Thursday, September 16, 2010

Coffee Shop Conversations by Dale and Jonalyn Fincher

Coffee Shop Conversations by Jonalyn and Dale Fincher.

A 2008 study released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life notes that the number of people creating their own interpretations of faith and culture is growing. Seems like there are as many different styles of faith as ways to order your latte. How does a Christian have normal conversations about Jesus without accidentally sounding offensive, bigoted or intolerant?

In Coffee Shop Conversations (April 2010) by Dale Fincher and Jonalyn Fincher, readers will find the tools they need to speak plainly and honestly about their faith, avoid speaking “christianese” and have meaningful, tolerant and respectful conversations with friends who don’t share their views. Coffee Shop Conversations is written to an audience of 18-35 year olds interested in articulating their faith throughout their everyday activities.

About the Author:

Jonalyn and Dale Fincher

Dale Fincher and Jonalyn Fincher speak and write nationally as a husband-wife team through Soulation, a non-profit dedicated to helping others be appropriately human. They are energetic and experienced public speakers, and their previous books include Living with Questions and Ruby Slippers. They make their home in Steamboat, Colorado, with corgis, snowshoes and a colorful library of books.

Learn more about Jonalyn and Dale at

Coffee Shop Conversations
Release: April 2010
Soft cover, 224 pp.
ISBN: 0310318874

Here is my review of this terrific "witnessing" resource:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dale and Jonalyn Fincher and their publisher for sending me a copy of "Coffee Shop Conversations" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk” by Dale and Jonalyn Fincher is a terrific tool for anyone who may be unsure about sharing their faith with others. This book is divided into three sections designed to teach the reader how to share the gospel by preparing them in such a way that they have confidence in what they’re sharing and how to share it. This book also discloses some pitfalls that can sabotage our conversations with others about Jesus.

“Coffee Shop Conversations” is a valuable tool that I will refer to again. It has taught me several things already that will help me to speak the truth in love to those who don’t know the Lord. This book would be a good resource to add to any Christian’s library.

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