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Witnessing to strangers is fine for extroverts. But what about the rest of us?

The thought of evangelizing makes your knees shake. You feel guilty about not sharing your faith more often. You think, If only I were more outgoing! Yet the problem isn't with your personality.

Evangelism for the Rest of Us shows you how to witness in ways that are compatible with who God created you to be. Instead of going so far out of your comfort zone, you can use your unique strengths to influence others in powerful ways. This book's fresh, biblical insight will revive your passion for sharing Christ as you learn to work within your personality style instead of against it.

"Evangelism for the Rest of Us by Mike Bechtle shows how each of us, whatever our personality style, can share our faith in a joy-giving, joy-receiving way. A splendid book."--Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One-Minute Manager® and The Secret

"Bechtle's exploration of evangelism helps people discover the unique position God designed them to play and gives them hope and encouragement to get back in the game."--Dave Dravecky, best-selling author, founder of Outreach of Hope

"This book will take a heavy burden of guilt off your shoulders and replace it with the joyful confidence of, 'OK! I can--and want to--share Jesus!'"--Kathy Collard Miller, speaker, author of Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries

About the Author

Mike Bechtle (EdD, Arizona State University) is the author of People Can't Drive You Crazy if You Don't Give Them the Keys. His articles have appeared in publications such as Writer's Digest, Pastors.com, and Entrepreneur. A frequent speaker and former mi
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801065909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801065903
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found this book to be very encouraging to those who, like me, are introverted and have not found many traditional methods (sometimes biblical and sometimes not necessarily biblical methods) taught by churches to fit with my personality. We are definitely called to share the gospel regardless of personality type, which is why this book is so helpful--it encourages those who, like me, have trouble doing what we were called to do because we are intimidated by some of the methods being used.

Although witnessing is simply sharing the gospel message, there are definitely many methods for doing so. It is not just whether one is Christ-like or not. It can be Christ-like to stand on the corner and preach (Christ did preach on the hillside), to talk to strangers on the side of the road (Christ did that, especially with the sick), or to talk to a friend over a cup of coffee (ok, Christ didn't drink coffee, but he did talk to friends many times about the gospel).

Although sometimes more extroverted methods have helped me to step out in faith because of the extreme discomfort they bring me, they have not necessarily been helpful in spreading the gospel to all people--particularly to other introverts. I used to think that it was just me who was affected by these methodologies, but this book helped me see that some people (although already blinded, as another reviewer mentioned), will be a lot more likely to hear the gospel through more introverted methods than through a stranger coming to their door. There are others who are more likely to hear the gospel through the street evangelist.

The point is that God has created all of us with individual personalities. He uses each of us to reach others with individual personalities.
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Books on evangelism are often written by extroverts who think that an outgoing "sales" approach is the only way to evangelize. Mike Bechtle explains that evangelism does not take one universal form; the act of evangelism can manifest in many different ways depending on personality type. This enables us introverts to stop feeling guilty and learn how our unique gifts can be used to fulfill this essential part of the Gospel.
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The author is targeting the introverts of the Christian world, who have been uncomfortable with the traditional methods (forms), the available training, and everything else about much of evangelism that is practiced. The title seems to indicate that the contents of the book are applicable to everyone, but in my reading, only those with introverted personalities will really appreciate, understand, and identify with the material.

I suspect that most of the negative reviews regarding this book will come from the extroverted types, who do not understand what introverted persons feel when confronted with the traditional definitions of evangelism: e.g., that's not how I think, I'm not gifted in this area, if only I could write it out and think through it first, etc. I also suspect it will ruffle the feathers of those who have bought into the idea that there is a correct formula for evangelism and everything outside of it is suspect.
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Finally, a book on evangelism that places the method of evangelism into the hands of the Holy Spirit!

Break free from the "formula" of evangelism that we've been told we have to follow... And let the Spirit work through you as He chooses! This is an amazing book that will set you free from the legalistic evangelism that even some of our finest churches have grown victim.

His basic summary is this... You can go door to door, you can preach on the street corner, you can walk up to someone and start a conversation outright, or you can develop a relationship prior to presenting the gospel... None of these are bad things, but the Spirit will work through each person in His own way and in His own time. The function (sharing the gospel) must always remain the same, but the form (or the method that one uses) is amoral.

No more thinking... Just buy it already!
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A very interesting read. Puts to bed some myths we're always being told by extroverts about how to witness our faith to people. Introverts relate to people differently than extroverts. This book explains what methods work for introverts, and why they work!
I have to rethink how I share my faith with others. No more guilt because the "usual" methods weren't working for me!
It's important to be yourself, and relate to people in the way God designed you, and only you and God can know what that looks like.
Enjoy!
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As a shy introvert I always felt there was something wrong with me, when it came to 'connecting with people', 'going door to door' , having campaigns, and most other traditional and trendy forms of evangelism, because to others it all seemed to come so easy, and I would be a bundle of nerves, unable to speak.
It is for instance very hard to defend a biblical principal. Usually I know what I 'should have said' much later in the day, and felt I lost an opportunity.
This book explains how different personalities interact differently with other people, that introverts don't think 'on their feet' very well, that it is normal for the introvert to need a little time to form the next sentence, and that it is perfectly OK to prefer writing or emailing over speaking or making phone calls.
And most importantly that there are other ways, avenues or 'forms' to share the love and message of Christ with people, other than the conventional ways we were always taught.
Thanks to Mike for publishing this book
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