Saturday, May 4, 2013

Suggested Resources on Evangelism and Missions

Our church is beginning a series through Philippians on Advancing the Gospel. Ultimately we learn about evangelism and missions by actually doing evangelism and missions. It’s kind of like fishing—you can read all of the fishing books in the world but until you actually cast a line into the water you’ll never catch a fish. Evangelism is the same way—we can have all of the training in the world and if we never venture out in faith to share the wonders of Jesus, then we’ll never truly be fishers of men.

At the same time there is nothing wrong with being equipped. Here are the best books that I’ve found to equip and inspire believers to do evangelism/missions:

Inspire:

Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper

A Holy Ambition by John Piper

Radical by David Platt

Revival and Revivalism by Iain Murray

The Diary of David Brainerd

Memoirs and Remains of Robert M. McCheyne

Equip:

Tell the Truth by Will Metzger

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by JI Packer

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

The School of Biblical Evangelism by Comfort and Cameron

Evangelism Handbook by Alvin Reid

Speaking of Jesus by Mack Stiles

 

What would be on your list?

1 comment:

  1. Joshua Van Der MerweMay 6, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Without a doubt, the number one book for someone like me (concerned about the details of engaging and dealing with doubt/unbelief) would be "Tactics" by Greg Koukl: http://www.amazon.com/Tactics-Game-Discussing-Christian-Convictions/dp/0310282926

    On the foundation that these books (you've listed) provide, Tactics has given me with street-level details of how to winsomely and confidently engage in conversations with skeptics. Sounds like the publisher paid me to write that! But I can't speak highly enough of Greg and his commitment to helping people think clearly about ways to share the gospel.

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