A Digi-Book is an Interactive Electronic book (or e-book) which is a publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, videos with interactive components readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices such as iPhones and tablets. This Digi-book will exist without a printed equivalent since it will be dedicated to millennial readers who largely prefer to read on dedicated e-reader electronic devices.
Purpose – This “Digi-book for Practical Evangelism,” is an electronic publication which serves as a training aid for practical evangelism, the presentation of the gospel from one person to another. It will be chock full of Gospel presentation approaches and strategies, intelligent in its theology, interactive, non-manipulative in its methods, and missional in its consequences.
Description – The Digi-book for Practical Evangelism is the culmination of nearly two years of research and practical experimentation with students, graduate assistants, and professors at Asbury Theological Seminary. Believers and non-believers have contributed. Not every gospel presentation will conclude with a convert, but hopefully the listener is willing to begin the journey as a new born disciple who will require nurture, friendship, and leadership. Our Digi-book for Practical Evangelism will give the Christian leader the tools to lay the ground work so new disciples will know to live like Jesus, focused on Jesus with a recognition that disciples themselves are the church — not a brick and mortar building.
Our Digi-book for Practical Evangelism offers key insights, tools and techniques for the Christian leader to open the door to a lifetime of commitment to Jesus and to live life in The Way, loving the Word of God, following Jesus and seeking a state of union with our heavenly Father through his Son and the Holy Spirit. The digi-book introduces The Way as one of sacrifice and of making more disciples as one goes through daily life. Students will gain confidence in communicating the Gospel in a variety of circumstances.
Project Status – Digi-book for Practical Evangelism version 1.0 is under development and due for publication June 30, 2017.
Strategic Goal – Develop a series of Digi-books for Practical Evangelism which addresses the evolving learning style of emerging church leaders. Make them available to students at over 270 seminaries and graduate schools of theology nationwide in addition to Christian Universities and Bible Colleges.
Financial Commitment Needed – The complete cost of the inaugural publication of Digi-book for Practical Evangelism version 1.0 is $17,700.00. Donors of over $1,000 or more will receive a presale copy of the finished product. $5,880 remains to be raised to complete version 1.0 of this project.