Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith  -     By: Bill Hybels
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Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith

Zondervan / 2006 / Hardcover

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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.

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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
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What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person’s 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 that’s in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your "Circle of Comfort" and into another person’s 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 it’s 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 you’re meant to play—walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when he says to talk, and falling silent when he suggests that you’ve 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 Spirit’s 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 someone’s life—if you will just walk across the room.

Author Bio

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.

Publisher's Weekly

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.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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    October 23, 2014
    Pamela Lister
    at first glance one might think it is a quick step by step to greater evangelistic outreach. But as i delved into each chapter i was challenged personally to be more tuned in to MY personal relationship with God in order to be a more vibrant Christian.

    only when we are connected intimately through our communication with God can we be effective extensions of His love for humanity.. when we are willing He will use us to plant seeds in some of the most exciting places....our homes, our work, our neighborhood, our family our friends and strangers....how exciting, there is no lmit
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    Want to grow in your walk?
    January 9, 2014
    mtraindrop
    Billings, MT
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    This book is a truly encouranging and challenging. It puts such a simple outlook to sharing our faith. It is what the Lord asked us to do, and this book simplifies it for our daily living. Definitely worth reading and sharing with others! Go, share the best thing in your life (Jesus Christ) with others!
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 7, 2011
    Todd
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    Great book! The stories in it alone are worth the price.
  4. The Woodlands, TX
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    Evangelism for every day.
    January 28, 2011
    Nancy in Texas
    The Woodlands, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    A fabulous read! I hate the word "evangelism" which brings to mind pushy, shouting, dramatic Christians trying to force Christ on others. Hybels explains that God provides opportunities everyday for average Christians to share their "secret" love and faith in Christ with others. He provides many examples backed by scripture but explained in everyday terms. I have already read and loaned this out twice.
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    December 24, 2010
    mopadre
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    This had some really wonderful ideas for our mens group and I thought it was really well done. Simple, direct and effective!
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