booksFollowing is a list of my top 40 books (plus 2) to best provide a thorough understanding of the missional church conversation. For a more comprehensive list, including more than 100 titles go here.

Blauw, Johannes.
The Missionary Nature of the Church: A Survey of the Biblical Theology of Mission
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962.

Bosch, David J.
Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission
Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1991.

Brafman, Ori and Rod A. Beckstrom.
The Starfish and the Spider
Portfolio Trade, 2008.

Brisco, Brad and Lance Ford.
Missional Essentials
The House Studio, 2012.

Cole, Neil.
Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Cole, Neil.
Organic Leadership
Baker Books, 2010.

Dubose, Francis.
God Who Sends: A Fresh Quest for Biblical Mission
Nashville: Broadman, 1983.

Fitch, David.
The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from Big Business, Parachurch Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism, and Other Modern Maladies
Baker Books, 2005.

Frost, Michael and Alan Hirsch.
The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st Century Church
Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2003.

Frost, Michael and Alan Hirsch.
ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church
Hendrickson Press, 2008.

Frost, Michael.
Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture
Hendrickson, 2006.

Frost, Michael.
The Road to Missional
Baker, 2011.

Guder, Darrell
Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.

Guder, Darrell
The Incarnation and the Church’s Witness
Wipf & Stock, 2005.

Guder, Darrell
The Continuing Conversion of the Church
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Helland, Roger and Len Hjalmarson.
Missional Spirituality
InterVarsity Press, 2011.

Halter, Hugh and Matt Smay.
The Tangible Kingdom
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Halter, Hugh and Matt Smay.
And: The Gathered and Scattered Church
Zondervan, 2010.

Hauerwas, Stanley.
After Christendom? How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas
Nashville: Abingdon, 1991.

Hill, Graham.
Salt, Light and a City: Introducing Missional Ecclesiology
Cascade Books, 2012.

Hirsch, Alan.
The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church
Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2006.

Hirsch, Alan and Deb.
Baker Books, 2010.

Hirsch, Alan and Lance Ford.
Right Here, Right Now
Baker Books, 2011.

Hirsch, Alan and Dave Ferguson.
On The Verge
Zondervan, 2011.

Hirsch, Alan and Michael Frost.
The Faith of Leap
Baker, 2011.

Hirsch, Alan and Tim Catchim.
The Permanent Revolution
Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Hunsberger, George, and Craig Van Gelder.
The Church Between Gospel and Culture: The Emerging Mission in North America
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

McNeal, Reggie.
Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

McNeal, Reggie.
Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

Newbigin, Lesslie.
Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986.

Newbigin, Lesslie.
The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.

Oldenburg, Ray.
The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of the Community
Marlowe & Company, 1999.

Pohl, Christine D.
Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999.

Roxburgh, Alan J.
The Sky is Falling: Leaders Lost in Transition
Eagle, Idaho: ACI Publishing, 2005.

Roxburgh, Alan.
Misisonal: Joining God in the Neighborhood
Baker, 2011.

Roxburgh, Alan and Scott Boren.
Introducing the Missional Church
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2009.

Roxburgh, Alan J. & Fred Romanuk.
The Missional Leader: Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Stetzer, Ed and David Putman.
Breaking the Missional Code
Broadman & Holman, 2006.

Swanson, Eric and Sam Williams.
To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City
Zondervan, 2010.

Van Gelder, Craig.
Confident Witness – Changing World: Rediscovering the Gospel in North America
Eerdmans, 1999.

Van Gelder, Craig.
The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit
Baker, 2007.

Van Gelder, Craig.
Missional Church in Perspective
Baker, 2011.

Woodward, J.R.
Cultivating a Missional Culture
Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012.

Wright, Christopher J.H.
The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative
Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2006.