Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate with Those Outside the Christian Community

Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate with Those Outside the Christian Community

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by Tim Downs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802440967

ISBN-13: 9780802440969

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Moody Publishers

"In more than twenty-five years of ministry and communicating, I have never heard a more concise, graphic, and articulate communicator. Tim is a man of integrity and a man committed to making an impact for Christ in his world." — Stu Weber, pastor and author

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In a world that's growing more hostile to the gospel, what can

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"In more than twenty-five years of ministry and communicating, I have never heard a more concise, graphic, and articulate communicator. Tim is a man of integrity and a man committed to making an impact for Christ in his world." — Stu Weber, pastor and author

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In a world that's growing more hostile to the gospel, what can Christians do? How can we communicate with our unbelieving friends and coworkers in a way that won't seem pushy, intolerant, or judgmental? In a world that's heard it all before and no longer seems to care, where do we begin?

By sowing.

In Finding Common Ground, Tim Downs reminds us of the forgotten biblical art of sowing and shows us practical and effective ways to:

  • Bring up spiritual subjects with busy and distracted people
  • Use secular movies and books to talk about biblical ideas
  • Overcome prejudice and stereotypes in our listeners
  • Keep open doors of communication with even hostile opponents
  • Move everyone we meet a step closer to the gospel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802440969
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
460,380
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


1. The Parable of the Soil

2. Earthquake

3. Calling Down Fire

4. The Sower's Art

5. Indirect Communication

6. Outside-In 73

7. Innocents Abroad

8. A Time to Sow

9. Cultivating the Soil

10. Planting Part 1- The Three Tools

11. Planting Part 2-Materials

12. Nurturing

13. Sowing in the Marketplace

14. Sowing to the Culture

15. Good Questions Answered

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Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate with Those Outside the Christian Community 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I highly recommend this book. I believe Mr. Downs writes a concise, well thought-out, relevant book. One that asks some question, and also gives some answers. Where it may seem to chide, it is actually just encouraging us to realize to every time there is a season. Balanced between the scriptural and anecdotal, it is full of practical observations and revelations. I think it could be a wonderful book to inspire a subsidiary ministry in a church, a great tool for small group study, as well as simply for individual personal growth and focus. It has broadened my scope and will change how I approach evangelism. Thank you Sir!