AUTHOR: Greg Laurie
PUBLISHER: Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing, 2016, (138 pages).
- Start the evangelistic message at the pulpit
- Articulate the gospel in such a way that hearers can be encouraged to share the gospel one-to-one
- Be clear in the invitation to believe in Jesus
- Have a follow up structure in place
- Start and maintain an evangelistic culture
Frequently using his own stories, Laurie shows us that he is a broken person saved by grace. His goal in life is to show us the same grace that he has experienced, so that others can find the true grace of God. Evangelism is often talked about but not practiced as much. This is largely because of fear rather than a lack of know-how. I believe that the believer needs to be convicted by the Holy Spirit before he/she can go out to share. The key take-away in this book is to connect the art of sharing with the passion of caring. Without the love of God within, no amount of knowledge and evangelistic skills can make a person open the mouth to share Christ. With the conviction of the Holy Spirit, the believer will do everything within his/her means to bring the message of Christ across. It is like saying that the moment one knows the "why," one will find the "how" to get the message across. When in doubt, start with your story of how God had touched you.
Rating: 4 stars of 5.
This book is provided to me courtesy of B&H Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.