Wednesday, September 06, 2006
#44: Just Walk Across the Room
I just finished reading the book Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels. I bought it about a month ago at a conference I went to at Willow Creek, the church Hybels pastors, in the Chicago suburbs. I was interested in the book because it appeared to be a challenge to evangelize more effectively in everyday relationships and encounters. Hybels challenges the reader to get up and walk across the room, if that's what it takes, to engage in relationship with people. He outlines the three D's he uses in evangelism of Developing friendships, Discovering stories, and Discerning the next steps to take. Hybels stresses the importance of being sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leadings when it comes to relationships with people. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants to be challenged to share Christ with others. The stories that Hybels shared were interesting and the way he intertwined scripture was encouraging.