From Hank to You: Fifth Gospel


Hank Hanegraaff

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Oct 6, 2022


Jan 1, 2009

Dear Friend,

I’ll guess you don’t know the name of Rodney Smith. Frankly, until very recently, I didn’t either.

Smith was a nineteenth-century British evangelist who led passionate evangelistic campaigns to countries like Australia, South Africa, and the United States. On one occasion, Smith quipped,

“There are five Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian, but most people never read the first four.”

I don’t know about you, but I find his words to be poignant and profound. They drive home the truth that who we are is speaking so loudly that many
folks can’t hear a word we say.

In fact, in a timely new book I’d like to send you, The Fifth Gospel, pastor Bobby Conway notes:

“In a world of growing hostility toward the church and evangelism, it may be wishful thinking that this generation’s eyes ever fall on the words of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.”

But, Conway continues,

The Fifth Gospel is an appeal for a watching world to witness the reality of Christ through the lives of His followers.”

Because I believe you’re committed to being an effective witness to the power of Christ in your life, I want to encourage you to become even more fruitful and impactful as a “fifth gospel” in your personal spheres of influence.

Simply click here to give your gift to support the work of CRI. Your copy of The Fifth Gospel will be on its way in a matter of days!

… because Life and Truth matter,


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