The Brokenhearted Evangelist
With a gutless orthodoxy, Christians today quickly affirm biblical truth regarding evangelism and mission, but, author Jeremy Walker reminds us, we cannot pretend that we know and believe the truth about men, souls, heaven, hell, and salvation unless it is making a difference in the way we think, feel, pray, speak, and act.
How do Christians develop this sense of urgency to see lost sinners saved? What motivates our evangelism? We must have the character of the brokenhearted evangelist, the David of Psalm 51, who recognizes the greatness of his own sin, looks to God for forgiveness, then recognizes his undeniable obligation to teach transgressors God’s ways.
In an engaging style and with pastoral warmth, Walker urges Christians to exercise their obligation and privilege to teach transgressors God’s ways, providing both spiritual truth and practical guidance for carrying out this necessary gospel duty.
“In recent years providence has brought a number of people into my life and ministry who are passionate about evangelism. Some of them are especially keen to win friends, fellow-workers, and family to Christ; others are engaged in various kinds of open-air evangelism, bringing the gospel to people they have never met before. I thank God for all of them and the passion that drives them. This excellent book by Jeremy Walker explains the biblical principles that underlie and provoke such passion, reminding us that time is short, the need is urgent, the laborers are few, and the fields are white unto harvest.”
— John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
“The Brokenhearted Evangelist will refresh, strengthen, and equip the most timid saint for the work of soul winning. Jeremy Walker s consideration of evangelism from the perspective of Psalm 51 is like fresh water drawn from a new well. He does not merely exhort us to greater faithfulness in evangelism and then leave us bewildered and guilty. Instead, he takes us to the very fountain from which all true motivation and strength for evangelism springs forth the gospel and its glorious impact upon our own lives.”
— Paul Washer, Evangelist, former missionary church-planter in Peru, and author of The Gospel Call and True Conversion as well as several other books.
“Jeremy Walker’s book is in the tradition of the Puritan classic, Joseph Alleine’s Alarm to the Unconverted, but this is more Walker’s own ‘alarm.’ It is a pleasant surprise, coming as it does from a part of our world where Christianity has largely entered a garrison (bunker) mode. The book, based on Psalm 51:13, is not meant simply to teach us about evangelism; it demands a verdict. He enlists the help of the great soul winners in history to reinforce his appeals. Even before I finished reading the book, I was already asking myself whether my heart was truly broken about the lost around me and if it is, what am I doing about it?”
— Conrad Mbewe, Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church, Lusaka, Zambia and author of Foundations for the Flock
About the Author
Jeremy Walker is a pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England. He is co-author of A Portrait of Paul: Identifying a True Minister of Christ.
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