Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it's tough (Live Different)

Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it's tough (Live Different)

Rico Tice Carl Laferton D.A. Carson / Jan 23, 2020

Honest Evangelism How to talk about Jesus even when it s tough Live Different Hostility and hunger that s the response to the message of Jesus The first is painful the second is wonderful and Rico Tice is honest about both Short clear realistic and humorous this book will

  • Title: Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it's tough (Live Different)
  • Author: Rico Tice Carl Laferton D.A. Carson
  • ISBN: 9781909919396
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hostility and hunger that s the response to the message of Jesus The first is painful, the second is wonderful, and Rico Tice is honest about both Short, clear, realistic and humorous, this book will challenge you to be honest in your conversations about Jesus, help you to know how to talk about him, and thrill you that God can and will use ordinary people to change eterHostility and hunger that s the response to the message of Jesus The first is painful, the second is wonderful, and Rico Tice is honest about both Short, clear, realistic and humorous, this book will challenge you to be honest in your conversations about Jesus, help you to know how to talk about him, and thrill you that God can and will use ordinary people to change eternal destinies.

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      • Rico Tice Carl Laferton D.A. Carson

        Rico Tice is Senior Minister Evangelism at All Souls Church, Langham Place in London Born in Chile before being educated in England, Rico spent a year working at a church in inner city Liverpool and then studied history at Bristol University where he was captain of the rugby team He went on to graduate from theological college at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford As a passionate evangelist, he has spent the last few years developing the Christianity Explored courses He is a regular speaker at missions and evangelistic events around the world, and is the author of Honest Evangelism How to talk about Jesus even when it s tough.


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    1. “I want to be honest: if you tell non-Christians about Jesus, it will be painful. That’s what the books (other than the Bible) don’t tend to tell you.”The premise of Tice’s book is that Evangelism costs something - there’s pain and sacrifice and risk involved. He’s right. No approach is risk free. No amount of understanding or kindness or compassion can keep some people from negatively responding and rejecting the gospel. That’s not to say we shouldn’t be understanding, kind an [...]


    2. In his book Honest Evangelism: How to Talk About Jesus Even When It's Tough, Rico Tice hopes to help the reader "experience some of the heavenly joy in finding the lost," (Kindle location 82). Mr. Tice states that "God is the great evangelist, the great seeker and finder of people; and he's called his followers to the same pursuit and the same emotion," (Kindle location 90).In his first chapter, Mr. Tice talks about his schoolboy experiences of persecution when he told his classmates about Jesus [...]


    3. What a fantastic book. Biblical, realistic, hopeful & encouraging, lots of concrete & specific suggestions. Speaking about Jesus & sharing the gospel = "crossing the painline".


    4. Don’t judge this book by its size. It is small but packed with a lot of good content. It is biblical, clear and practical. British author Rico Tice has written a helpful book for the average church member on why a Christian must evangelize and how to practically talk about Jesus to others. As someone who for years has evangelized on a weekly basis I felt I was able to profit from reading this. I’m sure others will too. If I ever taught a course on Evangelism I would definitely make this a re [...]



    5. Honest Evangelism is now my go to book to give to a Christian about evangelism. In this short book, Rico Tice winsomely shows us from the Bible: motivations to share our faith; obstacles to sharing our faith; a simple method for trying to do so; and the honest realisation that sharing our faith in a hostile culture is hard work.This book is well worth your time and serves as a brilliant starting point for helping the family of God to share the news of our great Saviour and King.



    6. I have friends that came to faith through Christianity Explored, the evangelistic DVD course produced by All Souls Langham Place, London, staring Rico Tice. I even had the opportunity to review that course for another context, so I am aware of Tice's ministry. So that piqued my interest in his new book, Honest Evangelism: How to Talk About Jesus Even When it's Tough (Good Book Company, 2015). Tice begins where most evangelism books do not. The opening sentence of his introduction says, "I find e [...]


    7. As with all "books" of this sort, it is brief but padded out with enough fluff to get it over the requisite 100 page threshold. (Apparently a book in only respectable if it is over 100 pages long). In spite of a potentially interesting (and certainly important) subject area this book feels rushed and lacking in important areas.The author seeks to motivate us to evangelise without hiding the fact that evangelism is often difficult and demoralising. He draws primarily from his own experiences whic [...]


    8. Luke 15:5-8English Standard Version (ESV)5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.There is real joy in evangelism but there is real honest pain. The good news comes with t [...]


    9. Sometimes everything aligns just right when a book comes across your desk and it can truly be life altering. For me it was the book Honest Evangelism. Rico Tice, associate minister at All Souls Langham Place, London, has written a powerful little book about evangelism. When the option to review this book came across my email I almost said no, because I was like "I am not an evangelist, why do I need this book." My arrogance and pride were on full display. I reluctantly looked at my schedule and [...]


    10. This is a short book on evangelism that is meant to encourage the reader to move beyond the "painline" in order to share the gospel. A good portion of the book is devoted to why we don't evangelize. Tice then emphasizes the core of evangelism: telling people about Jesus. He suggests remembering three words: identity, mission, call. In other words, who is Jesus? Why did he come? What does he call us to do? He also suggests there are different roles for all Christians to play in evangelism. Not al [...]


