Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Evangelism Bible

Evangelism can mean many things to many people. For some, it's something that requires special training or a calling from God. For others, it's something only done in a church building or arena. And for some, it evokes emotions of guilt and shame for failing to be a vibrant witness to unbelievers.For more than forty years, EvanTell, Inc., an evangelism training and outreach ministry in Dallas, Texas, has focused on one mission: the gospel, clear and simple. Founded by Dr. R. Larry Moyer, EvanTell, Inc., touches millions of lives each year with evangelism materials, evangelism training, and outreach events. Now those four decades of experience in training believers to share the good news in a clear and simple fashion has been paired with the one essential tool for evangelism: God's Word. The Evangelism Study Bible provides all the tools needed for sharing the gospel in a clear, simple, and guilt-free way. Using the highly regarded New King James Version(R), The Evangelism Study Bible brings together a wide variety of resources, some never before paired with the text of Scripture. Users will benefit from: - a brief, informative introduction to each Bible book, focusing on its contribution to evangelism- more than 2,600 study notes pertaining to evangelism- over 260 tips on practical issues in evangelism- 125 in-depth articles on crucial issues- 85 how-to features that provide hands-on advice- 45 inspirational devotions- easy-to-follow double-column format with explanatory notes- helpful cross references- biblical concordance- full-color mapsThe Evangelism Study Bible not only provides the training to explain and make clear the good news of the gospel, it also will motivate readers to evangelize out of grace rather than guilt.

My review:

  I have a lot of Bibles, but this one interested me, so I requested it to review. The Bible itself is an attractive hardcover with no dust jacket. It is the New King James Version, one of my favorites. The Bible is not red letter, which is something I prefer in a Bible.

 The Bible has a lot of extras in it about evangelism,, witnessing, and notes. There aren't a lot of notes as compared to other study Bibles, but the ones that are in it are worth using.

  Some of the themes are: How to witness in the aftermath of a tragedy, how to reach religious people, reaching people in the midst of a morally depraved culture, and many more. Each of these pages are based on a passage of Scripture, and great advice and instruction are given.

 I am not one to go around evangelizing or witnessing, but within the pages of this Bible are some great ways to go about it, all Biblically based. This would be a great tool for an individual or church who is wanting to learn more about how to evangelize and witness, and to put what they learn into practice.

The Evangelism Bible is available from Kregel Publishing.

Thanks to Kregel for the review copy.