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Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Excellent book. I don’t know why I haven’t read it before now. This book has been around quite a while and I have heard good things about it from many people. I wondered how these truths would be handled together as I started reading. One type of error downplays the sovereignty of God and leads to a man-centered, pragmatic approach to evangelism. The other type of error overplays the sovereignty of God and renders evangelism meaningless. Packer points out these errors and held both in a biblical balance.
The last chapter also does much to help us see how understanding God’s sovereignty motivates evangelism and helps keep us from the errors of pragmatism. The book is very readable and not long. Aside from some of the references to the Book of Common Prayer and such, I recommend it as a worthwhile read.