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Urban Ministry, Multi-Cultural Ministry, Racial Reconciliation, Hispanic, African American, Miscellaneous, International, Urban Studies

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Urban Ministry

Bakke, Ray. A Theology as Big as the City. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997.

________. The Urban Christian: Effective Ministry in Today’s Urban World. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1987.

Bakke, Ray and Don Sharpe. Street Signs: A New Direction in Urban Ministry. Birmingham: New Hope Pub., 2006.

Barrett, David. World-Class Cities and World Evangelization. Birmingham: New Hope, 1986.

Bissinger, Buzz. A Prayer for the City. New York: Random House, 1997.

Bosch, David. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1991.

Bradbury, Nicholas. City of God?: Pastoral Care in the Inner City. London: SPCK, 1989.

Bradshaw, Bruce. Bridging the Gap: Evangelism, Development and Shalom. Monrovia, MARC, 1993.

Campolo, Tony. Revolution and Renewal. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000.

Claerbaut, David. Urban Ministry in a New Millennium. Waynesboro: Authentic, 2005.

________. Urban Ministry. Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 1983.

Conn, Harvie.The American City and the Evangelical Church: A Historical Overview. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

________. A Clarified Vision for Urban Mission: Dispelling the Urban Stereotypes. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.

________. Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1997.

Conn, Harvie and et. al. The Urban Face of Mission: Ministering the Gospel in a Diverse and Changing World. Phillipsburg: P&R Pub., 2002.

Conn, Harvie and Manuel Ortiz. Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City, and the People of God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2001.

Davey, Andrew. Urban Christianity and Global Order: Theological Resources for an Urban Future. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2002.

Dennison, Jack. City Reaching: On the Road to Community Transformation. Pasadena: Wm. Carey, 1999.

Elliston, Edgar J. and J Timothy Kauffman. Developing Leaders for Urban Ministries. New York: Peter Lang, 1993.

Fuder, John. A Heart For the City: Effective Ministries to the Urban Community. Chicago: Moody, 1999.

Gordon, Wayne and Randall Frame. Real Hope in Chicago. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Gornick, Mark. To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

Green, Clifford, ed. Churches, Cities, and Human Communities: Urban Ministry in the United States, 1945-1985. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

Green, Laurie. Urban Ministry and the Kingdom of God. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.

Green, Roger Joseph. The Life And Ministry of William Booth: Founder of the Salvation Army. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

Greenway, Roger S. Apostles to the City: Biblical Strategies for Urban Missions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.

________. Discipling the City: A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Mission. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2000.

Greenway, Roger and Timothy Monsma. Cities: Missions New Frontier. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2000.

Grigg, Viv. Transforming Cities: An Urban Leadership Guide. Auckland: Urban Leadership Foundation, 1995.

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.

________. Renewing the City: Reflections on Community Development and Urban Renewal. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2005.

________. Return Flight: Community Development Through Reneighboring Our Cities. Atlanta: FCS Urban Ministries, 1993.

________. Theirs is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1989.

Perkins, John. Beyond Charity: The Call to Christian Community Development. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993.

________. Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996.

________. With Justice for All: A Strategy for Community Development. rev. and updated. Ventura: Regal, 2007.

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.

________. Journey to the Center of the City: Making a Difference in an Urban Neighborhood. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996.

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.

Top ↑Hispanic

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.

Top ↑Miscellaneous

Batey, Richard. Jesus and the Forgotten City. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991.

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.

West, Cornel. Race Matters. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Top ↑International

Berryman, Phillip. Religion in the Megacity: Catholic and Protestant Portraits from Latin America. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1996.

Butterworth, Douglas, and John Chance. Latin American Urbanization. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

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.

Nunez, Emilio Antonio and William Taylor. Crisis and Hope in Latin America: An Evangelical Perspective. rev. ed. Pasadena: William Carey Library, 1996.

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.

Brunn, Stanley D. and Jack F. Williams. Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

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 ↑Articles

“A New Kind of Urban Christian: As the City Goes, So Goes the Culture” by Tim Keller in Christianity Today

“Christ and the City” by Tim Keller

“Hispanic Peoples of North America” North American Mission Board

“Four Paradigms of Youth Ministry in the Urban Context” by Fernando Arzola in Journal of Youth Ministry

Top ↑Research

“Doing Good in American Communities: Congregations and Service Organizations Working Together” Organizing Religious Work Project at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research

“Explosion of Diversity Sweeps U.S., Census Shows” by Associated Press

“An Overview Of Urbanization, Internal Migration, Population Distribution And Development In The World” from the United Nations Population Division

“Preparing For Sustainable Urban Growth In Developing Areas” by George Martine for the United Nations Population Division

Hispanic Research by Pew Hispanic Center

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