A Critique of Share Jesus Without Fear
Submitted to Dr. Ashton Smith
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Course
Robert D. Bragan
25 May 2012
Shepherd, William Fay with Linda Evans. Share Jesus Without Fear. Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Books, 1999.
William Fay was a business man trapped in a Godless life. One day, however, William was reached with the saving message of Jesus Christ. William’s life was forever changed. He went from being in trouble with the law to a witness for Christ in a prison ministry. Now, a graduate of Denver Seminary, William has not only authored the above referenced work, but has also authored the booklet “Share Your Faith Without an Argument.” Additionally, William is also host of the internationally syndicated radio show, “Let’s Go.” Currently, William is serving as a chaplain with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency. William lives a life of evangelism by sharing Christ wherever he goes. Content Summary
All believers have the responsibility to share Jesus as they travel through this life. While some Christians are afraid to share their faith, William Fay says that it can be done without fear if one follows the instruction found in this book. The book takes the reader from overcoming excuses for not sharing to leading people to Christ. Along the way, objections are overcome, examples of conversions are given, and how to pray for the lost is explained.
Early in the book, the usual objections to sharing one’s faith are dealt with. According to Fay, the Bible calls on every believer to share their faith whether they feel they are gifted to do so or not. In fact, he informs the reader that the idea of having to be gifted for evangelism is not biblical (Fay, p. 16). Many of the other excuses center on fear of what...