The Bible is its Own Evangelist
From Max McLean’s Unleashing the Word: Rediscovering the Public Reading of Scripture:
The Bible is its own evangelist. I came to faith because I was deeply affected by the words of the Bible. The famous British preacher Charles Spurgeon was once asked how he responded to criticisms of the Bible. “Very easy,” he responded. “I defend the Bible the same way I defend a lion. I simply let it out of its cage.” That quote captures our vision for this book and for the growth of ministries that are committed to the passionate, articulate, and powerful reading of Scripture. Isn’t it time to let the Bible out of the cage, or (to borrow from the title of this book) to unleash God’s Word?
When I tell a Bible story, I have a quiet confidence that God is going to do a mighty work by the very act of reading his Word. Therefore, my objective is to engage hearers and draw them into the Word of God. My role is to use my skills and abilities, as best I can, to draw them into an experience with the Word.
In Other News
The first-ever Gospel Coalition Canadian Regional Conference is this Saturday, April 24. Who’s going?
Mars Hill Church has released a free five-song EP of music from their Good Friday services. Enjoy!
In Case you missed it
Here are a few of this week’s notable posts:
A review of Dave Roberts’ book, The Twilight Gospel
A review of Steve Chalke & Alan Mann’s new book, Different Eyes: The Art of Living Beautifully
Covetousness, blogging and… Gollum?
Spurgeon on the kind of faith that produces obedience