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Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully & Lovingly (Revised)

Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully & Lovingly (Revised)
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Will Metzger


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Publisher's Description

“Picture a gigantic cruise ship filled with happy people. "It's the S.S. Evangelical Gospel. In the midst of their fun and excitement, passengers have not noticed holes in the ship's side under the water line. Well-meaning leaders are attempting to plug these holes with new methods, technology, social activism and cultural savvy. All these are important, yet the structure of the ship remains compromised by years of neglect.”

In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of the now classic Tell the Truth, Will Metzger reinstates the truth framework necessary for the survival of evangelicalism. Biblical illiteracy among evangelicals is on the rise. Theological discernment between truth and error is increasingly elusive. We need to be recalibrated not to the changing times but to the changeless gospel. As useful as it is passionate, Tell the Truth will refocus and re-energize a whole new generation to communicate the whole gospel, wholly by grace, truthfully and lovingly.

Includes a new introductory essay, a new arrangement of content, updates and clarifications throughout, reproducible charts and other aids, a study guide, a list of recommended reading, and new training materials for personal witnessing.

About the Author

Metzger has been a campus minister at the University of Delaware since 1965, where he serves with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Christian InterAction (a church and campus connection). His evangelism ministry has taken him to every continent, and he has witnessed to people from varied nationalities both on campus and through a church that he pastored.

Book Details

301 Pages
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: December 2012
ISBN 10: 0830837833
ISBN 13: 9780830837830

Tell the Truth is one of the best books I know of on the subject of evangelism. Since reading it for a class at Westminster Theological Seminary, it has fundamentally shaped the way I think about this important topic. Deeply theological and immensely practical, Metzger offers a much needed corrective to the shallow trends of broadly evangelical techniques and strategies.”
- Micah Bickford, Westminster Bookstore Staff, 2013

“Will Metzger writes Tell the Truth for a reformation of personal evangelism. He laments the evangelism that encourages nice people to be nice to others, in the hope that they will be nice to God. Such nice, uncoverted 'Christians' have lost the gospel. This probing book presents the key to evangelism in the power of grace, the sovereign grace of the gospel. Salvation is the Lord's work, accomplished by his Spirit for his glory. Awe, freedom and delight in the Lord are its fruit.”
- Edmund Clowney, Late President of Westminster Theological Seminary

“A very good book just got better. Twenty years ago Tell the Truth moved us so deeply that we brought Will Metzger to our church for a seminar on glad-hearted, God-centered evangelism. Now updated and with powerful new sections on sovereign grace and whole-souled worship, this book soars with a fresh passion for the supremacy of God in truth-driven evangelism. May God use it to move thousands to make much of Christ among the perishing.”
— John Piper, author of Desiring God

“This may be the single best book on evangelism that I’ve read. It clarifies both theologically and practically that our evangelism should not be ‘man-centered,’ but God-centered.”
- Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, and director, 9Marks Ministries

“An outstanding tool for those who long to reach their campus or community with the gospel of grace.”
— Dr. David G. Sinclair Sr., Senior Pastor, Clemson Presbyterian Church (PCA), SC, and former campus minister

“This new edition has made a good book even better. You must have it!”
— Rev. Ernie Reisinger, Southern Baptist pastor, evangelist and author

“This is one of the best and most useful books on evangelism for ordinary Christians. Will Metzger has drawn upon a lifetime of personal ministry to write a biblically based, theologically sound, practically relevant book on how to share the gospel. Tell the Truth will help you--yes, even you!--learn how to develop an evangelistic way of life. Instead of relying on manipulative, man-centered methods of evangelism, Metzger explains how to introduce people to Jesus Christ in a way that glorifies God.”
— Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

“Christianity is for sharing, and Christians who love their neighbor want to do that persuasively. Pizzazz-free and nonmanipulative, Metzger's training manual on helping people to care about truth and face the truth about Jesus is first class of its kind.”
— J. I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College, and author of Knowing God

“I am delighted that Will Metzger is a theologian-evangelist. His book, Tell the Truth, has long been a personal favorite of mine and required reading in my evangelism classes. Metzger cuts through much of the theological confusion surrounding evangelism and the gospel message and sets forth biblical and practical wisdom in an easily understood and applied manner.

“I am delighted he has revised and updated this significant work and commend it to you as essential reading for anyone involved in evangelism.”
— Timothy Beougher, Ph.D., Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and associate dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“We recommend it to everyone who asks for practical help in personal evangelism.”
- John MacArthur Jr., Senior Pastor, Grace community Church, California

“I would highly recommend this book for individuals and churches to use in order to recover a gospel that centers on God and wants to see gospel growth.”
- Mark Combs, markcombs1978.wordpress.com, May 17, 2007