Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News Naturally

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News Naturally

by Kevin G. Harney
Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News Naturally

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People: Sharing Good News Naturally

by Kevin G. Harney


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Fulfill One of Your Deepest Longings Every follower of Jesus has a sincere desire to share God’s love with others. We want to tell friends and family about who Jesus is, what he means to us, and all he has done for them. Deep in our hearts we have a burning passion to pass on the good news we have received. But, where do we start? We want to share our faith, but we don’t want it to feel awkward, uncomfortable, or unnatural … for them or for us! Organic Outreach for Ordinary People will help you shape a personal approach to passing on the good news of Jesus in natural ways. This is not a system or a program. It’s a collection of biblical practices that you can incorporate into your life starting today. You can begin right where God has placed you. You can share the love and message of Jesus in a way that fits exactly how God has wired you. In this practical and easy-to-read book, Kevin Harney offers the tools needed to reach out with God’s love in organic ways. In these pages you will discover that sharing the good news of Jesus can be as natural as talking about your favorite sports team or telling a friend about a wonderful new restaurant. On the golf course, over coffee, while taking a walk—anywhere and everywhere—become a bearer of grace. Share the amazing love of God. Tell the life-changing story of Jesus. Discover ordinary ways to communicate God’s love and the message of salvation—naturally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310273950
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/13/2009
Series: Organic Outreach
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 5.66(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kevin G. Harney ( serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. He is the author of many books and studies, including Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Seismic Shifts, and Reckless Faith.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Organic Outreach for Ordinary People 13

Part 1 Preparing the Soil

Introduction 21

1 The Law of Love 23

2 Becoming Grace Bearers 35

3 Embracing the Bible and Truth 47

4 The One-Degree Rule 63

5 Everyone Plays 77

Part 2 Planting and Watering

Introduction 95

6 The Unseen Work: Praying for People 99

7 The Wonder of Encounter: Praying with People 115

8 Incarnational Living 129

9 Try Something 149

Part 3 Bearing Kingdom Fruit

Introduction 167

10 The Work of the Holy Spirit 173

11 Engaging in Spiritual Conversations 187

12 Telling Your Story 203

13 Sharing Good News 221

Notes 249

Recommended Resources 254

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Kevin Harney has written a winner---refreshing, engaging, practical, and powerful! Kevin has given us an everyday approach to loving and reaching people for Christ, while also helping us to enjoy the process.” -- Nancy Grisham

“Every person you meet is an eternal soul. That reality alone underscores the tremendous value of a book like this. Organic Outreach for Ordinary People will equip any believer to share their faith in effective and natural ways. Kevin presents practical illustrations to communicate with all kinds of people and in all kinds of situations. Reading this book will truly encourage you to raise your evangelistic temperature and passionately pursue that which causes angels to sing---even if you don’t have the ‘gift of evangelism.’” -- Marilyn Hontz

“Personal evangelism is not your thing? You don’t have the spiritual gift? The whole idea of sharing your faith seems intimidating and unnatural? Perfect---this book was written for you! Read it, and with every page you’ll be more encouraged and equipped to talk to others---in natural ways---about the things that matter most.” -- Mark Mittelberg

God spoke pointedly to my life when reading this inspiring book. It is refreshing to see a very practical book that is solidly grounded in Scripture. While being loaded with practical helps, it refrains from presenting a canned or stereotypical model of witness that everyone should follow. Instead, we see different ways of outreach, which individuals could adopt according to their differing personalities, gifts, and circumstances. This book is unique in being amazingly comprehensive, covering many issues that other books on witness miss out on. Clearly, it is the work of a practitioner.” -- Ajith Fernando

“Too many people think that evangelism is reserved for a handful of specially gifted people. Read this book and you will say, ‘I believe God can use anyone, including me, to reach out with his love and good news.’ Practical, well-illustrated, and biblical, this is a great tool to help prepare ordinary Christians to share the extraordinary message of Jesus.” -- Lee Strobel

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