Alfred P. Gibbs (1890-1967) was a man born to preach. Brought up with his twin brother Edwin in South Africa, both boys early came to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Edwin (1890-1968) stayed on in South Africa to pursue a fruitful evangelistic and Bible teaching work. Alfred studied at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and thereafter carried on an itinerant Bible teaching and writing ministry, chiefly in the United States and Canada.
Gibbs published his first book, The Marvelous City of Mansoul in 1926. In all he wrote fourteen books and booklets, including Christian Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, Scriptural Principles of Gathering, and Worship. All his books have intensity like the man who wrote them. He was full of his subject. He also composed poetry and wrote Christian hymns. Gibbs never married, considering himself a eunuch for the kingdom of God. He was a model of the advice he gave, he was a spiritual man and a practical man, and fun to be with besides. For Gibbs, to hold forth the Word of life was a lifetime passion.
Chapter 1 – The Need
Chapter 2 – The Task
Chapter 3 – Requirements
Chapter 4 – More Requirements
Chapter 5 – Hindrances
Chapter 6 – Types of Sinner
Chapter 7 – Methods in General
Chapter 8 – The Right Approach
Chapter 9 – The Careless and the Deceived
Chapter 10 – Dealing with Delusion and "Churchianity"
Chapter 11 – The Objector and the Skeptic
Chapter 12 – More Types to Deal With
Books by Alfred P. Gibbs: A Dreamer & His Dream, Christian Baptism, God's Good News, Personal Evangelism, Preach the Word, The Preacher and His Preaching, The Lord's Supper, Through the Scriptures, Worship: The Christian's Highest Occupation