Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Sep 25, 2009 - Religion
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It used to be that providing clear evidence for the resurrection of Jesus or the reliability of the Bible was a pretty effective way to reach people with the Good News. But today, many folks think all truth is relative, even our historical and scientific data about Christianity. So how can we reach them? We need new ways of telling people the old, old story. We need to look again at our usual mental habits if we want to reach people who have a brand new mindset of their own. We need to get outside the box of ideas and practices that are sacred to us but are not sacred to God. That's what Rick Richardson's book is all about. Here are fresh perspectives on relying on the Holy Spirit, awakening spiritual interest in others, appealing to what they value (instead of what we think they should value) and leading them into a transforming experience with God. Also included is Richardson's Circles of Belonging, a new, straightforward presentation of the message of Jesus (yes, it can even be sketched out on a napkin!) that is true to Scripture and true to the new way people live and think. As an experienced evangelist and leader of evangelism programs, Richardson offers in this helpful book the principles and practices that will help us all grow in love for--and communicate effectively with--people who need Jesus.
  

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Review: Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News

User Review  - Enoch Kuo - Goodreads

Rick Richardson lays out some of the changes between the modern and the postmodern mindset and gives suggestions on how to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in the new context. Read full review

Review: Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News

User Review  - Dasha Smirnova - Goodreads

A good tool that helps a Christian to approach a postmodern world. Read full review

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Contents

Whats Our Box?
17
Understanding Todays Questions
30
Responding to Todays Questions
41
A Theology Strategy for Reaching People Today
53
The Power of Team
62
Friendship Prayer
70
A Biblical Model for Awakening Souls
75
Awakening Souls by Connecting to the Culture
80
Inviting People into the Circle of Belonging
129
Transformation Getting Growing a True Christian Identity
141
Getting Staying Outside the Box
151
To Pastors and Leaders of Churches Ministries
155
The Rise Fall of the Modern World
161
Leading a GIG
169
GIG Studies from the Biographies of Jesus
174
The Alpha Course
179

Awakening Souls by Challenging PreChristian People
92
Developing Genuine Christ Community
99
Drawing PreChristians People Today
111
Conversion for PreChristian People Today
119
A Sample Seeker Retreat
183
Circles of Belonging Training Sheet
187
Sources Cited
191
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Page 20 - The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

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Rick Richardson believes in journeying with people who are moving toward God. No need to sell Jesus, he says. The Holy Spirit will do that. Coming alongside others, with love, is all we need to do. An ordained priest with the Anglican Mission in America, Rick runs the evangelism and leadership program at Wheaton College Graduate School and is associate national director for evangelism with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA.

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