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I Once Was Lost

What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus

by Don Everts and Doug Schaupp

I Once Was Lost
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  • Published: August 20, 2009
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-7566-5
  • Item Code: 7566

How do people come to Jesus in today's postmodern culture? Not by a mechanical, linear process of cookie cutter conversions. Nor by a nebulous spiritual wandering that never culminates in decision and commitment.

Over the last decade, Don Everts and Doug Schaupp have listened to the stories of two thousand postmodern people who have come to follow Jesus. While their stories are diverse and varied, certain common themes emerge. Postmodern evangelism is a mysterious and organic process that nevertheless goes through discernible phases, as people cross thresholds from distrust to trust, from complacency to curiosity and from meandering to seeking.

Everts and Schaupp describe the factors that influence how people shift in their perspectives and become open to the Gospel. They provide practical tools to help people enter the kingdom, as well as guidelines for how new believers can live out their Christian faith.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Meet the Authors (All 2000 of Them!)
The Postmodern Path to Faith
Threshold One: Trusting a Christian
Threshold Two: Becoming Curious
Threshold Three: Opening Up to Change
Threshold Four: Seeking After God
Threshold Five: Entering the Kingdom
Beyond the Thresholds: Living in the Kingdom
Conclusion: Servant Evangelism

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Don Everts

Don Everts is reluctant to call himself an evangelist, but for decades he has found himself talking about Jesus with all sorts of skeptical and curious people. He is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and associate pastor at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also been a speaker and trainer for Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. His many books include Jesus with Dirty Feet, I Once Was Lost, and The Reluctant Witness.

Don and his wife, Wendy, live in a wonderfully messy multigenerational household in the St. Louis area with their three children and Don’s mother, plus a dog that thinks he’s a cat, and a cat that spends time in the neighborhood sewers. 

BY Don Everts

Doug Schaupp

Doug Schaupp is associate director of evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. A writer and teacher, he focuses on racial issues, postmodern evangelism, and leadership development. He is based in Los Angeles and graduated from Fuller Seminary. He is the coauthor of I Once Was Lost and Being White.

BY Doug Schaupp

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