Some blasts from the past, as well as profiles of evangelists and disciplers who’ve been a direct influence in my own life (and even one whose material I worked on). . . .
Thomas P. Johnston. A History of Evangelism in North America. 368p., $23.99, Kregel Academic.
A History of Evangelism in North America guides readers on a tour through circuit riders and tent meetings to campus evangelism and online ministries. Academic research combines with gospel faithfulness and love for the lost in this historical survey. Encountering these prominent evangelism movements will inspire innovation and courage in the call to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
Few Christians recognize the historical backgrounds of various evangelistic ministries, their theological traditions, or their guiding principles. A History of Evangelism in North America explores evangelism methodologies and legacies from the early 1700s to today. Experts deliver current scholarship on twenty-two evangelists and ministries, including the following:
- John Wesley and itinerant preachers
- The camp meeting movement
- The American Bible Society and Bible distribution evangelism
- The Navigators and personal discipleship
- Billy Graham and crusade evangelism
- Campus ministries
- The Jesus Movement
- 21st-century evangelistic approaches
A History of Evangelism in North America promises to have lasting value for those who study evangelism, missions, Christian history, and the church in North America.