Gospel in Motion was birthed from a Charles Spurgeon sermon in 1866. Preaching at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, his sermon was entitled "The Wordless Book". Mr. Spurgeon told of an unnamed minister who had put three pages together, black, red and white, and often looked at them to remind himself of his sinfulness, of Christ's blood poured out for him, and of the "whiter than snow" cleansing provided for him.
It is not known when the gold page was added but it brought another dimension to the book, depicting the love of God and the glories of His heavenly home. Nine years later, D.L. Moody used the book of colors at a children's service where an estimated 12,000 were present to hear his message on "a book with four leaves-black, red, white and gold". Child Evangelism Fellowship®, founded in 1937, began publishing the wordless book and added the final color, green, to represent Christian growth. In the ensuing years the Wordless Book has been taken to over 120 countries around the world by missionaries, leading multitudes of boys and girls to Chirst. Through the universal language of color, God has used this effective means to communicate His wonderful message of salvation, perhaps more than any other tool in history.
The Wordless Book was set to motions by a team of Child Evangelism Fellowship® workers in Ft. Worth TX. You, too, can become part of this rich heritage of those who have been faithful to evangelize children. Our hope is that you will use this tool, and that many will come to faith in Christ as a result.