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“Reid’s heart burns with passion for the church to reclaim its mission and invade our unchurched culture.”
Unthinkable only decades ago, America is now raising up generations of people who are “radically unchurched”—those who have had little contact with a Christ-centered church and have no clear understanding of the gospel message. This state of affairs isn’t likely to change unless Christians can communicate the significance of their message to a culture that regards the church as irrelevant and outmoded.
Calling for a passionate overhaul of how Christians see and interact with individuals outside the church, Alvin Reid demonstrates a clear understanding of the distinction between the changeless basics of the faith and negotiable traditions, programs, and artifacts. He examines the causes behind the loss of America’s Christian identity and the resulting failure of the American church to understand and utilize the New Testament pattern of penetrating an indifferent culture with the gospel. Reid offers proven strategies for touching people who desperately need to be confronted with life-changing Christianity.
Alvin L. Reid (Ph.D., M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of evangelism and the Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books, including Light the Fire, Introduction to Evangelism, and Evangelism for a Changing World.
People don't want religion crammed down their throats.
Radically Unchurched is perhaps the best summary of current approaches to evangelism combined with an honest assessment of the modern church.
Anyone who wants to be encouraged to be faithful in ministry and be presented with practical ways to share the gospel should read this book.
This is a good book; however, I would recommend Evangelism Handbook instead of this one. if you want a quick, challenging read then stick with Radically Unchurched but if you want... Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by jmac4HIM
Radically Unchurched is perhaps the best summary of current approaches to evangelism combined with an honest assessment of the modern church. Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by L. Chico
People don't want religion crammed down their throats. Quit bothering us with your weak minded ideas.Published on January 25, 2010 by j d
A great book on evangelism for the church. The author makes some very valid and striking statements about the status of today's church.Published on April 1, 2009 by Michael J. Griffin