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Overview This paradigm-changing book will give readers the awareness and skills they need to share their faith with the people in everyday relational circles, as well as help them discover the profound sense of meaning that comes from being daily connected with the eternal purposes of God.
Publishers Description Evangelism is not just for the gifted few; it's for all of us. In The Insider, Navigator authors Jim Petersen and Mike Shamy will give you the awareness and skills needed to share your faith and deepen your outreach to others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Apr 18, 2003
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576833380 ISBN13 9781576833384
Availability 0 units.
More About Mike Shamy & Jim Petersen
Laura L. Smith graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Upon graduation, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in corporate real estate. After the birth of her first child, she decided to follow her lifelong dream of writing and authored her first book, Skinny (TH1NK/NavPress). Laura returned to her college town, where she lives with her husband and four children. Visit her website at www.lauralsmith.net.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Insider: Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday World?
great stuff Aug 12, 2007
i thought this book was great. there was really good insight for sharing your faith in a way that isn't hokey or weird. it makes evangelism practical and doable, the way it ought to be.
Shift how you approach evangelism! Mar 25, 2004
My first exposure to evangelism was being dropped off a beach in So. Cal. and told to tell people about Jesus. It must have been strange sight to see me walking up to a girl in a bikini and trying to tell her that God had a wonderful plan for her life. Since that day I've struggled the Great Commission. I don't want to be a salesman, because I don't believe that Jesus is a product. On the other hand, I don't want to simply float through life hoping that Jesus pops into the conversation.
The authors take the strain between rapport and boldness and built a book around it. They contend that the call followers of Jesus is to make disciples. This command is so much more than simply a sales pitch. People need an ongoing exposure to Jesus if they are going to follow him.
The book is broken down into two parts. The first lays the theological foundation of the book. The second half of the book lists effective behaviors that Jim Peterson has seen in those who have been "bearing fruit" in the area of evangelism. Some areas (i.e., prayer) are intuitive, other areas are not.
One practical suggestion Jim had was to introduce nonbeleivers to Jesus by reading through a book of the Bible. When I read it a few months ago I thought he was crazy. As my husband and I prayed over it, we found ourselves asking others if they would like to read and discuss the book of John. They said yes. Now we have a Bible study of the unchurched and formally churched.