Evangelizing Christians for the Journey
By Christian Coon
Talking about evangelism in churches isn't easy. But Author Christian Coon hopes his experiences as an introverted church planter can be helpful for both those who are ready and eager to share the good news and for those who would instead do a deep clean of their church's pew racks than talk about their faith with someone.
In Evangelizing Christians for the Journey, Christian Coon discusses the need to first recommit to your own faith life and fall in love with Jesus again, reminding the reader that all are called to this ministry, not just the pastor or the evangelism committee.The author concludes Evangelizing Christians for the Journey by exploring ways churches and individuals can begin to develop relationships with those who don't have a lot of interest in the church.Coon reminds the reader that evangelism doesn't have to be painful or uncomfortable. It can be one of the most critical facets of your faith life. The first step, he writes, is evangelizing yourself.
Evangelizing Christians for the Journey is one of 23 books that make up The Greatest Expedition series from Market Square Books.
What Readers are Saying About Evengelizing Christians for the Journey
This simple yet tremendously profound book makes evangelism accessible to every believer, which is no small feat! Framed around "ashing," the imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, it brings to light significant and engaging possibilities for all kinds of personality types to become evangelists. Read this book, put it into practice, and buy a copy to give to everyone you know!
Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison, Perkins School of Theology
Setting aside the barking street preachers and creepy proselytizers,what does it mean to practice faith publicly? Christian Coon makes a compelling case for testimony, sharing, and community – three things Jesus never shied away from. Whether it's in a pride festival or at a subway stop, Christian shows us how to offer authentic, non-invasive, compassionate invitations to God's movement in the world.
Rev. Tyler Sit, Founder of New City Church and author of Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers
Christian Coon's book is a lyrical and practical guide into the process of evangelizing – which starts deep in one's own faith and then spreads bravely and generously sharing your story. As Reverend Coon wisely points out, evangelism starts with “rekindling the yearning” in one's own life. This small book will inspire and rekindle individuals and congregations alike.
Amy Dickinson,"Ask Amy" advice columnist, Freeville, NY UMC