Released in the UK July 2020
Released in the US July 2020
Large trade paperback | 272 Pages
9781527105409 • £12.99 $15.99
BISAC – REL012120
Sharing the good news is one of the most caring things we can do for other people, so why are we so reluctant to do it? Bernard Palmer encourages us to speak openly about Jesus to the people around us. Making sure we understand the gospel we have been instructed to proclaim, he guides us through the biblical basis and examples, and gives us some practical tips for evangelising.
Bernard V. Palmer
Bernard V. Palmer is an evangelistic Bible teacher, Trustee of the Christian Medical Fellowship and author of ‘Cure for Life’. He is married to Rosy.
Drawing on a wealth of material from Scripture along with copious illustrations from his own experience, Bernard challenges us to recover the art of soul–winning. Especially helpful is the way he supports the heartbeat of the book—‘why we should share our faith’—with really helpful resources on ‘how we can’.
Pastoral Ministries Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (Retired)
Bernard is passionately concerned to share the good news of God’s reconciling love in Jesus. He is also devoted to encouraging other Christians to be equally committed to intentionally share the Gospel with their neighbours, friends and colleagues at work and play. This book is full of practical wisdom about how to go about being an effective witness for Christ. There are numerous personal reminiscences and illuminating stories showing us how to be effective evangelists. Those with leadership roles in the Church have special responsibilities in making the Gospel attractive and credible but, for Bernard, they don’t have a monopoly. Every Christian has a duty to make Christ, His person and His work, known as widely as possible. Bernard’s book shows us how to and is, therefore, warmly to be welcomed.
President, OXTRAD (Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue), Former Bishop of Rochester
Packed with stories, Biblical truth and personal experience, this book will stimulate fresh thinking about the urgency of evangelism. I thoroughly recommend it.
Lead Pastor, The Globe Church, London
The most urgent task for the church in post–Christian Britain today is to reach its lost population with the saving news of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is literally a matter of eternal life or death. Bernard Palmer is one of the most passionate, effective and fruitful personal evangelists I know. This compelling book will challenge and inspire every Christian who reads it to engage in the vital work of evangelism with renewed determination. Its great strength is that is thoroughly Biblical, exegeting and applying multiple passages to demonstrate that evangelism is the task of all of God’s people, not an optional extra in the Christian life, and a privilege and joy rather than an inconvenient duty. Peppered with accessible personal anecdotes and the wisdom of great Christian leaders from past generations, he explains God’s glorious plan of salvation, the irreducible content of the gospel and the priority that evangelism must have. He provides many encouraging examples of faithful witness and shares practical ideas for more effective personal evangelism. It is a book to read carefully, prayerfully and repeatedly, but most importantly a book to read and put into practice.
National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, Market Harborough, Leicestershire