Tracts, Cliff’s Notes and outsiders

The evangelical pocket tract has it’s place in the world of evangelism, but the conversion themed, bullet point, sinner’s prayer, steps to God is suspected by most outsiders as simply “join our group”. Instead of starting a conversation about Jesus, these little booklets sometimes shut people down and turn them away. God is calling people to follow Jesus for a lifetime and to share our lives with real faith alongside neighbors, friends and family. Let’s not settle for a Cliff’s Notes version of the Gospels. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the unabridged real deal. Out of the hundreds of people I have challenged to read the Gospels only 2 have refused. Let the word of God do the work, ask them to read or listen to the life and teachings of Jesus. They will!