Truth Plus Love: The Jesus Way to Influence

Truth Plus Love: The Jesus Way to Influence


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Imagine what our world might look like if Christians became known for remarkable love, as well as life-giving truth.

The stakes are high and the need is great for Christians to represent Jesus to a watching world. And today, we have more influence than ever before—for better and for worse. We are among the first generations to have access to a global megaphone through social media. But it's not enough to speak truth louder to a noisy culture. To counter the reputation Christians have earned, our love must be just as loud.

Ask evangelist Matt Brown, and he will tell you Christians today are facing a crisis of influence. In our rush to speak truth to today's tensions, cultural issues, and trending controversies, it becomes all too easy to focus on proving our points rather than extending God's grace. Conversely, when we seek only to love yet never proclaim a better way, we short-circuit God's plan.

Truth Plus Love invites you to rediscover the biblical framework for engaging culture as ambassadors of Christ. Through biblical insight, cultural analysis, and practical principles, Matt Brown outlines how to champion truth without compromise, how to love unconditionally, and ultimately, how to step into this great adventure of representing God to the world. It's hard, it's messy, and it's the unfinished project of a lifetime, yet here we find our great adventure: representing God to a watching world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310355243
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 784,246
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Matt Brown is an evangelist, author, and founder of Think Eternity, a ministry dedicated to amplifying the gospel every day to millions through devotionals, videos, live events, and more. Matt and his wife Michelle and their two sons live in Minnesota. You can follow Matt on social media at @evangelistmatt and at

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Preface 13

1 Where Has Our Influence Gone? 19

2 Love 41

3 Joy 63

4 Peace 95

5 Kindness and Gentleness 109

6 Faithfulness and Goodness 133

7 Patience and Self-Control 147

8 Truth 167

9 Uncommon Influence 187

Acknowledgments 204

Notes 205

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