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by John Dickson

eBook The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips download ISBN: 0310328632
Author: John Dickson
Publisher: Zondervan; First Edition, 4th Printing edition (June 12, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 240
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Category: Christian Books
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John Dickson reveals The Best Kept Secret. Promoting the gospel is more than a rescue missio. t is a reality mission (35, emphasis added). The connection between Paul’s gospel and the books we call the Gospels is obvious.

John Dickson reveals The Best Kept Secret. Now Dickson is ready to tackle his second mistake, which was to think that the only activity that promoted the gospel was talking. He makes an important distinction between proclaiming the gospel and promoting the gospel (23). Then he focuses on the example of Jesus.

I wholeheartedly commend John's book to you and know you will be richer for his . When I saw the subtitle of this book, "Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips," I was intrigued.

I wholeheartedly commend John's book to you and know you will be richer for his insights. Dickson does say that more than one epistle writer talks of having an appropriate answer to those who are enquiring about Christianity, but he also says reminds us that many Christians are only part of a journey for those seeking the truth.

Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret . John Dickson (PhD, Ancient History) is the author of more than a dozen books, Rector of St Andrew's Roseville, and a busy public speaker.

Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking. Without diminishing or downplaying the importance of speaking the gospel, John Dickson shows that, on the other hand, downplaying the range of activities that promote Christ to the world has its own set of problems.

Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of. .Equally, it can make those who do have a flair for speaking feel as though they are fulfilling Christ's mission just by talking.

First, Christians have often thought of mission as limited to verbal proclamation of the gospel ( evangelism ) without sufficiently emphasizing the diverse activities Scripture connects to the task of mission.

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The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission. Heralds Together: Promoting the Gospel through Our Public Praise 11. Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips. John Dickson (Author), Alister McGrath and Ravi Zacharias (Author). This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel. Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking.

Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips

Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips. Narrated by: John Dickson.

The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission: Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips (Zondervan). Promoting the Gospel: the Whole of Life for the Cause of Christ (Aquila). If I Were God, I'd End All the Pain (Matthias Media, 2001). If I Were God, I'd Make Myself Clearer (Matthias Media). Simply Christianity: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Faith (Matthias Media) Australian Christian Book of the Year, 2000. A Spectator's Guide to World Religions: An Introduction to the Big Five (Blue Bottle Books) Australian Christian Book of the Year, 2005.

This book comes out of years of reflection, failures, and some successes in the task of reaching out to others with the gospel. Many Christians think of the task of mission as an entirely verbal activity, when perhaps the best kept secret of New Testament teaching about mission is that it involves a whole range of activities that explicitly promote Christ to the world and draw others to him, and only a few of them involve speaking. Without diminishing or downplaying the importance of speaking the gospel, John Dickson shows that, on the other hand, downplaying the range of activities that promote Christ to the world has its own set of problems. It can make those who are not confident about speaking---of anything, let alone Jesus---feel inadequate and self-conscious in the task of reaching out to others. Equally, it can make those who do have a flair for speaking feel as though they are fulfilling Christ's mission just by talking. But the reality is that the Lord wants our whole life, not just our lips, in the task of bringing the gospel to the world. Every facet of our lives can be used by God to promote the news of his power and mercy. In this practical guide to the biblical art of sharing your faith, John Dickson offers refreshing insight into the ways that all Christians can and should be involved in spreading the good news of Jesus. While not all Christians are called and gifted to become evangelists, we are all called to promote the gospel through a wide range of activities---prayer, financial partnership, good deeds, godly lives, public worship, daily conversation, etc.---with and without our lips. As readers engage with this book, grapple with its arguments and hear the stories of people coming to faith, they will be inspired to see the whole of life as significant for bringing the gospel to the world, and they will be liberated out of guilt and self-consciousness in evangelism into becoming perfectly natural promoters of Jesus Christ.
Comments: (7)
Fearlesssinger
A very helpful, down-to-earth book on what 'mission' is: it's not just evangelism, as those who are gifted with evangelism usually state. Dickson (who is an evangelist himself ) shows that it covers much more than this: prayer, giving financially, living well as a Christian, for instance. All these have a part to play.
Dickson does say that more than one epistle writer talks of having an appropriate answer to those who are enquiring about Christianity, but he also says reminds us that many Christians are only part of a journey for those seeking the truth. They're not the be all and end all. This is something I've found in my own life, and the book is certainly encouraging for those of us who know they're not specifically gifted as evangelists.
I think the book will be helpful for many Christians who struggle with other writers who talk as though opening your mouth about Jesus was as simple as ABC. These books are often written by people who are evangelists by gifting. While Dickson is also an evangelist, he's learned that there are many other giftings amongst Christians, and that these all have a part to play.
Samulkis
When I saw the subtitle of this book, "Promoting the Gospel with More Than Our Lips," I was intrigued. I'm a Christian that desires to be a light and testimony to God, but definitely does not have the gift of evangelism. I struggle at times with guilt over whether I should be handing out tracts right and left. So, the topic was of interest to me. When I saw an endorsement by Ravi Zacharias, I knew that I wanted to read this book, because I was confident that, if he endorsed it, then what the author was proposing about evangelism was Biblically-supported.

What the author is arguing is largely that we are not all gifted to be evangelists. It is not God's intent for all of us to stand on street corners or go door-to-door offering complete gospel presentations. God desires all of us to promote the spread of the gospel, but for most of us that will be largely through prayer, giving financially, acts of kindness, little words here and there, answering the questions of unbelievers, etc. And this case is made Biblically and ably.

The author also makes the point that the gospel is more than John 3:16. The gospel message, the good news, is the entire content of the gospels. It includes not only His death and burial and resurrection, but His promised coming as Messiah and His life on earth. This is demonstrated again quite ably and thoroughly from Scripture.

I often found the author making points that I felt compelled to share with my husband. Such as his point that our number one reason for promoting the gospel is that there is one God and one only and all others are idols. He gives an illustration of a prizefighter on a bus being taunted by boys unaware of who he is. If you were the fighter's friend and along with him, you'd be inclined to say "Don't you know who he is???" And that's what our reaction should be to those who don't know who God is, a desire to see their eyes opened and for Him to receive the glory and praise that He is due.

And there were many other points that struck me in reading this book. The author handles the Scriptures capably, shares examples and personal experiences that support the text, and is very readable. He makes a compelling argument that the way we live our lives is very important to the spread of the gospel, and often has as much of an impact as a full-score gospel presentation. I would highly recommend this book to any Christian.
Foginn
This is a fabulously encouraging and helpful book. I bought it because of the recommendations on the jacket from people I trust (N. T. Wright, Chris Wright, and others) and I agree with their praise. It helps take away false guilt about evangelism through good Biblical exegesis and encourages us to promote the Gospel through the activities recommended in the Epistles (prayer, worship, mercy, etc.) I am going to buy a lot of copies to give away! And I am already reading more books by John Dickson.
net rider
Excellent, simple overview of mission, evangelism, what the real gospel is, and other topics. Very refreshing. I'd recommend reading this along with "What's Wrong With Outreach" by Keith Edwin Schooley.
Irostamore
Insightful, solid biblical foundations for the proposed arguments. Also, written in the language of the common man. I love how he shows the broad range of gospel activities.
Hawk Flying
His writing style seemed somewhat dry, but his love of the topic shone through and made me as enthused about his topic as him.
Runeterror
If I ever teach college level Evangelism again, I will definitely use this as a text
Quite a serious presentation of Christianity. A great read.