The Story of Evangelism Paperback
A History of the Witness to the Gospel
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The Story of Evangelism
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Telling that story, living the story, working for the transformation of human lives by the storythat, says Robert Tuttle, is what evangelism is all about. In this new history of evangelism, Tuttle introduces the reader to the broad sweep of the churchs witness to the gospel. The familiar figures are all herePaul, Patrick, Boniface, Columba, Luther, Wesley, Carey, and the like. Yet Tuttle knows that the story of the churchs ministry of evangelism has been a world-wide endeavor, drawing on the talents and commitment of women as well as men, lesser-known figures as well as famous ones. And so this is the first history of evangelism to tell the story from a truly global and inclusive perspective.
Tuttle organizes his material into particular historical periods or moments, introducing each one by way of three points of presentation. First, he tells the setting, the various cultural factors (social, political, religious, and the like) relevant to establishing the need for evangelism in that time and place. Next he introduces the speaker, an evangelist uniquely fitted to present the word of the gospel to the time under consideration. Finally he assesses the impact of the speaker and others who ministered in that context. Here he discusses the results of the overall evangelistic effortsome well done, some not so well doneand points toward the needs and context of the next period.
The Story of Evangelism by Robert G. Tuttle was published by Abingdon Press in September 2006 and is our 41180th best seller. The ISBN for The Story of Evangelism is 9780687352036.
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The Story of EvangelismJim Currin, via The Good Book Stall
Robert G Tuttle uses some interesting techniques. Taking Abraham as his first evangelist and re-writing the biblical narrative so Abraham speaks for himself, Tuttle then goes on to look at the message, motivation and relevance for today. He repeats this pattern for other key characters in the bible and church history up to modern times, and scopes the spread of the Gospel around the world. It is unusual in being a reference book told as a story but it works well and keeps your interest. Tuttle makes it clear that this is a personal study and ‘A History’ not ‘The History’ so he felt free to introduce us to some unusual names like the slave evangelist Amanda Berry Smith, while omitting any reference to the World Missionary Council in 1910. It is an excellent read with lots of reference material.
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|Page last updated||19th December 2015|
|Author / Artist||Robert G. Tuttle|
|Publisher||Abingdon Press (September 2006)|
|Number of Pages||496|