HOW TO TALK ABOUT JESUS (WITHOUT BEING THAT GUY):
PERSONAL EVANGELISM IN A SKEPTICAL WORLD
By Sam Chan
If you are looking to grow in personal evangelism, if you want to open wider your eyes to the mission field around you, this is the book for you.
In How to Talk About Jesus, Sam Chan provides a very practical look at learning to live evangelistically.
For Chan, evangelism is not just a moment or isolated task; it is a way to live. Evangelism is a mindset and lifestyle. And so Chan does not propose particular formulas or campaigns, but he does provide super simple, super practical ways to make connections, be Jesus, and share the Gospel with unbelievers.
The chapter titles show the subject matter and practicality of the book:
- Evangelism Tip # 1: Merge Your Universes.
- Evangelism Tip # 2: Go to Their Things.
- Evangelism Tip # 3: Coffee, Dinner, Gospel.
- Evangelism Tip # 4: Listen.
- Evangelism Tip # 5: Tell a Better Story.
- Evangelism Tip # 6: Tell Them Stories about Jesus.
- Evangelism Tip # 7: Become Their Unofficial, De Facto Chaplain.
In this practicality, Chan is not at all simplistic. He has thought through evangelism deeply, and he sprinkles throughout the book various theological, philosophical, and sociological insights.
One other facet of this book worth noting is that Chan is writing from within an Australian context, and so he is thinking about evangelism in a post-Christian environment. The result is a book that speaks very creatively about bridging the gap between the church world and the secular world. For American Christians, it is then not only a helpful look at evangelism in general, but it is also a helpful look at what evangelism may increasingly look like in our near future.
Give it a read!
Chan, S. (2020). How to Talk about Jesus (Without Being That Guy): Personal Evangelism in a Skeptical World. Zondervan.