For those who know the gospel but struggle to communicate it, here's a helping hand! Featuring 12 Bible studies with exercises and readings, this comprehensive workbook will help you deepen your personal faith, grow in your sense of calling, and become equipped to minister to others with a new sense of confidence and purpose. 208 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
We know the radical difference the gospel of Jesus Christ makes, and we want others to see and enjoy its benefits. In fact, we don't want them to just pray a prayer and move on to the next interesting thing. We want them to sink their roots deeply into the grace of God. So often, though, we feel that we are inadequate to this important task--that we don't know enough or that we will offend our friends. Daniel Meyer has provided the tools you need to move forward:
- the basics of the gospel message
- the role of life change in our witness
- how to present the good news
The Bible studies, exercises and readings in this book will deepen your personal faith and equip you to minister to others with a new sense of confidence and calling.
Daniel Meyer is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and has served since 1997 as senior pastor of Christ Church of Oak Brook in Chicago's western suburbs. His weekly messages are broadcast on television, radio and the Internet and are frequently featured on PreachingToday.com. Additionally, Dan serves as on-air host and chairman of LIFE FOCUS, a multiple Emmy Award-winning television newsmagazine aired on PBS and other stations nationwide. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary, the Deans Advisory Board of Midwestern University and the Board of the Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook.
"Having worked closely and shared life deeply with Pastor Dan Meyer, I know his heartbeat for those desperate for good news. Meyer has provided us with an unfolding, step-by-step approach that equips God's people with the clarity of what the good news of Christ actually is and how to build a bridge to the hearts of those who need it. Jesus implored us to pray for workers to go into the harvest. Here is a tool that puts legs on that prayer and helps instill passion to sustain it."
"Don't miss the adventure of pointing people toward Jesus! My friend Dan Meyer will inspire, teach and equip you to confidently share Christ with others."
"Too many well-meaning Christians reduce evangelism to the minimum set of requirements needed to get into heaven. In Witness Essentials, Dan Meyer masterfully captures the fullness of the gospel movement Jesus started two thousand years ago and how every believer can move beyond unfortunate evangelism stereotypes to live out that deep desire inside every Christian--to play a role in helping others begin a relationship with Jesus. Witness Essentials is theologically well-grounded, true to real life and filled with relationally intelligent and practical steps to help people be the witness for Christ they long to be. I wish it was required reading for every Christian serious about inviting others into the great adventure of knowing and walking with God."
"Dan has written a book that is deeply informed without being tedious, challenging without being finger-pointing and helpful without being formulaic. If you love evangelism--and especially if you don't!--this is your kind of book."
"This book will sneak up on you. . . . its richness and range just won't let it be easily categorized. Want some early church history? How about some current information on the expansion of the church worldwide? Need some help with apologetics? Maybe you need some inspiration? Or practical help in knowing how to have spiritual conversations with others? Yep--all that, and more, is in these pages. Daniel Meyer has helped us realize that being a witness is something we both do and are. He appropriately calls us to a different life if we want a different world."