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  • Author:
    Norman Geisler,David Geisler
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    0736923993
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    978-0736923996
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    Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2009)
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Conversational Evangelism is a winsome and effective presentation of how skeptics perceive the Gospel and how we might help them discover its truth for themselves. Most courses on evangelism teach us how to harvest, which creates a mentality that is very event and closure driven.

Conversational Evangelism is a winsome and effective presentation of how skeptics perceive the Gospel and how we might help them discover its truth for themselves. While recognizing the vital role of the Holy Spirit in the process, the Geislers illustrate how asking probing questions and pointing out the inconsistencies between belief and behavior till the ground and help remove long-entrenched barriers to the Gospel. I enthusiastically recommend their pre-evangelism methodology. Yet in real life, conversion is much more a process that takes place over time.

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so you can be heard? This is definitely the book for you! It's a gem!

book by Norman L. Geisler  . so you can be heard? This is definitely the book for you! It's a gem!

Norman Geisler was born on July 21, 1932, in Warren, Mich. He is the author of Christian texts that promote the Bible and morality and serve to provide sound advice and reasoning for the Christian faith

Norman Geisler was born on July 21, 1932, in Warren, Mich. He is the author of Christian texts that promote the Bible and morality and serve to provide sound advice and reasoning for the Christian faith. A fervent believer in the inerrancy of the Bible, his books When Skeptics Ask and When Critics Ask provide answers to those who question discrepancies in the Bible or challenge its authority. In Legislating Morality, he discusses why laws should be passed and enforced to create a moral, Christian society

Conversational Evangelism: How to Listen & Speak so You can be Heard. Notable Christian apologist and philosopher Norman Geisler, will be retiring from his teaching position at Southern Evangelical Seminary, which he helped found, over undisclosed health issues.

Conversational Evangelism: How to Listen & Speak so You can be Heard. 7. From God to Us: How we Got our Bible. Dr. Norm Geisler, thank you for the many many many years of love, leadership, and loyalty to the Lord's word. I pray that those of us who have had the blessing to know you and learn from you will take all that we can from you and transmit that to a generation that will never personally know you. With gratitude, Dr. Sherlin.

Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of more than 68 books and hundreds of articles.

Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, O. ww. s. Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of more than 68 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly 50 years and has spoken or debated in all 50 states and in 25 countries. in philosophy from Loyola University and is the cofounder and long–time dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Readers will discover how God uses their everyday encounters for great things when they switch from trying to witness effectively to effectively being a witness through communication and compassion. Pages: 224 Format: Paperback EAN/ISBN: 0736923993 Publisher: Harvest House.

Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of more than 80 books and hundreds of articles . Conversational Evangelism is a fantastic way for bringing apologetics to our nonbelieving friends, colleagues, and neighbors. With very little work, those with a basic knowledge of apologetic topics can now enjoy applying that knowledge more than ever.

David Geisler is the Founder and President of Meekness and Truth Ministreis. He co-authored Conversational Evangelism: How To Listen and Speak So You May be Heard with his father, Norman Geisler of NGIM. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has been involved in Church and para-church College Ministry for over 25 years. David and his wife, Charlene, have three children. See All . Bible Studies. Conversational Evangelism. Download the app: Need help call: 972-560-4000.

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Witnessing used to involve laying out the truth and guiding a person to understand and accept it. But the awareness of basic Christian principles has changed and so have the needs of pre-believers. With a passion for people, authors David and Norman Geisler share an engaging, conversational approach to evangelism as they address:

What makes old models of witnessing ineffective in today's cultureWhy evangelism must start with relational pre-evangelismHow to ask questions, listen attentively, and understand what someone believesWays to identify the real barriers to belief in order to build a bridge to truthHow to keep dialogue going with different personality types

This refreshing, practical resource is ideal for churches and individuals. Readers will discover how God uses their everyday encounters for great things when they switch from trying to witness effectively to effectively being a witness through communication and compassion.


Hellblade
Norman Geisler, as many know, is an incredible Apologist and Christian philosopher. Yet his love for God is just as obvious for those willing to listen.

This book demonstrates an effective and crucial manner (not method) of talking to people about God. I very much agree with his assessment that the world has dramatically changed and so must our Gospel presentation. It is the approach we take that must change, not the message.
In decades past, there remained still a sense of right and wrong - that innate knowledge of good versus bad (a likely hangover of a generally Christian culture in USA). But today, the rise of Relativism, pluralism and syncretism (really a buffet approach to all types of religions and beliefs) has made the standard door-to-door evangelism rather inadequate.

