Item description for Live to Tell: Evangelism for a Postmodern World by Brad J. Kallenberg...
Overview Emphasizes that, in light of postmodernity, evangelism should shift from an individualistic focus to a communal one and invite people to a way of life.
Publishers Description Offers both theoretical training and practical strategies for reaching postmodern people with the gospel
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Studio: Brazos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Brazos Press
ISBN 1587430509 ISBN13 9781587430503
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More About Brad J. Kallenberg
Brad J. Kallenberg is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton (Ohio). He has been actively involved in evangelism since his teen years, and has devoted a decade of his life to full-time campus-based ministry and evangelism.
Reviews - What do customers think about Live to Tell: Evangelism in a Postmodern Age?
What it would be like to sing the gospel song in a postmodern key. Apr 20, 2007
This book is superb. Unlike many who write about postmodernism in the church, Kallenberg truly understands it. He does not describe it in sweeping generalizations and half-truths. Rather he explains it clearly and (most importantly) accurately. If you have no idea what postmodernism is, or are confused by books that you have read, then this book is for you. If you are a postmodernist, and are tired of books on postmodern evangelism that try to convert the unbeliever to modernism before converting them to Christianity, then this book is for you.
Especially excellent are his thoughts on Kuhn's paradigm shift, and evangelism as learning a new conceptual language.
Good Aug 7, 2005
I always give high ratings that challenge my beliefs. The book advocates bringing people into the community and then teaching them doctrinal beliefs. Getting a point-in-time decision is not as important as incorporating the non-believers into the church and slowly teaching them to live as a Christian and learn our language. A Faithful life is more important than a point-in-time questionable decision. Correct doctrine is important, but teachng them the whole truth as they grow in a Christian community is the better way to go. This book help me to think through the theology of outreach that a church should have.
Great Book on Postmodern evangelism Aug 8, 2003
This however, is not for the faint of heart. It is a book whereby the author proposes to look at postmodern philosophy as a background to understand how to evangelize postmoderns. He is heavy on theory in the beginning of the book and for some folks that's a trip they'd rather not make. However, it is a necessary one.
The author emphasizes the importance of narrative and participation in the evangelism process - and for the author, it is a process. He would agree with Calvin that we were saved, we are being saved and we will be saved.
The only concern I have about the book is it's treatment of implicit faith, which the reformers have rejected. An example of implicit faith is the story of the paralytic man lowered through the roof where Jesus states that because of the faith of his friends, the man's sin was forgiven (Mark 2:5 NAS). It is something that I haven't thought about, but something I will consider.