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The Urbana 18 program team selected these 9 titles that represent some of the variety of topics, voices, and perspectives you'll experience at Urbana 18. Together these books offer inspiration and coaching for your growth as a faithful witness.

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Crossing Cultures with Jesus

Sharing Good News with Sensitivity and Grace

by Katie J. Rawson

You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.

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Crossing Cultures with Jesus

Sharing Good News with Sensitivity and Grace

by Katie J. Rawson

You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.

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Anxious

Choosing Faith in a World of Worry

by Amy Simpson

Millions of people in our society, even Christians, are frantic with worry. But we are called to live with joy and contentment, trusting God with the present and the future. Amy Simpson shares with us that worry is a spiritual problem, which ultimately cannot be overcome with sheer willpower—its solution is rooted entirely in who God is.

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Anxious

Choosing Faith in a World of Worry

by Amy Simpson

Millions of people in our society, even Christians, are frantic with worry. But we are called to live with joy and contentment, trusting God with the present and the future. Amy Simpson shares with us that worry is a spiritual problem, which ultimately cannot be overcome with sheer willpower—its solution is rooted entirely in who God is.

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From Cairo to Christ

How One Muslim's Faith Journey Shows the Way for Others

by Abu Atallah and Kent A. Van Til

"Changing from Islam to Christianity would mess up my life forever." So writes Abu Atallah in this remarkable story of his journey from Islam to the Christian faith, and how he later became an ambassador for Christ with a ministry in the Muslim context. Discover how the good news of Jesus transforms lives in Muslim communities around the world.

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From Cairo to Christ

How One Muslim's Faith Journey Shows the Way for Others

by Abu Atallah and Kent A. Van Til

"Changing from Islam to Christianity would mess up my life forever." So writes Abu Atallah in this remarkable story of his journey from Islam to the Christian faith, and how he later became an ambassador for Christ with a ministry in the Muslim context. Discover how the good news of Jesus transforms lives in Muslim communities around the world.

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The Power of the 72

Ordinary Disciples in Extraordinary Evangelism

by John Teter

They were not professionals. They were not celebrities. They were just 72 normal people who answered Jesus’ call to bring good news to the world. Filled with vivid stories of John Teter's remarkable experiences in ministry and church planting, this book shows how we have been called by Jesus to herald God’s kingdom and witness the transformation of those around us. Discover how Jesus trains ordinary people to accomplish an extraordinary mission.

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The Power of the 72

Ordinary Disciples in Extraordinary Evangelism

by John Teter

They were not professionals. They were not celebrities. They were just 72 normal people who answered Jesus’ call to bring good news to the world. Filled with vivid stories of John Teter's remarkable experiences in ministry and church planting, this book shows how we have been called by Jesus to herald God’s kingdom and witness the transformation of those around us. Discover how Jesus trains ordinary people to accomplish an extraordinary mission.

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The Power of Proximity

Moving Beyond Awareness to Action

by Michelle Ferrigno Warren
Foreword by Noel Castellanos

In an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Michelle Warren and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are "proximate to the pain of the poor." Here she shows us how proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all.

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The Power of Proximity

Moving Beyond Awareness to Action

by Michelle Ferrigno Warren
Foreword by Noel Castellanos

In an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Michelle Warren and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are "proximate to the pain of the poor." Here she shows us how proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all.

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Rethinking Incarceration

Advocating for Justice That Restores

by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.

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Rethinking Incarceration

Advocating for Justice That Restores

by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.

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Sabbath Keeping

Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest

by Lynne M. Baab

Let's face it: our times of rest need work. And God calls us to rest, and even shows us through his own example. With collected insights from sabbath keepers of all ages and backgrounds, Lynne M. Baab offers a practical and hopeful guidebook that encourages all of us to slow down and enjoy our relationship with the God of the universe.

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Sabbath Keeping

Finding Freedom in the Rhythms of Rest

by Lynne M. Baab

Let's face it: our times of rest need work. And God calls us to rest, and even shows us through his own example. With collected insights from sabbath keepers of all ages and backgrounds, Lynne M. Baab offers a practical and hopeful guidebook that encourages all of us to slow down and enjoy our relationship with the God of the universe.

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Mending the Divides

Creative Love in a Conflicted World

by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart
Foreword by Lynne Hybels

Peacemaking is the mission of God, so it should also be the vocation of his people. But do we know what it means to be makers of peace? Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart offer a theologically compelling, richly personal, and intensely practical set of tools that equip us to join God in the restoration of broken relationships, unjust systems, and global conflicts. 

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Mending the Divides

Creative Love in a Conflicted World

by Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart
Foreword by Lynne Hybels

Peacemaking is the mission of God, so it should also be the vocation of his people. But do we know what it means to be makers of peace? Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart offer a theologically compelling, richly personal, and intensely practical set of tools that equip us to join God in the restoration of broken relationships, unjust systems, and global conflicts. 

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Beyond Colorblind

Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey

by Sarah Shin

While society may try to be colorblind, we can’t ignore that God created us with our ethnic identities, and he made them for good. Ethnicity and evangelism specialist Sarah Shin reveals how our broken ethnic stories can be restored and redeemed, demonstrating God's power to others and bringing good news to the world. Discover how your ethnic story can be transformed for compelling witness and mission.

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Beyond Colorblind

Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey

by Sarah Shin

While society may try to be colorblind, we can’t ignore that God created us with our ethnic identities, and he made them for good. Ethnicity and evangelism specialist Sarah Shin reveals how our broken ethnic stories can be restored and redeemed, demonstrating God's power to others and bringing good news to the world. Discover how your ethnic story can be transformed for compelling witness and mission.


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