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Moody Publishing Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook

Sowing the seed of the Gospel and harvesting the resultant crop are two important concerns for all Christians. Tim Downs emphasizes the sowing aspect in Finding Common Ground without downplaying the importance of harvesting. We live in a country and a world very different from the generations of the early and mid-1900s, and being aware of the differences can make us ready for the challenges of our day.

The biblical model for preaching the Gospel has two branches, both important and necessary for the spread of the Good News. While clearly a supporter of harvesting, Downs believes that this can only be accomplished fully after the seed of truth has been sown in the good soil. Downs marks out cultural indicators that should inform the individual Christian to whether harvesting or sowing, and, since the cultural indicators point towards a less receptive populace at this time, he advocates and illustrates the sowing perspective at this time in America's history.
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Review 1 for Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook
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Date:February 14, 2008
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Eli Ortiz
Great book! an untraditional way of approaching those who don't know about what the gospel is really about. thanks Mr. Downs for bringing truth to my traditional ways, now I can sow and reap wisely
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Review 2 for Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook
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Date:April 17, 2002
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Steve Barke
Powerful challenge to the church to be in the world but not of it; To live in light of eternity and still think in terms of the here and now. Loving your neighbor means to engage them in real life thoughtfully, respectfully and purposefully. What a refreshing book!
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Review 3 for Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook
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Date:October 4, 2000
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Michael Lagoski
Tim Downs has clearly shown the church what needs to happen if she wants to reach the "unchurched". Evangelism isn't for the professional staff, it's for everyone. Tim has sounded a wake up call to all of us!!
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Review 4 for Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook
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Date:June 19, 2000
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B. McComas
Tim Downs does a great job in communicating what it will take to Artfully sow the Gospel to this generation. It's a must read for everyone interested in reaching those outside the 'church' culture.
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Review 5 for Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook
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Date:April 18, 2000
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R Mills
Incredible insight into what it takes to reach people for Christ today. A wake up call for the church. Read this book!
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Review 6 for Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate With Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. - eBook
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Date:April 4, 2000
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Karl Fox
In a scathing critique of the Evangelican church's tendency to focus on harvesting instead of the whole season of spiritual farming, Tim Downs asks some great questions about our approach to evangelism. He also suggests some thoughtful answers, providing a series of tools that draw people closer with love rather than alienating them with harshness in the name of truth.I consider this book one of the most important of the last ten years. It is a must read for anyone serious about reaching the lost for Christ in a world where the social foundations for Christianity are crumbling.
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