Sharing a story…

Over the years there have been many books written on the topic of evangelism. Books ranging from ‘how-to’s’ to books discussion the ‘why’ of evangelism. There really are some great books out there. And I’d like to flag two for you today.

Overcoming Walls to Witnessing by Timothy Beougher

How many of the following excuses have you given to get out of sharing the gospel with someone?

  • I’m too busy
  • I’m too afraid
  • I don’t have the right answers
  • I’m not gifted that way

In this super short book you will find six chapters designed to help you see that theses are excuses. This book is encouraging, it will give you confidence, but it will also pack a punch. Beougher tackles ‘obstacles’ of fear, giftedness, ignorance, apathy, Introspection and busyness.

Each chapter helps you see where that particular ‘wall to witnessing’ comes from and ways to help deal with it. It also gives you a ton of practical tips to help you consider how to witness better.

I don’t often tell people to go and buy a ton of books to give away, but this is one of those. You can buy 25 copies here for £1 each (at the time of posting this blog). This is an ideal little giveaway in church or to Christian friends and family members. Grab a few copies and keep them at the door to give away.

This book will enthuse you to go and share Jesus with a dying world that needs to hear about Him.

Sharing the Gospel with a Muslim Neighbour by Robert Scott

How can we as Christians engage with Muslims and share the gospel with them? This book is a great introduction into a Islam and how the Christian can wisely approach the topic. Muslims and Christians have different religious cultures and knowing how to respectfully engage is really important.

In this short book Scott takes you through some of the things that Muslims may say in arguing against Christianity. In addition to the normal chapters there are short article style boxes that are really interesting and engaging too.

I like that Scott doesn’t shy away from many of the hard topics but instead invites us to open everything up and learn together. Scott also gives advice on how to read the Bible with a Muslim and how to disciple a person, or family, who becomes Christians from Muslim backgrounds.

If you’re wanting to engage with Muslims then this is a great place to start. It’ll give you a simple overview without being simplistic. Buy a copy here and go befriend and Muslim neighbour or colleague.

*** I received these books from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not change the way I rate the books, my views are my own. ***

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