I am continuing a series on different questions I am asked on deputation. Every so often I am asked, “Outside of the Bible, what is the best book you’ve ever read?” or “What book would you recommend that I read? I have read many wonderful and helpful books. Some our motivating, some instructional, some stirring, and some even life changing. There is one book (outside of the Bible) that I recommend above any of the rest I have read. It stands out. Here is a little information about it.
The Master Plan of Evangelism
By: Robert Coleman
Subject: World Evangelsim, Discipleship
Intended Audience: Would Definitely Recommend for any believer in Jesus!
If there was one book that I could get you to read (outside of the Bible), it would be “The Master Plan of Evangelism” by Robert Coleman. This is my favorite book! I can remember the first time I read it. Our home church was completing our Mission Conference (where God had spoken to me greatly) and I was just about to leave for our family vacation. We went to Fort Walton, FL. Just before I left, a friend of mine was telling me about this book. As I recall, he didn’t give me much detail (which I appreciate), but just encouraged me to read it. After a great Mission Conference, I was ready to read anything that would make me want to be more like Jesus! The whole week on vacation I read this book. I would stay in and read many times while my family went out to do different things (on a side note, despite my neglect at times, we did have a great vacation together).
This book simply highlights the different aspects of Jesus’ plan to win the world to Himself. It could be called, “The Master’s Plan of Evangelism”. When we come up with a plan to reach people, it may be a good plan or it may not be. But when Jesus has a plan to win the world to Himself, it is the BEST plan that we can follow! Coleman makes very clear the unique plan that Jesus put forth.
This book has 13 chapters, the first of which is somewhat of an overview of the “Master’s Plan”. The next 12 chapters highlight different aspects of the Master’s Plan. It is a relatively short book (my paperback copy is 208 pages, which includes a study section for review).
The book is available in paperback and also on Kindle. Hit this link to purchase the book. I assure you it is well worth your money.