Dangerous Territory Discussion Group discussion

Since this section addresses short-term missions, what are your favorite books about the topic? How have they shaped how you have processed the idea of "short-term" missions?

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D.L. Mayfield | 7 comments Mod
The first book that comes to mind for me is When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over. I feel like Zierman did such an excellent job of showing the futility of the short-term trip she went on (and she is an great writer).

I know there are other books that have dealt with this from a variety of standpoints--I would love to hear your suggestions!

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Gena Thomas | 4 comments Subversive Jesus: An Adventure in Justice, Mercy, and Faithfulness in a Broken World
A lot of blogs by Craig Greenfield have helped shape my concept of short-term missions.

Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself
We Are Not the Hero
I'm reading Jean Johnson's right now and I really enjoy her perspective.

There are many articles and blogs that have formulated my thoughts on this topic, including these:

And in my very, very biased opinion:
A Smoldering Wick: Igniting Missions Work with Sustainable Practices

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