Read Coffee Shop Conversations if you want to engage in interesting provocative dialogue about your faith and journey. The Finchers are bright, thoughtful, and great conversationalists. The evidence is in story after story of fascinating encounters with all kinds of people, and they handle them with grace and truth.” -- Dick Staub|“No message is more important than this: the God of the universe knows all about you, and he loves you and forgives you. Every person touched by that good news should want to share it with others. Why don’t they? Sometimes, it’s simply this: nobody has coached them how to do it in a natural and unpretentious way. Coffee Shop Conversations provides a way for all Christians to make the gospel clear and accessible to everyone. The Finchers’ style of evangelism is both self-aware and empathetic. I highly recommend this book for all who take Jesus’ command to make disciples seriously. I will be using this book in my evangelism courses.” -- Jerry Root|“My roommate is quite openly gay and quite openly confused about religion in general. We've had many great discussions, but some of the points from chapter three---the conversation stoppers---spoke so well to what we talk about. The combination of personal experience and theological background is so helpful for me for our future conversations! This book is applicable to such a wide spectrum of people because, despite the fact that religion is one of those 'no-go' conversation topics, it is very much talked about. This [book] offers people the skills to make a spiritual conversation a little easier, and hopefully less offensive, harsh, and heated but more informational and caring.” -- Ally Packer|“This is helpful, thoughtful, culturally-savvy guidance for spiritual conversations. Read it and learn.” -- John Ortberg|“Coffee Shop Conversations is really not a book about talking. It’s a compilation of personal stories that demonstrate how to listen to non-Christians with empathy. It’s a timely book for evangelicals, one that shows us how to love without compromising truth and holiness.” -- Sarah Sumner|“Coffee Shop Conversations is refreshing, bold, and engaging. Dale and Jonalyn have done a wonderful job of highlighting the importance of genuinely engaging people in meaningful spiritual conversations in the manner and spirit of Jesus.” -- Sean McDowell
A 2008 study released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life notes that the number of people creating their own interpretations of faith and culture is growing. Seems like there are as many different styles of faith as ways to order your latte. How does a Christian have normal conversations about Jesus without accidentally sounding offensive, bigoted or intolerant? You will find the tools you need for meaningful, tolerant, and respectful conversations about your faith with friends who don't share your views. Forget the 'fire and brimstone' approach and the awkward insistence to get other people 'saved.' You will discover how to be yourself without alienating others. You'll learn: How to walk in another person's shoes. Ways to gently invite others to share. The buzz words that will stop a conversation cold. How to navigate today's hot-topics. Tools to recover the true meaning of Scripture often obliterated by spiritual writers. How to talk about Jesus as a unique spiritual leader. You will discover how to invite people to become fully who Jesus wants them to be through this coffee shop approach to friendships in your community. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Evangelism is something all believers are called to. There is a balance between being bold and accepting of others. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M Freeze
This book is well worth reading, with lots of helpful thoughts on how to have a loving conversation with unbelieving friends and relatives. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Patrick Hogan
Reading Coffee Shop Conversations improved my ability to move from casual conversations to spiritual conversations to Jesus conversations with people who are missing out on Jesus. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kenneth R. Mitschke
Great book! I heard the author speak at Colorado State University and that made me aware of the book and I wanted to learn more.Published 6 months ago by R. N. Alsop
Thoughtful conversation about a more balanced approach to simply talking about our faith with others. Appreciate the personal stories and examples. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jenny J.
I'd recommend this to anyone. Great topic and great people. Really looking forward to checking out more of their material.Published 7 months ago by Michael Baum
We used this book for our churc summer book club. It was interesting and gave us lots to talk about.Published 13 months ago by Charlene Bason
I've learned a lot from this tho i haven't even finished it yet. It's helping sensitize me to a number of possible situations and conversations. Read morePublished 14 months ago by D. L. B.
This thought-provoking book is an easy read, but it's challenging, too. Great food for thought, and an effective springboard for discussion.Published 21 months ago by EGH