Bibliography: Evangelism Resources

This bibliography on evangelism is perhaps the most important one on the Missiology Homepage because the church of Christ has lost its evangelistic heart, its missions urgency, and its ability to connect with unbelievers in sensitive, culturally appropriate ways.  These books will help Christians develop a theology of evangelism, think of themselves as God's redemptive messengers, cultivate skills of relating to searchers, and develop congregational organization for evangelistic outreach.  If you have any suggestions or recommendations about additional sources, please e-mail Gailyn Van Rheenen.

Abraham, William J. 1989. The Logic of Evangelism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Brueggemann, Walter. 1993. Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism. Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Cole, Neil.  1999.  Cultivating a Life for God. St. Charles, IL:  ChurchSmart.

Green, Michael.  1970.  Evangelism in the Early Church.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans.

Guder, Darrell L.  2000.  The Continuing Conversion of the Church.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans.

Gumbel, Nicky. 1996.  Searching Questions:  Tackling Seven Common Objections to the Christian Faith. Colorado Springs, CO:  Cook Ministry Resources.

________.  1997. How to Run the Alpha Course: A Handbook for Alpha Directors, Leaders, and Helpers. London: HTB Publications.

Hunter, George G., III. 2000. The Celtic Way of Evangelism.  Nashville: Abingdon Press.

Hybels, Bill and Mark Mittelberg. 1994. Becoming a Contagious Christian. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Kallenberg, Brad J.  2002.  Live to Tell:  Evangelism for a Postmodern Age.  Grand Rapids:  Brazos Press.

Klaiber, Walter.  1997.  Call and Response:  Biblical Foundations of a Theology of Evangelism.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press.

McLaren, Brian D.  1999. Finding Faith:  A Self-Discovery Guide for Your Spiritual Quest.Grand Rapids:  Zondervan.

_________.   2002.  More Ready than You Realize. Grand Rapids:  Zondervan.

_________.  2003.  The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian. Jossey-Bass.

Miller, Donald.  2003.  Blue Like Jazz:  Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. Nashville:  Thomas Nelson.

Navigators. 1987. The 2:7 Series--Course 1: The Growing Disciple, rev. ed. Colorado Springs: NavPress.

Navigators. 1987. The 2:7 Series--Course 2: The Growing Disciple, rev. ed. Colorado Springs: NavPress.

Navigators. 1988. The 2:7 Series--Course 3: The Ministering Disciple, rev. ed. Colorado Springs: NavPress.

Navigators. 1990. Living Proof: A Small Group Video Series (with Discussion Guide), based on the book by Jim Petersen. Colorado Springs: NavPress.

Petersen, Jim. 1989. Living Proof: Sharing the Gospel Naturally. Colorado Springs: NavPress.

Posterski, Donald. 1989. Reinventing Evangelism: New Strategies for Presenting Christ in Today's World. Downer's Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Richardson, Rick.  2000.  Evangelism Outside the Box;  New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News.  Downers Grove, IL:  InterVarsity Press.

Strobel, Lee. 1993. Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry & Mary: How to Reach Friends and Family who Avoid God and the Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Terry, John Mark. 1994. Evangelism: A Concise History. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
Willimon, William. 1994. The Intrusive Word. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.