[sydneyanglicans.net] 21 Oct 2008--This is a short book - 119 pages long - written in an easy-to-read style with chapters that rarely stray over 15 pages. Chapters include material on why we don’t evangelise, what the gospel is, who should evangelise, how we should evangelise, what should we do after we evangelise and why we should evangelise. The book is written by Mark Dever who is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC and an executive director of 9 Marks ministries. In some ways it is like John Chapman’s book Know and Tell the Gospel although being an American book it may reach a different audience.
Dever has a real heart for the gospel and this clearly comes out in book. Both from his own stories and those of others. There is a particular moving story of John Harpur who sought to evangelise as he drowned after the Titanic sank. In the chapter on the excuses we make not to evangelise, Dever spotlights those excuses which equally relevant to Sydneysiders as to believers in the USA. He also helpfully works through how to overcome our fears and doubts and what to do.