Thursday, February 25, 2010

Book Review 1

For my first book review I read, in its entirety, Robert Coleman's The Master Plan of Evangelism. One of the main reasons I chose to read this book was because I have struggled on how to reach people: like what is the best way, how often, how much, etc. I have found The Master Plan to be an indispensable tool for evangelism.

The best aspect of this book is that Coleman didn't promote a new 10-step process or secret ingredient for evangelism; he want back its roots and reason...Jesus Christ. The entire book is based on what Jesus did and how he did it with his time on this earth. Coleman urges that this is the only way to go. I would have agree; if we are called to be imitators of Christ, why not imitate the way he evangelized and reached people?

Coleman begins the book by showing Jesus' leadership style. My eyes were totally opened to Jesus' methods and realized just how effective they were. Jesus chose to focus on leading a few. But why not lead thousands on his time here? The simple answer: Jesus knew His time was limited and that leading thousands based on miracles would mean there wold be no one to left once He left this earth. Therefore, he chose the 12 disciples and specifically taught Peter, James, and John his ways of leadership so that they could lead the church effectively.

Coleman is clear and concise in his way of interpreting Jesus' ways of evangelizing. Like I had stated before, this book is not a promotion for the "next best thing" for evangelism; it's about getting back to the roots of it. Coleman simply writes how Jesus went about it and how we should mimic. As followers and imitators of Christ, this book is a an excellent tool and guide for evangelism.

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