Gospel Tract Reviews: Do you use Gospel tracts? Why? Which ones do you like best?
Gospel tracts have been used for centuries as a short, effective (or not so effective) way to share the Gospel with both children and adults. While the internet has changed the way many of us share our faith, Gospel tracts can still be an effective tool. They are generally a short read and easy to carry around.
My daughter works at a Seafood restaurant, Sanibel’s in High Point NC and every week she receives 3 to 5 tracts. Some are well done with a personal invitation to visit the church and some are very ineffective.
Here is my opinion on what makes a good Gospel tract:
- Positive message that draws people to God. I personally do not like any of the burn in Hell tracts that she receives. Jesus came with compassion and love. His anger and warning to turn back and follow God or you will burn in Hell was mostly directed toward the religious leaders. While I know of a few stories that someone gave their life to God as the result of receiving at Gospel tract I think most are one step in leading people to God. I like them if they present the full Gospel or have a link to the web with more information. A QR code with a link is even better but I do not eliminate Gospel tracts that do not present the entire Gospel on them.
- An interesting design or graphics that draws attention. If you find one that captures attention either through really cool graphics or a creative design that Gospel tract will far more likely to be read and kept.
Top Gospel Tracts
Here is a list of some of the top Gospel tract companies that you may want to check out. I left out one because I do not agree with their methods (or designs. They make really ugly tracts). I know a lot of people love them and their message but personally I would not want to be standing in front of Jesus trying to explain why I handed out those tracts so here is my “sanitized list”
- Living Waters tracts. They do a lot more than just tracts but each tract that I have seen I’ve liked. Good message and nice design.
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – Billy Graham has been a beacon since the 50s sharing the Christian message and his organization continues to spread the Gospel in many different ways.
- Crossway – They are a large publishing house and purchase American Tract Society a few years ago.
- Memory Cross – Ok you are on our site but if you landed here from a search engine we make a variety of origami inspired tracts for children, youth and adults. There is a video below that shows how they fold.
- Tract Planet – They produce tracts both custom and standard
- Fellowship Tract league – They take donations to cover the cost of tracts and then offer them for free if you cannot afford to pay for them.
Here is the video I mentioned that shows how a Memory Cross folds.
What do you think makes a good Gospel tract and which one do you use?