Item description for Real Evangelism by Bailey Smith...
Overview Real Evangelism shows how aspects of church culture actually dampen the evangelistic task entrusted to it. Smith exposes what he calls "subtle substitutes" to evangelism. While there is nothing wrong with ministries that help established Christians, Bailey Smith impresses upon the church that these types of ministries must not take place of reaching out to the lost.
"Real Evangelism" shows how aspects of church culture actually dampen the evangelistic task entrusted to it. Smith exposes what he calls "subtle substitutes" to evangelism. While there is nothing wrong with ministries that help established Christians, Bailey Smith impresses upon the church that these types of ministries must not take place of reaching out to the lost.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 1999
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849937787 ISBN13 9780849937781
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Remeber Evangelism? Jan 20, 2000
This book review is written by John Rock on 1/20/00and was/is published 03/01/00 in MFM Magazine at mfm.faithweb.com
My wife showed me this book while we were at the family bookstore because she knows that I'm eager to start evangelism efforts in our community. I had just finished 3 other books and wasn't looking for another one to read for a while, but I sat down and looked through it. What I saw though were refreshing comments like: "If you find yourself in a group interested in discipleship but you never get outside the church to live out your faith then you are more interested in being together than making a difference for Jesus." "Disciples would much rather be discussing some theological issue than really getting about what they know to do." and "Jesus is not impressed with our words. He wants our life. He wants us to go his way, not for him to be dragged along behind us as we go our way."
I really enjoyed this book because Smith puts into print that which the average parishioner would fear exiles for. He steps on the toes of the religious institutions that we have today and makes claims like "If the church that you are in is not actively seeking to save souls by getting outside the church to soul win then your church has no business to be in existence." He offers, I don't think intentionally, a thought that we can use to grade if our church is for God or for us by asking a simple question; "How many souls in the last 12 months has our church won to God through salvation in through Jesus Christ our Lord?"
This book has helped shape me to want to focus on God and His love for the lost. I am praying that God will help me to overcome my fears about telling strangers about Him. Although I'm not exactly there yet I am totally focussed. From reading Real Evangelism I see now that our churches are jokes to most non-Christians because one of the greatest hypocrisies that we rarely reach our communities the way Christ intended us to. Now that I've read Real Evangelism I have every desire to not only let the community surrounding my church know that we're there but to become a force that the gates of Hell won't prevail against.