Building on his bestseller Becoming a Contagious Christian, 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 leave your comfort zone. Learn to share the good news of redemption with people living far from God---and across the room. 224 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X .75 (inches)
ISBN: 0310266696 ISBN-13: 9780310266693 UPC: 025986266691 Availability: In Stock
Believers universally affirm that evangelism is a vital part of what God calls them to do, but very few make a practice of doing it. They feel awkward and ill-equipped, either because they've never been trained, or because their lack of interaction with non- Christians prevents them from using and developing the skills they do have. Bill Hybels addresses these concerns and signals the next era in personal evangelism with Just Walk Across the Room. Drawing on fresh perspectives from the author's
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.
Evangelism is as simple and as scary as walking across the room, according to
Hybels, well known senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South
Barrington, Ill. His heartfelt burden for sharing the Christian message is
clear as he guides readers to a new understanding of why and how they can help
others meet God. He offers solid advice on evangelism, yet does so without
sounding like he's checking off items on a spiritual list. His form of
evangelism is relational, what he calls "Living in 3D." Hybels enlarges on the
three Dsdevelop friendships, discover stories, discern next stepsin a clear,
conversational way, all the while challenging Christians to move beyond their
insulated "evangelism-void vacuum." He encourages Christians to explore "the
power of story" and to learn how to tell their own spiritual narratives
concisely and effectively. Readers will find inspiration and honesty in this
book that mirrors Hybels's personal convictions and those of his church as
well: "It really is true: the spread of the gospel... boils down to whether
you and I will continue to seek creative ways to engage our friends, inviting
them to explore the abundance of the Christ-following life...." (Aug.)
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