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Highlighted Books
The Atlas of Global Christianity (book cover)

About the Editors:
Todd M. Johnson is Research Fellow in the Study of Global Christianity and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the co-author (with David Barrett and George T. Kurian) of the second edition of the World Christian encyclopedia (Oxford University Press 2001) and World Christian Trends (William Carey Library 2001). He is editor of the World Christian Database (Brill 2007) located at

Kenneth R. Ross is Council Secretary of the Church of Scotland World Mission Council and Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh University School of Divinity. Previously he served as Professor of Theology at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. His books include Gospel Ferment in Malawi: Theological Essays and Here Comes Your King! Christ, Church and Nation in Malawi. Since 2001 he has chaired the Scottish Towards 2010 Council which has created energy around the centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference.

The Atlas of Global Christianity

Editors: Todd Johnson & Kenneth R. Ross

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Language: English

Overview (from the Publisher)

The Atlas of Global Christianity is a thorough visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the 20th century shift of Christianity from the Global North to the Global South. Contextual information on world issues and world religions is included. The atlas is ecumenical in that it covers every Christian tradition including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics. This is the first atlas to incorporate historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world. Included is a CD that contains all maps and graphs ready for classroom use."

Detailed Information

Publication Date: October/November 2009
Dimensions: 244 x 172 mm
Extent: 400 pages

The book is available to purchase through:

England: >> buy here

  • Publication: November 2009
  • Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780748632671
  • Price: £150.00

United States: Columbia University Press >> buy here

  • Publication: October, 2009
  • Cloth, 400 pages, 400
  • ISBN: 978-0-7486-3267-1
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Price: $250.00


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Edinburgh University Press

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Business Principles From The Bible

About the Author:
Toshio Maehara is a leader in many spheres. As a business owner, he is President of Maehara and Associates based in southern California. In addition to being the founding pastor of Gospel Venture International Church in Torrance, California, he serves as a valued member of the Asian Access Board of Directors.

Business Principles from the Bible

Author: Toshio Maehara

Publisher: Word Of Life Press/Japan

Language: Japanese

Toshio Maehara uses his unique experience as a businessman and a pastor to present insight for business people in this study of seven Old Testament leaders.

OT Businessmen Studied

  • Abraham
  • Isaac
  • Jacob
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Solomon
  • Job

Overview (from the Publisher)

"A businessman-pastor directly connects modern business management with biblical principles including organization, crisis and risk management. Some of today's management principles really come from Scripture. He looks at 7 wealthy people in the Bible who demonstrate these principles: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Solomon and Job. God blesses people in terms of profit in business so that wealth can be used to participate in God's work of salvation in the world for God's glory. He challenges businessmen to follow these principles to glorify God. Includes business dictionary. 320 pp."

Translation Information

Presently this book is only in Japanese, but the English translation is expected sometime during summer 2008.

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Word Of Life Press/Japan

There will be two translations of Business Principles from the Bible:

Holiday Bible Text

About the Author:
Dolores Wirz has been serving in Japan as a missionary for over 30 years. These books have been effectively used for over two decades to share the Good News with countless Japanese people.

English Bible Study Texts

Author: Dolores "Dee" Wirz

Publisher: Asian Access

Language: Bilingual (English and Japanese)

Proven tools for teaching both English and Bible to Japanese people.

Several Great Studies Available

  • People Who Met Jesus (TG*)
  • Who Is God? (TG*)
  • Real Prayers
  • Encounter with the Living God
  • Introducing Jesus (TG*)
  • Highlights in the Life of Jesus (TG*)
  • Story of Ruth: Facing Life's Issues
  • Parables of Jesus: Kingdom Lifestyle and Values
  • Holiday Bible Lessons
  • Announcing Christmas
  • A Great Light
  • Celebrating Christmas


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  • (TG*) = A Teacher Guide is available for these titles.
  • For more information... >> GO


Highlighted DVDs
Asian Access Video DVD

About the DVD:
This DVD highlights the church in Asia and what God is doing there through visionary leaders.


Producer: A2-Communications

Publisher: Asian Access

Filmmakers: Craig Detweiler, Loren A. Roberts, Joshua Clayton, and Jeffrey S. Johnston

Language: English

This DVD showcases the new ways that mission is breaking through in Asia, as well as how the North American church can partner with churches around the world.


Missions: Redefined - What will missions look like? Tour three places in Asia with Craig Detweiler as he travels to Sri Lanka, Mongolia and then back to Japan twenty years later to see if his work made any impact.

Countries Spotlighted

  • Mongolia
  • Japan
  • Sri Lanka

Other Features

  • Prayer Series (Mongolia, Japan and Sri Lanka)
  • Tsunami Relief Update
  • About Asian Access
  • Ministry Opportunities in Japan
  • Special bonus clips
    • Images of Asia
    • Photo Slideshow
    • Outtakes


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  • Watch A2: REDEFINED video pieces online now >> GO

J-Scape Video DVD

About the DVD:
This DVD provides an artistic view into the experience of an Asian Access Church Planting Associate in Japan.

J-SCAPE: Missionary Life in Japan


Producer: A2-Communications

Publisher: Asian Access

Filmmaker: Joshua Clayton

Language: English

This is your personal invitation to venture into Japan.

Experience the landscape in these short segments, and watch this cultural convergence -- as the ancient traditions collide with the high-tech modern world.

Some of the Video Pieces Included

  • The Post-Missionary
  • J-Scape
  • The Best Time
  • Roboto
  • Takazawa Talks
  • Interview with Doug Birdsall
  • plus various interesting scenes across Japan


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  • Find out more about J-Scape: Missionary Life in Japan >> GO


Learn more about life as an Asian Access missionary in Japan...

Japan Stories podcastNew Podcast Available on iTunes®

Japan Stories

A brand new podcast featuring Asian Access missionaries brings you a taste of Japan. Check out funny and inspiring 5-minute stories.

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J-Scape DVDSee video clips from our J-Scape DVD...

J-Scape: Missionary Life in Japan

This is your "All Access Pass" to venture into Japan. Experience the landscape in these short segments, and watch this "cultural convergence" – as the ancient traditions collide with the high-tech modern world. Discover how spiritually needy this nation is… and how you can help Japanese people find access to the Kingdom.

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