Updated: Nov 26, 2021
How did Jesus reach others in a polarized and divisive world? And can we do that today? In his book, Shalom: How to Reach Anyone Anywhere, Paul Clayton Gibbs suggests the answers to those questions can be found by asking a different question: “Why is it that we spend so much of our time, energy, and resources inviting people when Jesus spent so much of His getting Himself invited?”
This book invites its readers to rediscover the lost the art of getting ourselves invited to share the Gospel. It provides a practical four-step template that is easy to follow yet groundbreaking in its perspective. The Shalom Strategy can equip you to reach others on both a personal and organizational level by imitating Jesus’s methods. It’s a must-read for those wanting to share the Gospel in the 21st century!
As Gibbs writes: “Jesus did not come to simply rescue us. He came to recruit us.” In this increasingly polarized world, our commission is to help others find their peace in God… or as the ancient Hebrews referred to it… Shalom.
Paul does a brilliant job here of eliminating ‘guilt driven evangelism’ to compassion, engagement and being invited to the conversation. This little book is so insightful of how Jesus delivered the message of the Kingdom and how people were compelled to follow. His 4 step plan will work for you too. You will be enlighten, inspired and equip to be a great story teller of Gods great love. ~ Ian Green