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"As I walked through the wilderness of this world . . ."

“The Brokenhearted Evangelist”

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Hurrah and huzzah! The Brokenhearted Evangelist rolls from the presses (do books still roll from presses?) to the acknowledging grunts of the three people who have pre-ordered it.

Here’s the publisher’s blurb:

With a “gutless orthodoxy,” Christians today quickly affirm biblical truth regarding evangelism and mission, but, author Jeremy Walker reminds us, “we cannot pretend that we know and believe the truth about men, souls, heaven, hell, and salvation unless it is making a difference in the way we think, feel, pray, speak, and act.” How do Christians develop this sense of urgency to see lost sinners saved? What motivates our evangelism? We must have the character of the brokenhearted evangelist, the David of Psalm 51, who recognizes the greatness of his own sin, looks to God for forgiveness, then recognizes his undeniable obligation to teach transgressors God’s ways. In an engaging style and with pastoral warmth, Walker urges Christians to exercise their obligation and privilege to teach transgressors God’s ways, providing both spiritual truth and practical guidance for carrying out this necessary gospel duty.

There are five chapters in the book, and you can read a sample by clicking the link for chapter one:

  1. Am I Willing? Our Undeniable Obligation
  2. Am I Effective? Our Necessary Equipment
  3. Am I Committed? Our Appointed Means
  4. Am I Focused? Our Declared Aim
  5. Am I Fruitful? Our Great Expectation

Several esteemed men have been willing to read it and provide endorsements:

John MacArthur: “In recent years providence has brought a number of people into my life and ministry who are passionate about evangelism. Some of them are especially keen to win friends, fellow-workers, and family to Christ; others are engaged in various kinds of open-air evangelism, bringing the gospel to people they have never met before. I thank God for all of them and the passion that drives them. This excellent book by Jeremy Walker explains the biblical principles that underlie and provoke such passion, reminding us that time is short, the need is urgent, the laborers are few, and the fields are white unto harvest.”

Conrad Mbewe: “Jeremy Walker’s book is in the tradition of the Puritan classic, Joseph Alleine’s Alarm to the Unconverted, but this is more Jeremy Walker’s Alarm to the Converted. It is a pleasant surprise, coming as it does from a part of our world where Christianity has largely entered a ‘garrison’ (bunker) mode. The book, based on Psalm 51:13, is not meant simply to teach us about evangelism; it demands a verdict. He enlists the help of the great soul winners in history to reinforce his appeals. Even before I finished reading the book, I was already asking myself whether my heart was truly broken about the lost around me—and if it is, what am I doing about it?”

Paul Washer:The Broken Hearted Evangelist will refresh, strengthen, and equip the most timid saint for the work of soul winning. Jeremy Walker’s consideration of evangelism from the perspective of Psalm 51 is like fresh water drawn from a new well. He does not merely exhort us to greater faithfulness in evangelism and then leave us bewildered and guilty. Instead, he takes us to the very fountain from which all true motivation and strength for evangelism springs forth—the gospel and its glorious impact upon our own lives.”

At the moment, it is available from Reformation Heritage Books and Westminster Bookstore and Amazon.com. If you are interested, please take time to order and read it. Many thanks.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Tuesday 7 February 2012 at 17:17

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  1. [...] to read the Bible through the Jesus Lens and The Broken Hearted Evangelist are two new books I’d highly [...]

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    Wednesday 8 February 2012 at 10:57

  2. It’s really here. I’ve actually held it in my hands. Congratulations!

    A Gysen

    Wednesday 8 February 2012 at 15:32

    • Thanks, Mrs Gysen, editor extraordinaire. I am looking forward to seeing it myself.

      Jeremy Walker

      Wednesday 8 February 2012 at 22:39

  3. Is it available as an e-book from anywhere? Look forward to reading.

    Don

    Friday 17 February 2012 at 23:47

    • Hello, Don – I don’t think it is available as an ebook at the moment. That might change, and if it does I will make sure I post the information. At present you’re stuck with good old-fashioned pages, I am afraid.

      Jeremy Walker

      Saturday 18 February 2012 at 09:56

  4. Hi st

    Anonymous

    Sunday 19 February 2012 at 00:12

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  6. [...] some curious arrangement I am due to be interviewed concerning The Brokenhearted Evangelist by Kevin Boling, pastor of Mountain Bridge Bible Fellowship and host of the Knowing The Truth Radio [...]

    Radio interview « The Wanderer

    Tuesday 6 March 2012 at 14:03


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