City: Theology, Politics, and Urban Policy. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1982.
Ronsvalle, John and Sylvia Ronsvalle. The Poor Have Faces: Loving Your Neighbor in the 21st Century. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
Rose, Larry L. and C. Kirk Hadaway, eds. The Urban Challenge: Reaching America’s Cities with the Gospel. Nashvill: Broadman, 1982.
Schaller, Lyle. Center City Churches: The New Urban Frontier. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993.
Silvoso, Edgardo. That None Should Perish: How to Reach Entire Cities for Christ Through Prayer Evangelism. Ventura: Regal, 1994.
Van Engen, Charles and Jude Tiersma, eds. God So Loves the City: Seeking a Theology for Urban Mission. Monrovia: MARC, 1994.
Villafane, Eldin and et. al. Seek the Peace of the City: Reflections on Urban Minsitry. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
White, Randy. Encounter God in the City: Onramps to Personal And Community Transformation. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2006.
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Winter, Bruce. Seek the Welfare of the City: Christians as Benefactors and Citizens. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.
Top ↑Multi-Cultural Ministry
Anderson, David: Multicultural Ministry: Finding Your Church’s Unique Rhythm. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.
DeYmaz, Mark. Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.
DeYoung, Curtiss Paul and et. al. United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation As an Answer to the Problem of Race. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Emerson, Michael. People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.
Lingenfelter, Sherwood G., and Marvin K. Mayers. Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.
Oritz, Manuel. One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996.
Rhodes, Stephen. Where the Nations Meet: The Church in a Multicultural World. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1998.
Yancey, George. One Body, One Spirit: Principles of Successful Multiracial Churches. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2003.
Top ↑Racial Reconciliation
Brokaw, Tom “Why Can’t We Live Together?” Dateline NBC Special videotape (27 June 1997).
Emerson, Michael. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Gilbreath, Edward. Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2006.
Kehrein, Glen and Raleigh Washington. Breaking Down Walls: A Model for Reconciliation in an Age of Racial Strife. Chicago: Moody, 1994.
Mcneil, Brenda Salter and Rick Richardson. The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change. Grand Rapdis: InterVarsity, 2004.
Yancey, George. Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility. Grand Rapids: InterVarsity, 2006.
Berg, Clayton and Paul Pretiz. Spontaneous Combustion: Grass-Roots Christianity, Latin American Style. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1996.
Davis, Mike. Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City. rev. and expanded ed. New York: Verso, 2001.
Diaz, David R. Barrio Urbanism: Chicanos, Planning and American Cities. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Gonzalez, Justo. Manana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990.
________. Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.
Montoya, Alex. Hispanic Ministry in North America. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.
Ortiz, Manuel. The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1994.
Top ↑African American
Abbington, James. Let Mt. Zion Rejoice!: Music in the African American Church. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2001.
Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III. African American Church Growth: 12 Principles of Prophetic Ministry. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994.
Costen, Melva Wilson. African American Christian Worship. 2nd ed. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007.
Cox, Michael and Joe Samuel Ratliff. Church Planting in the African American Community. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2002.
Francis, Hozell. Church Planting in the African American Context. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
Franklin, Robert M. Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
Kunjufu, Jawanza. Adam! Where are you? Why Most Black Men Don’t Go to Church. Sauk Village: African American Images, 1997.
Lincoln, C. Eric and Lawrence H. Mamiya. The Black Church in the African American Experience. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.
Roberts, J. Deotis. Black Religion, Black Theology: The Collected Essays of J. Deotis Roberts. David Emmanuel Goatly, ed. Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 2003.
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Benjamin, Don. Deuteronomy and City Life. Lanham: University Press of America, 1983.
Blomberg, Craig. Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2001.
Davis, Mike. Planet of Slums. reprint ed. New York: Verso, 2007.
Dougherty, James. The Fivesquare City: The City in the Religious Imagination. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1980.
Duncan, Michael. Costly Mission: Following Christ into the Slums. Monrovia: MARC, 1996.
Green, Michael. Evangelism in the Early Church. revised ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.
Jenkins, Philip. The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity. rev. and expanded ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Neuwirth, Robert. Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Rogers, Glenn. Evangelizing Immigrants: Outreach and Ministry Among Immigrants and Their Children. Bedford: Mission and Ministry Resources, 2006.
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Gilbert, Alan. The Latin American City. London: Latin America Bureau, 1994.
Mariz, Cecilia Loreto. Coping with Poverty: Pentecostals and Christian Base Communities in Brazil. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.
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Shorter, Aylward. The Church in the African City. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1991.
Top ↑Urban Studies
Adams, Robert. The Evolution of Urban Society. New York: Aldine, 1966.
Bairoch, Paul. Cities and Economic Development: From The Dawn of History to the Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
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Chudacoff, Howard. The Evolution of American Urban Society. 7th ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 2009.
Drakakis-Smith David. The Third World City. London: Routledge, 1990.
Eames, Edwin and Judith Goode. Anthropology of the City: An Introduction to Urban Anthropology. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1977.
Flanagan, William. Contemporary Urban Sociology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Fox, Richard. Urban Anthropology: Cities in Their Cultural Settings. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1977.
Gmelch, George and Walter P. Zenner. Urban Life: Readings in the Anthropology of the City. 4th ed. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2001.
Hannerz, Ulf. Exploring the City: Inquiries Toward an Urban Anthropology. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980.
Karp, David. Being Urban: A Sociology of City Life. 2nd ed. New York: Praeger, 1991.
Krupat, Edward. People in Cities: The Urban Environment and Its Effects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Lloyd, Peter. Slums of Hope?: Shanty Towns of the Third World. New York: Penguin, 1979.
Palen, J. John. The Urban World. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Peters, Gary L. and Robert P. Larkin. Population Geography: Problems, Concepts, and Prospects. 9th ed. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 2008.
Phillips, E. Barbara, and Richard LeGates. City Lights: An Introduction to Urban Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
Rae, Douglas W. City: Urbanism and Its End. Harrisonburg: Yale University Press, 2005.
Rusk, David. Cities Without Suburb: A Census 2000 Update. 3rd ed. Washington: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2003.
Sassen, Saskia. The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo. 2nd ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Spates, James and John Macionis. The Sociology of Cities. New York: St. Martin’s, 1982.
Stark, Rodney. Cities of God: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.
Teaford, Jon. The Twentieth-Century American City: Problem, Promise, and Reality, 2nd ed. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Vance, James. The Continuing City: Urban Morphology in Western Civilization. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1990.
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Top ↑Online Articles
“Mission and Metropolis: The Church and the City” by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr
“From Megacity to ‘Metacity’ — The Shape of the Future” by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr
“The Great Challenge of the Cities — ‘The World Goes to Town'” by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr
- Albert Mohler – AlbertMohler.com
- David Sills – Culturality and Missiology
- Jeff Walters — the Dayspring Project
- Reaching and Teaching
- International Mission Board
- North American Missions.org
- Here’s Life Inner City – Urban Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ
- SeizeIt – Urban Ministry Opportunities in North American with Here’s Life Inner City
- UrbNet – Urban Youth Workers Network
- Christian Community Development Association
- Christian Community Health Fellowship
- FASTEN, Faith & Service Technical Education Network – Resources and Networking for Community Transformation
- Ethnic Harvest – Resources for Multicultural Ministry
- People Groups.info
- Desire Street Ministries
- Inner City Impact in Chicago
- Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC (Tim Keller)
- Armitage Church, Chicago
- National Association for Multihousing Ministries
- Urban Impact New York