In lieu of actual thoughts for the week, I thought I'd take the chance to share 2 resources that are free to download tonight and tomorrow all day on Amazon.com.
Alex Cunningham's recent motorcycle accident changed his life - now he
sees every day as a mission to share the good news of the gospel. But
his long-time girlfriend, Annie Russo, just doesn't understand. And if
that isn't enough, every time Alex opens his mouth to say something
about God at work, everything backfires: his co-manager Drew rarely even
looks at him now. But help comes in the form of Sara Locke, an
ex-missionary widow with wisdom to spare. Together, Alex, Annie, and
Sara discover how to see people's unspoken emotional barriers to faith
in God. Along the way, Alex and Annie explore how to engage those
barriers in natural and nonjudgmental ways as they begin to talk about
their Christian faith with their friends. But one of them has more
success than the other, and the stress on their relationship might just
be too much. A blend of fiction and evangelism training, author Anna
Rapa uses narrative storytelling to communicate key truths about
evangelism in today's postmodern world. Dive in to the story of Alex and
Annie, and let this story show you how to reach people in today's
culture with God's transforming story of rescue.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to meet Jesus? This book is a
set of imaginative stories based on seven important dialogues Jesus had
with people in the gospels. Written in first-person, they invite you to
experience Jesus as these people did. There are also discussion
questions and questions for reflection if you want to discuss the
stories with others.
These resources were created out of my own experiences walking beside people for the last 10 years or so. They're based on things I've learned and observed and felt like I would've wanted when I was first starting to analyze what it looks like and means to live a life of faith in front of people who may or may not have any interest in that type of thing. Hope they're helpful! If you want more information about the resources, there's some good stuff at Da[w]bar House--the publisher's website.