Review of William Fays' "Share Jesus Without Fear" Book Review

Review of William Fays' "Share Jesus Without Fear"
A critical book review of "Share Jesus without Fear" by William Fay.
# 119404 | 1,987 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2010 in Literature (American) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis)

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This book review discusses the author's personal experience converting to Christianity. The reviewer argues that William Fays' suggested rebuttals, in "Share Jesus without Fear", to the objections that many people have when confronted with what evangelical Christians refer to as "the truths of God", offer a practical apologetic that may be helpful for preparing ones self for the likely responses one will encounter in working towards personal evangelism.


From the Paper:

"In Share Jesus without Fear, Fay presents a detailed study of the motivation and the methods for personal evangelism, drawing on the lessons he has learned through his own experiences with non-believers. Early on, he reminds the reader that the standard for success in evangelism is not the number of conversions one sees as a result of sharing one's faith, but rather the degree to which one is faithful to the call of God to testify to the transformational work of Christ. In making this point, Fay stresses that the believer must always remember that God is sovereign and that, in fact, no one, including Fay, ever leads anyone to Christ; rather, only God can bring that to pass.
"Fay offers a sober assessment of what he perceives as a lack of commitment to personal evangelism for many Christians: they have forgotten the destiny that awaits all who die apart from Christ. Using this as a starting point, he moves on to a discussion, in Chapter Two, entitled "Catch the Vision." In this section, he endeavors to rouse believers from their evangelistic slumber and stir them into action. In Chapter Three, he addresses what he perceives to be the six greatest fears, or obstacles, that hinder a believer in evangelism. Fears of rejection, inadequacy, and the response of friends and family are among the obstacles he attempts to overcome. And yet, Fay reminds the reader, fear is natural to the process of sharing one's faith; he references. Paul's statement about sharing the gospel with fear and trembling. Thus, while fear may remain, faith will increase as the believer is obedient to the call of God to share Jesus."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fay, William. Share Jesus without Fear. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1999.

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