It began with the jaw-dropping story of William Fay, once a money-driven businessman with Mafia ties who ran a house of prostitution until it was raided by police. Just as there are leadership styles that work for different personalities, some of the techniques listed may feel unnatural to certain personalities. The plain understanding of this text requires the soul winner to address repentance in the gospel presentation. He will meet people who do not respond to the initial five questions the way he expects or who have objections quite different than those postulated in Share Jesus Without Fear. I don't want to be nosy and get into anyone elses' business, but I have to put my own issues aside and realize that isn't that exactly what the Devil would love me to do? If you make the effort to share the Gospel with someone, then you are fulfilling your obligation as a Christian. Fay gently tells the story of the farmer who broken no ground and then asks if he should be angry at God for the lack of a harvest p.
He moves the reader from the fact of sin to its consequences, from its consequences to the only alternative, to the acceptance of the alternative. They advise the Christian on how to deal with common objections, maintain non-Christian friendships, and pray for nonbelievers. He speaks on the radio and all over the world encouraging believers to share their faith confidently with others. It has been encouraging to me to continue evangelizing wherever and whenever the opportunity arises not only then but also to look for those opportunities because opportunities to share can be often missed if we are not looking for them. This is a major strength of the book. Internet access required for video clips. There are pieces of the puzzle that I believe Fray is missing, like servant evangelism, but his method is very good.
Embarrassed to tell others about Jesus? This is a good how-to book for those who don't know where to start when it comes to sharing Jesus with others. Chapter five presents the scripture that should be used and memorized as a possible presentation of the gospel. As a Christian, I sometimes find that i don't know what to say to try to approach a non-Christian about eternity. However, one thing that I believe could have made the book helpful especially for those who have had rejection in sharing their faith would have been the mention of more personal experiences where rejection was the result. Content Summary Fay begins his book as one would expect by calling attention to the woeful state of evangelism in churches today.
Christian: I would like to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with you. It is for these reasons that I recommend Share Jesus Without Fear. You over analyzed Fay's book and you were blinded by your own subjective preconceptions. The book has a very readable style with personal stories that draw the reader in and make one feel almost as if they are present when the events being described are taking place. Chapter six focuses upon bringing the person to a point of decision. He deals with how Christians can overcome their fear of witnessing in chapter three.
This book really helps you get past that hurdle. I am going to start writing a prayer list that will enable me to remember those that need prayer and to pray for them diligently. If the person does not explain the scripture correctly, Fay asks them to read it again until they get the correct meaning. This reviewer will not deny the Scriptures their power, but Fay dismisses the entirety of apologetics in his instruction. The lists made reading enjoyable and helped to communicate clearly his main points and purpose.
Reflection In reading through the book, it is impossible not to feel convicted, challenged and inspired to share the gospel with non-believers. It is presented in a way that from the beginning confronts the biggest fear of most believers about sharing the gospel and leads the reader down a path of successful methods and approaches. So, in preparation for the next session, will the answer to the question asked earlier still be zero the next time we meet together? You act like you're pointing out major theological problems in Fay's work, but you're not. Jesus warned about people who will describe the wonderful works they did in His name, but He never knew them Matt 7:22-23; Luke 13:26-27. She is also president of Right to the Heart Ministries. Christians are to be obedient to the Great Commission.
After the scriptures, simple questions to use to help move to commitment are presented. It is quite another to do so yourself. Praying for nonbelievers takes the stress and pride off the evangelist and places the control in the hands of God, where the control really belongs. Taking the time to go through thirty-six responsible answers to common objections is the best gift this book pragmatically places in the hands of the evangelist. They may be ridiculed or mocked, but they very rarely face severe forms of persecution. The book ends with the fascinating of how Bill Fay's own life was changed by Jesus Christ.
John's choice and changes in Pronouns is significant. Now featuring a fresh new cover design, Share Jesus without Fear relays Fay's passionate, effective instructions on how to share the love of Christ with anyone--without feeling intimidated on either side of the conversation. Fay spends the first several chapters addressing common misconceptions when it comes to evangelism and addresses the fear that is often associated with sharing the gospel. This book is so good. The training was conducted by the Billy Graham association.
The structure of the work is a big part of its success. This is the heart of the work for this reader and where Fay reaches his highest success. Having laid the groundwork, Fay then moves to the first step of his proves for sharing one's faith in Jesus. Fay gives a solid approach. The first is that many first-hand examples are given from which the reader can draw lessons to use in his or her own parallel situations.
Rather, find a small Bible that you can easily carry around in your purse or pocket. You can buy the audio version of this book at Amazon. It would also add a dimension of realism to Fay's book that is painfully missing. This part of the process is often skimmed over or skipped by most people or methods trying to help others share the gospel. And that sharing should be contagious. Looking for an easy-to-understand step-by-step no-more-excuses guide to sharing Jesus?. Also there is fast food.