The Evangelism Study Bible Published by Evan Tell and Kregel Publications

Book description:

Evangelism can mean many things to many people. For some, it’s something that requires special training or a calling from God. For others, it’s something only done in a church building or arena. And for some, it evokes emotions of guilt and shame for failing to be a vibrant witness to unbelievers.

For more than forty years, EvanTell, Inc., an evangelism training and outreach ministry in Dallas, Texas, has focused on one mission: the gospel, clear and simple. Founded by Dr. R. Larry Moyer, EvanTell, Inc., touches millions of lives each year with evangelism materials, evangelism training, and outreach events. Now those four decades of experience in training believers to share the good news in a clear and simple fashion has been paired with the one essential tool for evangelism: God’s Word. The Evangelism Study Bible provides all the tools needed for sharing the gospel in a clear, simple, and guilt-free way.

Using the highly regarded New King James Version®, The Evangelism Study Bible brings together a wide variety of resources, some never before paired with the text of Scripture. Users will benefit from:
• a brief, informative introduction to each Bible book, focusing on its contribution to evangelism
• more than 2,600 study notes pertaining to evangelism
• over 260 tips on practical issues in evangelism
• 125 in-depth articles on crucial issues
• 85 how-to features that provide hands-on advice
• 45 inspirational devotions
• easy-to-follow double-column format with explanatory notes
• helpful cross references
• biblical concordance
• full-color maps

The Evangelism Study Bible not only provides the training to explain and make clear the good news of the gospel, it also will motivate readers to evangelize out of grace rather than guilt.

My review:

I always find it a little difficult to review a Bible, but I love to read different translations and notes.  This is a large, weighty, hard-cover Bible that offers a lot to readers.  It always takes a little bit of time to become familiar with the set up of different Bibles.

I thought the reference section in the back of this one was very thorough.  The maps were colorful and easy to read, the concordance was good-sized, and it offered a quick snapshot of bad news/good news to use in sharing the Gospel.  However, my favorite part of the reference section was a glossary of evangelism terms.  Wow!  It was very helpful and I even learned meanings of words that I have heard over and over, but was never quite sure what they meant!

I especially liked the articles and commentaries scattered throughout the Bible.  I found them relevant and informational.  I also liked the suggestions given for where to encourage new believers to start reading.

Overall, I thought this was a great Bible and a wonderful tool to use in sharing the Gospel.  If you are wanting to step up your efforts to share your faith with others, this is an excellent reference!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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