Following on from posts of evangelism under the rubric love Jesus, love people, love life, I thought I’d give you my top five books one evangelism in ascending order …
A now classic treatment of, well, of evangelism in the early church (but with plenty of application for today).
A good introduction to worldviews and how they can help us engage with people.
Not one of Stott’s best known works, but one I found extremely helpful and recently reissued as an ‘IVP Classic’. It’s based on his talks at the first Lausanne Congress in 1974. (As it happens, I recently received an invitation to the third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town in 2010).
A great easy-to-read introduction to the theology and practice of evangelism.
This is my favourite, though it seems to be unavailable. It combines and revises Peterson’s classic books on personal evangelism, Evangelism as a Lifestyle and Evangelism for Our Generation.
What would you include in your top five? Here are the rules: it has to be a book that is about evangelism narrowly defined as sharing the good news with people – so I’ve left out lots of worthy books on missiology and church planting.
Finally let me add an honourable mention of our own Total Church: . Total Church pleads for two key principles for church and mission. First, the gospel as content: being word centred (for the gospel is truth) and being mission centred (for the gospel is truth to be proclaimed). Secondly, the community as context: sharing our lives as Christians and offering a place of belonging to unbelievers.Total Church