The editors of the International Bulletin of Mission Research, after consultation with several distinguished scholars, have selected ten books published in 2016 for special recognition of their contribution to mission studies. We commend the authors, editors, and publishers represented here for their contribution to the advancement of scholarship in studies of Christian mission and world Christianity.


1. Flett, John G.

Apostolicity: The Ecumenical Question in World Christian Perspective

Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic


2. Gittins, Anthony J.

The Way of Discipleship: Women, Men, and Today’s Call to Mission

Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press


3. Kang, Jie

House Church Christianity in China: From Rural Preachers to City Pastors

London: Palgrave Macmillan


4. Orobator, Agbonkhianmeghe E., ed.

The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books


5. Ott, Craig, ed.

The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic


6. Reisacher, Evelyne A.

Joyful Witness in the Muslim World: Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic


7. Sanneh, Lamin, and Michael McClymond, eds.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity

Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell


8. Tan, Jonathan Y., and Anh Q. Tran, eds.

World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books


9. Wrogemann, Henning

Intercultural Hermeneutics

Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic


10. Yeh, Allen

Polycentric Missiology: Twenty-First-Century Mission from Everyone to Everywhere

Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic