Xulon Press announces the release of Strategic Evangelism

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A Comprehensive Training Manual For Sharing The Gospel

J Stephen Parker

The book includes hypothetical dialogues between an evangelist and a non-Christian, so the reader will know how to employ the strategies in different situations

Most Christians wish to share their faith, but many feel ill-equipped for this complicated and often daunting task because they don't have a user-friendly model to guide them in the process.

Within the pages of Strategic Evangelism: Theory and Practice of Personal Evangelism ($22.99, paperback, 9781498466349; $9.99, e-book, 9781498466356), J. Stephen Parker teaches Christians how to conduct evangelism in an assertive and compassionate manner.

"It's a comprehensive, user-friendly training manual on how to present and share the gospel and Christian faith in a compassionate and sophisticated manner," the author and clinical psychologist states. "Readers will acquire a theoretical framework for personal evangelism along with a multitude of strategies and techniques to be effective spiritual change agents."

Strategic Evangelism will equip Christians with a host of skills and strategies to be more confident and effective at one-on-one evangelism. The book covers how to conduct a spiritual assessment; positive communication and persuasion techniques; motivational strategies for spiritual resistance; how to give your testimony; three approaches for sharing the gospel; how to facilitate a commitment to Christ; the major teachings of Jesus, theistic and Christian apologetics; and brief versus longer-term evangelism.

"The book includes hypothetical dialogues between an evangelist and a non-Christian, so the reader will know how to employ the strategies in different situations," Parker says. "Spiritual resistance and apathy are addressed head on. Given the growing number of nonbelievers who are hostile or indifferent towards the Christian faith, the book offers creative ways to deal with this common obstacle to faith."

J. Stephen Parker is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice, conducting individual, couples and family therapy. He earned his master's degree of counseling from the University of Delaware in 1986, and master's degree of science in psychology from the University of Florida in 1991. For almost four decades, Parker's passion has been sharing the love of Jesus with as many people as possible. He has taught adult and children's Sunday School classes, and participated in short-term missions, prison evangelism, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Parker and his wife were house parents for troubled teenagers for a year with a Christian organization. Parker and his wife, Jo Anne, have two adult sons.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Strategic Evangelism: Theory and Practice of Personal Evangelism through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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