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Fifteen e-books are available for download here. 

Each of the books can be downloaded as an Acrobat Reader file (.pdf - our recommendation, as a Microsoft Word file (.doc), or as a zipped archive of the Word document (.zip).

We have recently added the .mobi format (for reading on a Kindle) and the ePub format for the Nook or other eBook reader.

Recently added books:

 

 

Missionary Member Care: An Introduction

New e-book giving an overview of member care for those interested in providing it or in receiving it. Written in a question/answer format, this book is useful for missionaries wondering about doing member care or in using it.

Though it is written for missionaries, it is also appropriate for use in an introductory university course in member care because it contains hundreds of links to primary sources of information. Each chapter begins with a “short and simple” answer to the question asked in the chapter title so that readers can quickly decide if they want to know more about the issue.

 

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What Missionaries Ought to Know

Many of the "What Missionaries Ought to Know" and “Stewardship of Self” series are available in a collection as an e-book containing 60 chapters. This is a great way to have the entire series on your computer to refer to as you have the need and opportunity.   

The e-book "What Missionaries Ought to Know" was updated in July 2013 with a new chapters containing the newest brochures.

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Missionary Marriage Issues

The brochures of the "Missionary Marriage Issues" series are available in a collection as an e-book containing 18 chapters. This is a great way to have the entire series on your computer to refer to as you have need and opportunity. New chapters will be added as Ron writes additional brochures.   

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Missionary Singles Issues

The brochures of the "Missionary Singles Issues" series are available in a collection as an e-book containing 15 chapters. This is a great way to have the entire series on your computer to refer to as you have need and opportunity. New chapters will be added as Ron writes additional brochures.    

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Missionaries and Bribes

New e-book on issues relating to bribes and corruption.

Missionaries often face situations in which bribes seem to be expected, and they are confused about to do and may feel guilty whether they pay or not. This book contains eight chapters written by Ron as well as ten appendices by other people. The book will not tell you what to do in every situation, but in the book you will find much useful information as well as help you know what questions to ask to help you reach a decision.
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Bribery and the Bible

Published in 1991 by Campus Crusade Asia Limited in Singapore, this book gives a Biblical perspective on bribery and extortion and applies that perspective to bribery issues in one country. After five chapters defining bribery and extortion and considering what both the Old Testament and the New Testament say about them, Dr. Richard Langston (D.Miss. TEDS 1989) applies Scripture to the bribery problem in the Philippines where he served. His insights will be helpful wherever you serve.
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Psychology for Missionaries

Ron taught psychology in Christian colleges for 35 years. In this book he places psychology in a Christian perspective and considers practical implications for Christian missionaries. The table of contents includes chapters on most of the topics found in introductory psychology text but implications are drawn for those working cross-culturally. Of course, some of the psychological content is drawn from the brochures on missionarycare.com. (The revised .epub version for Nook/Sony is not currently available)

 

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Coming “Home”: The Reentry Transition

As a part of facilitating their reentry retreats, Ron and Bonnie wrote a brief guide to the process of reentry. You can use this book as a part of debriefing in a group, as an aid when being debriefed by another person, or alone as a part of a self-debriefing

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Before You Get "Home": Preparing for Reentry

New e-book on preparing for reentry.

Written for people anticipating a return to their passport country several months in the future, this book helps them leave "right," making it easier for them to enter "right." Using the Exodus as a model, it gives them an overview of what is ahead so they will know what to expect and how to prepare for it.

 

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Understanding Adolescence

Since the “Adolescence” brochure is the one opened most frequently, Ron has updated his book, Understanding Adolescence, published by Victor Books in 1987. Written for parents adolescents and children in their later elementary years, it is also helpful to teachers, youth workers and anyone else working with teenagers.

 

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Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural Creations

Ron wrote a book for TCKs, one to accompany Understanding Adolescence (written for parents). Third Culture Kids are obviously created by living in two cultures, and the whole phenomenon of adolescence was invented by Western culture. This book examines the role of culture in creating adolescent TCKs, and includes a practical section at the end of each chapter, a section titled "What Can Adolescent TCKs Do?"

 

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We’re Going Home: Reentry for Elementary Children

I Don’t Want to Go Home: Parent’s Guide for Reentry for Elementary Children

Ron and Bonnie (an elementary teacher) wrote We’re Going Home (108 pages) for children ages 6-12 who are returning to their passport countries. Written at a third grade level, We’re Going Home includes the story of a family returning to its passport culture. Each chapter also has activities such as scrambled words, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and codes. Ron also wrote I Don’t Want to Go Home (54 pages) as a companion volume for parents. Each chapter in the parent’s book has information about TCKs in the Bible, children’s TCK issues today, and suggestions to help children reenter well. Both books are included in each of the files to be downloaded below.

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Raising Resilient MKs: Resources for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Joyce Bowers have graciously given permission to post the this book online for people to download free of charge because the book is out of print. This book contains the collected wisdom of 38 authors who wrote the 56 chapters. It was the collaborative effort of ACSI, Interaction, Inc., and Mission Training International (MTI) and provides resources for people who have responsibility for MKs and other TCKs.

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Reentry After Short Term Missionary Service

Written for people returning to their passport country after a few weeks or months of missionary service, this book helps them not only reenter but also consider how they have changed and what that implies for their future.  Using Jonah and Paul as examples, it also helps them process the good and bad events that occurred.

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