Item description for Just Walk Across The Room by bill hybels...
Overview Encourages Christians to positively impact others' lives by simply leaving their circles of comfort and reaching out to others, extending their hands of care, compassion, and inclusiveness to those living far from God. 75,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.
What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person's forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a heart that's in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your "Circle of Comfort" and into another person's life. Just Walk Across the Room brings personal evangelism into the twenty-first century. Building on the solid foundation laid in Becoming a Contagious Christian, Bill Hybels shows how you can participate in the model first set by Jesus, who stepped down from heaven 2,000 years ago to bring hope and redemption to broken people living in a fallen world. Now it's your turn. Your journey may not be as dramatic, but it can have a life-changing impact for someone standing a few steps away from you--and for you as well, as you learn the power of extending care, compassion, and inclusiveness under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The highest value in personal evangelism is cooperating with the Spirit, says Hybels. This means playing only the role you're meant to play--walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when he says to talk, and falling silent when he suggests that you've said enough. Hybels encourages you to "live in 3D" ... Developing friendships Discovering stories Discerning appropriate next steps ... as a means of learning to understand the Holy Spirit's promptings. With fresh perspectives from his own reflections and experiences collected during his most recent decade of ministry, Bill Hybels shows with convincing and inspiring clarity the power of this personal, richly relational approach to evangelism. The stakes are high. The implications are eternal. And you may be only a conversation away from having an eternal impact on someone's life--if you will just walk across the room.
From Publishers Weekly Evangelism is as simple and as scary as walking across the room, according to
Hybels, well known senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South
Barrington, Ill. His heartfelt burden for sharing the Christian message is
clear as he guides readers to a new understanding of why and how they can help
others meet God. He offers solid advice on evangelism, yet does so without
sounding like he's checking off items on a spiritual list. His form of
evangelism is relational, what he calls "Living in 3D." Hybels enlarges on the
three Dsdevelop friendships, discover stories, discern next stepsin a clear,
conversational way, all the while challenging Christians to move beyond their
insulated "evangelism-void vacuum." He encourages Christians to explore "the
power of story" and to learn how to tell their own spiritual narratives
concisely and effectively. Readers will find inspiration and honesty in this
book that mirrors Hybels's personal convictions and those of his church as
well: "It really is true: the spread of the gospel... boils down to whether
you and I will continue to seek creative ways to engage our friends, inviting
them to explore the abundance of the Christ-following life...." (Aug.)
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Awards and Recognitions Just Walk Across The Room by bill hybels has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2007 Winner - Evangelism category
Citations And Professional Reviews Just Walk Across The Room by bill hybels has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 05/15/2006 page 67
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310266696 ISBN13 9780310266693 UPC 025986266691
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More About bill hybels
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association. The bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Leadership Axioms, Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, and Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian, Hybels is known worldwide as an expert in training Christian leaders to transform individuals and their communities through the local church. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and two grandsons, Henry and Mac.
Bill Hybels currently resides in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Just Walk Across The Room?
Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith Mar 29, 2007
Easy to read. Inspires you to ask God to allow you to witness to someone "today".
Just Walk Across the Room book Mar 27, 2007
This is a great book and I would recommend it for any Christian who has the desire to share their faith with others but is at a loss in how to do so. It is straightforward and easy to follow and very inspiring!
This book should be in your library, and your head... Feb 25, 2007
I do greatly appreciate what Hybels has to say. His approach to evangelism is much like my own; and this book certainly gave me some useful ideas on how to take things to the next level. I'm not crazy about his writing style (personal preference), but overall, this is certainly a book I'll be holding onto.
Ready to Walk! Feb 16, 2007
All of Hybels writing speaks to me, but this book moved me deeply. With each turn of the page, I felt my passion to share God's love growing. The stories were moving, but more importantly, God's truth shines through the words on the pages. If you haven't shared Christ with someone in a long time, or you're a little intimidated, read this book. Thanks Bill for your example and ministry!
A practical way to reach the people around you Jan 14, 2007
Most believers are embarrassed, and non-believers are offended by the stereotype of a Christian who beats them over the head with the Bible.
This book shows a different approach, in a way that respects people as individuals. Learn how to take the opportunity to reach out and befriend people, and eventually the opportunities to witness come naturally.