Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Recommended Reading on Personal Evangelism

The following is taken from pastor's blog.

Our vision for 2017 is to incorporate both Corporate and Personal Evangelism in our outreach. This means that both the church and its members are committed to reaching into our community with the gospel. It is my experience that most Christians are much more comfortable engaging in corporate outreach as opposed to personal evangelism. The latter can be frightening. Therefore, I want to highlight a number of helpful resources on personal evangelism that may guide us this year.

How to Give Away Your Faith by Paul E. Little

This is one of the most accessible and easy to use guide. Little walks the reader through the ins and outs of personal evangelism. If you invest in only one resource, this is perhaps the best. It is both biblical and practical and was required reading for all seminary students at SBTS.

The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a Changing Culture by Will McRaney

This work is growing in popularity and may even be rivaling Little's volume highlighted above. It is more detailed and not as accessible but is just as helpful especially when it comes to understanding our cultural context.

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

This is a helpful introductory work on evangelism. Dever walks the reader through what the gospel is, why we should share the gospel, and how to practically do it.

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman

This is another classic read by all seminary students at SBTS. Coleman's approach is to study how Jesus trained the disciples and then sent them out into the world to do the same. It is a short but powerful book.

Life On Mission: Joining the Everyday Mission of God by Dustin Willis and Aaron Coe

The "Life on Mission" track introduced us to the 3 Circles which is a simple way to explain the gospel. The idea is that it can be written on a restaurant napkin. It is the method I have used at EFBC to explain and explore the gospel with those ready to receive it. In this volume, the authors walk the reader primarily through the importance of living evangelistic lives, i.e., lives on mission.
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