Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, Evangelism: A Biblical Response to Today's Questions
provides the reader with healthy and clear parameters for sharing one's faith that can be applied to differing cultural contexts in today's globalized world>
J.D. Payne responds to today's most commonly asked questions about evangelism. Written in an engaging style with concise chapters, this establishes a biblical, theological, and practical foundation for missional living.
Questions addressed include:
- What is the gospel?
- Does a loving god send people to hell?
- What happens to children and the mentally disabled when they die?
- How do I transition t3he conversation from ordinary things to spiritual matters>
- My family member is not a believer; what is the best way to witness to him/her?
In his new book, Evangelism: A Biblical Response to Today's Questions
, J. D. Payne responds to today's most commonly asked questions. Written in an engaging style with concise chapters, this book establishes a biblical, theological, and practical foundation for missional living. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, this book provides the reader with healthy and clear parameters for sharing faith that can be applied to differing cultural contexts in today's globalized world. Some of the questions addressed include:
- What is evangelism anyway?
- What is the gospel?
- What is repentance?
- If God is in control, then why do we need to share the gospel?
- What is election?
- Does a loving God send people to hell?
- What is the role of free will in salvation?
J. D. Payne (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker, church planter and currently serves as the pastor of church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He previously served with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an associate professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting. J. D. has written extensively in the areas of missions, evangelism and church growth and he speaks frequently for churches, networks, conferences and mission agencies. He is the author of books such as , , , , and . In addition to these works, he and Mark Terry coauthored and he coedited with Craig Ott. J. D. has pastored five churches in Kentucky and Indiana and has worked with four church planting teams. He formerly served as the executive vice president for administration for the Evangelical Missiological Society and as the book review editor for the . He and his wife Sarah and their three children live in Birmingham, Alabama.
J. I. Packer is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He is Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his writings include books such as , , (Crossway) and . He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as general editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible published in 2001, and theological editor of the Study Bible version. In 2014, Packer was named Author of the Year by the Association of Logos Bookstores. He is a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of and has written numerous articles published in journals such as and He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.