Spoiler alert: Talking about Jesus is awkward. We love to share good news with the world. We tweet about a great new restaurant, we share pictures of our newborn child and we celebrate about receiving that sought-after promotion. We are...
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Spoiler alert: Talking about Jesus is awkward. We love to share good news with the world. We tweet about a great new restaurant, we share pictures of our newborn child and we celebrate about receiving that sought-after promotion. We are evangelists for many great things. So why don't we do the same with Jesus? It's not hard to see that we bring our own anxieties and awkwardness into every evangelistic conversation. Not to mention the often vast differences between our experiences of God and religion and those of the people around us. And then there's the inner awkwardness of our conversation partners, who are actively contending, even unconsciously, with the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Evangelism is awkward, yes. But on the other side of that awkwardness is something amazing: transformed lives, healed relationships, new vision, eternal life. After spending years working with college students and churchgoers, Beau Crosetto hasn't solved the problem of awkwardness in evangelism. But he's learned how to push through it and how we can set ourselves and those we love at ease as we enter into conversations of eternal consequence. Read this book and move beyond awkward into the most awesome privilege of God's people: proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
Beau Crosetto loves helping people connect to and share Jesus right where they are. He has a MA in evangelism and leadership from Wheaton College and is the founder of the missional blog Release the APE. Beau works with students in college fraternities and sororities through the Greek ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where he also serves as the Greater Los Angeles Director in charge of starting new Greek InterVarsity chapters on college campuses. Beau lives with his wife Kristina and their two children and has partnered in planting the church Vineyard Underground in Los Angeles.
- Spoiler Alert: Talking About Jesus Is Awkward. We Love To Share Good News With The World. We Tweet About A Great New Restaurant, We Share Pictures Of Our Newborn Child And We Celebrate About Receiving That Sought-after Promotion. We Are Evangelists For Many Great Things. So Why Don't We Do The Same With Jesus? It's Not Hard To See That We Bring Our Own Anxieties And Awkwardness Into Every Evangelistic Conversation. Not To Mention The Often Vast Differences Between Our Experiences Of God And Religion And Those Of The People Around Us. And Then There's The Inner Awkwardness Of Our Conversation Partners, Who Are Actively Contending, Even Unconsciously, With The Work Of The Holy Spirit In Their Lives. Evangelism Is Awkward, Yes. But On The Other Side Of That Awkwardness Is Something Amazing: Transformed Lives, Healed Relationships, New Vision, Eternal Life. After Spending Years Working With College Students And Churchgoers, Beau Crosetto Hasn't Solved The Problem Of Awkwardness In Evangelism. But He's Learned How To Push Through It And How We Can Set Ourselves And Those We Love At Ease As We Enter Into Conversations Of Eternal Consequence. Read This Book And Move Beyond Awkward Into The Most Awesome Privilege Of God's People: Proclaiming The Good News Of Jesus Christ.
- Appendix 1: Five Guidelines For Hearing Godappendix 2: Gig Suggestions By Themeappendix 3: Conversation Startersacknowledgmentsnotes