Unbinding the Gospel Real Life Evangelism (38084A)
by Martha Grace Reese, MDiv, JD, with an afterword by Brian D. McLaren
Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism, the foundational book of the Series arises out of the only major study of evangelism in mainline churches, funded by the Lilly Endowment. It's is a book for pastors who want to know the truth about the state of evangelism. It is a book for Christians who want a hopeful, powerful, prayerful, joy-filled way to learn to share their faith. (It's also a book for people who cringe when they hear the "E" word!) Based on thorough research, sparkling with life and practicality, and steeped in spirituality, this workbook for congregational use has been enthusiastically endorsed by 7 heads of denominations, professors of evangelism, and leading experts, and pastors.
Martha Grace Reese, pastor, attorney and author, interviewed over 1200 pastors, lay leaders and new Christians with a wide range of theological beliefs. Her team visited 50 congregations, combed through statistics and conducted a national survey of leaders and new Christians in 150 mainline congregations that are doing the best statistical job of reaching unchurched people.