Evangelists Lon Allison and Mark Anderson call for the revival of public gospel proclamation. They show how God has used evangelistic preaching in the past and how it can be practiced with relevance and effectiveness today. Recovering public proclamation, they argue, is key to the vitality and ongoing mission of the church.
With clear, biblical insight, Allen Wakabayashi reveals what God is up to right now: transforming the entire world and making things right. Read this book to revolutionize how you live out your faith, how you think about your world and how you explain the good news about Jesus.
Gordon T. Smith contends that a chief cause of spiritual immaturity in the evangelical church is an inadequate theology of conversion. Surveying Scripture, spiritual autobiographies and a broad range of theologies of conversion, he seeks to foster in the Christian community a dynamic language of conversion that leads to spiritual transformation and mature Christian living.
Evangelism is not one-size-fits-all. Evangelism trainer Luke Cawley shows how we can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, this book is a practical and hopeful resource for helping people to encounter God.
Craig Loscalzo gives down-to-earth advice on how to communicate clearly and compellingly to a world that does not want to hear about morality, sin, evil, judgment or commitment. He gives straightforward explanations of the changes taking place all around us, including brief sample sermons in each chapter.
With insight and humor, James Sire examines the reasons people give for believing what they do and suggests what are truly satisfying and compelling reasons for belief. He then turns to the question of belief that the Christian faith is true. Sire tackles both the best reason for belief in Christianity (the identity of Jesus) and the chief reason against it (the problem of evil).
Why is it that solid, rational arguments for the Christian faith often fail? James Sire, public defender of the Christian faith, has asked himself that question. Sometimes the arguments themselves just aren't that good. How can we make them better? Sire offers insights on making a persuasive case for Christ.
Seeking to get beyond the gridlock of apologetic arguments, John Wilkinson argues that while Christianity is not unreasonable, it is not merely reasonable either. He calls Christians to reserve for God's wisdom--which often looks, to the human brain, like foolishness--the role of vindicating and authenticating faith.
Every day it seems more difficult to explain to others what we believe and why. When our ideas and arguments fail to persuade them, what then? Is there another approach we can take? J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff offer a host of stories and illustrations from everyday life, history and pop culture to help Christians bolster their witness to friends and coworkers.
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