Recommended Resources
Recommended Resources:
EVANGELISM

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Evangelism Handbook: Biblical, Spiritual, Inentional, Missional
Alvin Reid
Evangelism Handbook is a thorough guide to the daily ministry of sharing Christ. Writer and professor Alvin Reid is particularly concerned about how the Western Church is practicing evangelism—its failure to reach the hardcore unchurched and its trend of losing young people faster than it can win them. With all of that in mind, Reid organizes his research and experience in effective modern evangelism into four clear and actionable categories: Biblical (with chapters on Jesus, Paul, and evangelism in Acts), Spiritual (the work of the Spirit, the power of prayer and other disciplines), Intentional (leadership, creativity, worship), and Missional (church planting, reaching the unchurched). (Faithlife) - Contents & Foreword & Afterword (pdf)
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The Gospel & Personal Evangelism
Mark Dever | (related article)
Dr. Mark Dever seeks to answer the four basic questions about evangelism that many Christians ask: Who should we evangelize? How should we evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? In his answers Dever draws on New Testament truths and helps believers apply those truths in practical ways. As readers understand the fundamentals of evangelism, they will begin to develop a culture of evangelism in their lives and their local churches. (Word Search)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos | Word Search

Living Proof: Sharing the Gospel Naturally
Jim Peterson
Just ''witnessing'' with words is not enough, says Jim Petersen. We must demonstrate the gospel by living a natural, friendly, Bible-centered life---that is, by becoming living proof of our message. Petersen shows you how to develop relationships with the unchurched, empathize with their needs, model the Christian message, and eventually present the Bible's claim in a non-threatening way. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
Thom S. Rainer, Eric Geiger
Using case studies of 400 American churches, Rainer and Geiger demonstrate that Christian discipling has often become too complex and intimidating to be effective with postmodern congregations. Discover how churches that are successful in sharing the gospel are following four simple ideas: clarity, movement, alignment, and focus. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions (10th Anniversary Edition)
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Gregory Koukl
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You'll learn how to stop challengers in their tracks and how to turn the tables on questions or provocative statements. Most important, you'll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus. Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.

Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows readers how to:

  • Initiate conversations effortlessly
  • Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively
  • Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking
  • Skillfully manage the details of dialogue
  • Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack (Faithlife)

Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

Tell Someone: You Can Share the Good News
Greg Laurie
Even though Pastor Laurie is considered a "gospel-presenting professional," he has plenty of stories to share of his successes and failures. Gleaned from over 40 years in ministry---in both one-on-one experiences and large-scale stadium events---these biblically based evangelism strategies are intended to encourage and inspire you to tell others about Christ. A condemnation-free approach! (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

The Unchurched Next Door: Understanding Faith Stages As Keys to Sharing Your Faith -
Thom S. Rainer | (related: article ... article)
Thom Rainer outlines five stages of pre-Christian attitudes about Christianity that unbelievers inevitably populate. Ranging from the unabashedly antagonistic to the almost-there, insights into all five stages are peppered with quotes from some of the interviewees, providing a valuable resource to evangelists, who will inevitably encounter all five stages. Rainer also provides 10 reasons why some Christians do not share their faith as well as strategies for reaching individuals in each of the stages of unbelief. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos (via Faithlife Ebooks)

You Bring the Bagels, I'll Bring the Gospel: Sharing the Messiah with Your Jewish Neighbor
Barry Rubin
Barry Rubin shows how to reach our Jewish friend or co-worker in a loving, non-confrontational manner. This book outlines the "Jewish Gospel", offers insights into understanding Jewish religion and culture, and provides guidelines for breaking through barriers to belief. (Christianbook)
Book: Amazon | Christianbook
Ebook: Logos

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