I believe this book is essential for Pastors because it focuses on personal evangelism. Most of the Pastors and Christians that I talk with do not know who were the first two followers of Christ. This book clearly points this out and puts discipleship and in a practical, realistic and daily challenging perspective.
This book changed my perspective on evangelism from something that required a technique or process to something you live out daily. Needless to say living daily with an evangelistic outlook is a more biblical approach than trying to remember the steps or scripture verses used in a particular book.
I first read this book as a seminarian in the 1980's. I used the first edition as the basis of a term paper in 1987. I will use this revised edition as the foundational book for a class on personal evangelism that I will be teaching beginning in August 2009. Anyone who is interested in personal evangelism should put this book on their list as a "must read."
This book is the tool God used to rebuild my relationship with my mom and dad. It was also the tool he used to give me vision to find family members and I have now shared Jesus with almost all of them! Get it! Use it! It will change your life and give you passion and vision you never thought you could have!