I am reading this book and it really makes me think and reconsider how I have failed trying to reach to others with the gospel simply because I ignored the others needs, barriers and their non-understanding of the basics of the gospel as we see it so often in our world today. I find a new desire and motivation to reach out to others; only now I will seek the prepare the soil and understand where the people I want to reach do stand before I share anything about Christ. This seem like a method to apply but if you consider how Jesus ask questions you will understand why we so often fail and get frustrated trying to share the whole gospel at once in a 4 steps presentation. Though God may still use the 4 steps gospel presentation, the majority of the people around us will need to have their hearts prepared. As a farmer prepares the soil before he sows, so ought we to do so in our mulitucutural, multifaith and postmodern world. As the son of a farmer, I wonder why I did not understand this before.