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Alvin L. Reid
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A must read for churches who wish to really reach not only their world, but also their neighborhood for Christ

A must read for churches who wish to really reach not only their world, but also their neighborhood for Christ.

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Unthinkable only decades ago, America is now raising up generations of people who are "radically unchurched"-those . Reid offers proven strategies for touching people who desperately need to be confronted with life-changing Christianity.

Unthinkable only decades ago, America is now raising up generations of people who are "radically unchurched"-those who have had little contact with a Christ-centered church and have no clear understanding of the gospel message. This state of affairs isn't likely to change unless Christians can communicate the significance of their message to a culture that regards the church as irrelevant and outmoded.

In America today, the ranks of the radically unchurched are growing. How can we effectively communicate the gospel to an indifferent culture who regards the church as irrelevant? Examining the causes behind the loss of America's Christian identity, Reid provides proven strategies for touching people who desperately need to be confronted with Christ's life-changing truth. 219 pages, softcover from Kregel. Radically Unchurched: Who They Are & How To Reach Them (9780825436338) by Alvin L. Reid.

Liberty Theological Seminary. Author Information The Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them is a book. Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them. Alvin L. Reid (PhD, . iv) is a professor of evangelism and the Bailey Smith. Chair of Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as an. Associate Dean for Proclamation Studies. The Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them is a book. about sharing Christ to individuals who had never heard of the gospel in today’s. contemporary society.

Who They Are and How to Reach Them," which debuted in bookstores in October from Kregel Publications. Reid pointed out that Radically Unchurched is not a book about reaching Gen-Xers, or a book about reaching postmoderns.

Reid, who holds the Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, . gives practical advice on how to reach out to outsiders in "Radically Unchurched: Who They Are and How to Reach Them," which debuted in bookstores in October from Kregel Publications. Reid argues that the radically unchurched come from all walks of life, all ages and races, and can be found in any area of the United States.

Radically Unchurched : Who They Are and How to Reach Them. This book is an alarming look at today's church and how it must reverse its failure to reach an unchurched culture.

Radically Unchurched. Who They Are-How to Reach Them. Published November 30, 2002 by Kregel Academic & Professional.

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This book is an alarming look at today's church and how it must reverse its failure to reach an unchurched culture. Alvin L. Reid examines the causes behind the change from America's Christian identity and the resulting failure of the American church to understand and utilize the New Testament pattern of penetrating an indifferent culture with the gospel.
  • This book is less a study of the radically unchurched than a book on evangelism. Some research is reported, but most of the book is teaching on how to mobilize people into effective evangelism. Reid is conversant with postmodernism, but doesn't fall for the foolishness of accommodation. His call for forsaking anti-culturalism is well put.

    My objections to the book would be that he is too optimistic about churchy approaches like prayer at the poles, or worship evangelism. These and similar approaches are exciting to Christians, but I do not believe there is solid evidence that they are effective in reaching hard-core unchurched people.

    This book would be a good corrective for ingrown churches.

    - Dennis McCallum, author Organic Disciplemaking: Mentoring Others Into Spiritual Maturity And Leadership

  • Radically Unchurched is perhaps the best summary of current approaches to evangelism combined with an honest assessment of the modern church. Regardless of a person's view on evangelism, this book presents an honest view of the need for evangelism. Reid's ability to present the current need for evangelism and the disheartening state of America's Christian roots make the book a good read for churches and small groups. Radically Unchurched not only presents the need for evangelism but it also provides solutions and wise counsel to the modern church.

  • This is a good book; however, I would recommend Evangelism Handbook instead of this one. if you want a quick, challenging read then stick with Radically Unchurched but if you want a more in-depth, very thorough read...get Dr. Reid's Evangelism Handbook. He uses it to teach his Evangelism Class. The only thing that would help you to enjoy this book more is if you got to spend time with Alvin Reid himself. His books don't compare to his character and heart for seeing everyone receive salvation through Christ.

  • Radically Unchurched was written to remind Christians that the world we live in is no longer culturally Christian, but still can be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and demonstrates practical ways one can reach out to those who are lost. Instead of lamenting the loss of a Christian culture, Reid explains that we have just as much opportunity to present the Gospel today as we did in the past. The book is split into two parts, the first dealing with the profile of those who are unchurched. The second half deals with ways to reach out to the radically unchurched.

    A minor area of concern relates to the age of the book. The publication date is 2002, which is relatively new in the scholarly world. However, with the changes that happen so quickly in the world of technology, six years is a long time. Today, chat rooms have been eclipsed by blogs, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and many other tools available on the web today. A minor update to the material would be good, although many people reading the book will make the connection between his ideas and a practical application using tools available today.

    Dr. Reid successfully convinces the reader that it is imperative for believers to be obedient to the Scriptural mandate to share the gospel with everyone. He presents a large amount of evidence to prove his point and writes in a compelling manner. The idea that every believer is supposed to share the gospel is not new. It is a command from Jesus that has been repeated throughout the centuries, yet each generation must learn anew the task of reaching his own with His message.

    Anyone who wants to be encouraged to be faithful in ministry and be presented with practical ways to share the gospel should read this book. Church leaders, college professors, high school teachers and many others can use the material in this book to engage their students in the effort of sharing the Gospel with those who are radically unchurched. The church grew in a culture that was very much like what ours is becoming in the USA and Europe.

  • The book's subtitle explains its premise: who they are and how to reach them. It is the author's contention, and rightly so, that the church is totally unprepared to reach the coming generation with the gospel of Christ, that its methods and means of reaching the radically unchurched are no longer effective. After defining who the radically unchurched are, the author reviews methodological and means of evangelism which have proven effective with the radically unchurched.
    The author deals brutally and honestly with the ineptness of the evangelical church and the head in the sand attitude it has concerning its declining attendance and influence on American culture. Again and again, Reid drives home the point that things are not well with the evangelical church. The best part of the book is the How to reach them part. The author really adds nothing new to the well-read reader of evangelism; rather, he surveys the methodologies that have proven successful and presents them to the reader, with the warning that copying methodically without adaptation and a heart for evangelism will fail.
    I did not like this book. I had to force myself to read it through. Yet, after doing so, I am glad that I did. There is little or no original thought or research in it. Sjogren's Conspiracy of Kindness, Rainer's Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, and Warren's Purpose Driven Church are all well quoted. The author also has an anti-charismatic bias. His ranting against Full Gospel churches on page 112 is shameful. To accuse charismatic churches as not believing the Bible is sufficient in its historic doctrine is a gross misunderstanding of charismatic theology. If my memory serves me right only one charismatic church, Brooklyn Tabernacle, was cited as a growth church, while dozens of Baptist churches were cited as growing.
    Reid helped me understand that my evangelistic training taught me to share Christ with people who shared my basic values: a belief in God, reverence for the Bible, and a belief in ultimate right and wrong. Today, the radically unchurched do not believe in God, have no regard for the Bible and hold to a subjective value system. Reid points to Paul's sermon on Mars Hill for insight on how we can reach the radically unchurched. When preaching to the pre-Christian Jews, Paul spoke of Jesus and fulfilled prophecy, but when he spoke to the pagans on Mars Hill, he started with the existence of God, and told of God as creator and judge. The chapter on postmodernism is helpful. He succinctly describes what post modernism is and how it affects the way we present the gospel of Christ.