Review: The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations (Schaller & Crilly)

9 arts coverThis book walks the reader through a concept I’d call “evangelism through relationship” – becoming friends with those around us, noticing their needs, and showing the love of God with our actions before we use our words to convince them they need God. In essence, building a solid foundation on which to open up honest conversation about spiritual topics.

I enjoyed the way the subject matter was presented, backed up with personal stories and an eye for the opportunities all around us. When we don’t all feel like we have (or ever could have) the spiritual gift of evangelism, we can still make the effort to sow seeds and ask God to work through us to reach our neighbours (thereby growing this spiritual gift in us).

This book is a great motivator and I would definitely recommend reading it.

Book description:

Love God, love people. Could evangelism really be that simple?
Often, it doesn’t seem so. It can feel scary, awkward, and uncomfortable as we try to navigate loaded questions and different perspectives. Even the most faithful of believers sometimes get stumped. But can you imagine if we, as Christians, simply spent time with people who are far from God and provided a safe place to talk about spiritual matters? If we listened to them and discovered what was really important to them? After all… it’s what Jesus did. And it’s what you can do too.

Drawing straight from the life and ministry of Jesus, The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations offers simple practices to help you build relationships with people who believe differently. Anyone who has read and appreciated Becoming a Contagious Christian or Just Walk across the Room won’t want to miss this book on creating a safe space to have natural, loving, and spiritual conversations with others.

Disclaimer: This ebook was provided by the publisher for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

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