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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Roques: The Spy, the Rat and the Bed of Nails

The Spy, the Rat and the Bed of Nails
Creative Ways of talking about Christian Faith
Mark Roques
Leeds: ThinkingFaith Network
ISBN 978-0-9957572-0-2
Pbk, 182pp, £8.99

For many evangelism is a difficult ask. We often dread talking about our faith. Not because we are ashamed of it but because we are afraid of coming over as sounding a bit naff. However, there is good news - and not only in the Gospel - Mark Roques has written a book that will help us share our faith without being naff.

This book will revolutionise how we evangelise. Roques shows us creative ways in which to share or faith. His basic premise is that we need to tell stories that provoke and ask questions that expose religious beliefs. He takes his cue from Jesus’ approach. Roques shows how Jesus used humour and stories to reveal the heart of God. Roques shows how we can do the same. He draws upon his vast experience as a school teacher and as a speaker to provide a myriad of examples of how this can be done. He gives illustrations of how to communicate awe and wonder, to expose and challenge contemporary idolatries. As suggested by the title of the book Roques makes good use of examples from James Bond films, from rats and from a bed of nails.

If you want to share the good news of Jesus in a way that engages, inspires and brings glory to Jesus - you will do no better than drawing on the resources that Roques provides in this book.

The book can be obtained from here

1 comment:

Mark Roques said...

Thanks Steve for this excellent review of my book.

You really capture the heart of the book very well.

I do hope that reformational people will read this book
because this perspective gives us a wonderful way of talking about
Jesus without the cringe factor!