The books mentioned in these pages are not necessarily recommended by INF and are not stocked in the INF/UK office unless this is specified in the description.
Books about Nepal and its people
“Enjoy Val’s rich descriptions of living in Nepal and laugh-out-loud anecdotes; feel exhausted but enthused by her relentless schedule and responsibilities; learn from her depth of wisdom and spiritual insight; be challenged by her honesty, vulnerability and integrity;
and be inspired, to press on to pursue all that God has called you to be and do.” Anne Le Tissier
Fires at the Foot of Fish-Tail
Pat Hepworth, who ultimately lost her life in the service of Nepali people, writes a series of short but touching testimonies of some of the early Nepali Christians associated with INF.
Readers familiar with the history of INF will recognise the names of Pastor David and Premi, Philip and Maili, and others.
New Life in Nepal
A novel for children by Kath Cope
David is struggling to come to terms with his uncle and auntie working on the mission field in Nepal. When their leave is postponed because they decide to adopt an orphan called Rachel, he is disappointed and angry. A holiday to Nepal reunites the family but David's resentment threatens to spoil it. When a crisis threatens Rachel's life, David begins a search that results in him finding more than his missing cousin.
Four Seasons in Nepal
It’s not your everyday family adventure, packing up to live in one of the world’s poorest nations. But in the wake of the devastating 2015 earthquake, Nicola McGunnigle took a leap of faith, heading to Nepal to work with NGO International Nepal Fellowship, her family in tow.
Light Dawns in Nepal
In 1936 Lily O'Hanlon and her friend Hilda Steele began medical work among Nepali people living in Indian. Together with Nepali Christians they formed the Nepal Evangelistic Band, later to become INF. In 1952, after the opening of the border, the members of the band trekked into Pokhara where the Shining Hospital was established.
Himalayan Vision: 50 years in Nepal
Edited by Mark Arnett
From the shores of a distant Scottish loch in the 1930s to a vision of indigenous mission stretching beyond the bounds of Nepal's borders, Himalayan vision charts the ups and downs of five decades of missionary endeavour in Nepal. It is the story of INF.
My Seventh Monsoon
In this book, subtitled "A Himalayan Journey of Faith and Mission", Naomi Reed takes time to look back on the seasons of life from the viewpoint of her seventh monsoon. As she does so, she shares with us her journey of faith and mission and reveals poignant truths about God and the way He works His purposes in our lives through seasons.
The Nepali Diaspora
Although most Nepali migrants have gone to India, they are now represented in at least 130 countries around the world. Increasing numbers of students and professionals have moved to the West, but more than 2.5 million have become labourers in South East Asia and the Middle East in dirty, difficult and dangerous jobs.
A Yak in the Fridge
This is the true account of a doctor's family learning to live in Nepal. John writes about day to day events, including rich and evocative descriptions of life in Kathmandu in the 1960s and 1970s.
He includes his medical experiences, as well as the joy of getting to know and love the people of Nepal.
Books by friends of INF
Shaped to Fit
Raised in a strict Christian sect, Joan struggled to reconcile the lifestyle she was expected to lead with the example that Jesus set for his disciples. A short term 'Mission to Miners' in France stirred a passion within her to become a missionary overseas. Formerly a teacher of severely deaf children, she soon found herself working for Wycliffe Bible Translators in the Amazon forest...
The Mansion House of Liberty
How have Christian men and women contributed to the Britain we know today? John Bradley sets out the answer comprehensively in this detailed work, which is both a detailed history of many aspects of our nation and also a reasoned demonstration of the huge impact of the Christian faith in our life and society.
The Invisible Church
"Steve Aisthorpe makes a very valuable contribution to our understanding of the growing number of Christians who are active in mission but not part of local congregations. His insights, drawn from extensive and careful research, make us think afresh about what God is doing in the Western world."
Elaine Duncan, CEO, Scottish Bible Society
Six Men Encountering God
This is a book of stories - shared by six quite different men. Meet the rock climber facing a fatal fall, the wheeler-dealer whose life goes belly-up, the cynic whose prejudices are confounded. Each one recognises a God-shaped gap within. Meeting the God who fills this gap makes all the difference in the world.
Prayer: Reaching the Mountain Top
This book takes the reader by the hand and, step by step, leads them through the foothills and up in to the mountain regions of prayer. It is divided into two sections. Part One consists of a series of short chapters, each with a practical exercise to help develop the reader's prayer life. Part Two is a series of short devotions.