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[book] Evangelism Without Additives

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Sharing your faith has never been easier. If the gospel is good news, why do most Christians avoid evangelism? Why is “witnessing” often a negative experience, for both the sender and receiver? Wouldn’t it be great if you could communicate the good news without having to become a spiritual salesperson?

WHAT IF...
-you didn’t have to make a speech in order to share your faith?
-you could use everyday experiences to nudge others closer to Jesus?
-the things you’re already doing counted as evangelism?

Evangelism can be as normal as asking great questions and paying attention to people who need Jesus. It involves doing things you already do, but with a new purpose. Jesus called attention to the importance of even the smallest acts, saying those who offer “a cup of cold water” will be rewarded.

This isn’t another program or pitch. It’s a handbook on how to make real connections with nonbelievers. Think of it as evangelism for the rest of us.

[book] Mere Churchianity

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“Studies show that one in four young adults claim no formal religious affiliation, and church leaders have long known that this generation is largely missing on Sunday morning. Hundreds of thousands of “church leavers” have had a mentor and pastor, however, in Michael Spencer, known to blog readers as the Internet Monk.

Spencer discovered the truth that church officials often miss, which is that many who leave the church do so in an attempt to find Jesus. For years on his blog, Spencer showed de-churched readers how to practice their faith without the distractions of religious institutions. Now, in his only book, you can read new material from the Internet Monk that has never appeared on his blog.

In Mere Churchianity, Spencer’s writing continues to point the disenchanted and dispossessed to a Jesus-shaped spirituality. And along the way, his teachings show how you can find others who will go with you on the journey.”

During the years when he was blogging as the Internet Monk [www.internetmonk.com], MICHAEL SPENCER was followed by hundreds of thousands of readers. He offered a lifeline to the spiritually dispossessed in his speaking, teaching, and writing. Michael graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College and earned a master;s degree in theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. For seventeen years, he taught Bible and served as campus minister at a Christian school in Kentucky. Michael passed away in April 2010.

[book] The Relationship Principles of Jesus

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“In forty days, bring new depth and health to your marriage, your family, and your friendships. In six weeks, you’ll explore and implement six foundational principles that Jesus taught and lived. You’ll be equipped with insights and a practical path for fulfilling God’s intention for all your relationships - even the difficult ones.”

Tom Holladay is a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In addition to his pastoral leadership and weekend teaching ministries, he assist Rick Warren in teaching Purpose Driven Church conferences all over the world.
[ISBN 978-0-310-29235-7]

[book] WEIRD

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“Normal Isn’t Working - Journey with author and pastor Craig Groeschel as he shares a Christ-centered philosophy, on everything from money to scheduling to purity, that will help you break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God’s grace and the truth of his Word.”

Craig Groeshcel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App.
[ISBN 978-0-310-33424-8]
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