How to Share Your Faith with Anyone
A Practical Manual for Catholic Evangelization
|Author: Barber, Terry||Year: 2014|
|Publisher: Ignatius Press||Pages: 154|
Recent popes have challenged all Catholics to participate in the New Evangelization. But most Catholics feel ill-equipped to take up the challenge. Terry Barber, founder of St. Joseph Communications, has written a practical guide that takes much of the pain and uncertainty out of sharing one's faith. Based on Barber's decades of personal experience as an effective evangelist and masterful communicator, and drawing on the perceptions, examples, and lessons of other great evangelists and apologists, How to Share Your Faith with Anyone informs, entertains, and inspires would-be, as well as, seasoned evangelists and teachers.
Barber uses clear examples and insightful stories to explain such topics as:
- What evangelization is
- Why Catholics often don't evangelize
- Preparing to be an evangelist
- The eight laws of effectively sharing the faith with anyone
- Jesus the perfect Evangelizer
- The heart of evangelization
- How to share your personal testimony
Barber explains how to bring people to Christ and to his Church without compromise or conflict. This is a superb, easy-to-follow playbook for the New Evangelization.
Terry Barber is the founder of Saint Joseph Communications, Inc., Lighthouse Catholic Media and is a co-host for Reasons for Faith Live with Jesse Romero on EWTN Radio Network . Terry has recorded numerous podcasts on Saint Joseph Podcasts called "Culture Warriors for Christ", addressing the main social issues affecting our culture today. He has over 30 years experience in evangelization.
Praise for How to Share Your Faith with Anyone:
"Terry Barber has long been one of the Church's finest evangelists. His excellent book shows us how the new evangelization requires new apologetics - a new way to explain why the Church's teachings are true and why Jesus is the answer to the deep desires of the human heart."
- Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
"It's one thing to know theory. It's something else to be able to put theory into practice. Many people know the Catholic faith well, but not many can convey Catholic teaching winningly. Terry Barber is one of the few who can. In this straightforward book, which is based on thirty years of in-the-trenches evangelism, he shows how to pass along to others what you already know but may not know how to share. He begins with "eight laws of effectively sharing the faith with anyone," but he takes you far beyond such guidance to give you a full plan for becoming not just a knowledgeable but an effective evangelist."
- Karl Keating, President, Catholic Answers
"Before it was fashionable to talk about the New Evangelization, Terry Barber was already doing it. His book is a practical manual written from decades in the trenches. After laying the foundation for what evangelism is and why Catholics need to evangelize, the veteran evangelist gives practical training and application to the troops. Soldiers of Christ, grab this book, arise and share your faith!"
- Steve Ray, Host, The Footprints of God film series