It’s Thanksgiving Sunday and the entire family, along with several close friends, have gathered together to partake of turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy as well as to discuss anything but the gospel! How many of you can relate to that scenario? When it comes to sharing our faith with family and friends and even close c0-workers, discussing matters related to what the public square calls “personal” can be difficult. Plus, these people know you best and are well aware of your weaknesses, struggles, sins, and whatever else you might consider “ammunition.”
Randy Newman is a Jewish believer in Jesus and a staff member with Campus Crusade (soon to be known as Cru) since 1980. He’s a well known author on the subject of evangelism, having written both Questioning Evangelism and Corner Conversation. His latest book, Bringing the Gospel Home: Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends and Others Who Know You Well tackles the difficulty found in events like the one mentioned above (Thanksgiving) as well as normal every day conversations.