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The Heart of the Gospel


Baker 2011

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Robert Coleman’s bestselling The Master Plan of Evangelism has been the standard in evangelism literature for more than 40 years. But what is the theology behind evangelism? And why is it important for Christians to understand? The Heart of the Gospel offers a systematic theology of evangelism that will ground and inform our practice of spreading the good news. Each chapter covers a major biblical doctrine, explains its various evangelical interpretations, treats misconceptions that adversely affect evangelism, and offers practical applications of the doctrine. Based on decades of classroom teaching, this comprehensive work is aimed at ministry readers interested in evangelism and outreach.

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Key Features

  • Offers a systematic theology of evangelism
  • Explains various evangelical interpretations
  • Treats misconceptions that adversely affect evangelism
  • Offers practical applications of the doctrine


  • The Character of God
  • Revelation and the Bible
  • Creation and the Celestial Hosts
  • Creation of Man and Woman
  • Rebellion against God
  • The Son of God
  • The Death of Christ
  • The Triumph of Christ
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Grace of God
  • Coming to Christ
  • The New Life
  • Sanctification
  • Perseverance of the Saints
  • The Church and Her Ministry
  • The Return of the King
  • The Providence of God
  • The Coming Glory

Praise for the Print Edition

Here is the theology of the Gospel in classic Wesleyan dress, vividly presented by one of its most honored veteran expositors. All who love the Lord will find this a heartwarming read.

J.I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College

This magnificent study by Robert Coleman will undoubtedly become a classic among theologies of evangelism. With great personal sensitivity and elegant simplicity, he places the question of ‘Why evangelism?’ into a biblical and theological context that is larger than many of us know. His study could very well ignite an evangelical fire within our hearts. This is a genuinely inspiring and instructive book not to miss—a must-read.

John Woodbridge, research professor of church history and Christian thought, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

What rich wisdom learned from a life lived in the Word and in the teaching and practice of evangelism! Coleman’s love for both the Gospel and the Christ of the Gospel is contagious. Read and learn and worship.

Dennis F. Kinlaw, president, Francis Asbury Society

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About Robert E. Coleman

Robert E. Coleman is distinguished professor of evangelism and discipleship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Previously, he taught at Asbury Theological Seminary for 27 years. He also served as director of the School of World Mission and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 18 years, and while there, he served both as dean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism, and as director of the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism at Wheaton College. Dr. Coleman is a prolific author, having written hundreds of articles and over 20 books, though he is best known for The Master Plan of Evangelism. Translations of one or more of his books are published in 109 languages, with English editions alone exceeding 7 million copies.