Best Books On Evangelism

Evangelism is hard, but should it be? I’ve compiled a list of books with the hope that they will offer you insight, strategy, inspiration, instruction and encouragement as you work through the motions of evangelism.

There are different forms of books. They range from purely instructional to story form, and a little in between. Some of these books are staples and are extremely popular, while others you might not think as evangelistic in nature.

DISCLAIMER: I don’t endorse every theological implication or viewpoint(s) mentioned by the authors or books that I cover. However, you don’t have to agree with all of it to benefit from it. These books are in no particular order.

Chasing The Dragon (Jackie Pullinger)

Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger

One woman’s struggle against the darkness of Hong Kong’s drug dens. This book follows the testimony and life story of Jackie Pullinger as she becomes a missionary in the infamous Walled City, in Hong Kong during the late 1960’s and throughout the 70’s.

Capturing a Town for Christ (Jerry Falwell)

Capturing a Town for Christ by Jerry Falwell

Capturing a Town for Christ is written by Elmer Towns and Jerry Falwell. In this book, we are presented with the evangelistic strategies of Pastor Falwell and Thomas Road Baptist Church, as he pushes forward with an aggressive and powerful plan to present the Gospel at all costs to his community. 

The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson

A riveting story of how David Wilkerson, founded Teen Challenge, an inner-city ministry that today maintains residential and crisis counseling centers around the world.

An amazing true story of helping the lost in their moments of need, The Cross and the Switchblade is a great read to refocus our hearts on the lost.

The Book That Transforms Nations by Loren Cunningham

A book about missions. I can’t think of another way to express the urgency of evangelism than by those who have lived their whole lives dedicated to it.

Loren Cunningham expresses the call to fulfill the Great Commission with his examples of the power the Bible and Holy Spirit has to change nations across the world. He is also the founder of Youth With A Mission.

The Radical Reformission (Mark Driscoll)

The Radical Reformission by Mark Driscoll

The first ministry we have is to the Lord. Everything else flows out from that. In the book, The Radical Reformission, author Mark Driscoll frankly unpacks what it means to love God first in practical terms. 

Everything we do thereafter, including evangelism, flows out of a place of ministering to God first. Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church and the Acts 29 network.

Evangelism Explosion by D. James Kennedy

Evangelism Explosion is a program book published in 1970 and written by Dr. D James Kennedy, founder of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The book is a training program for evangelism for laymen of the church, written from the context of 1960s Presbyterian theology.

Final Thoughts

Although this is not a complete list, my hope is that you find a book that you might not have thought of.

I would love to hear your opinions on my choices and your recommendations you feel should be added to the list.

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