Book Review "Share Jesus Without Fear"

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

A REVIEW OF “SHARE JESUS WITHOUT FEAR”

A REVIEW SUBMITTED TO DR. WILLIAM BROWN

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST SEMINARY

BY JOHN VEAL

WOODSTOCK, GEORGIA

JUNE 2012

AUTHOR INFORMATION

William Fay was a very successful CEO of General Foods. The same company that produces the Bird's Eye brand of frozen foods. Food production was not his only source of income. William Fay also established and profited from what was once the largest house of prostitution in the United States named Fantasy Island. William Fay was far from being a solid, upstanding citizen. He developed Mob ties early in adulthood that added to his success in gambling. He writes that he “was involved in racketeering, bookmaking and gambling…and I mocked anyone who dare share his faith in God with me” (p. 1). He cheated at cards and he has admitted to cheating his way through college. His encounter with a christian on a Racquetball court changed his life. He walked away from his life of crime and dedicated the remainder of his days to sharing the Gospel. He graduated from Denver Seminary in 1987 and has seen amazing success as a Christian writer and speaker.

SUMMARY

Fay's work Share Jesus Without Fear is a highly systematic method that is meant to be used as guide for otherwise ineffective christians share the Gospel. Fay begins the book by sharing his extremely sinful past and his path to redemption. Fay follows with his frank criticisms of evangelicals. Fay writes on page three that evangelizing is about being a faithful follower not about saving souls. Fay points out that only five to ten percent of christians have shared their faith in the last twelve months. He goes on to state that most Christians find comfort in their new community of believers instead of returning to the community of non-believers to share what Jesus has done in their lives. On page six Fay shares his...
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