My dear friend Jon Speed sent me a new booklet that he recently wrote. I began reading it on Monday night and couldn't put it down. It's called “Evangelism in the New Testament...A Plea for Biblically Relevant Evangelism”.
Listen to what Tony Miano has to say about it: "In just over 40 pages, Jon accomplishes what many books have not in hundreds of pages. He succinctly and biblically makes the case that confrontational evangelism is the predominant form of evangelism seen in the New Testament. While to a far lesser extent friendship/relationship evangelism is seen in Scripture, it does not look like the unbiblical forms all-too-often practiced today by Christians."
Mark Cahill promoted Jon's book in his most recent newsletter. Here's what Mark has to say: "One of the more fascinating quotes from the booklet is this: “By our reckoning, there are at least 89 instances of Christ and His associates doing evangelism in the four Gospels. Of these 89 instances, 77 happened in the context of confrontational evangelism.” Wow! When you look at those encounters, 87% of the witnessing encounters in the four gospels happened with a total stranger who was confronted with Biblical truth about sin, repentance, Jesus, the cross, and judgment to come. In the book of Acts, it was 83% of the evangelism happened with total strangers. "
Ray Comfort says, "Jon has done a wonderful job of showing exactly what it means to fulfill the Great Commission. "Evangelism in the New Testament" will be a great source of encouragement to those who want to do what Jesus commanded us to do--to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature."
Jon signed two copies for me to give-a-way to two of you. Two winners will be chosen for this drawing!
You will be happy to know that if you are not the winner you can Order the booklet, here!
1) Comment here and some way for me to contact you if you win--email or blog link is fine (as long as there's an email address attached to the blog link).
2) Get an additional entry for blogging about this contest or putting it on your website, facebook, twitter, or any other networking site you have. Then make sure you tell me where you've posted it.
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