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Apologetics can strike non-believers as an offensive attempt to proselytize, while some Christians see it as unsophisticated. In Telling a Better Story, Josh Chatraw presents an inside-out approach to evangelism—focused on Jesus, attuned to our postmodern moment, and respectful of unbelievers. Containing chapters on cultural understanding and difficult issues, and presenting a holistic and contextualized gospel, it's a road map to effective witnessing.
|Title: Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age
By: Joshua D. Chatraw
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
Stock No: WW0108634
Christianity Today 2021 Book Award Winner: Apologetics & Evangelism
Telling a Better Story clears a path to a more effective, empathetic apologetics for todayboth for experienced apologists and those new to sharing their faith with others.
Today's Christians often view the practice of defending their faith as pushy or unnecessary. Won't it just be taken for proselytizing? Don't many unbelievers find it offensive? Many Christians have shifted to a strategy of hoping that our lives will show Christ to our neighborsand, while this is certainly good, it's no substitute to actively telling people about Christ.
In Telling a Better Story, author Joshua Chatraw presents a new and refreshing way to engage in apologetics that will help you tell the story of Christ in a holistic, culturally-contextual manner thatwhile being respectfulhelps unbelievers imagine a more complete happiness and a better meaning to life.
Telling a Better Story will give you the tools to:
Finally, you'll also learn how to deal with the perennial issues and common objections to Christianity.
Joshua Chatraw (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the director for New City Fellows and the Resident Theologian at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. His books include Apologetics at the Cross, Cultural Engagement, Truth in a Culture of Doubt, and Truth Matters. He is a fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians and has served in both pastoral and academic posts during his ministry.
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