Tips on What to Say or Not Say When Giving Out Real Life Stories books...
Keep this in mind......
In our fast-paced lives when everyone is in a hurry, the main purpose of Real Life Stories books, is to quickly put the Gospel Message into a person's hands so they can look at it when they have time, then allowing the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, bring to a place of repentance and salvation.
Real Life Stories book covers are designed to pull people into wanting to read the book, while at the same time keeping the Gospel Message camouflaged with in the Book Cover until a person sits down to read the book.
When presenting a book to a person, stay away from saying these things:
God Jesus Holy Spirit Testimony Testimonies Church Religion Brother Sister I want to share with you.
All the above can cause people to raise their guard, put up walls, pull away from you and refuse the book.
Use alternate words for those above, for example:
Use Story or Stories, not Testimony or Testimonies......
Example of wording you may use.... ____________
Hi my name is Jim, I have a little gift for you! I am a Co-author of this book, here is my picture (while pointing to it and holding it up where they can acknowledge they see you).
This book contains a short True story from each person pictured on the back cover with me.
While flipping the book over and showing the front cover say, all of the True Stories are based on the fact , That Life Has Many Storms and they touch on the various words floating around in the water.
You can read my story on page 84.
At the end of my story, you will see my contact information, I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, or answer any questions you may have.
Hope you enjoy our book!
At this point you will probably hear Thank You so Much and Receive a Big Smile......
That's a normal response..
But not the only response...
There are times when a person will be stopped in their tracks, as they look at the words in the water and Start to Cry....
At these moments God will cause time to stand still and give you time to share Your Testimony Verbally, share the Gospel Message, Pray with the person and Offer Salvation.
God will Supernaturally keep all people and disturbances at a distance.
At these moments the Holy Spirit will operate through you to meet every need.
Do not get hung up on patterns or methods! Follow the Holy Spirit! ___________________
Any questions please ask.....
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On using Real Life Stories books in Your Daily Life......
How to Genuinely and Effectively place Veteran's Edition Books in the hands of Veterans...
I truly am grateful for Veterans, the men and women whom have sacrificed so much and have put themselves in harms way on our behalf.
When I encounter a Veteran , I always say ... Thank you so very much for your service to our country , and for being a part of the freedom we so richly enjoy.
Thank you .... Please receive this gift, this Veterans Edition Real Life Stories book as an expression of my gratitude.
I then briefly explain what the book is about .. and again I say thank you .
This is not just a great line , but a genuine heartfelt expression of gratitude for who they have been and are .
They can tell the genuineness of that word when it is shared with gratitude , and genuineness, most of the time they just become choked up , some have even shed a few tears , others just find themselves speechless.
As God touches Veteran's hearts through us .
A prayer :
Lord may all whom I see this day, be seen through your eyes , give me your heart for them and You love them through me .
I will share other ways the Lord has helped me to build bridges to be able to share Real Life Story Books in the coming days.
Baruch Carrier of Hope Co-author Lighthouse 7 Florida