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Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
In our post-Christian context, public life has become markedly more secular and private life infinitely more diverse. Yet many Christians still rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Most of these methods assume that people are open, interested and needy for spiritual insight when increasingly most people are not. Our urgent need, then, is the capacity to persuade—to make a convincing case for the gospel to people who are not interested in it.
In his magnum opus, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion—the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. Actual persuasion requires more than a one-size-fits-all approach.
This book is the fruit of forty years of thinking, honed in countless talks and discussions at many of the leading universities and intellectual centers of the world. Discover afresh the persuasive power of Christian witness from one of the leading apologists and thinkers of our era.
Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower's Guide for the Journey
Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview
Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics
The First Christmas: The True and Unfamiliar Story
The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant?
In the Beginning... We Misunderstood: Interpreting Genesis 1 in Its Original Context
The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
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