I'm not talking about the bad ones (and trust me, there are some bad ones out there): Literature that is insulting and mean in how it presents the
But I don't even like to use the good ones.
It has nothing to do with the tract itself, the problem is me. (What's that old break-up line? "It's not you, it's me.")
For me, a tract is a crutch. An easy way out of the difficult work of starting a conversation, caring for someone in that conversation, and directing it to the Gospel.
[There's a difference between a crutch and a tool. If you use a tract so you can talk less or listen less (bigger deal!), then it's a crutch. If you can use a tract to start a conversation or further it towards the Gospel, that's using it as a tool. Go for it.]