Reader Question: What gospel tract do you recommend, especially for purposes of giving something out when your church has a stand at a fair or festival?
This can be a challenging question because there is some subjectivity involved and it seems that no tract is perfect. We will, however, make our best attempt to answer the question and give you our top choice and an alternative to consider.
It’s probably safe to say that a tract called “Two Ways to Live” is the most popular among OPC pastors and churches. John Shaw would pick this one if forced to choose the best he has seen to this point. It is a very clear and fairly simple tract that focuses on the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption, glorification. It was created by Reformed folks in Australia and has a print and online version. There are also YouTube videos and a course if you want to dig in that deep.
Online version: https://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/2wtl/
(You’ll see there are many versions and languages, this pocket edition is a great start). They are available on Amazon too, but we thought we’d give you the source so you can research.
Now, an alternative to consider. We are not as familiar with this one but it comes from a solid source and has been recommended by places like the Gospel Coalition, a Calvinistic association with many teachers and pastors that OPC people appreciate.
It is called “The Story,” and is written by PCA Pastor Kevin DeYoung. Kevin is a solid, conservative PCA pastor appreciated by many in the Reformed world. Like 2 Ways to Live, it works off the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption, glorification with some nuances from Kevin. You can read the entire text at this link: https://www.crossway.org/tracts/the-story-2877/
Pro tip: If you choose to use one of these tracts (or others), it is a great idea to print out some labels with your church information and stick on the back of the tract so people have a way to contact the church or visit.