How to Win Friends for Christ . . . One Conversation at a Time

How to Win Friends for Christ . . . One Conversation at a Time

by Thomas & John Cavanaugh


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How do you strike up conversations with people so that you can share the gospel message? As a seminarian, Fr. Thomas Cavanaugh felt called to learn how to evangelize, so he and his professor at Mount St. Mary's Seminary, Dr. John Love, organized a “New Evangelization Club.” Its purpose was to learn how to engage students on college campuses. The mission trips were so successful that other seminaries have organized similar endeavors.

This book tells their story and offers practical “how-to” guidelines on how to win friends for Christ. From immersing ourselves in prayer and Scripture in order to be the face of Christ to others, to how to approach people and listen closely to them, this book will be enormously helpful for becoming the kind of missionary disciples that Pope Francis has called us to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593253080
Publisher: Word Among Us Press, The
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Fr. John Horn, SJ 6

Introduction: Blazing a Trail 9

1 The Founding of the New Evangelization Club 15

2 What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Christ? 26

3 Contemplating the Face of Christ: The Key to Discipleship and Evangelization 41

4 How to Win Friends for Christ: Initiating Evangelizing Conversation 59

5 Proclaiming the Kerygma: The Essential Gospel Message 75

6 Personal Testimony: How to Share Your Story 94

7 Going Out in Pairs: Teamwork in Evangelizing 109

8 "Closing the Deal": Inviting People into Deeper Faith 122

9 The Upper Room: Immediate Preparation for Mission 127

Conclusion: A Culture of Evangelization 132

Notes 141

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