Don Everts: The Reluctant Witness

The Reluctant Witness
(IVP, 2019)

WHO: Don Everts, associate pastor at Bonhomme Presbyterian in St. Louis, Missouri, and a speaker and trainer for Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

HE SAYS: “Jesus’ church in our new postmodern age has grown silent. But what if we started talking again?”

THE BIG IDEA: This book unpacks what the Bible says about the nature of spiritual conversations as well as presents the latest research on people’s experience of spiritual conversations.

The book begins with an honest evaluation of the state of our witness, followed by an important reckoning with a particular fear that cases us to avoid spiritual conversations.
The author next discusses what the most current research reveals about how Christians and non-Christians alike experience spiritual conversations. In the last two chapters, readers get to know “eager conversationalists,” those people who enjoy witnessing.

“People need good news. They become desperate for happiness, for salvation, for hope. And they are sitting right next to us.”

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Don Everts
Don Everts

Don Everts is reluctant to call himself an evangelist, but for decades he has found himself talking about Jesus with all sorts of skeptical and curious people. He is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and associate pastor at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri. He has also been a speaker and trainer for Alpha and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. His many books include Jesus with Dirty Feet, I Once Was Lost, and Breaking the Huddle.