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Book Review: Everyday Conversations, Eternal Impact: Lessons Drawn from Jesus and the Woman at the Well by Pastor Lloyd Pulley

"Jesus answered and said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life."
John 4:13-14 NASB

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Thank you to Bridging The Gap Publications for my free review copy. 
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Published by Bridging The Gap Publications April 10, 2011
112 pages
Christian Non-Fiction/Apologetics/Evangelism

The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well from John chapter 4 is one of my favorite stories from the New Testament. The conversation that they had was personal, intimate. In this harried and hurried world that we live in, to slow down and have a personal and intimate conversation....and not in Twitter or texting format....tugs at my heart. Everyone seems to be in a hurry, no time for deep intimate conversations.
But at what cost?

In Everyday Conversations Eternal Impact Lloyd Pulley teaches us that "evangelism is not about the clever dialogue, but rather a love for the lost."
Are we in-tuned and listening to the Holy Spirit's promptings in order to share from ourselves about Jesus?
Clever words, pamphlets and a cheesy smile should be discarded as rubbish. Instead we should live our lives outwardly in action everyday as a reflection of what Jesus has done in our inner person; this is the primary way that we tell others about Jesus. Sometimes we are given opportunities to talk to others about Jesus. If the person is uninterested don't be pushy, but continue to demonstrate Jesus in our word and action.
Only the Holy Spirit can open the door to talking to others about Jesus.

Everyday Conversations Eternal Impact is small--compact at 112 pages. Yet it packs a powerful study on talking to others, sharing with others, and reminding us that it is in living out authentically what we believe about Jesus in our everyday life that matters the most.

There are 5 key biblical principles:
S--sensitive
H--humble
A--arouse
R--reveal
E--explain

Of course that is an acrostic for SHARE.

Lloyd Pulley speaks on each of these. For example chapter 5 is H--humbly build a bridge.
"We must humbly approach people with humility and respect. When we do that, we immediately begin building bridges into their lives instead of erecting walls, which keep us separated."

I really liked this book!
I learned much and was re-reminded of much.
I learned the deep significance of my everyday life that counts the most in sharing Jesus with others.
I was re-reminded that humility and respect build bridges; and that arrogance and prejudice destroy.

Blissful Reading!
Annette

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