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Promoting the Gospel: A practical guide to the biblical art of sharing your faith

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"I warmly recommend this book. I have learned from reading it, and have no doubt that others will as well. It challenged me, encouraged me, and often inspired me. And at my age, that's quite an achievement!"

Alister McGrath, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics
paperback, 234 pages
Published January 2005 by Blue Bottle Books
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Bill
Mar 23, 2012 Bill rated it it was amazing
5 stars. Promoting the Gospel grabbed me from the introduction, because I identify with all of the "evangelism pitfalls" he lists -- 1. The curse of self-consciousness, 2. The gospel download, 3. Reducing the gospel, 4. Underestimating the mission. I've fallen into them all! John Dickson manages to dial down the stress that can surround evangelism (and make Christians behave so strangely when they share their faith!) while at the same time upholding an inspiring vision of the importance of ...more
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Jun 01, 2013 Mark Wilson rated it it was amazing
First read in summer 2007. A great book for helping Christians understand there role in the mission of the church. This book has been criticised by some for downplaying the role of spoken word evangelism, something I don't think it is guilty of. Rather, it maintains the primary importance of the verbal proclamation of the gospel, but also acknowledges that Christians will not be equally gifted in this way, yet all have a responsibility in the promotion of the gospel. An excellent and ...more
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John focuses on the big ideas that have shaped our world.

His journey is an eclectic one. Starting out as a singer-songwriter, he now works as a writer, speaker, historian of religion (focusing on early Christianity and Judaism), media presenter, Anglican minister, and director of a multi-media think tank.

With an honours degree in theology from Moore Theological College Sydney, and a PhD in history
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