WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. It’s a simple idea of evangelism through friendship first, and the opportunities to share your faith that follow. It will bring friendships you already have to a new levels, and create opportunities for new, authentic friendships with those you will eventually meet. OUT: Evangelism as sales pitch, as conquest, as warfare, as ultimatum, as threat, as proof, as argument, as entertainment, as show, as monologue, as something you have to do. IN: Disciple-making as conversation, as friendship, as influence, as invitation, as companionship, as challenge, as opportunity, as conversation, as dance, as something you get to do. You’re more ready for this than you realize, and so are your friends!
; August 2009
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Title: More Ready Than You Realize
Author: Brian D. McLaren
Acknowledgments | 9Introduction | 111.I Read Your Book This Morning | 192.Closed-Minded and Bigoted and Brainwashedand Everything Bad | 293.Three Realizations | 384.Err . . . I’ll Deal with It Later | 435.The Modern View of Christianity vs.the Postmodern View | 526.Reaching Christians for Christ | 597.There’s No Conflict in My Mind | 638.It Hasn’t Been an Issue Yet, But It Will Be | 689.I Must Be Interpreting It Wrong, Right?(Or, Why Am I Even Trying to Like This?) | 7210.Well, Neither Did Jesus | 771 1.The Idea of Playing for and through God | 8312.On the Verge of Tears . . . Since I Woke Up | 9213.More Ready Than You Realize | 9714.Event and Process | 103