Dear Lunch and Learn participant,

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Thank you for joining us over lunch today! I’ve compiled links of all we’ve covered today, and put them into categories. This is followed by a book list arrange in order of accessibility. If you’re a voracious reader, you’ll be able to uncover more book titles through those links.

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  • This link is a fairly accessible book list on the topic of honor and shame and following are very brief comments from me: http://honorshame.com/recommendations/
    • 1) “The 3D Gospel”- this is the shortest and most accessible book, so I’d start here, or it’s predecessor, “Honor and Shame: Unlockin the Door” which is the first book under “Further books…” 
    • 2) “Ministering in HONOR-SHAME cultures…” is the next book I’d get. It’s one of the first, if not the first biblical narrative from an honor-shame perspective. I wrote a post on this here. 
    • 3) “Shame Interrupted” I have, but not finished. 
    • 4) “The Global Gospel” – I’d read this AFTER “Ministering….” 
  • Here is a very personal, 5-star articulate book that describes a lot of my experience serving with Cru as an ethnic minority written by a former colleague.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G3BH3J4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 
  • Regarding Support Raising. Coming up in the next two weeks, an excerpt from my latest book on support-raising from an ethnic minority perspective. (you’ll have to subscribe to get notification. Or, it will appear here: https://supportraisingsolutions.org/blog/ by October. If you are a missionary, this is a site of “best practices” for support raising.

And lastly, from William Carey publishers, an upcoming book called ““Honor, Shame, and the Gospel: Reframing Our Message and Ministry.” I contributed chapter 10. Again, you’ll have to subscribe to https://kingdomrice.org to get notification once it’s out. But here’s the Table of Contents as a teaser: 

Foreword-Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen: “Honor, Guilt, Shame, Face, and Forgiveness: A Brief Theological and Interdisciplinary Sketch.”

Chapter 1-Steven Hawthorne: “The Honor and Glory of Jesus Christ: Heart of the Gospel and the Mission of God.” 

Chapter 2-Jayson Georges: “Honor and Shame in Historical Theology: Listening to Eight Voices.” 

Chapter 3-Tom Steffen: “A Clothesline Theology for the World: How a Value-Driven Grand Narrative of Scripture Can Frame the Gospel.” 

Chapter 4-Jackson Wu: “Saving Us from Me: Cultivating Honor and Shame in a Collectivist Church.”

Chapter 5-E. Randolph Richards: “The Shaming of Jesus in John.” 

Chapter 6-Mako A. Nagasawa: “Empowering Personal Healing through the ‘Medical Substitutionary Atonement.’” 

Chapter 7-Steve Tracy: “Abuse and Shame: How the Cross Transforms Shame.”

Chapter 8-Lynn Thigpen: “The Dark Side of Orality.” 

Chapter 9-Arley Loewen: “Must Honor Clash with Humility? Transformed Honor within the Emerging Church in Muslim Societies.” 

Chapter 10-Steve Hong: “Sharing God’s Love in an Urban, Pluralistic Context.” 

Chapter 11-Cristian Dumitrescu: “Discipleship in Asian Honor Cultures.” 

Chapter 12-Audrey Frank: “The Muslim Woman’s Journey from Shame to Honor.” 

Chapter 13-Rich James: “An Honor-Shame Gospel for Syrians Displaced by War: Jesus Christ as Good Shepherd and Honorable Patron.” 

Chapter 14-Katie Rawson: “A Gospel That Reconciles: Teaching about Honor-Shame to Advance Racial and Ethnic Reconciliation.” 

Chapter 15-Nolan Sharp: “The Book of Samuel: A Reconciling Narrative.”