Why is it so hard to share the gospel?
In the past, missionaries who worked overseas environments had to use more complex approaches to witnessing than the average Christian in America. Why? Because they generally had to overcome truth mirages (false beliefs) that American Christians didn’t even have to think about. Unfortunately, in contemporary times, that has all changed.
In the past, all we generally needed was to share the simple gospel message and offer people the opportunity to respond – most everyone at least understood what we were talking about. In today’s world, though, that is often not the case. Many people hold false, non-Christian, beliefs that have to be shattered before they are able to even understand our message, much less be willing to receive it.
Religiously, we are a more diverse nation than we used to be, and exclusively using traditional approaches is often ineffective. We need to expand our skill set and learn to use the missionary’s toolbox.
Freddy and Tal have zeroed in on this need and have developed a methodology for Shattering the Truth Mirage in order to share an effective witness across every belief barrier.
Delving beneath the mandate to serve as Christian witnesses lies the paralyzing fear of doing so. This uncomplicated and essential book takes the fear of testifying to others about the Good News of Christianity to a new and fearless level, providing a clear map for Christians to reach out to non-believers. The ultimate guide is for Christians to glorify God by presenting the Gospel to non-believers in such a way for them to at least consider receiving Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. This book goes to the heart of the matter for individuals to successfully reach out in Christian love. Although we have presented the Gospel for years this book takes our understanding of how to reach individuals to a new level with the knowledge of how differently people think today. I highly recommend this book to all Christians because every one of us is mandated to witness without fear and with the glory of God in mind. We can clearly understand how to do this through this book. The Appendices provide clear, succinct information to carry out the suggestions in this book. And, they provide more information to help us do so.
– Pam Ousley
As Christ followers, we are commanded to witness to all humanity. Most of us have just enough courage to hand out gospel tracts or go door to door handing out literature. This amazing book, gives us appropriate scripture and the techniques we need to boldly engage others through their worldview perspective. Because I have a loved one whose worldview has changed from Christianity to Far Eastern thought, "Shattering the Truth Mirage" is just what I needed to educate myself and to deepen my compassion for all mankind.
– Christopher W. Coombs
Well organized and readily accessible, Shattering the Truth Mirage: How to Share a Witness Across Worldview Barriers, pulls together into one convenient, comprehensive volume relevant topics to sharing your faith with the multitude of worldviews occurring in our communities today. The authors, Freddy and Tal Davis, wealth of missionary experience shows through each page. The volume provides intriguing insights for personal study and practical application with a helpful group study guide. Easily a textbook for local church learners as well as beyond.
– Fred Ater
The 21st century has brought new struggles to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Any direction you turn there is resistance to God’s truth. "Shattering the Truth Mirage (How To Share A Witness Across Worldview Barriers)" explains in detail how to share a witness with those that don’t have a Christian belief by explaining the difference in all worldview beliefs. The message and the appendices this book provide, makes it a great read and resource to any library.
– Colby -co
About The Authors:
is the president of MarketFaith Ministries. He is the author of numerous books entitled The Truth Mirage
, Rules for Christians Radicals
, Liberalism vs. Conservatism
and has a background as an international missionary, pastor, radio host, worldview trainer, and entrepreneur. Freddy is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Communication, and holds MDiv and DMin degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a popular speaker, particularly on the topic of worldview and its practical implications for the Christian life. He lives in Tallahassee, FL, with his wife Deborah.
Dr. Tal Davis is the executive vice president of MarketFaith Ministries. He spent many years in denominational work as an interfaith witness specialist. He has also served as a senior Pastor and Church staff member. Tal lives in Flowery Branch, GA with his wife Barbara.
You may also contact Freddy at Leadership Speakers Bureau to schedule him for speaking or leadership engagements.