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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review (not written by me)

Here's an excerpt from a review of the book I've mentioned, Learning Evangelism From Jesus by Jerram Barrs.  You can find the entire review at www.ransomfellowship.org/articledetail.asp?AID=568&B=Denis Haack&TID=5.

"Learning Evangelism from Jesus is for people who love Christ and want to be like him. It’s for people who are sick and tired of evangelism, or scared of it, or disgusted by it, or convinced that it can’t be done except by fundamentalists who mistake the proper rejection extended to rude, unkind, judgmental strangers as persecution."

As I type I'm looking at my copy, sitting within arm's reach on the desk, where I placed it as I sat down to check email "real quick."  It's an easy read but is rocking my simple-minded head.  I mean, I know what I know pretty well, but this is a twist on how I have always viewed evangelism, meaning I have to actually think.  Not so used to that these days.  You may just breeze through it though. 

Needless to say I don't have much to discuss yet because I'm still just taking it all in.  Please, please let me know if you decide to read it.  It would be a great study for a small group or maybe just in your household.  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Chad Merrill is leading a small group with this book on Sunday nights. I'm not sure who all will be in it (not us, we'll be with the jr hi!), but I'll let you know who's reading it when the group starts.
    I miss you, friend!