Complete Evangelism Guidebook, The: Expert Advice on Reaching Others for Christ

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Sharing your faith doesn't have to be difficult!

The biblical model for personal evangelism was relatively simple for Jesus's followers. They followed their Lord and shared their faith with whomever they met. So what makes us reluctant to do the same? Do we lack confidence or fear rejection? Perhaps we don't feel qualified. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Scott Dawson. "Anyone who has begun a relationship with Christ can be involved in...

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Overview

Sharing your faith doesn't have to be difficult!

The biblical model for personal evangelism was relatively simple for Jesus's followers. They followed their Lord and shared their faith with whomever they met. So what makes us reluctant to do the same? Do we lack confidence or fear rejection? Perhaps we don't feel qualified. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Scott Dawson. "Anyone who has begun a relationship with Christ can be involved in evangelism."

The Complete Evangelism Guidebook combines practical advice and inspiration from nearly sixty evangelism experts to help you share the Good News of Jesus Christ easily and effectively. Contributors include

Luis Palau
Rick Warren
Steve Sjogren
George Barna
Josh McDowell
Les and Leslie Parrott
Joni Eareckson Tada
and others

Combining their knowledge into seventy easy-to-apply articles, these experts will make sharing your faith easier than ever!

"Scott Dawson provides the faith community with an indispensable resource. The Complete Evangelism Guidebook will become your trusted reference guide as you step out and see God change the world through you"—Bob Reccord, president, North American Mission Board

"Scott Dawson and his friends have masterfully crafted a comprehensive guide that is sure to be a practical tool in the workshop of the mind, to be consulted often for evangelistic excellence. I loved its thoroughness, variety, simple practicality, and confidence-building sense of contemporary understanding that is reality for today's seekers."—John Corts, former president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801071850
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,442,167
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Dawson is founder of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association in Birmingham, Alabama. He has reached more than 550,000 people through conferences and crusades.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Luis Palau     9
Acknowledgments     11
Introduction: Why or Why Not Witness?   Scott Dawson     13
Sharing Your Faith
Defining Your Faith
What Faith Is   Luis Palau     21
What Faith Isn't   Timothy George     25
Know the Difference   Rick Marshall     29
Show the Difference!   Lon Allison     36
Demonstrating Your Faith
Extraordinary Lifestyle   Steve Sjogren     43
Extraordinary Actions   George Barna     47
Prayer Evangelism   Michael Catt     54
Declaring Your Faith
Your Testimony   Rick Warren     61
Everyday Illustrations   Mike Silva     66
Gospel Presentation   Larry D. Robertson     70
The Scriptures   Floyd Schneider     75
Defending Your Faith
Welcome Common Questions   Jay Strack     81
When You Have the Answers   Josh McDowell     86
When You Don't Have the Answers   Lewis Drummond     90
When to Raise New Questions   Alvin L. Reid     96
Don't Be Afraid!   Scott Dawson     99
Spiritual Warfare   Chuck Lawless     104
Ordinary People
Ordinary People by Relationship Group
Family   Tarra Dawson     113
Friends   Greg Stier     118
Co-workers   Daniel Owens     122
Couples   Les   Leslie Parrott     126
Neighbors   Josh Malone   Mark Cahill     130
Classmates   Jose Zayas     134
Strangers   Phil Callaway     139
Ordinary People by Age Group
Senior Adults   Jimmy Dusek   Jim Henry     145
The Baby Boomer Generation   Scott Dawson     149
Youth   Alvin L. Reid     153
Children   Patricia Palau     156
Ordinary People by Vocation
Arts   Colin Harbinson     163
Athletics   Pat Williams     168
Business   Regi Campbell     173
Education   Roger Parrott     177
Entertainment   Karen Covell     182
Government   Tim Robnett     188
Media   David Sanford     193
Medical Field   Herbert Walker     197
Military   Sherman R. Reed     202
Ordinary People by Religion
Agnosticism   Rusty Wright     209
Atheism   Michael Landry     213
Buddhism   Daniel Heimbach   Vic Carpenter     217
Confucianism   Josh McDowell     221
Hinduism   Natun Bhattacharya     225
Judaism   Karen Covell     229
Islam   Abraham Sarker     235
New Age   Bob Waldrep     242
The Occult   Bob Waldrep     246
Cults   Floyd Schneider     250
Christendom   Thom S. Rainer     254
Ordinary People by Race
African American   Dolphus Weary     261
Asian   Stanley K. Inouye     265
Hispanic   Luis Palau     269
Native American   Jim Uttley Jr.     272
Recent Immigrants   Renee Sanford     276
International Students   Tom Phillips     281
Ordinary People by Life Situation
Abuse Victims   C. Richard Wells     289
Addicts   Brent Crowe      296
Convicts   Mark Earley     302
People Affected by Disability   Joni Eareckson Tada     307
The Homeless   Tony Cooper     310
Millennials   Paul Anderson     314
The Affluent   Scott Dawson     318
The Poor   Scott Lenning     322
The Unemployed   Luis Palau     326
Outcasts   Marty Trammell     330
Ordinary People by Gender or Sexual Orientation
Men   Brian Peterson     337
Women   Martha Wagner     344
Singles   David Edwards     348
Homosexuals   Robert   Shay Roop     353
Lesbians   Brad Harper     357
Discontents   David Edwards     361
Notes     367
Recommended Reading     370
Free Online Resources     373
Contributors     374
Scripture Index     383
Subject Index     389
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