Countdown to Book Launch – Post 1

Many of you would not know that I have been working on a book for the last seven years.  It has been an interesting roller coaster ride to say the least.  I may write about some of my experiences here eventually.  During the next week I am going to be giving little snippets of the book here until the actual day of launch, and will be taking pre-orders for the book. I will have an e-book version and a print version available.  Price of the book is not yet determined.  If you would like to pre-order a copy please fill out the contact form on this site and let me know what type you would like (e-book or print), how many, and leave your email address and phone number.  I will be selling some here, on Facebook, and at Zion Christian Publishers for now.  I will be able to receive payments via paypal.

Book covers are being printed today!  The coloring here is not completely accurate, but at least you can see what it will look like.

FINAL_EVANGELISM_COVER (1)

Here is a little snippet from the Introduction….

Do we need another book on evangelism?  There have already been so many written, yet it is my belief that this book has something to offer the Body of Christ that others do not.  While there will be many things in this work that have already been said, perhaps it will be said in a different light, and I believe that there is a unique perspective that this book offers—the role of evangelism in our pursuit of the vision of Zion or in other words, God’s highest and best for our lives.

There can be a tendency, in some Christian circles, to major on certain aspects of the Christian life while neglecting other important truths.  In this work, I want to focus on two often opposing sides which are both based on important aspects of the Christian life. 

One side majors on the deeper life and the pursuit of holiness, but neglects evangelism.  Some in this camp can even come across as being critical of those who major on evangelism and begin to view them as though they are on a lower spiritual level (Outer Court).  The other side majors on evangelism while neglecting personal holiness and coming to maturity in Christ.  Those in this camp focus on evangelism, while neglecting the truths of growing up to maturity in Jesus Christ. They can be very critical of those who are pursuing the deeper life, even thinking of them as extreme or legalistic.  Such an approach produces many spiritual babies and very few spiritual fathers.       

In our Christian life, it is very important to strike the perfect balance of two seemingly opposite poles.  The Lord is a God of balance; in fact, He hates a false balance (c.f. Proverbs 11:1).  When Paul wrote to Timothy about “rightly dividing the Word of Truth,” he was talking about this subject of balance (2 Tim. 2:15).  He was saying that as a student of the Word of God, we need to see what all the Word of God has to say about a subject and divide it right down the middle, so that the right side is the exact same size as the left side.   It is with this balance in mind that this work is being written.  I want to show that God is after both things—evangelism and the deeper life of holiness (maturity in Christ).  It has never been about just one or the other, but it has always been about both.  Therefore, the major purpose of this book is not only to discuss evangelism, but also to show the great need for the vision of holiness and maturity (the vision of Zion).  I also seek to reveal how important it is to set this deeper vision before all new believers.  Finally, the last section of the book is dedicated to showing how these two important truths are married together in perfect harmony; you need both, you cannot have one without the other! The main message I seek to convey is that you cannot attain spiritual perfection, holiness, and go on to Zion if you are neglecting your own active, personal involvement in evangelism!

Does that sound like a book you would like to read?  If so I  am taking pre-orders for the book. I will have an e-book version and a print version available.  Price of the book is not yet determined.  If you would like to pre-order a copy please fill out the contact form on this site and let me know what type you would like (e-book or print), how many, and leave your email address and phone number.  I will be selling some here, on Facebook, and at Zion Christian Publishers for now (other avenues are being explored).

 

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