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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461083451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461083450
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 5.7 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,191,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Stanley J. Ward serves as the Biblical Worldview director at the Brook Hill School in Bullard, TX. His education includes a BA from Oklahoma Baptist University, a MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and additional graduate studies in both Biblical languages and the Humanities. He is currently a PhD candidate at Dallas Baptist University, writing about how leaders can use stories to help followers internalize values.

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Stanley J. Ward (b. 1972) grew up in Pryor, Oklahoma and now resides near Tyler, Texas. He currently serves as Director of Campus Life and Ministry at The Brook Hill School, after teaching there for 10 years and serving as Biblical Worldview Director. In 2004 he received Brook Hill's teacher of the year award. Previously, Stan worked in a variety of leadership roles at Pine Cove Christian Camps, also near Tyler.

"Worldview Conversations: How to Share Your Faith and Keep Your Friends" is Stan's first book. It was inspired by his friendships with people from a variety of faith perspectives; Stephen Covey's advice to "Seek first to understand, then to be understood"; and his ongoing work of educating Christians about worldview and theology through his website, napkinvideo.com.

Stan is also a popular conference speaker, Christian educator, and storyteller.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. K. Travis on May 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
Many worldview books--or books on Christian apologetics--focus heavily on attacking the "opponent's" worldview. They point out the deficiencies in various worldviews that contradict the Christian faith and offer ways to address, or rather, attack, these deficiencies. There is certainly a place for this in the field of Christian apologetics and I am thankful for such fine treatments of the subject by writers like Cornelius Van Til, Greg Bahnsen, John Frame, Gary DeMar, Douglas Wilson, etc. Christians are bombarded with attacks from intellectuals to television pundits to the man on the street. We need to know and be reminded of the solid intellectual and philosophical strength of our worldview.

However, what many of the worldview/apologetics books overlook is that it takes a listening ear to hear what our opposition is saying. Furthermore, in our zeal to win over souls by nearly combative evangelism, we often forget that we are sharing the gospel with people--fellow human beings. (Yeah, I know; many who oppose Christians are anything but civil and some treat us as if we're less than human.)

Stanley J. Ward's book reminds us that when we share the gospel, we are dealing with fellow human beings. Yes, he encourages readers to know their faith and faith story, but he also gives some helpful reminders about human communication and the skill of listening. Evangelism is about winning souls, but the job of conversion belongs to the Holy Spirit. Ward explains that we ought to focus on the conversation (which he describes as a process that occurs over the course of several discussions), and leave the conversions to the Holy Spirit.

This does not mean that Ward soft hands the conflict that often occurs between believer and unbeliever.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alfredo Olona on June 5, 2011
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Worldview Conversations, the latest project from Stanley J. Ward, Bible Chairperson and Worldview Director for The Brook Hill School in Bullard, TX, is a welcome addition in Christian apologetics. Far too often, we learn how to defend the faith with reason, logic, and facts. Far too rarely do we learn how to do so under the precepts of I Peter 3:15, "with gentleness and respect" (ESV).

Soon-to-be-Doctor Ward gives us practical advice about holding conversations with non-Christians. His methods focus on understanding and compassion, not on "scoring points" or "winning" arguments. He deftly explains the important difference between the "conversion" approach and the "conversation" approach.

This volume is peppered with vignettes which illustrate his personal experiences developing and employing his method. These stories show real-world examples of success and failure of various approaches, and show us all how we can better view our friends and acquaintances.

I would suggest this should be on every Christian leader's bookshelf, especially those who deal with people between the ages of 12 and 25. I would further suggest that "Conversations" classes should be developed by local church congregations to help us all implement the wisdom which came from Stanley Ward's experiences. Lastly, I would suggest those who study this book also load the Napkin Theology videos, also from Dr. Ward, onto their mobile devices for quick and easy illustration when in discussion with non-Christians.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Eaton on June 15, 2011
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Worldview Conversations is a great book. It is clear, clean, concise, clever, and cogent. It took me deeper into life. I highly recommend it.
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This text brings a different approach to discussing a biblical worldview. Having conversations about this topic allows for both parties to converse and share their individual understanding of the topic.
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