Geisler's book describes what I have been doing for a decade in my own work: learning to listen to others, use logic to note flaws in their reasoning, guide them to observe these faults in reason, and ultimately offer a better belief system. I work on people's pianos, everyday in another person's home. I look for books, pictures or various religious artifacts with which I can converse with the homeowner: letting them tell me how these fit into their particular worldview. I can then gently, look to help them see more clearly how logical their beliefs are, and what the true end result of these is.

Geisler in this book follows a similar pattern as found in the books "Tactics" and "The God Conversation" (both good books). And each of these follow the great Francis Scheaffer, who wrote 3 years ago on the same topic. Scheaffer called this approach "ripping the roof off". What this book and Scheaffer suggest, is allowing each person to present their beliefs, allowing you to then press various facets for inconsistencies, until finally helping the person to correctly see and evaluate the end result of their beliefs. You in a sense, rip the roof off their worldview so they can see clearly where it differs from reality.

The only reason I give this book 4 stars, is because it may come across as a strict method, an inflexible regiment. The approach is excellent, but you need to let each conversation move in its particular way, sometimes by-passing various "steps" and coming back to them weeks or years later.
Geisler, and a few others, have rightly identified the need for a new evangelistic approach to our present world devoid of absolutes, devoid of good logic or reasoning - holding to personal feelings over observable reality. And we converse with people, not because we have mastered a system, but because God first loved us, that we know show our love to others!

This is, in my estimation, a much more productive approach than door-to-door, Way of the Master (which assumes people already believe in the Bible or absolutes), tracts etc... Modern society does not live in with logical, absolute beliefs - and we must take the time to help them see this, so we can then sensically present the absolute truth of the Bible.

A very worthy book - useful for all Christians willing to take the time to invest into non-believers!
Geny
I've always been a big fan of Norman Geisler, viewing him as a real giant in the area of Christian apologetics, a great intellect and philosophical force of nature. He's the perfect guy to stand toe-to-toe with the Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, atheistic philosophers of the world.

That he would write a book of such sensibilities was a great and pleasant surprise. Perhaps it's the influence of David, but this book brings some serious intellectual firepower to everyday interpersonal interactions.

The Geislers emphasize the need to listen carefully to what people are saying, and rather than blast away with the right answer, ask clarifying questions. "Help me understand..." can be a disarming way of starting a conversation. The Geislers help equip the Christian in understanding the type of questions to ask that will reveal some of the big problems in the postmodern worldview.

Sometimes evangelism is a process. This book is very helpful in enabling believers to shepherd that process along...to help someone "move one step closer to Christ."
Neol
This book helps a person learn to really talk to people about their faith in a kind and respectful and winsome way. I think it has helped me learn to talk to people better in general.
xander
This book restores a much needed balance between the extremes of heady, argumentative outreach that turns people off and relational but contentless approaches that almost seem ashamed of the idea of truth. In Conversational Evangelism you learn how to reach hearts AND minds. The Geislers successfully explain how to get on the inside of people's defenses, not by a frontal assault but through gentle methods of conversation that show respect to those we wish to reach. But the book doesn't stop there. The authors show how, once inside those defenses, you can help people begin to discover the truth of the Gospel. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is tired of impersonal, simplistic or in-your-face evangelism. If you want help at being ready to give an answer, with gentleness and respect, to those who ask, then this is the book for you.
Monn
Great book. It is written so anyone can understand it. It is very practical and engaging. Great book to learn how to have a relevant conversation with anyone about Jesus.
Doktilar
Finally, a useful apologetics book. If you have a relative, friend, or fellow traveler who needs the Word of God in their lives, this is the book to read--a hands-on, easily readable, how-to book with questions to ask and answers to give for a step-by-step evangelical conversion.
funike
I would have rated this one a bit higher if it wasn't the sort of thing I was taught in missionary school. Don't just harvest, but plant good ideas, weed out heretical ideas, cropdust misunderstandings (bugs), water and fertilize with things to make the person more inclined to go to Christ. They use the Musician, Artist, Archeologist and Builder instead of the farmer, but it is the same sort of thing. Still, for those not trained by the Agape Force or other ministry school (or even a few who were) this is a very good idea. Especially the emphasis on listening. I have run into far too many would be missionaries trying to convert me, even though I was a missionary before they were born. None seem capable of hearing any answer not in their little tract sized instruction book. This book correctly points out as one of its main methods paying attention to what the others say, and building from it. As the subtitle goes "How to listen and speak so you can be heard." (It really should be 'listen then speak' but close enough.)
I think this is the way to go for this activity.