Speaking of Jesus
J Mack StilesThis is one of the most practical and helpful books Ive ever read on howto speak about Jesus so people will listen. If you worry about your unbelieving friends, read this book. It could change your life and...
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J Mack StilesThis is one of the most practical and helpful books Ive ever read on howto speak about Jesus so people will listen. If you worry about your unbelieving friends, read this book. It could change your life and theirs. - Steve Brown. Compelling, encouraging advice. 196 pages, from Saltshaker Books.
Speaking of Jesus - How to Tell Your Friends the Best News They Will Ever Hear - will open your eyes to how ordinary people in commonplace situations can use everyday language to reveal the simple news about Jesus. A practical and helpful books on how to speak about Jesus so people will listen. If you worry about your unbelieving friends, read this book. It could change your life and theirs.
The gospel really is the best news anyone will ever receive. So why do Christians shy away from talking about Jesus outside of church? And, when they do speak of Jesus, why do they often get a disinterested or scornful reponse?Mack Stiles offers a wealth of answers, ideas and stories in this heads-up, hands-on evangelism handbook. His creative strategies for reaching an ethnically, culturally, economically, educationally, geographically and ideologically diverse world with the best news ever are drawn directly from his own work as an evangelist in today's student world. InSpeaking of Jesushe shows readers how to keep their eyes open for "divine appointments," how to approach others with a servant spirit, how to cross relational barriers, how to simply tell one's own story of faith, and how to answer questions with honesty and confidence.Speaking of Jesusmay well be anOut of the Saltshakerfor the 1990s and beyond. With contagious enthusiasm, Stiles stresses that evangelism isn't about exhibiting superhuman courage or perfecting specialized techniques or exercising extraordinary gifts. Instead, he shows that people of faith can use everyday situations and everyday language to pass on the simple--and simply wonderful--news about Jesus.
Mack Stiles is CEO of Gulf Digital Solutions and general secretary for the Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS) in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked for many years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the United States. He is the author of Speaking of Jesus; Marks of the Messenger: Knowing: Living and Speaking the Gospel and 17 Things My Kids Taught Me About God: Parables of Spiritual Sight, and coauthor with his wife of Mack and Leeann's Guide to Short-Term Missions.
- <strong>part I: Engaging Our Worlds</strong>
- 1. Blowing Smoke
- 2. First Steps
- 3. A Father's Rescue
- 4. What I Did On My Spring Break
- 5. Speaking Of Jesus
- <strong>part Ii: How Jesus Engaged His World</strong>
- 6. Divine Appointments
- 7. Jesus Had An Attitude
- 8. Crossing Barriers
- 9. The Power Of Positive Evangelism
- 10. The Hooker At The Well
- 11. Questions
- 12. Answers
- 13. Telling Our Story
- <strong>part Iii: How Paul Engaged His World</strong>
- 14. The Big Picture
- 15. Ambassadorship
- 16. Immigration
- 17. Establishing Residency
- Epilogue: Of Model A's And Evangelism
- Appendix 1: 2 Plus
- Appendix 2: First Steps To God
- Appendix 3: A Code Of Ethics For Christian Witness