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The Way of the Master: How to Share Your Faith Simply, Effectively, Biblically-- The Way Jesus Did

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  593 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Learn how to share your faith without fear! Learn how to share your faith the way Jesus did—simply, effectively, biblically. "The Way of the Master" will equip you to confidently lead anyone—friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or stranger on the street—to a clear understanding of repentance and what it means to be a true and active follower of Jesus Christ. Ray Comf ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 23rd 2004 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published February 9th 2004)
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Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite honestly a must read for every Christian. It will change the way you view the significance of the Gospel message. It will change you as only God can.
Neil McKinlay
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Way of the Master. I recommend this particular book of Comfort!

Ray Comfort, with helpful comments by Kirk Cameron, takes head on the "Easy Believism" movement that has been distorting the Gospel. (See my own book review of John Bevere's Driven By Eternity for related subject matter).

Comfort and Cameron want Christians to use God's Law - properly. No more of the "Jesus loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life..." stuff. No! Though they don't state it as such, it's back to the Biblical
Adam Nelson
Jul 06, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
falsehood. I am frightened that impressionable believers will read this book and question their salvation and that of others as well as put themselves back under the shroud of legalism. This is wrong. Granted, I didn't finish it, but when I got to about page 80 and Comfort implies that you'll know false converts because they sometimes act selfishly, I realized that he was saying that most of us, then, including myself, are going to hell when I was actually under the impression that I accepted Ch ...more
D.I. Telbat
The subject matter: This impressive and inspiring book teaches how to accurately and biblically witness to the unsaved. The Master at witnessing was, of course, Jesus Christ. This book stresses the use of the Ten Commandments while sharing the gospel message, leaving the conviction work to the Holy Spirit and the choice in the sinner's life.

What I especially liked: I've seen the television programs by the same title, but the book was much more helpful. What I found most useful as teaching tools
Clint Mccain
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After initially hearing Kirk Cameron's presentation of "Hell's Best Kept Secret," I eventually read this book & was changed by it; I heartily recommend it! ...more
The Way of the Master is a short book about how to be an effective evangelist. Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort take their readers through numerous of steps to show this. For example, Cameron and Comfort uses the "speak directly to the conscious" method; first they would use an ice breaker to start a conversation, "Hello, do you mind playing a you consider yourself a good person?...have you ever lied before?..well what would you call someone that lies?" By going through these steps the l ...more
Aug 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so amazing. I have never heard the salvation message delivered this way before. it was so powerful. I had no idea there were so many false converts in christianity simply because they didn't know the way true way to heaven. It gives you so much insight into God, and what he expects from us. i felt so convicted, and at the same time so full of love for him. I see my sins in a new light, and will be forever changed by this book. God is amazing, and his forgiveness is there when we ar ...more
Mar 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
No no no no no. This is an instruction book from the foundation of the abuse of Holy Scripture. It corrupts the Gospel with formulaic, legalistic, dogmatic praise. It was a struggle to complete this material for my seminary course list. Though it is regarded as necessary material by many, I find it turgid and rather "American".
Luis Villasenor
Oct 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you ever had a question about how to what the Bible said about how to witness to an unbeliever, this is the book. This book comes with a cd. This book will change the way you witness!!!
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book I ever read. A read eye opener
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the most powerful and convicting book of evangelism that I have ever read.
This book should be read by every person on the planet.
Les Wolf
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ray Comfort is a conservative Christian, author and evangelist who is well known for the television series that bears the same name as this book. Kirk Cameron is a Christian actor and contributor to the book as well as a close friend and working partner to Ray.
This book outlines a method of bearing witness and soul-winning that takes it's pattern from the words of Jesus as found in the Christian bible. The authors explain how to use the method described, it's function and purpose and how to avoi
Candace Cameron Bure mentions this book in her convocation address at Liberty University (which I saw on youtube), so I decided to check it out. I am really glad I did, because I enjoyed it and greatly appreciate the message. The main theme is the issue of today's evangelists focusing only on God's grace but neglecting to stress the importance of the LAW, i.e., Joel Osteen and most megachurches. Ray Comfort does a great job of writing in a simple, convincing, heartfelt style and his sincerity an ...more
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would recommend this book to every single person! By the time I got to the end I was both full of blessing at the concept of being driven to the grace of God (though the reality of my own sin was not new to me), and convicted that I have slowly migrated toward the "God is love" as primary "gospel." The truths in this book are life-changing!
Jan 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At a different time in my spiritual walk, Comfort's book may not have earned 5 stars. But in my current state of fighting complecancy, His challenge to replace the thinking of "What Would Jesus Do?" and replace it with "What Did Jesus Do?" was what I needed.
Sam Boychuk
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
More of a movement than a book really. These glasses are the corrective lenses that any follower of Christ in the western world must wear, if they have been blinded by the myopia of modern faith. Just read it!
Jul 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another great book by Ray. I recommend all Christians to read this. One Christian read it and it for to fearful for them to continue to read.
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Want to know how to evangelize? READ THIS BOOK.
Ann Scott
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great witnessing tool!!
Susan Hillard
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful informative eye opening book!
Evangelist Michael
A must read for all those that call themselves Christians.
Dave Jones
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
One of the best books on evangelism I have ever read.
Kyle Ellis
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has really transformed my understanding of the Gospel. Even though I bought the book to gain a greater understanding in sharing the gospel, I actually confronted myself with these truths. Ray Comfort really provokes the soul, and in my own experience, shines a harsh but much needed light on our souls. I believed I was saved two years ago, on a late-September night. I still do, but when I looked at the Law, I questioned myself. In the end, I rededicated my life to Christ. As Ray talks a ...more
Natalie Vellacott
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great book with some useful ideas for evangelism. I would also recommend the resources on the website especially the free movies....

