Release your fears about reaching out to others and try the easy ideas proposed by three authors who know what works.
Each holds different views on effective evangelism, but the result is a synthesis that wins hearts. You'll learn how to genuinely love your friends and family members into an intimate and life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ without being pushy or obnoxious. Great primer for those who've tried servant evangelism and don't know what to do next!
From the Back Cover
Real Evangelism That Works!
You want to spread the truth. Here's something else that's true: You're the most effective evangelizer when you're real. Non-threatening. So release your fears about reaching out to others and try the easy ideas proposed by three authors who know what works.
Learn the natural next steps to make use of the "gravity of love" to help draw people irresistibly toward their Creator.
Genuinely love others into an intimate and life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ-without being pushy or obnoxious.
Gain clear principles and a practical roadmap for producing more abundant evangelistic fruit and having more fun in the process.
"Irresistible Evangelism comes from the heart of true practitioners who understand that growing as authentic representatives of Jesus is the key ingredient to impacting our friends, our neighborhoods, and our workplaces. This book will point you in the right direction." - Dr. Henry Cloud, co-author of Boundaries, How People Grow, and God Will Make a Way
"I believe this may become one of the more useful books on evangelism published in our lifetimes. Although the title might trip up a few theologians, what the book actually says will help thousands of Christians become more effective stewards of the gospel!" - George G. Hunter, Distinguished Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism, School of World Mission and Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary
This book gives you nothing new or radical. It simply shares, with great stories and illustrations, the fact that evangelism involves loving people where they are, not dragging them to where you would like them to be. This book takes seriously the fact that no two people are in the same place in their spiritual journey and that each person comes to a relationship with God by a unique path. As evangelists, we are not answer-givers or persuaders, but merely witnesses to what God has done in our own lives. Sometimes we may be called upon to pray with a person as they make a commitment to Jesus Christ, but only when they are led by the Holy Spirit to that point.
The book begins with brutal honesty. Evangelism as it has been practiced most often in our culture has probably driven more people away from God than it has brought to God. We still suffer from the "Gospel Blimp" mentality in most of our churches and wring our hands in bewilderment when no one responds or worse, no one takes us seriously.
It confronts us with the seven deadly sins of evangelism (which made me fall on my knees screaming "mea culpa!" more than once). Then the three authors gently begin to put us back together by helping us to understand that we can repent and even recover from these sins, and with a little Biblical understanding we can actually be "effective" witnesses for the gospel of Jesus Christ in this strange place we live in called the Post-modern World.
Also, if you are using this book to teach discipleship or evangelism in your churches, the golf club analogies makes far more sense than some of the other models that have made their appearance from time to time.
For me, this is the best book of its kind. I highly recommend it to churches serious about evangelism.
Jim R., Porterville, CA United States