MAKING JESUS KNOWN TODAY AND TOMORROW PB
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- ISBN 9781739128319
- Author ERWIN & McQUOID (EDITORS)
- Pub Date 01/01/2023
Making Jesus Known Today and Tomorrow is born of the belief that Britain and Ireland need the gospel of Christ as much today as ever, if not more so. The book focuses on how this unchanging gospel can be presented to greatest effect.....
Making Jesus Known Today and Tomorrow is born of the belief that Britain and Ireland need the gospel of Christ as much today as ever, if not more so. The book focuses on how this unchanging gospel can be presented to greatest effect in the twenty-first century in a wide variety of contexts.
Above all, it intends to be practical— to help all Christians, and all local congregations, to see people of all ages converted and growing themselves as effective disciple-making Christians. The book is a project of Counties, an organisation which came into being 125 years ago, to support local evangelists who at the time were seeing remarkable success in planting local congregations across England and Wales. Today, it supports over forty evangelists, encourages local churches in evangelism, and engages in church planting.
A number of today’s Counties Evangelists are contributors to the book, together with Martin Erwin (CEO, Counties) and Stephen McQuoid (a trustee of Counties and General Director of GLO Europe, a similar association promoting the mission of the gospel in wider Europe).
What they are saying about Making Jesus Known Today and Tomorrow:
'This is an excellent and helpful resource on sharing Jesus with our world. It is comprehensive in its scope, contemporary in its outlook and, above all, challenging in its enthusiasm!'
J.John (Evangelist, Philo Trust)
'How wonderful to find a current book on evangelism written by those who are passionate evangelists and church planters. We need their inspiration and practice to encourage the church of today back to making evangelism central. The simple last words of Jesus ring through this book calling us to 'go' and keep 'going' '
. Rachel Jordan-Wolf (Executive Director, HOPE Together)
'In a world of COVID, Climate Change, Economic Crisis, Confl ict in Europe, and Congregations reduced by a third, my job as an evangelist remains ‘to prepare God’s people for works of service’ (Eph. 4: 12). This book is incredibly timely, full of wisdom on the great biblical themes of Integrity, Sovereignty and Creativity in evangelism. It is a Godsend.'
Rico Tice (Christianity Explored Ministries)
Published by Counties October 2023
Paperback 259 pages
Making Jesus Known is a new book from the evangelism organisation Counties. This book, which has been edited by the Counties CEO Martin Erwin, Neil Summerton and myself, is a collection of essays that are designed to help the reader think more clearly about the importance as well as the practice of evangelism. The contributors are primarily evangelists linked to Counties as well as a few others. The key thing is that each is a practitioner which gives the book a sense of grounded and practical reality.
The book is divided into two sections. The first and shorter section contains just four chapters, and it describes the broader context of what the church should be doing when it comes to evangelism. There is an analysis of culture, an articulation of what the gospel is, and a description of what conversion means. The point of this section is to lay the groundwork for the second section which is a ‘how to’ of evangelism. Section two is a series of articles covering chapters 5-21 in which evangelism in a whole range of contexts is outlined. For example, these chapters cover issues like youth evangelism, evangelistic preaching, gospel conversations, using your home in evangelism, friendship evangelism, evangelism in the workplace and blended church. This book is a treasure trove of evangelism advice and every gospel focussed church should have a copy.