Read my blog post for the full review and discussion about evangelism methods

Ray Selden
Apr 20, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a good read for believers, but needs to be read with the understanding that Comfort's assertion that this is THE way that Jesus evangelize is not correct. Jesus utilized a variety and never instructed our demanded his followers to evangelize exactly the same way every time. Is Comfort's way effective? Sometimes it is, sometimes it is not.
Aaron Frasier`
This book has a great heart of evangelism, but it fails in that it makes the way we share the Gospel always the same way. It is claimed that the way Jesus did evangelism is to use the law first and that idea is based on only one story in the Bible. It doesn’t carry through when you look at all of the Gospels.
Julie Abels
The basic idea is that, as Christians, we tend to over-emphasize God's grace and under-emphasize God's law when speaking to the lost. Romans tells us that the purpose of the law is to convict people of their sin, so when we don't mention the law, we end up with people who become Christians because they want the "wonderful life" we told them all about when they should seek grace out of fear of eternal damnation...

This book really got me thinking if nothing else... For the first 8 or so chapters I
Jennifer Tse
This is a good book to learn more about evangelism. It's great that the author advocates using the Ten Commandments to bring people to Christ, because then people will know that they are sinners. However, the way Comfort describes it, he makes it sound easier than it really is to bring someone to Christ. If it is so easy, then we would not need to disciple believers and show them what Christian life is all about. He has a good approach, but did not really develop the idea of evangelism enough.

Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This needs to be read by everyone who claims to be a Christian! Not only does it remind us to see our sin for what it truly is: disgusting and able to send us to hell, but it also shows us how to share our faith Biblically the way Jesus did. As Christians we are not called to live comfortably, we are called to reach out and take hold of those who are perishing. Using the 10 commandments before you show people God's mercy and love, is vital! It shows them their desperate state and then the cross ...more
This was a very difficult/heavy read but it was a major eye-opener and I think will be very helpful when witnessing to others to make sure you are doing so in a Biblical way. Many churches today preach on God's wonderful plan for your life...but I don't think as many of those churches preach on God's law and the importance of confessing our sins and in truly understanding WHY we need Jesus to save us. Many important messages in here.
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Ray is the Founder and CEO of Living Waters and the best–selling author of more than 80 books, including, Hell's Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible, and The Evidence Bible. He co–hosts (with actor Kirk Cameron) the award–winning television program "The Way of the Master," seen in 200 countries. He is also the Executive Producer on the movies "Audacity," "180," "Evolution vs. God," and ...more

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“In Mark 10:17-21, a man came running to Jesus, knelt before Him, and asked how he could obtain everlasting life. It would seem that his earnest and humble heart made him a prime candidate as a potential convert. Yet Jesus didn’t give him the message of God’s grace. He didn’t even mention the love of God. Neither did He tell him of an abundant, wonderful new life. Instead, Jesus used the Law of God to expose the man’s hidden sin. This man was a transgressor of the first of the Ten Commandments. His money was his god, and one cannot serve both God and money. Then the Scriptures reveal that it was love that motivated Jesus to speak in this way to this rich young man.” 0 likes
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