Conversational Evangelism: How to Listen and Speak So You Can Be Heard

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Harvest House Publishers, 2009 - Religion - 223 pages
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Witnessing used to involve laying out the truth and guiding a person to understand and accept it. But the awareness of basic Christian principles has changed and so have the needs of pre-believers. With a passion for people, authors David and Norman Geisler share an engaging, conversational approach to evangelism as they address:

  • What makes old models of witnessing ineffective in today's culture
  • Why evangelism must start with relational pre-evangelism
  • How to ask questions, listen attentively, and understand what someone believes
  • Ways to identify the real barriers to belief in order to build a bridge to truth
  • How to keep dialogue going with different personality types

This refreshing, practical resource is ideal for churches and individuals. Readers will discover how God uses their everyday encounters for great things when they switch from trying to witness effectively to effectively being a witness through communication and compassion.

 

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I am reading this book and it really makes me think and reconsider how I have failed trying to reach to others with the gospel simply because I ignored the others needs, barriers and their non ... Read full review

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Norman Geisler was born on July 21, 1932, in Warren, Mich. He is the author of Christian texts that promote the Bible and morality and serve to provide sound advice and reasoning for the Christian faith. A fervent believer in the inerrancy of the Bible, his books When Skeptics Ask and When Critics Ask provide answers to those who question discrepancies in the Bible or challenge its authority. In Legislating Morality, he discusses why laws should be passed and enforced to create a moral, Christian society. Geisler is a frequent speaker and debater, providing learned answers about religion and society. He was educated at Wheaton College, the Detroit Bible College, and Loyola University. He is currently the Dean of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Geisler (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, DMin in apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary) has been involved in church and parachurch college ministry for more than 25 years both in the East and the West. He is an internationally recognized speaker and the founder and president of Meekness and Truth Ministries (Charlotte, NC), which provides valuable tools to aid missionaries in more effectively reaching the skeptics, pluralists, and postmodernists of our day.

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