books 1440x1079If your New Year’s resolution is to read more this may be of interest to you, NZBMS have books for sale!

We have a number of great books that will help deepen, as well as challenge, your understanding of global mission.

Below are some excerpts from books that we currently have available:

Signed copies of Joy to the World by Joy Smith: Excerpt from Foreword by Brian K. Smith “… At the centre of Joy’s story is her service in the state of Tripura in North East India from 1951 to 1973. Beginning with her early nursing work she goes on to tell how in 1964 she was led into a preaching ministry that took her to tribal villages all over the state… In the latter part of the book Joy describes her ministry subsequent to her return to NZ in February 1974… the book concludes with an account of her visit to England and Turkey in 1995, and the wonderful return visit to her beloved Tripura in 1998-1999. The reader of this passionate account cannot but be moved… in a society that prizes security, and has as its highest value the care of the self, Joy’s story challenges cultural norms. Her testimony is a salutary reminder that whatever else it is, the Gospel is a call to a journey, a journey of faith.”

Copies of Joy to the Word are available for purchase at $15 each.

Toward the Sunrise by S.L. Edgar and M.J. Eade: The centenary history of the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society 1885-1985. Excerpt from the Editor’s Foreword “… The total number of Baptist Church members in New Zealand was just over 2000… Challenged by the vast needs of India they started a Missionary Society and within a year had sent out their first missionary… Part 1 of this volume tells the beginnings of the story in Bengal through to the present enterprise in Bangladesh… In Part 2 of this volume the Rev. M.J. Eade, one of the pioneers of missionary work in the Tripura State, India, has not only shared his own knowledge but has brought together the comments and reminiscences of other missionaries who worked in Tripura… Part 3 outlines the involvement of the NZBMS in the Pacific and other areas of service.”

Copies of Toward the Sunrise are available for purchase at $15 each.

Short-term Missions Workbook by Tim Dearborn: The back cover of this book reads, “Going on a short-term mission’s trip can be a life- and faith-transforming experience. It can enrich the way you view the world. It will cause you to rely on God more fully. It is an opportunity to develop deep relationships with your team and the people you serve.

A short-term missions experience can also involve weeks of physical and spiritual distress. An unprepared team can wreak havoc on each other and the people they intend to serve. To get the most out of such a mission’s trip, the keys to preparation are here. You’ll get a Biblical perspective on the world, gain cross-cultural understanding and even prepare for re-entry when you return.

If you’re planning to go on a short-term missions trip, don’t leave home without this book!”

Copies of Short-term Missions Workbook are available for purchase at $20 each.

Models of Christian Leadership in Bangladesh. Her light Shines! The Story of Mrs. Soroj Debnath by Susan Osborne: This book is written in both English and Bengali. Excerpt from the Introduction “I first met Mrs Debnath in 1975 when my husband and I arrived in Bangladesh. She was the headmistress of the Chandpur Christian School and a very active member of the local church… Her reputation as an outspoken advocate for women was wide spread in Bangladesh and many acknowledged her tireless work for the poor and underprivileged… After her husband’s untimely death in 1984, she left her comfortable job in Dhaka and went to take his place working amongst the Paharias out of Ishurdi. Not content with 10 years of service there, once she retired she set up her own refuge for abused and needy women and girls at Savar. I pray that God will use this book to touch the lives of many men and women and inspire them to follow her example of service to God.”

Copies of Her Light Shines! The Story of Mrs. Soroj Debnath are available for purchase at $10 each.

Models of Christian Leadership in Bangladesh Book 2. God Owes Nothing to Anyone! The Life of Samson H. Chowdhury by Susan Osborne: This book is written in both English and Bengali. Excerpt taken from book preface “I wrote this book with the hope that Bangladeshi Christians and others would see this model of Christian business as an inspiration and encouragement for them to do the same. Mr Chowdhury’s commitment to hard work, excellence and integrity are examples for all of us to follow whether we are in business or not.

His life was an example of someone who maintained his Christian faith while achieving remarkable success in the marketplace. He honoured God in all that he did and his generosity to many organisations and individuals in Bangladesh will be remembered for years to come.”

Copies of God owes nothing to anyone! The life of Samson H. Chowdhury are available for purchase at $10 each.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these titles please contact the NZBMS team on 09 526 8444 or email .

Happy reading!