More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism as Dance in the Postmodern Matrix

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Zondervan, 2002 - Religion - 188 pages
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WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. It's a simple idea of evangelism through friendship first, and the opportunities to share your faith that follow. It will bring friendships you already have to a new levels, and create opportunities for new, authentic friendships with those you will eventually meet. OUT: Evangelism as sales pitch, as conquest, as warfare, as ultimatum, as threat, as proof, as argument, as entertainment, as show, as monologue, as something you have to do. IN: Disciple-making as conversation, as friendship, as influence, as invitation, as companionship, as challenge, as opportunity, as conversation, as dance, as something you get to do. You're more ready for this than you realize, and so are your friends!

 

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User Review  - James Powell- Jr. - Christianbook.com

This is a easy read. Has some really good applications for connecting with the post-modern minds. Challenges the old mentality of evangelism as program, technique, or dumping tracks (truth) in someone ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joel Buursma - Christianbook.com

There is much in this book that is a much-needed breath of fresh air. Not only do many of the technique-oriented & push-to-decision methods of evangelism make a lot of Average Joe & Jane Christians ... Read full review

Contents

Ackno wledgm ents Introduction
11
Read Your Book This Morning
19
ClosedMinded and Bigoted and Brainwashed and Everything Bad
29
Three Realizations
38
Err HI Deal with It Later
43
5 The Modern View of Christianity vs the Postmodern View
52
S Reaching Christians for Christ
59
Theres No Conflict in My Mind
63
It Hasnt Been an Issue Yet But It Will Be
69
Must Be Interpreting It Wrong Right? Or Why Ami Even Trying to Like This?
72
Well Neither Did Jesus
79
The Idea of Playing for and through God
83
On the Verge of Tears Since I Woke Up
93
More Ready Than You Realize
97
Event and Process
103
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Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. After teaching college English, Brian pastored Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. Brain has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors for over 20 years. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the US and internationally.

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