Resources

In the Resources section you will find various forms of media, books, leaflets and training material to resource your mission to the South Asian community.
To contibute or highlight a resource, please contact [email protected].

Discovering Jesus Through Asian Eyes

Discovering Jesus though Asian eyesThe eight-week course is based on the Evangelical Alliance booklet Jesus Through Asian Eyes and is published by The Good Book Company. It also has a dedicated website www.discovering-jesus.com. The course is the first of its kind exploring key questions that the main religions of the South Asian and East Asian Diaspora have about Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. These resources will help churches to answer questions that Asians of other faiths have about Jesus in a culturally appropriate way.

Discovering Jesus Through Asian Eyes

Engaging with Hindus

Engaging with HindusHindus are the third largest faith in the world, and yet many Christians know very little about their beliefs and way of life. This short book by Robin Tomson is designed to help individuals and whole churches understand more about what Hindus believe, build bridges of friendship and respect, and share the good news about Jesus. The book is available from South Asian Concern through the link below.

Engaging with Hindus

Filthy Rich

Filthy richManoj Raithatha had it all. A booming property business, a picture-book family and the power to shape his destiny. His was a life to envy. Then his professional and personal worlds were shattered. The 2008 financial crisis devastated his business and a sudden illness threatened his son’s life. His hollow foundations exposed, Manoj found himself utterly dependent on the prayers of others and the help of a previously unknown God.

Filthy Rich

Notes for the Journey

Notes for the journeyThis book helps you explore what it means to follow Jesus as a South Asian. Are there things from your culture that you will have to give up or change? What about your family and community? How does this affect your goals and priorities in life? Whether you are facing these issues yourself or know others who might be, this book will help you find practical answers, based on the Bible’s teaching.

Notes for the Journey

God Has No Favourites

God has no favouritesEverybody engaging with people of other faiths should read this book. That means all of us in our pluralist society today. The writer examines what the New Testament teaches about other faiths and their followers – Greek and Roman religions, Gentiles who met Jesus, and the Jewish faith. The results are surprising and challenging. There is much here for us to learn in our attitude to people of other faiths, as the writer draws out many similarities in religious practice then and now. God Has No Favourites: The New Testament on First Century Religions, Basil Scott, Primalogue, Bangalore, 2013. 208 pages. Available from South Asian Concern through the web link below. The book is also available on Amazon.

God Has No Favourites

Against the Grain

atgAgainst the Grain by Khalad Hussain is the faith story of a Pakistani young man who moves to the UK at a young age. To describe it as a journey ‘From Islam to Christ’ will be to draw attention to only one aspect, albeit a major one. The book also helps us to understand post-war Pakistani migration into the UK, how God sees oppressed communities such as this and the role of Christians in a globalised context. The book is relevant to anyone who is called to share the gospel to those of other faiths and none. According to the cross-cultural mission organisation, Interserve, the book “will become an essential and contemporary read for all who are interested in cross-cultural integration”. Its National Director Steve Bell had this to say when previewing the manuscript: “It is crucial to judge this book by its cover. It goes against the grain because there are few Pakistanis who can articulate the issues this well when it comes to being abruptly uprooted from one culture only to ‘make-a-go-of-it’ in another.” Jill Garrett, Board Member Open Doors USA has said: “I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who is keen to rise to the challenge of sharing Jesus in a multicultural Britain.” The book is available in paperback and ebook formats from Amazon. It is also available from Kitab, Interserve’s book ministry, and from South Asian Concern.

Against the Grain