A comprehensive guide to practical evangelism: its biblical basis, theological backbone, and current practice
Michael Green draws from a lifetime’s experience in this seminal work on the theory and practice of evangelism. Green shows how the good news of Christ is communicated most effectively through the local church. This comprehensive resource includes a primer on Christian apologetics and concrete suggestions for congregations and individuals sharing the gospel. Green challenges the hang-ups which so often accompany the very mention of evangelism. His classic work will continue to inspire new generations of evangelists.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: Issues for the Church 1. Evangelism 2. Clearing the Ground 3. Evangelism in a Multifaith Society? 4. The Church God Uses in Evangelism Part II: The Secular Challenge 5. Getting to Grips with the Secular Mind 6. Handling Agnosticism about God and Jesus 7. Facing the Problems of Miracle and Suffering 8. Reaching the Reasons of the Heart Part III: Church-Based Evangelism 9. Preaching for a Verdict 10. Person to Person 11. Christian Nurture 12. More Ways than One 13. Missions 14. God the Evangelist 15. Evangelism through the Local Church Part IV: Practical Appendixes A. A Course for Inquirers B. Discovery Groups for New Christians C. Evangelistic Missions in Church and City D. Leading a Mission and Training a Team E. Drama and Movement in Evangelism F. Leading Worship in Evangelism G. Sports Ministry from the Local Church H. Social Justice and Evangelism Notes on Contributors Bibliography
Michael Green (1930–2019) was one of the best-known British evangelical theologians and preachers of his generation. A scholar with degrees from the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Toronto, Green had a passion for evangelism and a rare talent for communicating complex ideas in easy-to-understand language. In 1996, Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey granted Green a Lambeth degree of Doctor of Divinity. ?He led university missions on six continents, pastored St. Aldate's Church Oxford, and introduced innovative approaches in seminary education. He authored more than seventy books across a range of fields, including evangelism, apologetics, biblical commentary, and academic theology.
“Earlier in my ministry, when church planters came to me and asked, ‘What should I read?’ I always gave them . . . Michael Green’s Evangelism through the Local Church, . . . a practical how-to guide for getting the gospel out.” —Timothy Keller, in his foreword to Dynamics of Spiritual Life
“Here is down-to-earth, tested wisdom, set forth with mature expertise and British brilliance, on the strategically vital theme of turning every Christian congregation into an active evangelistic unit. I do not know any manual on congregational evangelism that is half as good as this one.” —J. I. Packer
“Out of his rich experience as pastor, evangelist, and theologian, Michael Green has given us a magnificent book packed full of nuggets of truth and practical advice.” —Leighton Ford
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