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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.
TrueU: Does God Exist? Discussion Guide
More Than a Carpenter
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Scripture
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward God
The Wedge of Truth: Splitting the Foundations of Naturalism
Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology