We selected various books and articles that we recommend and which you willl find very useful.

New Religious Movements


Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization issue group on postmodern and alternative spiritualities (free PDF), written by Philip Johnson and edited by Anne Harper and John W. Morehead


New Religions, Subjective-Life Spiritualities, and the Challenge to Missions in the Post-Christian West at the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

by John W. Morehead 


A Fresh Agenda for Apologetics in the 21st Century at Patheos

by John W. Morehead


Ministry to Alternative Spiritualities in Religiously Plural America: Moving Beyond Confronting Cults, Occasional Bulletin, Fall 2003, Evangelical Missiological Society

by John W. Morehead


From Cults to Cultures: Bridges as a Case Study in a New Evangelical Paradigm on New Religions CESNUR Conference Paper

by John W. Morehead


Burning Man Festival as Life-Enhancing, Post-Christendom 'Middle Way', by John Morehead (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011).


Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach, by Irving Hexham, Stephen Rost, and John W. Morehead II, eds. (Kregel Academic, 2004).


New Religions as Global Cultures, by Karla Poewe and Irving Hexham (Westview Press, 1997).


Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements (Pocket Dictionary), by Irving Hexham (InterVarsity Press, 2002).


Exploring New Religions, by George D. Chryssides (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1999).


Mystics and Messiahs: Cults and New Religions in American History, by Philip Jenkins (Oxford University Press, 2000).


Comprehending Cults: The Sociology of New Religious Movements, 2d ed. by Lorne L. Dawson (Oxford University Press, 2006).


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)


Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor: A Quick Guide for Relating to Latter-day Saints, by Ross Anderson (Zondervan, 2011).


Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Quick Guide to the Mormon Holy Book (Zondervan, 2009).


Man of Holiness: The Mormon Search for a Personal God, by John L. Bracht (Sacred Tribes Press, 2010).


I Love Mormons: A New Way to Share Christ with Latter-day Saints, by David L. Rowe (Baker Books, 2005).


Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons, 2nd rev. ed. by Mark Cares (Wels Outreach Resources, 1998).


Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate, by Robert L. Millet and Gerald R. McDermott (Brazos Press, 2007).


Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation Between a Mormon and an Evangelical, by Robert L. Millet and Gregory Johnson (Monkfish Book, 2007).


An Insider's View of Mormon Origins, by Grant H. Palmer (Signature Books, 2002).


Mormon America: The Power and the Promise, by Richard N. Ostling and Joan K. Ostling (HarperCollins, 2000).


An Introduction to Mormonism, by Douglas J. Davies (Cambridge University Press, 2003).


The New Spirituality and Paganism 

Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue, by Philip Johnson and Gus DiZerega, John W. Morehead editor (Lion, 2008).


Jesus and the Gods of the New Age, by Ross Clifford and Philip Johnson (Victor, 2003).


Perspectives on Post-Christendom Spiritualities: Reflections on New Religious Movements and Western Spiritualities, edited by Michael T. Cooper (Sacred Tribes Press, 2010).


Christianity in Western Culture

Faith in a Changing Culture, by John Drane (Zondervan, 1997).


Do Christians Know How to Be Spiritual?, by John Drane (Darton, Longman & Todd, 2005).


World Religions

World Religions Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions, by Winfried Corduan (InterVarsity Press, 1998).


The Baker Pocket Guide to World Religions: What Every Christian Needs to Know, by Gerald R. McDermott (Baker Books, 2008).


Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions: Jesus, Revelation & Religion, by Gerald McDermott (InterVarsity Press, 2000).


Christianity Encountering World Religions: The Practice of Mission in the Twenty-first Century, by Terry Muck and Frances Adeny (Baker Academic, 2009).



Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today, by John G. Stackhouse (Oxford University Press, 2006).


A History of Apologetics, 2nd ed. by Avery Dulles (Ignatius Press, 2005).


Intercultural Studies and Mission


Cultural Intelligence: Improving CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World, by David A. Livermore (Baker Academic, 2009).


Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally, 2nd ed. by David J. Hesselgrave (Zondervan, 1991).


The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West…Again, by George G. Hunter III (Abingdon Press, 2000).


Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture, by Lesslie Newbigin (Eerdmans, 1986).


The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, by Lesslie Newbigin (Eerdmans, 1989).


New Wine Into Fresh Wineskins: Contextualizing the Early Christian Confessions, by Richard N. Longenecker (Hendrickson Publishers, 1999).


Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and Mission, by Dean Flemming (InterVarsity Press, 2005).


The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative, by Christopher J. H. Wright (IVP Academic, 2006).


Religious Literacy


Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know – And Doesn’t, by Stephen Prothero (HarperOne, 2008).


God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, by Stephen Prothero (HarperOne, 2011.

Religious Freedom and Civility


The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity, by Os Guinness (InterVarsity Press, 2013).


The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It, by Os Guinness (HarperOne, 2008).