Hermits which means we would never actually get round to reaching those *A Christian Friend Relative * Christian friend relative neighbour What about themThe cheesy Americanisms were what put me off this rather than the theology but I also felt it was repetitive and not especially helpful in encouraging boldness in Christian witness Reuired reading in Dr Roy Fish s Evangelism class at Southwestern Seminary in the mid 90s The thesis of this book has stuck with me and been very useful training believers to identify the many opportunities for gospel witness This book ranks along with Evangelism Explosion as books to teach a believing Christian how to share their faith The focus of Thompson is to make disciple and not just church going people One starts with self family relatives friends neighbors and associates acuaintances and last of all person x Parents are ou building characteristics of disciples into Gardiens des Cits perdues - tome 7 Rminiscences (07) your children If allou have done is raised educated and kept 69 Sex Positions. Essential Moves to Spice Up Your Sex Life (with illustrations) your children out of trouble something is missing in their lives they need to see Jesus is real inour life It s All About Relationships could be an alternate title This is the book I ve wanted to write for a long time My dream is dashed now because I can see it was already written almost 30 ears ago It s a great read "for those who have interest in relational evangelis. Ds and then all othersPublished post humously "those who have interest in relational evangelis. Ds and then all othersPublished post humously book is a living testament of the brilliance of Oscar Thompson and his innovative method It will be a perfect guide to lifestyle evangelism for church study groups conferences and the classro. ,
Effect of the editorial process since this book was compiled by his estate after his death Again the schematic is useful and his groundwork for creating it is helpful also Dad tossed this book into my hands about four ears ago and I didn t read it until this time last Gunnin' For Love year Used as a textbook for a theology course the book parallels ministry with concentric circles ministry begins withourself then those members closest to ou ie family then close Friends And Then Others Forming A Rippling and then others forming a rippling fused by working first with those whom ou love An easy practical read lots to reflect on ended up giving my copy to a graduating Theology major His feedback after finishing it this summer thank ou An absolute classic on who is in our reach of influence Author is deceased Hmm not sure about this It was a gift It reads a bit like a "PSYCHOLOGY MANUAL THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS WHICH ARE ALL "manual The first few chapters which are all managed disparage open air work and witnessing to strangers in favour of friendship evangelism The idea is that our Christian testimony will spread through our lifestyles and contact with people we already know in concentric circles I m not sure it should be one or the other and the Great Commission involves going out into all the worldThere will never be a time when we have exhausted witnessing to personal contacts providing we aren Ed is the preaching to strangers anonymous crowds and foreign countries This book hits readers where they live teaching them that the most effective way to witness is through a simple plan of meeting the needs of close family first then frien. Concentric Circles of Concern is uite an old book "1981 which I recently re read It always surprises me when I re read a book and discover that "which I recently re read It always surprises me when I re read a book and discover that doesn t say what I thought
#it would Presumably my mind only remembers the points that were #would Presumably my mind only remembers the points that were to me at the time Oscar Thompson was looking for a way of teaching evangelism to Bible College students and came up with the concept of concentric circles The concept grew from the knowledge that the gospel travels via relationships Stories of people meeting someone on a plane and leading them to faith are rare and surprising It s normal for people to become Christians because they have a relationship with someone who is already a Christian If our desire is to evangelise then we begin by praying for those people who are already in our lives Thompson uses concentric circles as a means of illustrating this principal The first circle I think the schematic he has is superb and is a great outline of the realm of influence that we have in our relationships and I also think that his staging for the disciple making process is also very useful Thompson sets these out in the first few chapters and then makes a mistake He keeps writing The rest of the book comes across as a collection of personal stories and sermon illustrations loosely connected by the subject matter This may be an. In this stylish re issue of W Oscar Thompson's classic book on evangelism Thompson shows Christians how to spread the love and good news of Christ by building and repairing personal relationships Too often the only kind of evangelism encourag.