Thom Rainer outlines five stages of pre-Christian attitudes about Christianity that unbelievers inevitably populate. Ranging from the unabashedly antagonistic to the almost-there, insights into all five stages are peppered with quotes from some of the interviewees, providing a valuable resource to evangelists, who will inevitably encounter all five stages. Rainer also provides 10 reasons why some Christians do not share their faith as well as strategies for reaching individuals in each of the stages of unbelief.
The appendices include the blank survey used in this study and an inventory for assessing the stage of an individual. The mode of research design and statistical review are included as well, as is the complete statistical outlay.
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Date:October 29, 2008
The information about how to reach the unchurched is great insight for the Christian who wants to be able to help increase God's Kingdom with his part of the Great Commission. My copy is older than this one - so this one may be different, but I found the information could have been organized more efficiently for the reader who wants to use this for a reference for evangelizing. At the same time, Rainer did the research and the many other books on this topic reference his work. They cannot, however, copy it. I would like to see a work like this more specifically to reach unchurched teens of today.