The Sacrament of Evangelism  -     By: Jerry Root, Stan Guthrie, Lyle Dorsett
Buy Item $10.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $7.99 eBook Details

The Sacrament of Evangelism

Moody Publishers / 2011 / Paperback

$10.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $13.99
|
Save 21% ($3.00)
Buy 32 or more for $10.44 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW422880

Current Promotions

Product Description

A recent statistic suggests that 15% of the churches in America are growing but only 2.2% are growing evangelistically.

Much of the church in America has lost its evangelistic zeal and forgotten how to re-ignite it; this book is an attempt to light the fuse of the powder keg so that the church, long-distracted by so many things, might return to its primary mission in the world.

We do not take Christ to anyone; He is already there. We go to make explicit what we see Him doing implicitly. It is not a question of whether God is at work in His world . . . Our hope is to see more of God's people at work with Him! Learn about why we share our faith, Christ's role in our evangelism, the deep longings in all our hearts, and how to effectively live a sacramentally evangelistic lifestyle.

We are offering a way of looking at life and the world that is open to God's presence everywhere. This approach is called sacramental. And where better to experience God's presence than in His workplace? This is the Sacrament of Evangelism.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802422888
ISBN-13: 9780802422880
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Master Plan of Evangelism
    The Master Plan of Evangelism
    Robert E. Coleman
    Baker Books / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 31% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW731221
  2. A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story
    A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story
    Michael W. Goheen
    Baker Academic / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $15.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 30% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW031410
  3. A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Real Christianity
    A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Real Christianity
    James Emery White
    Baker / 1998 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $14.00 Save 18% ($2.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW5818X
  4. Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey
    Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey
    Rick Richardson
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 20% ($3.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW833420

Publisher's Description

A recent statistic suggests that 15% of the churches in America are growing but only 2.2% are growing evangelistically.

Much of the church in America has lost its evangelistic zeal and forgotten how to re-ignite it; this book is an attempt to light the fuse of the powder keg so that the church, long-distracted by so many things, might return to its primary mission in the world.

We do not take Christ to anyone; He is already there. We go to make explicit what we see Him doing implicitly. It is not a question of whether God is at work in His world . . . Our hope is to see more of God's people at work with Him! Learn about why we share our faith, Christ's role in our evangelism, the deep longings in all our hearts, and how to effectively live a sacramentally evangelistic lifestyle.

We are offering a way of looking at life and the world that is open to God's presence everywhere. This approach is called sacramental. And where better to experience God's presence than in His workplace? This is the Sacrament of Evangelism.

Author Bio

DR. JERRY ROOT is an Associate Professor at Wheaton College where he teaches graduate courses in the MA in Evangelism Program as well as courses in the undergraduate Christian Formation and Ministry Department. In addition, Jerry is a visiting professor at Biola University and Talbot Graduate School of Theology in La Mirada, California.Jerry has written many books centered around the teachings of C.S. Lewis. He has lectured on C. S. Lewis at 48 College or University Campuses in 11 countries. He has taught college and graduate courses on C. S. Lewis for 30 consecutive years.Jerry and his wife Claudia have four married children, four grandchildren, and a Welsh Corgi; they live in Wheaton, Illinois.

STAN GUTHRIE is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine. His most recent book, All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, was released by Baker. He is author of Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(3)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-3 of 3
Page 1 of 1
  1. Mustard Seed
    Australia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An heart opener!
    January 2, 2013
    Mustard Seed
    Australia
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have only read (studied) about one third of this book so far,but even so, I can say that I will be studying it and putting the thoughts and ideas into practice. I will be recommending it to my friends and I will be using the practices recommended personally. I think that it will also be a great learning aid in my ministry. Thank you.
  2. jesusnerd
    Chicago suburbs, IL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Guilt no more!
    August 13, 2011
    jesusnerd
    Chicago suburbs, IL
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    I have read a lot of books about spiritual topics including sharing your faith. Most of them had steps to follow, goals to set, and acronyms to remember. Those are great tools. They help me stay focused, and theologically sound. However, there was something missing.

    I have never felt comfortable walking up to some stranger and asking, "If you died today where would you spend eternity?" Or leaving a little booklet on the restaurant table with my tip. It's not that I don't love Jesus. I just feel like a used car salesman. Reading all those books left me feeling guilty.

    The Sacrament of Evangelism takes a different approach. The focus is on relationships: My relationship with God, my relationship with those around me, and God's relationship with them.

    The book starts by explaining what sacrament means. God is already present and working around us. When we are taking communion, He is present. When we pray for those who are lost, He is present. He wants to have a relationship with us. So...as I nurture my relationship with Him, some things happen:

    1.As my understanding of God's love for me grows, and my love for Him grows, that love overflows into my relationships with other people.

