Christianity is a surprising religion. It has changed the world in remarkable ways throughout history simply through Christians living out their faith. More recently, we've become afraid of a habituated Christianity, thinking that routines will rob our faith of its vitality. The net effect is that we've replaced the habits that surprise the world with habits that mimic the world--and both we and the world suffer for it.
Integrating the five habits in the BELLS model--Bless others, Eat together, Listen to the Spirit, Learn Christ, and understand yourself as Sent by God into others' lives--will help you spread the gospel organically, graciously, and surprisingly.
Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out ...Share your faith in surprisingly simple ways . . .
Christians throughout the world have found renewed enthusiasm to share their faith using Michael Frost's BELLS model.
We Bless people, both inside and outside the church.
We Eat together, sharing meals with believers and nonbelievers alike.
We Listen to the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit as we engage with those around us.
We intimately Learn Christ as our leader and model for making disciples.
We see ourselves as Sent by God to everywhere life takes us.
Surprise the World is a practical tool for cultivating these habits in our lives. Ideal for personal use and for training groups on evangelism, the simple lessons in this book will surprise those who receive the gospel--and will surprise you with the overwhelming goodness of the kingdom of God.