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I Hate Witnessing

I Hate Witnessing ... A Handbook for Effective Christian Communications, by Dick Innes, Director of ACTS International ... 100,000 copies in print of this best seller with the tongue-in-cheek title.

NEW UPDATED edition includes a chapter on the effective use of the Internet and the electronic media for communicating the gospel.

Defining proven principles of communication, I hate Witnessing shows how to effectively communicate the gospel and any other message of importance.


It explains how those who don't have the gift of personal evangelism can be equally adept at "sharing their faith" by using the gifts they have been given and by being "as Christ" to the people in their circle of influence. I Hate Witnessing has been studied in several hundred churches and is used as a text book and/or as supplementary reading in a number of colleges. Originally published by Regal Books, it is now published by ACTS Communications.

Chapter Contents
 1. Conversation With God
 2. Getting off the Guilt Trip
 3. Being Versus Doing
 4. More Than Words
 5. Dare to Be Honest
 6. Be as Christ
 7. Love People: Use Programs
 8. One Step at a Time
 9. Opening closed Minds
10. Jesus, the Master Communicator
11. The Electronic Media: A Communications Revolution

Readers write:

A professor from North Central University who uses I Hate Witnessing for a teaching text book said, "This is the best book I have read on witnessing with the most honest approach to it."

Pastor Ernie Cox of Ontario, Canada, said, "I've just finished reading I Hate Witnessing and have to say that it is the best thing I've ever read on communicating the gospel."

Pastor Sol Hicks of Albany, Georgia, said, "Your book, I Hate Witnessing, was great—the most genuine thing on personal evangelism in printed form."

Dick Innes, is the Founder and Director of ACTS International and ACTS Communications. He is a former editor of Psychology for Living magazine published by the Narramore Christian Foundation, a Christian mental health organization located in Southern California. He is also an instructor in the Divorce and Grief Recovery ministry at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.

He has authored three books: I Hate Witnessing, a best seller with over 100,000 copies in print, How to Mend a Broken Heart, and You Can't Fly With a Broken Wing. He has written more than 250 Encounter brochure articles—40 million of which have been distributed in several countries. He has led seminars and spoken to many groups in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., and is the author of Daily Encounter, the week-day email devotional of ACTS International which goes to 373,000 subscribers worldwide, and the editor of Weekend Encounter going to almost 8,000 Subscribers worldwide.

Originally from Australia Dick has lived in Southern California since the early 1980s.


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