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Book Review: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., is a wonderful book about, you guessed it, the gospel and personal evangelism. I recently read this book and loved it. I had previously read 9 Marks of a Healthy Church, also by Dever, and was edified by that book, as well. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism is certainly in keeping with Dever’s other work and does not disappoint. In fact, it challenged me while still inspiring in such a way that few books are able to do nowadays.

Mark Dever, over the course of this short book, asks and answers seven leading questions. He concludes at the end:

“You and I aren’t called to use our extensive powers to convict and change the sinner while God stands back as a gentleman, quietly waiting for the spiritual corpse, his declared spiritual enemy, to invite God into his heart. Rather, we should resolve to preach the gospel like gentlemen, persuading while knowing we can’t regenerate anyone, and then stand back while God uses all his extensive powers to convict and change the sinner.

Thank you, Mr. Dever, for challenging me—and all Christians—to evangelize. And thank you for reminding us that while we are the ones who evangelize, it is God alone who saves sinners.

You can purchase this book at http://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Personal-Evangelism-Mark-Dever/dp/1581348460/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268274399&sr=8-1.

You can learn more from Mark Dever 9 Marks.

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