As followers of Christ, our mission is clear: to make Jesus known. Two leaders from different generations, Tri Robinson and Jason Chatraw, have found that many unbelievers want to talk about God, too. While friendship evangelism, stadium events, and tract distribution reach some, others have trouble getting past their perception of Christians as judgmental, exclusive, and not caring for the poor. Rather than being dismissive since most Christians don't see themselves that way, or defensive because most Christians aren't that way, the authors suggest we move forward in humility and compassion. Reflecting the Christ in us to the world around us will disarm people and open doors for meaningful conversation. It will lead not only to evangelism but also to healing. This book isn't about what's wrong with the church; rather, it's about what's right with God and how we can get that message to a broken world.
Tri Robinson is the founding pastor of the Vineyard Boise Church and author of Saving God's Green Earth: Rediscovering the Church's Responsibility to Environmental Stewardship and Small Footprint, Big Handprint: How to Live Simply and Love Extravagantly. Tri and his wife, Nancy, manage an eighty-acre farmstead at the base of Timber Butte, about an hour from Boise, Idaho.
Jason Chatraw is a young writer, speaker, and creative thinker who serves with Tri Robinson at Vineyard Boise Church. He has written for Christian Single, Relevant, Home Life, Stand Firm, The Brink, Leading the Way, and Sports Spectrum, among others, and has coauthored or ghost-written twelve books. Jason lives in Boise with his wife, Janel, and their two young daughters.