Title: Out of the Salt Shaker & into the World
Author: Rebecca Manley Pippert
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Date: 1999 2nd edition
Out of the Salt Shaker & into the World (book review)
Evangelism is something that Jesus commanded His followers to do, but many do not do it for various reasons. It is the process of telling people about Jesus and what He has done for them. Many don’t do it out of fear, while many others do not do it because they are not sure how to evangelism.
Rebecca has learned to live a life of evangelizing people as much as possible. She begins this book with describing who Jesus is and what it means to be a Christian. This sets up the scenario of why a believer should go out and tell others about Jesus.
Once the desire is put into place, she describes different ways to present the gospel message. She addresses different questions and concerns that some people may have. Difficulties that can occur and dealt with. A good focus she points to is meeting people and understanding where they are.
One of the great things that she does in this book is she uses real life events that she has experienced and gone through herself. Some of these events ended on a good note, while others did not. Not everyone that she witnessed to becomes a believer in Jesus. It is very encouraging to realize that she does not have evangelism down to perfection but is constantly learning.
At the end of the book she has one appendix walking a person through the gospel message and the process of giving being a witness. She also has a list of outside references to help guide a person in being a witness for Jesus.
All throughout the book Rebecca uses many scriptures to show what she is saying. It is an encouraging book that will stir the heart to cause one to go out and be the witness Jesus has called one to be.
I highly recommend this book, but be ready for it to change your heart towards evangelism and cause you to go out and be a witness for Jesus.