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Have you’ve ever felt the desire to introduce your friends to Jesus, but you can’t get past the tension? This audiobook can help give you the tools to not only bridge the awkward gap, but also learn how to take the conversation to the next level. The practical steps in this audiobook will give you the confidence you need to engage with those who need to meet Jesus.

Jesus engaged in a series of vibrant, crucial conversations with a range of people. You, too, can engage in honest, open, crucial conversations without being weird. You can learn the skills that will be used to introduce your friends to Jesus. You will find that, much like the New Testament, as believers discovered, crucial conversations can change the world around you.

©2017 Dan Grider (P)2019 Dan Grider

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Practical useful advice and tactics!

Many have had that encounter of spilling our guts trying to convert someone, only for our words to fall on deaf ears. Dan has the remedy for the tried and failed gut spilling in having crucial conversations instead. His practical advice in just the first 4 chapters will sharpen your tools and tactics, showing you effective ways to evangelize.

I can't agree with his Lordship Salvation sentiments in the latter of Audible chapter 7, all of 8, and sprinkled all throughout the book. [Look up Lordship Salvation controversy, not definition. The classical definition of LS never applies the way people apply it as a 2 step salvation process instead of a 1 step]

Other than that I really recommend the book. This is going to help me wordsmith my testimony in a way that will become immensely less awkward and will be more effective to hold someone's attention. And the spiritual gameplan in the latter chapters will help one stay on target and apply these crucial conversations for furthering the Kingdom of God.

Read on for more on LS. From Matt Slick at C.A.R.M.

"If lordship salvation is meant to say that a person must believe the gospel and also repent of sin in order to be saved, then it is teaching that salvation is not by faith alone in Christ alone. Instead, it would be by faith and also the act of turning from sin as a person makes Jesus Lord of "all" of his life. In other words, salvation is obtained by faith in God and turning from sin--which amounts to keeping the Law. This would be, of course, false. Now, we are not saying a person need not repent of his sins. Instead, repentance is the result of God's regenerative work in us...

...it is God who regenerates us (2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 1:3; John 1:13), and that the necessary result of his regenerative work in us is our faith and repentance. God grants that we believe (Philippians 1:29) and grants that we repent (2 Timothy 2:25). Therefore, our position is that repentance is a necessary result of God's work in us (yet it's also something that we do). The issue of Lordship salvation incorrectly addresses the order of salvation by implying that faith leads to regeneration, which leads to repentance. I believe this mistakenly puts the focus on man's ability instead of God's work, and this is where the error of Lordship salvation arises. The truth is that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Repentance from sin is the result of salvation--not a contributing factor to it.

If it is God who grants us repentance (2 Timothy 2:25) and faith (Philippians 1:29), then there is no room for the Lordship salvation controversy. Instead, we understand that the Lordship of Christ and our repentance are both the natural result of the work of God--not the work of our faith and repentance."