Helps you develop a natural, non-confrontational way to tell others about
Teaches the laws of Lostology
Provides labs that close each chapter and allow you to work through the laws
in practical ways
Out of Their Faces and into Their Shoes
By John Kramp
Broadman & Holman Publishers
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Christians and non-Christians agree on one thing, writes John Kramp. Both
dislike evangelism. Thats because many modern evangelism methods, the author
contends, begin with in-your-face plans rather than in-your-shoes empathy.
Enter Out of Their Faces and into Their Shoes, a study into what Kramp
Lostology is the study of what it is to be without Christ and how
understanding that can help Christians become better participants in telling
their world about the Savior. It requires that we step outside the church walls
and get involved in the world. We should avoid becoming ofthe world but we need
to do a better job of getting in it and being its salt and light, Kramp
Much of Kramps experience comes from his own involvement in starting a
church in Portland, Oregon. Having spent most of his life tucked away in church
culture, he had to learn how to relate to those who grew up without the shelter
For the first time, he writes in the introduction, I had the chance to
really talk with non-Christian people, to listen to them, to try to understand
their perspectives on life. We talked about life, love, hope and success. I
shared my story. They shared theirs. These people marked my life.
The first thing to remember, according to Kramp, is that not all
non-Christians are miserable and hopeless, waiting to be rescued from their
pain. Many are temporarily happy in their lostness (and in their ignorance of
being lost). Beyond that, he adds, its important not to confuse your part with
I am convinced that there is nothing I can do to convict people of sin or to
convince them they are lost. I continue to talk to them about Christ and
explain what the Bible says about how to have a relationship with Jesus. But
beyond that, I dont push. It is not that I dont care about people and long for
them to trust Christ. I have just learned that I cannot do Gods work.
If youve been wondering how to better understand and reach out to those
around you without offending, studying Out of Their Faces and into Their
Shoes is a good place to start.
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