Step out of your comfort zone! Pastor Hybels shows you how to follow Jesus' model of personal evangelism by "living in 3-D"---developing friendships, discovering stories, and discerning appropriate ways to approach others about Christ. Learn how to share the good news of redemption with people living far from God---and across the room. 221 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 221 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 031049415X ISBN-13: 9780310494157 Availability: In Stock
What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that persons forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a heart thats in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your Circle of Comfort and into another persons life. Just Walk Across the Room brings personal evangelism into the twenty-first century. Building on the solid foundation laid in Becoming a Contagious Christian, Bill Hybels shows how you can participate in the model first set by Jesus, who stepped down from heaven 2,000 years ago to bring hope and redemption to broken people living in a fallen world. Now its your turn. Your journey may not be as dramatic, but it can have a life-changing impact for someone standing a few steps away from you---and for you as well, as you learn the power of extending care, compassion, and inclusiveness under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The highest value in personal evangelism is cooperating with the Spirit, says Hybels. This means playing only the role youre meant to play---walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when he says to talk, and falling silent when he suggests that youve said enough. Hybels encourages you to live in 3D Developing friendships Discovering stories Discerning appropriate next steps as a means of learning to understand the Holy Spirits promptings. With fresh perspectives from his own reflections and experiences collected during his most recent decade of ministry, Bill Hybels shows with convincing and inspiring clarity the power of this personal, richly relational approach to evangelism. The stakes are high. The implications are eternal. And you may be only a conversation away from having an eternal impact on someones life---if you will just walk across the room.
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Leadership Axioms, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, and Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and two grandsons, Henry and Mac.