n Evangelism: A Road Less Traveled, the author's purpose is not to present another "How-To" book on evangelism and soul winning. He is not attempting to lay out before the reader a quick, easy-as-one-two-three approach to evangelizing lost souls and winning them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Rather, his goal is more of wanting to motivate Christians to realize the importance of evangelism, and in so doing, encourage them to get off the sidelines and be involved in this most crucial of all duties we have been given as Christians. The motif used throughout the book is one everybody can relate to: that of simply driving down the road and encountering various obstacles along the way. The author makes it very clear from the start that as Christians, we have been given no choice in the matter. Jesus commanded all of us that we will be His witnesses. Through various biblical and personal illustrations from his own life and the lives of others, the author presents thought-provoking, insightful, rather poignant, and sometimes heart-wrenching examples of the effect that the life of Jesus has had on numerous lives down through the years. Written in a style which is easily readable for both the trained theologian and the lay person, it is hoped that Evangelism: A Road Less Traveled, will make the reader stop and take inventory of his or her own heart and life to see if they, too, need to get off the shoulder of the road and begin this journey down one of the least-traveled roads in the Christian's life. Gene Simowitz is a 1980 graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Upon graduation, he immediately left Kansas City to move to Baltimore, Maryland, to serve as Minister of Evangelism in a quickly-growing church in the suburbs of Baltimore. After serving in that capacity for two and a half years, he went on to pastor churches in other parts of Maryland and Delaware, where he continued to make evangelism the primary emphasis of his ministry, resulting in rapid growth of the churches where he served. After retiring from the full-time ministry, Rev. Simowitz moved back to Kansas City, Missouri in April, 2010, where he now serves as Minister of Outreach and Evangelism at Gashland Baptist Church in Kansas City.
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