A New Evangelization and Apologetic for Mainline Protestants and Progressive Catholics in Postmodern North America
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Larry Hart engages us in a most interesting conversation with ideas presented from a wide variety of sources. His conclusion is simple and wise: Effective evangelizers are those who have had a personal experience of God's power and presence, and who become witnesses to that experience through story. Hart models what he encourages his readers to become--deeply spiritual, well-informed people who share their stories with others."
--Margaret Nutting Ralph, PhD, Director of Pastoral Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary; Instructor, St. Meinrad School of Theology; author of And God Said What? and Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation
"It is hard to write a book these days about evangelism, especially for an audience of Mainline Protestants and progressive Catholics. Yet this is what Hart has succeeded in doing. Taking seriously the objections to traditional faith, he offers a new way of thinking about evangelism and engaging in apologetic conversation. In doing so he makes a valuable contribution to the ongoing conversation on evangelism and the development of a postmodern apologetic."
--Richard V. Peace, PhD, Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism and Spiritual Formation, Fuller Theological Seminary; author of Noticing God (2012).
"Hart has produced a refreshing and helpful invitation to articulate and renew the way we express our faith in ways that can be lovely and beautiful for others. This book has given me the language with which to understand what I have been working with intuitively for a very long time. It is one of the best books I have read this year."
--Randal Gardner, Canon for Congregational Life, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco; Dean of the Chapel, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley