What are your favorite books on evangelism? Here are what some others are recommending.
Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has recommended the following books on Evangelism and Church Growth.
- Abraham, William J. The Logic of Evangelism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.
- Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism. rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Revell, 1993.
- Green, Michael. Evangelism in the Early Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970.
- Little, Paul E. How to Give Away Your Faith. Downers Grove: IVP, 1966.
- Malphurs, Aubrey. Planting Growing Churches for the 21st Century. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992.
- McGavran, Donald. Understanding Church Growth. 3rd ed., rev. and ed. by Peter Wagner. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.
- Packer, J.I. Evangelism and the Sovereignity of God. Downers Grove: IVP, 1961.
- Rainer, Thom S. The Book of Church Growth: History, Theology, and Principles. Nashville: Broadman, 1993.
- _______. Effective Evangelistic Churches. Nashville: Broadman, 1996.
- _______. Suprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.
- _______. The Unchurched Next Door. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
- _______. Good to Great Churches. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.
- Reid, Alvin. Introduction to Evangelism. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1998.
- _______. Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2002.
- Streett, R. Alan. The Effective Invitation. Old Tappan, NJ: Revell, 1984.
- Wagner, C. Peter. Church Growth and the Whole Gospel: A Biblical Mandate. San Francisco: Harper, 1981.
Grace Baptist Church
Grace Baptist Church of Cape Coral, Florida (pastored by Tom Ascol) shares on its website the following list of recommended books on Evangelism.
- Tell the Truth: A Training Manual on the Message and Methods of God-Centered Witnessing by Will Metzger
- God-Centered Evangelism by R.B. Kuiper
- The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
- A Pastor’s Sketches (2 vol.) by Ichabod Spencer
- The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever
- The Heart of Evangelism by Jerram Barrs
- Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People’s Hearts the Way Jesus Did by Randy Newman
- Puritan Evangelism: A Biblical Approach by Joel Beeke
- A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine
- Today’s Evangelism: Its Message and Methods by Ernest Reisinger
The following titles on EVANGELISM are included in the 9Marks reading list for pastors:
- The Gospel Blimp, Joe Bayly
- Tell The Truth, Will Metzer
- Revival and Revivalism, Iain Murray
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I.Packer
- Speaking of Jesus, J.Mack Stiles
- Christianity Explained (Workbook)Scripture Union
Founders Study Center
The following texts are being used in the Founders Study Center for their course on Evangelism and the Excellencies of God.
God Centred Evangelism by R. B. Kuiper
Reformed Theological Seminary
Reformed Theological Seminary lists the following Evangelism and Missions books on its Recommended Reading list for prospective students.
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
- Right With God, John Blanchard Powerful
- Evangelism for the Powerless, C. John Miller
- Tell the Truth, Will Metzger
- Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper
- Christian Mission, John Stott
- An Introduction to the Science of Missions, J. Herman Bavink
- The Pastor-Evangelist: Preacher, Model, and Mobilizer for Church Growth, Roger Greenway
- Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns, D.A. Carson
- The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society, Lesslie Newbigin
- Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours?, Allen Rolland
- Perspectives on the World Christian Movevment, Ralph Winter
- Mission in the Old Testament, Walter Kaiser
- Gospel and Mission in the Writings of St. Paul, Peter T. O’Brien
- God’s Missionary People, Charles Van Engen
- A Heart for Mission: Five Pioneer Thinkers, Ron Davies
- What In the World is God Doing?, C. Gordon Olson
And, the following are from the Recommended Reading list of J.D. Greear.
- Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley, by Peter Kreeft
- Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal’s Pensees, by Peter Kreeft
- The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out without Selling Out, by Mark Driscoll
- Socrates Meets Jesus: History’s Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ, by Peter Kreeft
- Becoming A Contagious Christian, by Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg
- Questioning Evangelism, by Randy Newman
- Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person, by Will Metzger