    2. As my understanding of God's love for the lost grows, my love for the lost grows.

    3. As I remember that God is already present and working in my life and the lives of those around me, I become more aware of His presence. I start to recognize the work He is doing. I recognize the brokenness in other people as an invitation to lovingly tell them about Jesus.

    See, evangelism, like prayer and reading the Word, is not intended to be a "good deed," or something to check off my do-list, or part of a magic formula to have a more rewarding walk with Jesus. Evangelism is about nurturing my relationship with God and joining Him in the work He is already doing. His desire is to draw the lost to Himself, and we get the blessing and joy of being a part of it.

    The Sacrament of Evangelism isn't heavy on theology. I'm a seminary student, but I think this book is readable for anyone who loves Jesus. There are a few tips on starting conversations and being discerning. There are some suggested Scriptures to use in conversation. There are some touching stories. In one inspiring story, a man shares Jesus with a college student and then mentors him, and the fruit that resulted over the years. It occurred to me that if a mature believer had come alongside me in the early days of my faith, "evangelism" might not have seen so scary.

    So, if you are looking for another book on Evangelism that gives you a program to implement, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for something refreshing and different, then I highly recommend The Sacrament of Evangelism.
  3. Lynn Severance
    Lynnwood, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Looking Anew at Evangelism
    June 19, 2011
    Lynn Severance
    Lynnwood, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Review of "The Sacrament of Evangelism" by Jerry Root and Stan Guthrie

    I grew up in the Catholic faith tradition. I am thus acquainted with the sacredness of "sacrament" in the context of this definition: "an outward sign, instituted by Christ to give grace." The outward sign is visible in the ceremony or prayers said that accompany the 7 sacraments' administrations -- Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction ( Last Rites), Holy Orders, and Matrimony. All of these sacraments symbolize the grace that flows inwardly, the person of God's Spirit strengthening an individual for his life and for his roles in life.

    I am also a born again Christian who knows the sacredness in affirming that Christ is my Lord and Savior.

    I heard the title of this book long before it was published. I was immediately taken by the title as the perfect "marriage-merger" of two words, "sacrament- evangelism". They resonated deeply within me.

    Now, having read Jerry Root and Stan Guthrie's book, that resonating is firmly set. If I were to encapsulate the message they bring, it is about Incarnation. God, the Son ( Jesus Christ ) became flesh entering our world. He bore our sins as Savior dying on the Cross, reconciling us to our Father and our eternal Home. We are filled with His Spirit. Some of us know this experience of being in relationship with Him, having accepted Him as Lord and Savior. For those not yet aware that they are, "pregnant" if you will, with the God we know, we long to bring them the good news of such a relationship so its birth can take place. The longing in them begs to be identified for them.

    Jerry Root and Stan Guthrie lead their readers through a new path of recognition. "Evangelism" has a connotation among many as Christians Bible thumping and dragging others into the saving relationship with Christ through all kinds of techniques. Not so fast, these authors warn. We are to approach all whom we know or with whom we are in contact knowing their deep longing to be known and to know the living God who is already present within them. We recognize our own brokenness, even as believers. We go to God "unlike Him and receive his grace [sacrament] to be more like Him." From these points ( over and over again ) we are prepared to go out led by His Spirit into our everyday world and workplaces, noticing, engaging, waiting for seed bearing moments, and for new growth to emerge in others. We partner with the God we know. It never has to be forced. We walk the walk and talk the talk as led. Amazing grace.

    Jerry Root and Stan Guthrie share from their own lives and experiences in ways that encourage we readers. They do give Scriptures and tools, even warnings to be aware of as we engage yet-to-be-believers. They offer follow up directives meant to keep all of us, including new believers, encouraged and growing in our faith.

    It is a very readable book and helped me to relax as I recognized that, although I do not have the large platform or the same style of a Billy Graham or others when evangelizing, my life path has many a traveler with whom I will engage in the ways I am led on the platform where we meet.
Displaying items 1-3 of 3
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Telling Yourself the Truth, repackaged
    Telling Yourself the Truth, repackaged
    William Backus, Marie Chapian
    Bethany House / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW211935
  2. Evangelism Handbook: Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional
    Evangelism Handbook: Biblical, Spiritual, Intentional, Missional
    Alvin Reid
    B&H Books / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $14.49 Retail: $24.99 Save 42% ($10.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW445428
  3. The Anxiety Cure
    The Anxiety Cure
    Dr. Archibald D. Hart
    Thomas Nelson / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $13.99 Save 21% ($3.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW42969
  4. Network, Revised PowerPoint CD-ROM
    Network, Revised PowerPoint CD-ROM
    Bruce Bugbee, Don Cousins, Bill Hybels
    Zondervan / 2004 / Compact disc
    $27.99 Retail: $48.99 Save 43% ($21.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW257972

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search