In recent years, countless pastors, youth leaders, and campus workers have found evangelism to be a difficult and sometimes discouraging endeavor. Those we encounter, especially young people, are often entirely unfamiliar with the basics of the gospel. Traditional means of communicating the faith -- from cold-calling to mass-mailings -- simply no longer speak the language of the culture.
Brad Kallenberg recognizes that evangelism, even in our own backyard, has become a cross-cultural task. We, like missionaries serving in foreign countries, must become "students of the host culture." If we expect to be heard, we need to understand the philosophical underpinnings of our society; we must learn to "sing the gospel story in a postmodern key."
Live to Tell is a compassionate, wise, and necessary guide. It offers both theoretical training and practical strategies for reaching postmodern people with the gospel. Pastors, youth pastors, campus ministers, and witnessing Christians will find this book encouraging and enlightening.