I just talked with my friend, Dana, who is reading my book, and she expressed how timely it was since she has a new atheist friend, and also brand new Muslim neighbors, headscarf (they call it “hijab”) and all!
Before we hung up, I mentioned that half the battle is getting relationships moving in the right projection where a “safe” honest conversation could develop. What they don’t need is for someone to just go tell them the gospel! They need someone to come alongside in a relational way to create the context for a rich journey to unfold.
She thanked me for the book and how I had articulated the way to engage. Of course, reaching those who are more distant will require other skills. In Soul Whisperer, I breakdown the skillset into: Pattern, Process and Paths. Dana will need to dive deeper in her own understanding to garner spiritual influence traction. And the paths will be dynamically specific for each person.
Blessings to you, Dana, and all others who take up Christ’s call to reach our world!