The following is a list of books and materials that I’ve read that I feel relates somehow directly or indirectly to the subject of Asian American church. There might be better books out there, I just haven’t gotten to them yet. If you have any recommendations for me, please feel free to leave me a comment. I’d be glad to check it out. Thanks, David
Living on the Borders: What the Church Can Learn from Ethnic Immigrant Cultures
by Mark Griffin, Theron Walker

Cultural Tug of War: Korean Immigrant Family and Church in Transition
by Young Lee Hertig

Velvet Elvis
by Rob Bell

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry
by John Piper

The Way Home
DVD ~ Eul-boon Kim

Emotionally Healthy Church, The
by Mr. Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird

Singing The Lord’s Song In A New Land: Korean American Practices Of Faith
by Dorothy Bass (Foreword), et al.

The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language
by C.H. Kang, Ethel R. Nelson

Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power
by David Aikman

Growing Healthy Asian American Churches
by Peter Cha (Editor), et al.

A Life of Jesus
by Shusaku Endo


7 responses to “Reading

  1. Adam Loewenheim ⋅

    The following is a great website that has fantastic FREE biblical tracts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and many more languages.

    God Bless,
    Adam Loewenheim

  2. Thanks Adam, not quite the type of reading that I was recommending here, but I appreciate it.

  3. I just happened to find your blog googling “our” name. I am a Korean Swede and member of Presbyterian church here in San Diego. Our men’s retreat’s speaker this year was David Murrow. His book “Why Men Hate Going to Church” is an interesting analysis of church in America. Imagine my ethnic mix of huge churches in Korea and nearly empty churches in Sweden. My wife, who is caucasian had a very good friend who was black and wanted here children to grow up in an area with a larger black middle class population. Although they use to hold hands here in San Diego without comment, my wife’s friend said that their relationship would be considered odd by both blacks and whites.

  4. hey david park — wow, that feels weird
    thanks for the comment and the insight. i don’t think i’ve ever met a korean swede before. that’s pretty cool. i’ll have to pick up the Murrow’s book sometime, we have gotten into some of the gender discussion here, but not very much. I’d be interested to hear of what other books you’ve found helpful for men. You should write something about men in an ethnic church! that’d be interesting….let me know i can post it on my blog when you write it. as for the racism in san diego, that’s very interesting. i thought that thing only happened in the South, as in Alabama, not san diego. i’m encourage and discouraged all at once.

  5. Hi –

    My pastor asked me if I knew of any books that could help him understand typical Asian American presuppositions and biases, and I was initially going to suggest “Growing Healthy Asian American Churches” but I found that book didn’t so much lay out the assumptions of an Asian American culture but assumed them and attempted to deal with them. Is there a good book you would recommend to help someone who is not Asian understand the Asian culture/biases?

    (If you could email me that would be great)


  6. Can anyone give me a quick review of the first book, “Living on the Borders”? I’m interested in looking at it, but I just want to know what people think of it.

  7. john lee

    Hey Dave,

    Any more book recommendations on non-western perspective on Christianity? I’d like to read some – preferable on a more academic level. Please send me an email. I’m on an ordination examination committee and I want to recommend some good books for our western trained brother (basically everyone). Much appreciated.

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