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Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)

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“Anyone who knows Mack Stiles knows he would find it difficult to be boring, even if he decided to be. The book you are
holding incites Christians, not least pastors, to burn to see evangelism become part of the local church’s culture, a
driving component of its spiritual DNA. This book is rich in practical implications, not despite its incessant focus on
Jesus and the gospel, but precisely because of such focus. It deserves to be read, pondered, and implemented.”
―D. A. Carson, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Cofounder, The Gospel Coalition

“The best book on evangelism would be a book that gets right to the heart of the issue and that is written by one who is
himself an evangelist. In other words, it would be this book. Mack Stiles is one of the most natural, effective,
determined, indefatigable evangelists that I know. I would want to know what he thinks about evangelism, whether it
comes in a conversation, a letter, or an entire book. In this short volume, Mack conducts a clear and biblical
exploration of how church fellowship multiplies individual evangelism. Every reader will be inspired, encouraged, and
equipped to be a congregational evangelist. For the sake of the church, the gospel, and the world, this book belongs at
the top of your reading list.”
―R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“God gifted Mack Stiles as an evangelist, and this book is the overflow of that gift. I know of few works that combine
the theological rigor, pastoral wisdom, and personal experience that Mack packs into this short book. In places I was
encouraged, in others challenged. I loved reading this book and recommend it heartily.”
―J. D. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; author, Not God Enough; Pastor, The Summit Church,
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

“Mack Stiles writes about developing a culture of evangelism in a way that allows the reader to see it! We not only read
the truth in this book, we drink in a vision for how our church families can live in a rich, dynamic way. This may be
the shortest but most important book you ever read for the life of your church and the spread of the gospel.”
―Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, DC; author, What Is a Healthy Church Member?

“The church’s ancient mission to make disciples of all nations is still our top priority today. Our need to be equipped
in sharing our faith is undeniably urgent. This is a book about real people learning to share the good news about a real
Messiah. It is instructive, encouraging, and compelling―you won’t want to wait to apply what you learn in these pages.
And if anyone knows how to equip people to speak of Jesus, it’s Mack Stiles!”
―Gloria Furman, author, Missional Motherhood and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full

“I am genuinely excited about this book. Stiles’ books on evangelism are terrific because they combine practical help
with theological maturity. And he actually practices what he prescribes.”
―Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina

“Mack Stiles has written an outstanding book not just about sharing the gospel (though it is about that) or about being
a personal evangelist (though it’s that, too). He’s written a book about how the local church actually helps us share
the gospel―eases the burden, instructs, excites, cooperates. Read this little book and be encouraged!”
―Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC; President, 9Marks

“I read this engaging book in a single sitting because I was so taken by its content and spirit. Evangelism is a primer
on how the Bible addresses the crucial subject of sharing the gospel. I anticipate its wide and enthusiastic reception.”
―Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Plenty of books discuss individual evangelism. This one, however, zeroes in on an entire culture. Not methods or
programs, but an ethos. Spread this book through your church and see what happens.”
―John Folmar, Senior Pastor, The United Church of Dubai

“This is a Christ-exalting, gospel-saturated book on evangelism unlike any other. Rather than giving you a personal
methodology, it deeply motivates you to proclaim and bear the fruit of the revolutionary news of Jesus as a church body.
And what makes it even more valuable is that I have seen Mack Stiles model the attitudinal culture he writes about on
several continents to the glory of God. He is the most gifted evangelist I have seen God use (so far), bar none.
Evangelism is a must read for every pastor and church member.”
―Richard Chin, National Director, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students; South Pacific Regional Secretary,
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students

“I love Mack Stiles’ vision of ‘a culture of evangelism’ permeating our churches. May God work powerfully to bring this
vision to reality. This book both encourages and challenges, and, like Mack’s previous books, is a great gift and
blessing to God’s people.”
―Randy Newman, Teaching Fellow, C. S. Lewis Institute; author, Questioning Evangelism, Corner Conversations, and
Bringing the Gospel Home

“It did not take long for this book to become my favorite book on evangelism―in part because I could not put it down!
The gospel is so clear and the help I received is so tangible. But let the reader count the cost. It may stir something
within you that you cannot shake. I will now never be satisfied with anything less than cultivating a culture of
evangelism in the church I pastor. I praise God for what he gave me through this book and I pray for more.”
―Jason C. Meyer, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis

“Imagine a local church where every member knows the gospel and walks in step with it, where all are concerned for
unbelieving people, where it is natural for leaders and members to talk about evangelistic opportunities, and where
members are regularly inviting unbelievers to read the Bible together or to attend small group Bible studies or Sunday
services. If that sounds encouraging to you, then you’ll want to read this book and let Mack guide you step by step
toward a culture of evangelism where evangelism is simply a natural outflow of the gospel life.”
―Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas; Cofounder and President, Coalición; author,
Seven Dangers Facing Your Church and 1 Peter for You

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About the Author

J. Mack Stiles is a pastor of a church in Iraq. He used to work as CEO of Gulf Digital Solutions and general secretary
for the Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS) in the United Arab Emirates. He worked for many years with
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the United States. He is the author of Marks of the Messenger and Speaking of

pastor; author, Evangelism and Marks of the Messenger

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