What Are You Reading? Charles S. Kelley Jr.

Beau K. Brewer
Ph.D. candidate in evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Fuel the Fire: Lessons from the History of Southern Baptist Evangelism by Charles S. Kelley Jr.

Dr. Kelley has been an authority on the history of Southern Baptist evangelism since he published “How Did They Do It? The Story of Southern Baptist Evangelism” in 1993. Kelley’s latest monograph draws further conclusions on the state of Southern Baptist evangelism and demonstrates the great need to rekindle the evangelistic fires of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Our pulse for evangelism is low but still beating. The time to reverse this decline is now. In doing so, the SBC will fulfill the Great Commission. My prayer is that Southern Baptists would read and join this conversation about our decline and act before it’s too late.

This is a splendid work — a must read for every Southern Baptist.