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Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions | [Gregory Koukl]

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus.
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In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day.

Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl shows you how to:

    Initiate conversations effortlessly
  • Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively
  • Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking
  • Skillfully manage the details of dialogue
  • Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack

Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.

©2011 Gregory Koukl (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Borincana Atlanta, GA United States 06-23-12
    Borincana Atlanta, GA United States 06-23-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Excellent starting point!"
    Would you listen to Tactics again? Why?

    This book is an excellent starting point for anybody interested in Christian apologetics. Even for a non-Christian, it gives excellent tips for debating and lots of food for thought. It encourages analytical thinking and its principles can translate in many areas of our daily life. Not just apologetics.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is very well outlined. It takes you step by step through the thought process you should engage in and encourages you to start having conversations about the things that really matter.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Parks – was your favorite?

    The narrator did a great job. He kept you interested in the topic and it was easy to take notes to go back to.


    Any additional comments?

    I would strongly recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians alike. It is packed with good information and important steps to engage in healthy debates with others.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tomek New Westminster, BC, Canada 07-06-13
    Tomek New Westminster, BC, Canada 07-06-13
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    If you could sum up Tactics in three words, what would they be?

    Wise, God focused


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Colombo


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely incredible. I'm a blue collar surrounded by unbelievers and i constantly get attacked by questions. This book gives tips and ways to break down what people try to "school me" with, and even better, it's focused on a Christian way, by not ending the conversation with the person offended. I want to spread the good news, this has helped so much :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 03-04-13
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2005
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    A book of practical suggestions for how to approach people with the gospel in a tactful meaningful way. The tactics are mainly "common sense" but the kind of "common sense" that is difficult to manufacture on the spur of the moment when you are confronted with an unexpected opportunity to share your faith. I found the book helpful and I would highly recommend it.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David L. Weide Colorado Springs, CO 02-20-13
    David L. Weide Colorado Springs, CO 02-20-13

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    "Not an over-rating... it's that good!"
    If you could sum up Tactics in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, Educational, Perspective


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the story about the Witch from Wisconsin.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Parks’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Enlightened


    Any additional comments?

    This book added tremendous perspective to sharing my faith. My pastor recommended it to me, this will be a book that I listen to (got the audio book) and read over and over again... more of a study - outstanding!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    GAINES United States 03-08-13
    GAINES United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2011

    Me? I'm not who you think I think I am.

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    "Smart yet kind approach to apologetics!"

    Koukl walks you through a deliberate process that will help you deal with many objections raised by atheists who, it would seem have not thought out their stance quite as we'll as they would like to have you believe. This book is a great place to start and surprisingly complete with many examples that will have you thinking more clearly than you have been. I highly reccomend this book as a resource for Christians.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    shari Lacey, WA, United States 03-02-13
    shari Lacey, WA, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Tactics the most enjoyable?

    The book gives practically examples of how to share your faith in the most non offensive way possible.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That its our job as Christians to plant seeds and not reap a harvest. God does the work, He will reap the harvest when its ready. We just need to be ready to do what ever part He puts in front of us to do. It takes the pressure off and helps us get in the game instead of running away from what we might think is an impossible conversation.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-15-14
    Steven Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-15-14 Member Since 2005
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    This is very well done. A must listen for anyone who wants to take Jesus last words to his followers to heart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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