Growing Your Faith by Giving It Away: Telling the Gospel Story with Grace and Passion, By R. York Moore

Growing Your Faith by Giving It Away

Telling the Gospel Story with Grace and Passion

by R. York Moore

Growing Your Faith by Giving It Away
  • Length: 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: July 06, 2005
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3262
  • ISBN: 9780830832620

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Talking about Jesus isn't just good for the people who hear. It's good for you too.

Sometimes the Christian life seems to lose its zip. We fall into a spiritual rut and wonder why our faith seems so dead. Maybe it's because faith stagnates when it's kept to yourself. But when you share it with others, the Holy Spirit energizes you and awakens you to experience life as God intended.

Ordinary people can participate in extraordinary encounters when we follow God's leading to people who need to hear about Jesus. York Moore candidly describes the adventure God has taken him on to share the gospel with people in every sphere of life--family members and coworkers, friends and strangers, people he didn't like and people who didn't like him. Through his vivid stories, we catch a glimpse of the dynamic work of the Holy Spirit to guide us and empower us even when we don't have a clue what to say or do.

Rediscover the energy and passion of following Jesus by telling his story. Grow your faith by giving it away. Warning: The lives God changes may include your own!

"This is a book I have been looking for! It is basic and to the point. If you are either new to outreach or doing training in the area of evangelism this is golden stuff. There isn't nearly enough written on outreach at this level. I was blessed by the generous attitude of Moore. He reaches across numerous approaches and authors who are different and diverse. I love that attitude and approach. I highly recommend this book--I intend to use it in my evangelism training."

Steve Sjogren, author of Irresistible Evangelism and Conspiracy of Kindness

"This book challenged, humbled and helped me immensely. It will do the same for any Christian serious about the task to go and make disciples. York Moore is alive with Christ, and his life of sharing him is the happy overflow. My colleagues and students will grow tired of hearing me say, 'Read this book.'"

Lon Allison, Director, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, coauthor, Going Public with the Gospel


Introduction: The Lost Adventure

Part One: Being God's Witnesses
1. Understanding the Gospel
2. Partnering with God
3. Following the Holy Spirit
4. Explaining the Message
5. Breaking the Ice
6. Sharing in Community

Part Two: Reaching Our World
7. Reaching People Close to Us
8. Reaching People We Don't Like
9. Reaching People Who Don't Like Us
10. Reaching People Who Have It All Together
11. Reaching People Under Satan's Power
12. Reaching People with Practical Needs
13. Reaching Anyone God Brings Our Way

Conclusion: Developing a Plan

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R. York Moore

R. York Moore is the National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. He is the author of Growing Your Faith by Giving it Away and Making All Things New: God’s Dream for Global Justice. Moore is a frequently sought after speaker and modern-day abolitionist who has given the invitation for faith at the last two Urbana Missions Conferences and has led over 10,000 students to faith in Christ through his teaching and preaching ministry coast to coast.

Through his unique campus campaigns, "Justice Invitationals," Moore has been able to mobilize tens of thousands of faculty, students, churches, politicians, business leaders, and others to passionately engage the issue of the commercial sexual exploitation of children while also challenging many "non and anti-churched" participants to follow Jesus Christ. Working widely with anti-trafficking non-governmental and not for profit organizations, Moore has been able to help forward the cause of front-line organizations in their work to fight modern-day slavery for over ten years.

Moore came to faith at the University of Michigan at the age of twenty as an Atheist philosophy honors student after a miraculous encounter with Jesus during an attempted suicide on Christmas Eve of 1989. He is an innovator, strategist, gifted writer, and communicator who seeks to bring organizations together to do more for the Kingdom of God than they could otherwise do by themselves in the areas of evangelism and justice/compassion ministry. Moore lives in Detroit, Michigan, with his wife and three kids.