By Scott Dawson and Scott Lenning | Baker Books | softcover | 192 pages | $14.99
Placing the Great Commission front and center, Scott Dawson, an evangelist and missionary, teams with Scott Lenning to present Evangelism Today: Effectively Sharing the Gospel in a Rapidly Changing World. The pair share the results of five years and hundreds of interviews with leaders on the subject of evangelism, with quotes from noted Christian leaders such as Luis Palau, Bill Hybels, Lee Strobel, George Barna, Leonard Sweet and Mark Mittelberg.
The authors first tackle hurdles that keep Christians from sharing their faith, including fear, plurality of societal morals, hypocrisy and unfamiliarity with the doctrines of what they believe. Dawson and Lenning then present the importance of fulfilling the Great Commission, with Scripture, personal asides and statistics. The book doesn’t attempt to shame readers into participating, but rather gracefully helps them confront their own, often unfounded, hesitancies in being a witness.
Evangelism Today presents a strong case for returning evangelism to its proper place of importance in the lives of Christians. Readers looking for inspiration and encouragement will find it.
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