Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Anyone But Me | Book Review

About the Book
Fear is the primary reason we fail to share the gospel with our friends, family, and coworkers. We're afraid of looking weird or out of touch. We're afraid we won't have the right answers to their questions. We're afraid that if they reject the gospel, they're really rejecting us. We don't want to make things awkward or strain our relationships. So we say nothing because our discomfort feels bigger than our loved ones' ultimate destination if they remain outside of the body of Christ. We know it's not, but it's just so hard to get over our fear.

Apologist Ray Comfort can help. In Anyone but Me, he shows you how to overcome your fears by developing ten critical, biblical characteristics so that you can confidently share the message of salvation with those you care about most. If you've been longing to see a dear friend, family member, or coworker come to Christ, now is the time to begin becoming the faithful witness they need. Because we never know how much more time we will have to proclaim God's good news.

My Review
While I have watched a few of Ray Comfort’s videos, this is the first time I’ve read one of his books. It is a book packed with a lot of Scripture (though he uses quite a few versions) and a lot of examples from his own ministry. It definitely gives a lot of ideas to help Christians know how to witness in different circumstances and is a convicting read.

I almost hate to point out things I find against a book like this, because his gospel message is Biblically sound and I believe his heart is in the right place. However, two little things: he didn’t really encourage team witnessing or church support. But if you read in Acts (or even the Gospels where Jesus sent His disciples out two-by-two), you’ll see that these are very important. There is not solo-Christian work encouraged in the Bible, but Ray Comfort didn’t clearly mention that (I could have missed it). So, if you just take what you read here and apply it to teams, it is a very good book for ideas and encouragement to get into more active witnessing.

*I received this book from the publisher and happily provided my honest review*

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