Sharing your faith can often times be intimidating. It can cause a lot of anxiety and the fear of an unknown response can be enough to deter a person from actively engaging another in a conversation about salvation. In Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out, Alvin Reid helps the reader face some of those uncomfortable fears. Reid offers a very compelling argument for relational evangelism. He helps the reader see the need to not just make a presentation but to enter into real conversation and relationship. The message and process does not need to be complicated. He challenges the reader to meet people where they are throughout all of life’s pain, joys, and passions. On page 99 Reid says, “This is the beauty of sharing Jesus. God takes a normal, broken person, just like you. He takes all of who you are, good, bad, and ugly, and through the inner work of the Holy Spirit and your growing love for Jesus, connects you with another person in a way that is truly remarkable. God uses people just like you to impact people just like those you know for his glory.”
An added bonus to this book is the Eight Week Challenge. This challenge is one that will help bring home some of the points that you just read. This challenge would work really well in the context of small groups. This is one of the ways that I plan on using the eight week challenge. Overall this was an encouraging book that should bring the reader to a point of self-reflection and I pray, to a renewed energy for sharing your faith. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that may need some extra encouragement and perspective.