    11. Rico Tice is a name you can trust he is the founder and leader of Christianity explored Ministries which is one of the best vandalistic programs but it's ever been created. With this in mind I was very excited to see his new book honest evangelism debut with the good book company.Honest evangelism, fulfills its title completely. Core Tice is extremely honest in how a person should talk about Jesus, the trials that a Christian will go through in sharing the gospel, and how we must remember that i [...]


    12. The book title says it all: honest.I love how Rico Tice knows the minds of ‘real people.’ He doesn’t try and speak from a platform, but from the trenches with you. His views on evangelism are powerful and biblical, yet so simple!This has lessened my fear and sparked my excitement for evangelism.He ended the book with the question: are you available?I remember a time when I couldn’t sing the song “Send me and I will go (to the ends of the earth)” because my fear of speaking to others [...]


    13. An excellent little book: easy to read, clear, concise, compassionate, extremely direct. Rico Tice writes with passion and kindness, with genuinely helpful practical tips, in addition to giving excellent and biblical reasons for every Christian to be evangelising as part of everyday life. Highly recommended.


    14. Some good helpful thoughts in here, especially in the last half. We need to work with our own personalities when talking about God and we need to understand the culture of those we are talking to (and we need the church!)


    15. Easy. Understandable. CoolWhen it comes to evangelism so many people tend to complicate the topic and the totally miss the point. But Rico Tice is quite honest with his experiences and his way of writing makes the book interesting and easy to read.





    16. I dare you to read book. All the way through. And really read it, not just skim through. It's challenging, honest and really motivating (not guilt-inducing).


    17. It happened twenty years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Away on a business trip, I went out to dinner with a few coworkers. Table talk mostly revolved around company business, especially the convention we were working, until Melissa* suddenly dropped the question, "Do you guys ever just feel empty inside?" Awkward silence.Honestly, I don't remember how the conversation went after that, probably because I was sitting there thinking, "I should say something. I don't know what to say [...]


    18. This book challenged of a lot of the reasons (or, excuses, to put it more honestly) that I give for not boldly sharing the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Somehow Tice challenged me without shaming me… which was very encouraging. The book is solidly rooted in Scripture and the biblical gospel. This is a very easy book to confidently recommend.


    19. This books is short and to the point. It takes an honest look at the costs of evangelism and in particular the challenges that stop people from ever saying anything. He admits that evangelism is not easy and refers to the painline that must be crossed if you choose to speak about the gospel and how it is natural to want to avoid pain and not take that risk. But just because something is hard doesn't mean you should avoid it. And so he talks about the truths that motivate him to speak up and make [...]


    20. "I find evangelism hard" p11"Why is telling people about Christ so hard? Because of what our world is like." p16"Let's be clear: to say there is no hell or to live as if there is no hell is to call Jesus a liar." p36"My willingness to tell people the gospel is a test of my love for them." p39"At the heart of all sin is idolatry in the heart, loving and obeying something other than our loving God." p43"unless I have identified and am uprooting the idols of my heart, I still won't actually get acr [...]


    21. Short, direct, and challenging book for everyone looking to grow in evangelism.Best contributions:- His idea of "crossing the painline"- His idea (developed from Stott) on how the church makes the invisible God visible to the world really helpful and a needed corrective from most resources which focus only on the one to one side of evangelism.


    22. Rico Tice is a pastor at All Souls Church in London. He is honest and open about the difficulty evangelism poses (even saying that word freaks some people out). However, this book is filled with simple and profound wisdom. Tice understands the society in which we live and that what Christians have to say is often viewed as crazy, intolerant, nuts and to take the step to talk about God is what he calls "crossing the painline." He writes at one point - "My willingness to tell people the gospel is [...]


    23. "What is successful witnessing? It's not about someone becoming a Christian— it's someone hearing about Christ" (p. 55).This brief book peels back the layers of our Christian agnosticism and idolatries and compassionately makes the case with No guilt-tripping that the Gospel really works and all we have to do is open our mouths in natural conversations with people out of love for them and Jesus.This book would serve well as the outline or launching pad for a seminar series on evangelistic trai [...]


    24. This is the book on evangelism you've always wanted. It's a simple and biblical guide on getting over "the painline" in order to tell people about Jesus. (To my non-Christian friends: I'm sorry to admit there's "a painline." Please forgive me.)Rico Tice doesn't expect you to become a different person, do all manner of ridiculous things, or become a walking apologetics dictionary. But he does tell the truth: sharing your faith can be awkward and there can be real pain, but "the glory of Jesus, th [...]


    25. I was reading this book for an evangelism class that I took at church, and I have to admit that it challenged many of my thoughts about evangelism. I thought of it as a formal "Way of the Master," tent revival or knocking door-to-door kind of thing. Instead, I found that I was having conversations with other people about my faith that were just a part of being me, and I was challenged to cross the "painline" more often to intentionally add Christ to my daily conversations. After all, I only want [...]


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