This is an exciting book. It is full of stories of Lee Strobel's and Mark Mittelberg's divine encounters with people in everyday situations in which they and others have had experiences, sometimes unintentionally, to witness for Christ. This book thrills me with each short chapter I read. It makes me want to take risks to share my faith, and gives me practical ideas of how to do it. For all who want to reach people with the message of Jesus Christ, this book will stir your heart and help you see how it can be done in everyday experiences.
This book helped me understand that God uses us all, not just great evangelists to reach unbelievers. I've always wanted to share the gospel, but never felt well equipped. Through stories that are sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heart rending, I began to realize that God places each of us in unique situations where He can use us to reach others, if we are willing to be used.
This book was just what I needed to help improve my confidence in sharing my faith with others. Great examples. Great wisdom. It's helped me start looking for witnessing opportunities and given me the comfort that I don't need to have all the answers.
The Unexpected Adventure by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg is a book I really enjoyed reading. Having read other books by Lee Strobel I was excited to read this book and I was not disappointed.This is a devotional style book that is hard to put down but needs to be in order to digested. It is not a deep theological book but one that challenges our comfort zone of not sharing our faith. It is a humorous book that will motivate/challenge you (me) to be more willing to step out and share our faith. The stories in the book will show the reader that sharing one's faith is not a complicated ordeal nor is it only for those who stand behind a pulpit/podium.My favorite part of the book was that it reminds us that we may not always be the one to reap the harvest of a soul won for the Kingdom. Some of us may be the seed planter and that is perfectly fine.Using my criteria of "was I moved" this book receives a 4.5 out of 5. I was challenged to look at my life and see if I was being pro-active enough in sharing my faith (thinking). The book also allowed me to laugh. I would highly recommend this book for my friends.Paperback, 304 pagesZondervanMay 01, 2009