Tactics A Game Plan For Discussing Your Christian Convictions
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Tired of finding yourself flat-footed and intimidated in conversations? Want to increase your confidence and skill in discussions with family, friends, and coworkers? Gregory Koukl offers practical strategies to help you stay in the driver’s seat as you maneuver comfortably and graciously in any conversation about your Christian convictions.
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to: - Initiate conversations effortlessly - Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively - Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking - Skillfully manage the details of dialogue - Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.
I've been in many a debate with non-believers and this book well equips me for future ones. I wish I had this book 25 years ago. I'm half way through and plan to read it at least three times and then 6 months from now I'll read it again!
What a terrific tool to prepare one not just to give an answer for what they believe but to subtly make your objector give reasons for what THEY believe (which usually requires more faith). Instead of reasoning with your opponent, get them to reason with themselves by forcing them to defend THEIR faith by asking gentle questions. Learn to identify the flaws in their arguments and instead of pointing out the flaws to them, get them to do it themselves with the right questions. Brilliant!
It's a well written, well thought out book. An easy read and fun.
You will be blessed by this work and so will opponents and bystanders who hear you use these strategies.