27 books to get the church out of the pews and into the streets

A Listmania! list by David May "Out of the Pews" (St. Paul, MN)
The list author says: "These authors do not necessarily agree on all the approaches, but they do agree on this: the church can do a better job of carrying out the justice part of its mission from God. We need to change our focus, lift up our eyes, see the needs of our neighbors, get out of the pews and into the streets - not just our streets, but into dirt roads around the world."
Prostitutes, Tax Collectors, and You
1.  Prostitutes, Tax Collectors, and You by David May
The list author says:
  "Calls on every church member, every Christian, to lead the church out of the pews into the streets to help people who are sick, hungry, thirsty, strangers - whether anyone follows or not."
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A Call to Arms!  Out of the Pews and Into the Streets
2.  A Call to Arms! Out of the Pews and Into the Streets by David May
The list author says:
  "This one demonstrates that God is a God of rescue and that He expects His church to about the same kind of business."
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Travesty in Haiti: A true account of Christian missions, orphanages, fraud, food aid and drug trafficking
3.  Travesty in Haiti: A true account of Christian missions, orphanages, fraud, food aid and drug trafficking by Timothy T. Schwartz
The list author says:
  "Wow, this is one to pass on to others who share an interest in Haiti or in other third world countries. It is written almost as a memoir of the author's stay in Haiti. He is an anthropologist, a good story teller and an astute observer. The subtitle tells it all. Don't give up on trying to help, but read this book before you write another check"
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Radical Restoration: A Call for Pure and Simple Christianity
4.  Radical Restoration: A Call for Pure and Simple Christianity by F. LaGard Smith
The list author says:
  "Looks at the restoration movement of the 19th and 20th centuries and says they are not finished."
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World Hunger: Twelve Myths (22)
5.  World Hunger: Twelve Myths (22) by Frances Moore Lappe
The list author says:
  "Not a religious book. Does a great job of debunking all the conventional wisdom about the reasons for and the cures for poverty in the world.  Leaves you with a radical answer to the problem."
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The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
6.  The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey Sachs
The list author says:
  "Also not a religious book.  The man is a genius and has spent a great deal of time researching what is needed to bring the third world out of poverty. Relies too heavily on the actions of the governments of rich nations, I think.  But he does a great job of laying out what is needed in each 3rd world country: like health care, education, infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.)"
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Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
7.  Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples by Thom S. Rainer
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We Are Here Now: A New Missional Era
8.  We Are Here Now: A New Missional Era by Patrick R. Keifert
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One Another Christianity: Mutual Edification
9.  One Another Christianity: Mutual Edification by Appendices by John Morris
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The Externally Focused Church
10.  The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw
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unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters
11.  unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman
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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity By William Paul Young(A)/Roger Mueller(N) [Audiobook]
12.  The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity By William Paul Young(A)/Roger Mueller(N) [Audiobook] by WM. Paul Young
The list author says:
  "A novel.  A worthwile read.  Will make you think."
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So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey
13.  So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore: An Unexpected Journey by Jake Colsen
The list author says:
  "Also a novel.  Not as good as "The Shack.""
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Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
14.  Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices by George Barna
The list author says:
  "The title says it all.  You will likely be amazed at the history of many of our Christian practices.  He leaves to the reader what we shoould do with this knowledge, but the heavy implication is that we should not just put the book away and forget that we have read it."
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Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith
15.  Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith by Bill Hybels
The list author says:
  "This one created an epiphiny for me. His notion the the Spirit is in charge of bringing people to conviction and that He uses each of us in different ways on different people was a dramatic revelation. Not enough space here to tell the whole story."
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The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church
16.  The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21 Century Church by Michael Frost
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How Now Shall We Live?
17.  How Now Shall We Live? by Charles W. Colson
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They Smell Like Sheep: Spiritual Leadership for the 21st Century
18.  They Smell Like Sheep: Spiritual Leadership for the 21st Century by Lynn Anderson
The list author says:
  "Love this guy. This is mainly for appointed leaders on how they are ecpected to approach their work."
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Don't Waste Your Life (Gift Edition)
19.  Don't Waste Your Life (Gift Edition) by John Piper
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Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right
20.  Restoring At-Risk Communities: Doing It Together and Doing It Right by John M. Perkins
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A Theology as Big as the City
21.  A Theology as Big as the City by Raymond J. Bakke
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Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life
22.  Out of the Saltshaker & into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert
The list author says:
  "Read this one years ago. This is what started me reading this genre.  Loved it.  Still have the original."
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Jesus and the poor
23.  Jesus and the poor by Richard Batey
The list author says:
  "Also a very old book.  The Biblical case for caring what happens to the guy on the corner with the sign and the can - even if you can smell alcohol on his breath."
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The Church of Irresistible Influence: Bridge-Building Stories to Help Reach Your Community
24.  The Church of Irresistible Influence: Bridge-Building Stories to Help Reach Your Community by Robert Lewis
The list author says:
  "Loved this one, too. Get past the notion that it is self agrandizing and just read his stories and what they did to the focus of the church."
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Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality
25.  Planting and Growing Urban Churches: From Dream to Reality by Harvie M. Conn
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One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church
26.  One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz
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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
27.  The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
The list author says:
  "It was a hard read for me, but I finished it. It counters a lot of what I have read about what keeps poor countries poor. It is very well documented and is quite convincing. The solutions are sometimes difficult to understand and are always difficult to implement, making the book discouraging to me and to others who are looking for easier answers."
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