Thursday, October 08, 2015

Honest Evangelism

How to Talk About Jesus Even When It's Tough

My fears vanished. I couldn’t be more excited about this hard-hitting, honest book on personal evangelism.

Tice had me with his first story. I could feel the heat rising up my neck as he described the abuse his newfound faith attracted from schoolboy bullies.

Books on evangelism often pander to our sinful desire for an easier way. But Jesus didn’t promise easy. Neither does Tice, thankfully. Honest Evangelism is honest because, as he says, “If you are going to talk to people about Jesus, you are going to get hurt. It is going to sever some relationships. It is going to provoke people” (15).

Tice, then, draws in the evangelistic sand a “pain line” that must be crossed. He summons all who share the gospel to face—and embrace—painful hostility in order to reach the lost.

It’s the old “get out of our comfort zone” for a new and much more uncomfortable generation. Read more

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