The great commission - 'Go and make disciples of all nations ... teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you' - is far more long term and life consuming than we might imagine. It is more involved, more complex and more costly than we would like. It requires a broader appreciation of others' backgrounds and a deeper commitment to personal relationship. It demands that we live authentically, flexibly and humbly.
And yet it is a great privilege - living where God has placed us, we step out of our home-made security and pass on the good news to those with whom we live and work.
This book will help you step beyond your own familiarity with the Bible, church, doctrine, prayer and Christian jargon, and reach out to those for whom these things are completely foreign. Graham Orr's years of experience leading a church in urban Tokyo - one of the toughest places to do evangelism - have given him deep insight into how to reach those who have no knowledge of, or interest in, Christianity. Designed for those with busy urban lives, this book is full of stories, biblical insights, and ideas to put into practice.
Because sharing our faith is an incredible privilege, and Jesus promised, 'I will be with you to the end of the age.'