About the Author
Ernest C. Reisinger is pastor emeritus of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, and has been a frequent conference speaker. His published works include Lord and Christ: The Implications of Lordship for Faith and Life; Today's Evangelism: Its Message and Methods; Reforming the Local Church; and What Should We Think of the Carnal Christian?.
This is an important book in helping someone to come to a Biblical understanding of what evangelism is ,and what the doctrinal content of the evangelistic message ought to be.Mr.Reisinger has also identified a key element which should never be missing in the evangelistic message,that is repentance. He writes regarding this on p.27"Repentance is one of the vital elements of the gospel message that is strangely absent from most of the present day evangelism,both personal evangelism and mass or public evangelism.This essential ingredient of gospel preaching has slowly,but surely,faded from our present-day pulpits. As a result of this missing element,our church rolls are filled with many members who have missed repentance and will perish unless they repent." In chapter 6 entitled,"What is the difference?",the author gives us 5 theological tests that may be applied to help one assess whether their evangelism is God centered or man centered. The appendix on the nature of saving faith is also very valuable in helping someone test if their faith is genuine. This book was first published in 1982 and is still one of the best books in print on evangelistic methodology.