Resources on Evangelism


This series of articles will not cover some of the basics about evangelism that others have already done a better job of doing anyway. Get these resources for your pastoral toolbox and use them with your church.

  • Will Metzger, Tell the Truth – the best book I’ve read on evangelism.
  • J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – this is an incredible book. It is a simple, wonderfully theological and immensely practical study on evangelism as it relates to the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man.
  • Mark Dever, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church
  • Mark Dever, Deliberate Church
  • Mark Dever, Promises Kept
  • Mack Stiles, Speaking of Jesus – along with Will Metzger’s and Packer’s books, this is a must read.
  • Two Ways to Live – the best, most biblical gospel tract I’ve seen.
  • Christianity Explained (workbook), Scripture Union – the best evangelistic Bible Study I’ve seen. God used this study to convert me!
  • W. Oscar Thompson, Jr., Concentric Circles of Concern: Seven Stages for Making Disciples
  • John Mark Terry, Evangelism, A Concise History – a useful, readable, short history of evangelism in the past 200 years.
  • Iain Murray, Revival and Revivalism
  • Iain Murray, Evangelicalism Divided – this is a thoroughly biblical, indicting, and helpful survey of evangelicalism in the past 200 years. There are goldmines of application here for not just evangelism, discipleship, and missions, but the whole of evangelical Christianity.
  • David F. Wells, Above All Earthly Pow’rs – this is a must read for pastors today. It is an excellent overview of Christianity in a pluralistic, postmodern society, and points out the practical implications for preaching, ecclesiology, missions, evangelism, and discipleship.
Ryan Townsend

Ryan Townsend is the Executive Director of 9Marks, and an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C.

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