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5.0 out of 5 stars Very worth reading for all Christians, especially those interested in missions., 10 April 2013
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This review is from: Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism (Kindle Edition)
The term 'Christian' no longer means 'follower of Jesus Christ' - but has become in many parts of the world a generic term meaning 'westerner' (usually white).

Additionally, many of the ways that we try to speak to others about Christ are no longer perceived (if they ever have been!) as purely innocent 'one beggar telling another beggar where the food is', but has seems like western imperialists attempting to colonise and strip people away from their cultures.

Carl clearly demonstrates these concepts, and humorously and honestly attempts to find a new way to explain why He's so passionate about Jesus, and how to share that with others.

I read this already knowing a lot of what Carl thinks about Evangelism and people called 'Christians', so I found some of this book a little repetitive, and some of the stories a bit over simplistic (effective 'follower of Jesus' example vs. ineffective 'western Christian'), and if you accept the premise, somewhat self-obvious. However, it's very worth reading.

In some ways a little like the gospel itself: if taken on board and honestly lived, and not just talked about, this could change everything.

I thoroughly recommend for all Christians, and non-Christians interested in why some seemingly normal people would go over-seas and apparently become a crazy 'missionary'...
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