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Fool's talk : recovering the art of Christian persuasion

Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion-- the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. He demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Persuasion is subversive, turning the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Os Guinness
ISBN: 9780830836994 0830836993 9780830844487 0830844481
OCLC Number: 900306586
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Recovering the lost art --
Creative persuasion --
Technique: the devil's bait --
The defense never rests --
The way of the third fool --
Anatomy of unbelief --
Turning the tables --
Triggering the signals --
Spring-loaded dynamics --
The art of always being right? --
Beware the boomerang --
Kissing Judases --
Charting the journey --
The way of the open hand.
Responsibility: Os Guinness.

Abstract:

Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative persuasion. Christians have often relied on proclaiming and preaching, protesting and picketing. But we are strikingly weak in persuasion-- the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. He demonstrates how apologetic persuasion requires both the rational and the imaginative. Persuasion is subversive, turning the tables on listeners' assumptions to surprise them with signals of transcendence and the credibility of the gospel.
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