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Publisher's Summary

Imagine everyone in your church...

  • Confidently discussing matters of faith with friends
  • Talking about Jesus in a style that's personal and natural
  • Living each day with a vision and passion to reach others

    It can happen! Over one million people have experienced the groundbreaking evangelism training course, Becoming a Contagious Christian—a proven resource designed to equip believers for relational evangelism. Now revised and updated to train entire churches, it avoids stereotyped approaches that feel intimidating to many Christians—and to their friends! Instead, it shows ordinary believers how they can share the gospel in natural and effective ways while being the person God made them to be. Participants learn how to:

  • Build spiritually significant relationships
  • Direct conversations toward matters of faith
  • Explain biblical truth in everyday language
  • Tell their own story of coming to faith
  • Use easy-to-remember gospel illustrations
  • Pray with someone to receive Christ, and more!

  • ©1996 Bill Hybels and Mark Mittelberg (P)2009 Zondervan

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    • Sharon
    • Towson, MD, United States
    • 12-13-11

    Seeker-Sensitive Approach to Christian Evangelism

    The book starts out with a section on why becoming a contagious Christian is important, particularly if you want to embrace a seeker-sensitive approach to evangelism. The remainder of the book unpacks the following formula: High Potency plus close proximity plus clear communication equal maximum impact. This book is one I've read several times before purchasing it on Audible. It's an important book I will return to again and again and I wanted to have it read to me. For me, it's the single best book on evangelism I have ever read.

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    • Jeremy
    • Shinjuku-ku, Japan
    • 03-12-12

    Absolutely Life changing!

    Would you listen to Becoming a Contagious Christian again? Why?

    Yes, but I don't know when. Audible has been amazing to me. Every month I get another credit to get another book, but I usually buy 2 or 3. Back to the book... I don't know about another whole listen through... maybe some parts to reference here and there... so I will say

    What other book might you compare Becoming a Contagious Christian to and why?

    I am not sure. This is the first book I have obtained of its kind. It strengthens your faith and lets you know how to introduce it into those around you's lives. Unobtrusively and or pushy. Like I said... no other book can touch this one (so far).

    Have you listened to any of Bill Hybels and Don Reed ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, this is my first one. I would definitely check them out in the future though.

    Bill's words and Don's voice... amazing combination.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did, but I couldn't... Usually I listen to audible books before bed, or on the way to work. With this one... I couldn't wait to take the train again to go to work ... HOWEVER... coming back home I would continue to listen and even put my iphone on its docking station with a big speaker and listen to it through lunch, dinner... cleaning the house... everything... I couldn't put it down!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    Practical Christian Living!

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Recommended reading to any serious follower of Jesus Christ. Practical, Scripture-based instruction. Common sense living for the Spirit-led follower who is trying every day to be more like Jesus.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming a Contagious Christian?

    I liked the "formula" given and the instruction to each part that followed.

    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I listened to it at "double speed" due to the slow presentation - I'd pick it up a notch or two.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Living a high impact life every day.

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    GREAT Book!!!!

    What did you love best about Becoming a Contagious Christian?

    The simple ways it shows you how to be intentional with non-believers.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    none

    Which scene was your favorite?

    none

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

    Just made me realize ALL people matter to God!!

    Any additional comments?

    LOVED IT!!!

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    Excellent

    Very motivating for a Christian looking to be a Better servant of Christ. I absolutely recommend.

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    What a inspiration!

    Bill Hybels is a great motivator. Becoming a contagious christian has really inspired me in my christian walk!

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    Great Book, Except for the Reader

    Every Christian needs to read the book, but the reader seems old fashioned in his reading style and seemed almost fake.

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    Very helpful!

    Very helpful. Listened to it twice back-to-back, just to pick up anything I might've missed the first time. Practical and informative.

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    • JKYates
    • waverly, TN, United States
    • 10-10-17

    Change the outlook you have on witnessing

    I enjoyed the story and believe it had a good message. I think it speaks a lot of truths on how you can win folks over to accepting the Lord into your heart. It explains you are not able to wall yourself off from the outside world nor beat folks over the head with Gods word. You have to spread the love and have to show folks you care about them in general. Once you build trust and a relationship you can touch peoples hearts.

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    Thinking

    gets you to think what you believe in...you or GOD. liked it a lot.......


    really good

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    • Anonymous User
    • 11-21-17

    Nourishing and inspiring

    A clear and concise message of the importance of evangelism and how to outwork it.