A Hollywood producer, Karen Covell was used to speaking her mind on just about everything… except, that is, her faith. For some reason, opening her mouth to explain why she trusted in Christ left her feeling weak-kneed. Why was it that she had such difficulty expressing the one thing that mattered most?
Evangelism can be challengeing – especially for those of us who weren’t gifted with Billy Graham’s charisma. Put us on the spot and we freeze. We know we should say something, but what? Even if we do know what, how can we be sure we’ve said all of the “important” stuff? And what do we do if the conversation turns hostile? The answers to these questions may be simpler than we think.
In “How to Talk About Jesus (Without Freaking Out)”, Karen, her husband Jim (a composer) and friend Victorya (an agent) draw upon their own experiences to teach readers a simple, relational way to talk about Christ without feeling awkward. Like most things in Hollywood, the technique is based upon the concept of story-telling: the story of the person in front of you, your personal story, and the story of God and His love for humanity. It’s about learning to give a testimony – in a way that clearly and honestly demonstrates the work of Christ in you.
Packed full of helpful hints and tips on everything from addressing personal fears to answering deep theological questions, “How to Talk About Jesus (Without Freaking Out)” provides readers with a variety of effective techniques that will be comfortable for any personality type. It’s a great introduction to evangelism for everyone whether they’re new to the faith or an old hand!
Re-released by Thrilling LIfe Publishers in 2013, “How to Talk About Jesus (Without Freaking Out)” is available for $16.14 in paperback.