His purpose—that Christians cannot fail if they simply share the truth—is clear. First, your friend may be more obliged to listen to your beliefs once you have listened to his. She is also an award-winning author who has authored other books other books on evangelism. This book is great for christians and non Christians alike. Before moving into the more instructive section of his book, Fay spends a chapter discussing the need to overcome the fear of evangelism. I think he says something in the book like if you don't say anything to them about the gospel and Jesus then you are loving them right into the pits of hell.
Since his radical conversion, he has traveled the world equipping believers to share their faith. This book is his own testimonial of the simplicity of sharing the joy of salvation with absolutely anyone you meet. Pointing the reader to the vision of evangelism, Fay details some scathing facts concerning the evangelism of Evangelicals. I read another book, Questioning Evangelism, last year that I The theology is kind of sketchy on this one and I find his method overly complicated and programmed. He would generally try to destroy people on the court and dare them ever bring up the topic of Christianity. If what you are believing is not true, would you want to know? Fay's 5 6 question approach Do you have any spiritual beliefs? As long as you get them past the 5 commitment questions, it doesn't matter if they are broken over their sin or show genuine repentance, just make sure they pray the sinners prayer. William Fay also established and profited from what was once the largest house of prostitution in the United States named Fantasy Island.
That being said, a good evangelistic approach should always be simple enough to reproduce without barriers of complication. It is for these reasons that I recommend Share Jesus Without Fear. Do not let them be on their own, find a church for them to be involved in so they can continue to grow in their relationship with Christ. Fay is very careful to mention some statistics about the success of the Gospel message and state emphatically that success is in the obedience to the Great Commission. Fay takes the next 31 pages discussing the most common objections to accepting Christ and how to overcome those objections. Facing the threat of jail time, Fay turned to Jesus Christ for redemption and ever since has been turning others to Him as well.
He is literally saying a good Christian cannot be silent because evangelism is an act of obedience driven by faithfulness to God. Author Information William Fay was a business man trapped in a Godless life. This work does not have that weakness. Fay recounts a story of a woman in adultery who surrendered her life to Christ and went back to her husband asking for forgiveness. It is time to be the kind of Christian who is really making a difference. However, there were I must confess, a few weak areas.
The author points out that even when someone does not receive Jesus, a witnessing believer is still considered successful because they have been obedient and faithful. Also, even though he seems concerned about making false converts, I could see someone using his method as a script pressuring others into making conversion statements without God really working in their lives. Facing the threat of jail time, Fay turned to Jesus Christ for redemption and ever since has been turning others to Him as well. And that sharing should be contagious. He developed Mob ties early in adulthood that added to his success in gambling. In his book, Fay also cunningly uses various statistics and quotations to help support his ideas.
Fay is of the opinion that if Christians will show the love of Christ in their lives as well as, through their words, then they will be as attractive to sinners as Christ was. Christians are to be obedient to the Great Commission. The languages that did not have free pdfs are English, Spanish, Ilongo and Tamil. He has plenty of charisma and a strong personality, so I could see how he would make an excellent evangelist, but the purpose of this book is to make the rest of the Church strong evangelists. He also assumes his readers believe the Bible as well.
Helping the new believer learn to share her faith is equally valid. Once the door is opened to share, Fay then gives selected passages of Scripture that are to be used during the second step of evangelism. Before this, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of a multi-million-dollar corporation linked to the Mafia, which was involved in racketeering, bookmaking and gambling. Theologically, the author does a fairly good job supporting his points with Scripture to back them up. Evaluation For the most part, the authors achieve their main purpose for writing the book. The author reminds us that we are not the ones who is saving people only God can do that and that all we have to do is not keep silent about Christ.
If you feel more comfortable with a different verse rather than one of the ones he chose, use the one you want. Fay graduated from Denver Seminary in 1987. Fay introduces a lot of helpful methods for evangelism, and he addresses how to respond to questions that people have when they hear the message of the gospel. Too many of us lead someone to Christ then we leave him or her to fend for himself or herself. Now featuring a fresh new cover design, Share Jesus without Fear relays Fay's passionate, effective instructions on how to share the love of Christ with anyone--without feeling intimidated on either side of the conversation. I also agree with the follow up advice Fay gives after someone receives Christ. I highly recommend this book to those who are seeking a helpful guideline for presenting the core of the Gospel of Jesus.
Continuing his pleas for consistent Christianity, Fay clearly longs to help believers share their faith consistently and openly. Instead Fay implies throughout his book that personal conversations, chats, comments, encouragements, notes: these are the tools that Christians can use to reach the heart of the unbeliever. Fay encourages the believer to let the Holy Spirit do the job of leading a person to salvation. Bold and joyful, the outreach movement continues without fear. For further information, see: Thompson, W.