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Telling a Better Story

Telling a Better Story
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Telling a Better Story: How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age
Joshua D. Chatraw

I'm in the process of compiling some of the key quotes from this book below. This is a work in process, so I'll keep adding to this.

Invitation, not opposition

This book is about engaging the deepest aspirations of our secular friends and asking them to consider how the story of the gospel, as strange as it may seem to them at first, just may lead them to what their heart has been looking for all along. This of course, will mean asking them to do some thinking (and us doing some thinking and rethinking of our own), as well as challenging them to be as critical with their unbelief as they are with the possibility of belief. This will also mean coming alongside others, not with a posture of opposition, but rather with a posture of invitation: "Come, taste and see."
(Page 7-8, italics and bold mine)

As I've often told my children, "it's not just what you say, but how you say it." When taking on our Jesus-given mission to share the reason for our hope in Christ, it matters how we go about this task. We must come alongside people, not in opposition, but in meaningful relationships that open up opportunities for meaningful conversation.

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