When was the last time that a non-believer actually asked you to share your faith? Now you can learn to engage unbelievers in a way that honors God, and that helps you move past the guilt, fear, and failure that...
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When was the last time that a non-believer actually asked you to share your faith? Now you can learn to engage unbelievers in a way that honors God, and that helps you move past the guilt, fear, and failure that so often thwarts evangelism! Author Michael Simpson, a former atheist who used to attack and attempt to disprove the beliefs of Christians, today has a powerful vision and passion for reaching the lost for Christ. In this daring new way of looking at evangelism, Simpson will equip you to recognize the powerful work of grace in your own life, and to understand the right and wrong ways to approach a seeker. You'll learn to articulate your personal story of salvation as the amazing, compelling adventure that it really is! lt;p>Evangelism was never like this! Experience the joy and freedom that Permission Evangelism offers! lt;p> lt;p> lt;i>"Michael Simpson knows what it is like to be on the other side of the fence. This former atheist offers a unique perspective on the joy of personal evangelism. His book helps us to engage the unbeliever and to reach them with both our head and our heart. As you read Permission Evangelism you will hear the voice of a man who has a passion for evangelism and a true love for lost people." lt;p> Dr. Thom S. Rainer Dean, the Billy Graham School, Southern Seminary Author, Surprising Insights from the Unchurched and Proven Ways to Reach Them lt;p> lt;i>"The 21st century has opened with a bang, reminding Western Civilization that the message is still the same but the methods need to adapt. Michael is a fresh voice with good insights for the future of soul winners. The Christian church in the United States in general has lost the love of evangelizing, both in lifestyle and outreach to our culture. May the Holy Spirit use Permission Evangelism to stir up the congregations, Bible schools, and seminaries to re-evaluate the honor we have to share the gospel of Jesus Christ." lt;br> Mike MacIntosh, Pastor of Horizon Christian Fellowship, San Diego, California Author, When Your World Falls Apart: Life Lessons from a Ground Zero Chaplain lt;p>"Michael Simpson's book is a description of post-Christian reality: evangelism as we've known it is dead. More than ever, Christians need to earn the right to share Christ. Permission Evangelism is about hanging out with unbelievers (what a concept!) and the beauty of process; it's about more listening than talking, more story than apologetics, more engagement with the Holy Spirit than formula. A revealing look at witness beyond the evangelical ghetto." lt;p>Sally Morgenthaler Founder, Sacramentis.com Author, Worship Evangelism: Inviting Unbelievers Into the Presence of God, lt;/p>
Ministry, more than ever, must occur outside the doors of the church; and most of the time cannot look, feel or taste like organized religion. This book is written using proven business and marketing techniques, as well as encouraging stories of success from Christians who once thought they could not succeed in evangelism. Christians are freed for the pressure of doing the "Work" of sharing their faith and have the experience of success with each conversation.
Michael Simpson is Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Goldsmiths University of London.