Purple Fish by Mark O. Wilson is by far the best book about evangelism I have ever read. Instead of proposing formulas, scripts, or memorizing Bible verses to hurl at unsuspecting victims, Mark encourages the reader towards a more "real" method of meeting people where they are, sharing our personal stories of what God has done in our own lives, and allowing the Holy Spirit to do the heavy lifting.
I sincerely appreciated the not so subtle reminder that my job is not to be the judge, jury or chief prosecutor of my fellow man, but to be the witness of Christ that I have the honor of being. As I read this book from start to finish (I couldn't make myself stop reading), I felt God using many of the points and stories to remind me of things I can do right now to share more of His love with others.
Purple Fish is a great reminder that lost people are not projects or even objects to be caught, but friends, family and loved ones that are broken people in need of the same grace and healing we have already experienced. It is not our job to "evangelize", but our honor and privilege to share the wonderful love of Jesus Christ that has been so recklessly lavished upon us!
For more information about Purple Fish and author Mark O. Wilson, check out Wesleyan Publishing House online.