John Dickson Blog Tour: “The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission”

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Best Kept Secret The list of blogs below were all winners of The Best Secret of Christian Mission by John Dickson. These links take you to their reviews of the book and an excerpt is included.

You can also see videos of John Dickson introducing each chapter of the book at www.PromotingChrist.com

My Church Journey - I don't have to feel guilty after all.  I really can share the good news of my Savior and God…John Dickson sums up: The point is simple: we are to live lives worth questioning and then offer answers worth hearing.

Faith ReasoningsIt is not often anymore that I read books on evangelism or mission. I am tired of “how to’s…[the book] had a nice word written by N.T.Wright on the back of the book jacket along with several others. So, I read it. I’m glad I did!

 

Nauvoo Pastor – Get the book. Read the book. Study it with your Bible in hand, looking up each passage. Pray as you learn what mission is. You will not find a better book on the subject outside of the Scriptures.

Taste that Which is Good – I can say I am better for having read this book and hope especially better equipped for the promoting of Christ my savior to the Glory of God.

Faith that TakesOur mission is evangelism. And John [Dickson] tells us how to get it done with, and especially without, the gift of evangelism. [Editor's note: This reviewer blogged through the book over a period of 5 days. Be sure to see his series.]

Studium et LiturgicaThis was a fantastic book! I loved Dickon’s combination of scholarly acumen and practical wisdom.

Elementary..My Dear WatsonI was really impressed by his ability to include small text boxes which addressed variant exegetical views on certain passages…This book should be at the top of your list for education, personal or church wide on evangelism. It will impact the way you think of missions, and the way you evangelize.

Desparate Theologian – Probably one of the greatest services of Dickson’s book is that he reorients us to the fact that the telling of the Gospel is the recounting of a narrative… the story of Jesus. And the story of Jesus serves as the center of a life lived in promotion of the Gospel.

All Things NewI loved this book and give it 4.5 out of 5. I would strongly recommend to friends, pastors, lay leaders, and anyone at all who has an interest in introducing the lost to our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

The Poulos Blog[Dickson] lets monotheism drive his argument. If the God Jesus proclaims is the one true God, then people everywhere owe him their allegiance. The people of God, then, must promote this reality wherever they go.

Out of the Gray – [Dickson] spoke about the need for evangelism to be more than a program or steps. ‘This won’t set well in many churches,’ I thought to myself. Yet, he might be on to something.

Baker Book House Church Connection – [Editor's note: this bookstore blog reviewed the book and posted about what it was like to have John Dickson in their store. Both posts are worth reading]

Le RevueThis book will be an encouragement to those who may not have the gift of public speaking or who think they are less in the Kingdom because they can't preach like George Whitefield, or their pastor. God has given us all talents and abilities, to be used to show forth His glory.