Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Show Me How to Share Christ in the Workplace by R. Larry Moyer - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Kregel Publishing)
Whether they know it or not, every Christian is in fulltime ministry—at home, at school, at recreation, and at work. Colossians 4:5–6 says “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time, Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (NKJV).

Continuing his popular Show Me How series, expert evangelist R. Larry Moyer has written a practical guide for sharing Christ in the workplace. Step by step, Moyer shows what it really means to pray, live, and speak as God directs. He then outlines how to apply each at work and shows how to take advantage of public speaking opportunities that Christians may not even know are available to them. Whether they are turning workplace conversations to spiritual matters, answering questions of unbelieving co-workers, or just performing their jobs as a representative of Christ, readers will be encouraged and equipped to present the gospel with clarity and simplicity.

Written to encourage those in the workplace to see their jobs as their calling, How to Share Christ in the Workplace offers practical help and inspiration to influence non-Christians for Christ.

My Thoughts:

“Your workplace is not merely your job; it’s your ministry. (p.12)

“If anything a spiritual nature is going to happen, God has to do it.  Ministry in the workplace is God-sized.”  (p 17)

R. Larry Moyer has a perspective of ministry, of sharing the gospel, of living a life of testimony to the transforming power of Christ, that has invigorated me and challenged me like nothing has in quite some time.  I became a Christian early in life, and witnessing to the lost is something that I have struggled with.  Reading this book gave me an honest view of my responsibility to share the gospel with the lost, and equipped me with Scripture and understanding to effectively share my faith with others.

This is not a how-to book.  In fact, witnessing and salvation are things that only God can perform in our lives.  Salvation and witnessing, you ask?  Yes, witnessing is a God-opportunity that you must be aware of, and you must also be aware of the Holy Spirit leading you to share your faith.  Trusting God is the only way to salvation, and trusting God to lead you to ministry in the workplace is also the only way you will be effective of bringing the lost into eternity with Christ.

Moyer’s book not only equips believers with effective ways to share their testimony, but it explains very clearly what the Bible says about salvation, faith and the transforming power of Christ alone.  I’m not being nearly as clear in my review of this book as Moyer is at explaining vital Biblical truths.  I have learned a great deal by reading this book, and I think it would be an excellent tool for every church to use to teach believers their responsibility to engage in ministry every single day of their lives.  This is an excellent book!!  A book I highly recommend! 

ps...Read this book with highlighter in hand and a pen to make notes! Be prepared to learn!

About the Author:
 R. Larry Moyer (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is president and CEO of EvanTell, Inc., an evangelistic association in Dallas, Texas, and is a speaker at evangelistic outreaches, training seminars, and in classrooms across the country. His other books include Free and Clear, Larry Moyer’s How-To Book on Personal Evangelism, Thirty-One Days with the Master Fisherman, and Welcome to the Family (by Evantell).  

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