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
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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Frost, a discipleship expert and the founding pastor of Small Boat Big Sea (a missional community of Christians in Sydney), offers a guide for those who want to evangelize but dont know how to start. He introduces what he calls the BELLS model, which describes five habits that Christians should adopt to prepare for evangelizing the gospel: bless, eat, listen, learn, and sent. In chapters dedicated to each habit in the BELLS model, Frost encourages Christians to bless others around them, regardless of religious affiliation; to eat together to facilitate the sharing of both food and ideas; to listen for the Holy Spirit for direction when engaging with people; and to realize that they are sent by God to teach wherever they go. Frosts manner is gentle and kindly, but he holds the reader accountable for using the books guidance to truly become missional in everyday life. To that end, he includes The BELLS Challenge DNA Accountability Form in the back of the book for readers to use as a journal. Also included are additional chapters such as Questions for Discussion and Engage- ment and Resources for Learning Jesus. Preparing oneself for Christian missional living and evangelization can be stressful, but Frost makes it more natural, more compassionate, and more fulfilling in this easy-to-read guide. (Jan.)