Gospel Witness: Evangelism in Word and Deed
: Verbally sharing the gospel is only part of evangelism, asserts author David Gustafson. We must also live out the good news, both as individuals and as communities. In this book Gustafson expertly lays out the foundations of and...
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Verbally sharing the gospel is only part of evangelism, asserts author David Gustafson. We must also live out the good news, both as individuals and as communities. In this book Gustafson expertly lays out the foundations of and approaches to evangelism that are crucial for the church today.
In light of our increasingly post-Christian Western contexts, Gustafson offers a mission-oriented ecclesiology that moves from missional theory to practices of missional engagement. Introduc-ing "God's human drama" as a way to explain the gospel within God's redemptive story, he outlines specific ways for pastors and church leaders to shape a "gospeling" culture within their congre-gations.
Gustafson's biblical, theological, historical, cultural, and practical approach will make this book an ideal text for evangelical pastors, professors, students, and Christian leaders.
Robert E. Coleman is Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Formerly, he was dean of the International Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism and directed the Institute of Evangelism at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, IL., while also directing the School of World Mission and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity in Deerfield, IL. A founding member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, he is the author of hundreds of articles and about twenty books. His books have been published in over 100 languages with English editions alone passing seven million copies in print.
Dave Gustafson received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford in 1980 and a Ph.D. in the same field in 1983 from the University of Washington. He is a singersongwriter for his church, the dad of three great kids, and a Ph.D. environmental scientist who recently became a bornagain believer in the theory of manmade global warming.