The Power of Story: Rediscovering the Oldest, Most Natural Way to Reach People for Christ

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9780891098515: The Power of Story: Rediscovering the Oldest, Most Natural Way to Reach People for Christ

You have a story to tell. This book will help you tell it.

In this age of high-tech communication and endless formulas for successful evangelism, the most effective way to lead others to Christ is, surprisingly, also the oldest, purest, and most natural-the same way that Jesus, Paul, and all the early evangelists told the great story of God's grace.

In The Power of Story, Dr. Leighton Ford explains how you, too, can experience the joy of leading others to Christ-simply by telling them the story of how God has impacted your life. "Evangelism isn't about formulas and programs," Dr. Ford says. "It's about what God has done in our lives. Evangelism is the result of God's story intersecting with our story. He is the evangelist-not us."

To illustrate what can happen when we share our story with those around us, Dr. Ford weaves through the book a tale of three friends whose lives are touched, one by one, by the power of God's Story. By carefully examining the words and actions of the Christian men and women who tell their stories to Ben, Judith, and Darrell, Dr. Ford reveals how a few simple words and small acts of Christian kindness can have eternal results.

If you have become a part of the story of God, then you have a story to tell to those around you. "They are eager to hear it," writes Dr. Ford. "They are dying to hear it. Any Christian can be an evangelist-and every Christian should."

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DR. LEIGHTON FORD has been an internationally known evangelist for over 35 years. He is president of Leighton Ford Ministries, which specializes in developing young Christian leaders worldwide. Dr. Ford has written numerous books, including Sandy: A Heart for God and Transforming Leadership.

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For thirty years I have shared my faith and trained thousands of laity in the area of witnessing. At last, I have found a book that can help any person become an effective 'fisher of men.' -- Dr. John C. Maxwell, leadership lecturer and author, senior pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church, San Diego, California

Leighton Ford has figured out how to follow Jesus, communicate to a new generation, and make evangelism easier-all through a story. Tell your story and you'll reach someone for God. -- Leith Anderson, pastor, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Unbelievers often view evangelists as arm-twisting, high-pressure nuisances, and that affects the witness of us all. The Power of Story sets forth a more winsome, more biblical approach to telling of God's work in our lives. Anyone eager for evangelistic integrity will find Leighton Ford a personable and convincing guide. -- Dr. Stephen A. Hayner, president, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

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