For decades, evangelism has been reduced to a presentation or concise formula that is shared at the drop of a hat. This makes sense, in that the gospel message is very simple, but this does not make sense in that a decision for the gospel is not a simple one.
Because of the cost to decide to follow Jesus, Jesus Himself, used questions that probed the hearts & minds of people. This way of evangelism got the potential recipient & follower thinking in terms of what was truly at stake.
In Questioning Evangelism, Randy Newman offers a resource that teaches you not just how to share Jesus, but to share your faith in Christ, in a way that offers the person something to truly ponder on. It is as if you are the one asking the questions, rather than the other way around.
This approach puts the ball in their court and brings them into the discussion in a concrete way. Therefore, they are not just being presented something and simply listening to be polite, but they are engaged from the very beginning for the purpose of thinking through what is at stake.
This is a strong resource for the days we live in & readers will find this to be a worthwhile read, even though it is heavily convicting.
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