Item description for Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert...
Overview "Christians and non-Christians have something in common," says Pippert. "We're both uptight about evangelism." So begins this fun, engaging bestseller that helps you feel relaxed, not pressured, about sharing your faith. Revised and expanded with new real-life stories and evangelistic strategies! Includes study guide.
Publishers Description In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition "Christians and non-Christians have something in common," writes Rebecca Pippert. "We're all uptight about evangelism." So begins the bestselling book on evangelism as a lifestyle. Through stories, biblical insight and plain common sense, Pippert helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. She offers an inspiring view of what effective, engaging evangelism might look like--for individuals as well as for churches through memorable stories, like this one: When I first came to Portland, Oregon, I met a student on one of the campuses where I worked. He was brilliant and looked like he was always pondering the esoteric. His hair was always mussy, and in the entire time I knew him, I never once saw him wear a pair of shoes. Rain, sleet or snow, Bill was always barefoot. While he was attending college, he had become a Christian. At this time a well-dressed, middle-class church across the street from the campus wanted to develop more of a ministry to the students. They were not sure how to go about it, but they tried to make them feel welcome. One day Bill decided to worship there. He walked into this church, wearing his blue jeans, T-shirt and of course no shoes. People looked a bit uncomfortable, but no one said anything. So Bill began walking down the aisle looking for a seat. The church was quite crowded that Sunday, so as he got down to the front pew and realized that there were no seats, he just squatted on the carpet--perfectly acceptable behavior at a college fellowship, but perhaps unnerving for a church congregation. The tension in the air became so thick one could slice it. Suddenly an elderly man began walking down the aisle toward the boy. Was he going to scold Bill? My friends who saw him approaching said they thought, You can't blame him. He'd never guess Bill is a Christian. And his world is too distant from Bill's to understand. You can't blame him for what he's going to do. As the man kept walking slowly down the aisle, the church became utterly silent, all eyes were focused on him, you could not hear anyone breathe. When the man reached Bill, with some difficulty he lowered himself and sat down next to him on the carpet. He and Bill worshiped together on the floor that Sunday. I was told there was not a dry eye in the congregation. The irony is that probably the only one who failed to see how great the giving had been that Sunday was Bill. But grace is always that way. It gives without the receiver realizing how great the gift really is. As this man walked alongside of his brother and loved him with all that he had received from Christ's love, so must we. This man was the good Samaritan. He made Bill feel welcome, feel as if he had a home. So he also knew the secret of the parable of the prodigal son: there finally is a homecoming, because we really have a home to come to. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition ofOut of the Saltshaker is now even more valuable, with new chapters on the natural stages of evangelism (cultivating, planting and reaping), new stories of God's work in people's lives and added material on meeting the challenges of the new competitors to Christian faith. Out of the Saltshaker is more than ever a rare book--one that is both fun and deep, light and life changing.
Awards and Recognitions Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2000 Nominee - Missions/Evangelism category
Citations And Professional Reviews Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 06/01/2013 page 68
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1999
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830822208 ISBN13 9780830822201
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More About Rebecca Manley Pippert
Pippert is an internationally known speaker who regularly lectures on spiritual renewal, evangelism and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges and in pastoral training seminars. She has also written several popular books on evangelism and Christian living. Her bestselling book Out of the Saltshaker has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.
Rebecca Manley Pippert currently resides in Oak Park, in the state of Illinois.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Out Of The Saltshaker & Into The World?
Out of the Saltshaker and into the World Aug 1, 2006
This is a good book. The information is helpful and the encouragements are inspiring. I do beleive that I can be more bold about sharing my faith with unbelievers. (Maybe a better term for them are "those who haven't heard the truth".) The only trouble with a book like this is now we don't have and excuse for not spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.
Out of the Saltshaker & into the World Sep 4, 2005
Well written, interesting and educational book. She certainly holds your interest while making it a learning experience. How not to be shy about being a Christian and sharing the Word.
Great read on evangelism Jul 28, 2005
I'm working on an evangelism project at work, so I've started making a dent in the stack of books I have on my desk. Out of the Salt Shaker was a refreshing read - well written and engaging. The stories are, by far, the most influential part of the book. I agree with another review that said Pippert makes it sound so easy, with people just pouring out their hearts to her. However, it is encouraging that there are situations when that happens. I'm sure she has a multitude of stories about her attempts at evangelism not working. She does include a few of these throughout the book, which gives a more complete perspective.
My only complaint about the book was that sometimes it was a bit redundant. I might have only noticed that because I'm outlining it for my project, and would find myself typing some of the same things over and over again. For those just reading the book as a tool to help them with evangelism, it is probably good to have that repetitive nature to burn the ideas into your brain.
I think Pippert's ideas for evangelism are easy to understand and encouraging. The book made me want to seek answers to questions I have with my own faith, in order to better equip myself to spread the gospel. Best evangelism book I've read as of yet.
You'll be motivated to share the gospel... Apr 11, 2005
The information in this book is priceless to someone who is seeking an extra boost in their hunger to seek and save the lost. You will find how-to information mixed in with inspirational stories. This is a great book for groups to study, disscuss and apply together. It's been around for awhile, but most GOOD books have.
Breathtaking May 19, 2004
I have read several books on Evangelism and have personally found this one to be the best. It is not only written in an extremely engaging, fluid style and in relatively plain language, but the stories the author tells are very well used.
This book I also believe is the most practical evangelism book I have read. Instead of simply another how-to evangelism book, this book seeks to provoke a response out of you to want to make evangelism part of your life, not simply something you do once a week. It seeks to impart practical wisdom in making evangelism a way of life. If you are not planning becoming a street corner preacher, yet, have the strong urge to evangelize, this book is surely for you. Even if you are a street corner preacher (as I am), this book is for you as well.