Summer Reading, part 3…. by bigplew
May 16, 2008, 6:00 am
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by Mike Plewniak

Summer has begun.  You are trying to guard it.  The pool is calling.  Lemonade is waiting.  American Idol is down to the last few and Lost is getting more confusing then ever.  That small voice in your head keeps saying, “don’t waste it”, “don’t waste your summer”, “carpe diem”….no, that’s from a movie…  different voice…okay there it is, “don’t waste it”.

There’s plenty of time to read some great books.  We started with some fun ones, you’ve picked out one book on the cross to read, now let’s stir our souls in our call to evangelize…to preach the good news of Christ to all nations.  Luckily, all the nations are coming to us in the fall, so let’s prepare to reach them by reading one of these great books on evangelism.

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

This book just recently came out and it is a great place to start to understand evangelism.  From why to how, Dever answers most of the questions and gives us great insight into our own hearts and why evangelism can be so hard at times.  Two thumbs up!




Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman

When you don’t have the right answer, your not sure what to say or what to do, “ask a question”.  That what Newman says Jesus did, and I tell you it works.  Just asking questions and leading a conversation to the gospel is amazing in how much you learn about the person, what they believe, and how to relate the gospel to where they are.  Great book.



The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon 

Spurgeon won souls, thousands of them.  He writes, “The Gospel will be found equal to every emergency — an arrow which can pierce the hardest heart.  Preach it, and preach nothing else.  Rely implicitly upon the old, old Gospel.  You need no other nets when you fish for men.”  Enough said, buy it.




The Way of the Master by Comfort and Cameron


This book was a great help to me personally in how I share the gospel.  You can also learn most of the what the book teaches from their show about evangelism.  Check it out here.



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Hello. I’ve been recently checking this site, and I’ve been very encouraged by what you guys all talk about. I strongly agree about Mark Dever’s book getting 2 thumbs up. I wonder if you’ve read Will Metzger’s Tell the Truth book. Very great in explaining the Gospel thoroughly. I hope to get a chance to read the other books mentioned. Keep up the good book recommendations!

San Diego, CA

Comment by killingsin

Tell The Truth is a great book. It is more thorough. It also has an appendix in the back with diagrams that walk people through how to share the gospel. It is a little more heavy, and there are times that you have to keep plodding through it. But I love the emphasis on recovering the necessity for God centered evangelism over man centered evangelism.

Thanks for checkin in,

Comment by Travis

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