Portland, Ore - Multnomah Biblical Seminary Professor Dr. Paul Louis Metzger's newest book Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths addresses the issue of sharing Christ in an ever-growing multifaith society. The book was released on May 8, 2012 by Thomas Nelson Inc.
With extensive commentary from leaders of other faiths - from Judaism to Islam and Buddhism to atheism - Dr. Metzger offers a spiritual compass to help navigate the intimidating, yet critical, task of conveying faith in Christ to people of other faiths. Filled with practical guidance and insight into controversial topics, such as hell, fascism, and homosexuality, Connecting Christ reveals that there is a way of evangelizing that is neither aggressive nor passive. Dr. Metzger presents an approach in which evangelism and conversation go hand-in-hand.
"I want Jesus to be the stumbling block to faith, not me." - Dr. Paul Louis Metzger
"This is the best book available for instructing us all in how to talk about Jesus to people of other religious traditions. Christian witnesses must read it." - Terry Muck, dean, E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission & Evangelism, Asbury Theological Seminary
"This is the manual for evangelism and apologetics for the next decade." - Rick James, publisher, Campus Crusade for Christ, author, Jesus Without Religion
"Dr. Metzger allows us to eavesdrop on some profound conversations, giving us a glimpse into the mind-set of others from differing faiths and a better understanding of how to share with those who have yet to respond in faith to Jesus Christ." - Luis Palau, world evangelist
"This book is the result of years of learning and seeking to engage and bear witness to Christ to those of other spiritual paths with ‘gentleness and respect,' as 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts." - Dr. Paul Louis Metzger
Dr. Paul Louis Metzger
Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is professor of Christian theology and theology of culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He is also director of New Wine, New Wineskins and frequent contributor to The Christian Post through his blog, Uncommon God, Common Good. Among his many other works, he has most recently co-edited A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (co-edited with William F. Storrar and Peter J. Casarella; Eerdmans, 2011) and authored New Wine Tastings: Theological Essays of Cultural Engagement(Cascade, 2011).
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Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of anundergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.