Drawing on years of experience in the craft of communicating the gospel and on the very best biblical and psychological scholarship, Peace provides the definitive study that the field of evangelism has long needed. Pastoral leaders are rightly suspicious of evangelistic paradigms that restrict God's grace to inflexible patterns of response; evangelists are also rightly suspicious of developmental theories that deprecate the critical birth of the spiritual life. This detailed and sensitive volume goes far to answer both concerns, and it could well be the catalyst for new models of evangelism in countless congregations wearied by the jaded techniques of religious consumerism. 408 Pages. Softcover from Eerdmans.
Richard V. Peace is the Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism and Spiritual Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
This inspiring look at conversion in the Bible offers promising new changes in the way we view-and do-evangelism today. In order to be effective in evangelism, one must clearly understand the dynamics of conversion. Richard Peace here examines two very different conversion experiences-Paul's and the twelve disciples'-and explains their implications for contemporary evangelism. By showing how conversion can take place either suddenly or gradually over time, Peace gives good reasons, and suggests practical ways, to replace one-sided evangelism techniques with more wholistic methods.
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