* A student of contemporary culture and longtime L'Abri staff member, Barrs shows Christians how to live faithfully among unbelievers and love them into the kingdom---just like Jesus did. Recounting stories from the Gospels, he helps you initiate grace- and truth-filled spiritual conversations; and offers questions for further reflection and practical application. Great for groups! 288 pages, softcover from Crossway.
Studying Jesus' conversations with a diversity of people during his life, Jerram Barrs draws lessons for modern evangelistic practice from the Gospels, offering believers timeless wisdom in their approach to unbelievers.
Jerram Barrs (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) is the founder and resident scholar of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he is professor of Christian studies and contemporary culture. He and his wife served on staff with LAbri Fellowship in England for eighteen years. Jerram and his wife, Vicki, have three sons and seven grandchildren.
Jerram Barrs is the founder and resident scholar of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he also teaches apologetics and outreach as professor of Christian studies and contemporary culture. He and his wife were on staff at English L'Abri for many years. His publications include The Heart of Evangelism and Through His Eyes: God's Perspective on Women in the Bible (Crossway, February 2009).
Living in a culture that is opposed to Christianity tempts God's people to conform, to retreat, to be silent. But Jesus showed the way to live faithfully before an unbelieving world.
As the greatest evangelist, Jesus exemplified how to attract people to the gospel. He modeled how to initiate spiritual conversations full of grace and truth Christian evangelism, then, both in theory and practice, must be shaped by his pattern.
Seeking to articulate the passions and principles present in Christ's life and words, longtime L'Abri staff member Jerram Barrs has studied Jesus' diverse encounters with people throughout the Gospels. Each chapter of Learning Evangelism from Jesus recounts one of those stories, draws useful lessons for readers' lives and communication of the gospel, and concludes with questions for further reflection and application. This highly practical book will guide Christians in how to live before unbelievers and how to love them into the kingdom, just as Jesus did.