Book Review: The Master Plan of Evangelism by Dr. Robert E. Coleman
Unique. Wasn’t sure what to find when I opened this book. Honestly, I knew little about the author or the book. What I found was a unique approach to evangelism. Usually you will find a method like ABC or a Romans Road rendition. Instead, it tracks the steps of Jesus with His disciples and outlines the principles of evangelism that followed the sandals of our Savior. Unique approach, but one that made this a worthy read.
Bible. Bible. Bible. This man knows his Bible or his concordance needs a new binding from all the use. From page to page, the Bible is used to back up his principles. When you are talking about how to share something so delicate and important as evangelism, you better handle the Bible with care and abundance.
Practicality. The question becomes when you write a book about following the footsteps of Jesus, can you practically pull of this type of mentoring, discipling, and evangelism? Even the author would answer negatively to this question. But just because we fall short of Christ, doesn’t mean we do not try. However, there is a sense of, how am I going to do this like Christ. It begs the question, why did he leave this task to someone like you and me? Don’t let this part discourage you, but be a goal to continue to reach for.
The Grade: B. There were parts of this book I absolutely loved. The mentoring side of discipleship and the call to “make disciples” was absolutely dynamite. The plane took off with tremendous speed and there were times it coasted in the air, but the landing made it work the trip. Enjoy this unique look at evangelism.