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Corner Conversations: Engaging Dialogues about God and Life

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Welcome to Turnerville--an imaginary place where people take time to think and discuss the real issues that get rushed past or ignored in our world. Written by Gold Medallion nominee Randy Newman, this captivating sequel to "Questioning Evangelism" allows readers to learn new evangelistic skills by eavesdropping on important conversations that grapple with hot-button issue ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Kregel Publications (first published June 23rd 2006)
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John Brackbill
Unique is an overused and misused word. But I must say, at least in my reading history this is a unique book. It is set up as a conversation, for example:

CATHY: Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars! Janet and Cathy arrive early to work—that’s a first. We’ve got a whole thirty minutes before our shift starts. Let’s sit outside here on this bench until we have to go in.
JANET: Yeah, it’s a beautiful day.
CATHY: I’m amazed I even came back to work at all today, after yesterday’s horrors.
JANET
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Jennifer
Written by a friend of mine in college ( I babysat for his boys who are now themselves in college - yikes!), this book is a series of dialogues in a fictional town, Turnerville. The dialogues progress as the author imagines they should - between friends (long time or developing ones), who go back and forth respectfully, and who aren't afraid to disagree. The topics cover all the generally taboo topics or politically charged ones from heaven and hell, suffering and death, homosexuality and sex, h ...more
Julia
This is a nice little book of sample dialogs between fictional everyday people discussing actual life issues which carry philosophical and theological significance. Since my worldview matches that of the author I found it very enjoyable and worthwhile to assist in my own conversations, even though the dialogs seemed a bit robotic at times. I've heard the author speak now on two separate occasions and have been impressed at his ability to own and clarify his beliefs tolerantly (in the classical s ...more
Brian Watson
This book is a sequel to Randy Newman's Questioning Evangelism. It's a number of hypothetical/fictional conversations between a Christian and a non-Christian on issues such as evil, death, homosexuality, and other topics. It's valuable for showing how one might explain and defend Christianity in everyday conversations.
Steven Henry
Sep 03, 2007 Steven Henry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone trying to find ways to stir up spiritual conversations with strangers
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Great book! It's presented in a conversational style with thoughts each section to explain how to effectively start, and carry on conversations with those around us, no matter what religious beliefs they have.
Patrick
Fairly simple, engaging, and insightful. A fun, quick read and good complement to Newman's Questioning Evangelism.
Ben Warren
Very enjoyable read and helpful to see examples of dialogues played out.
Dan Bates
the conversations are so contrived, I'd be much more interested in actual conversations.
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From Randy's website: "I want to pursue the integral (whole, unified, tied-together) nature of things. I see connections between ideas, common ground between people, and overlap where others see conflict. I see God’s fingerprints in all areas of life, not just the so-called religious ones.

I’ve had the privilege of serving in ministry on college campuses, at the Pentagon, in churches, and in variou
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