on April 19, 2011
What I didn't realize was that this particular listing was not for a pack of tracts or multiple booklets but rather a single one. For the same price I purchased a 2nd copy of the book and today I discovered a 5pack on the Amazon site for only a dollar more. Cost aside, the booklet is small enough to carry in your back pocket. The Book is 232 pages while this booklet is only 32. The book is basically a dialog of two conversations that take place among 3 individuals. The booklet on the other hand is the author speaking directly to you using the same conversational tone and teachings you would have become familiar with if you had read the story in the original book. He spells out the diagrams and highlights the key points:
Designed for good: Us and the world - Us and each other - Us and God / Damaged by evil: Us and the world - Us and each other - Us and God / Restored for better: Us and the world - Us and each other - Us and God / Sent together to heal: Us and the world - Us and each other - Us and God
There are also two pages of notes with scriptural references. The benefit of sharing the message this way is it gets otherwise disinterested people interested. It speaks to the logical brain and starts that dialog that allows not only the speaker but the hearer to willfully and wantingly discuss and investigate more. The more we get to know Christ the greater impact He has on our lives. That's how you reach the lost. Show them a map that they can relate to, that makes sense and gives them hope so they are open to discovering more. It's in the more that their faith will be strengthened and their understanding realized. The message of sin, Christ, the cross & salvation can only be taught to those willing to listen. This is a great way to start class.