Tactics

by Gregory Koukl     |     Book Summary


Author: Gregory Koukl
Publisher: Zondervan
Date: 2019 (Originally published in 2009, the updated 10th anniversary edition contains more content.)
Pages: 284

Book Summary of Tactics by Gregory Koukl


This book is built on a prediction and a promise. The prediction is that if you use the game plan presented in this book you will see “remarkable changes in your ability to effectively maneuver in a relaxed and confident way in your conversations with others about Christ” (p. 17). The promise is that the tactics presented in this book will “allow you to converse with confidence in any situation” (p. 18).

Why is it so important that we grow in our ability to communicate the good news about Jesus? The answer is tied to the ideas of gardening and harvest. “Before there can be any harvest, there always has to be a season of gardening.” (p. 18) In the context of evangelism, this means that some plant, some water, and some harvest. Rather than only obsessing about the harvest, the tactics presented here will help you learn how to plant and water. 

Essentially, this plan follows Paul’s instructions in Colossians 4:5-6: “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”

“The principles I will teach you in this book will allow you to do what Paul advises: be smart, be nice, and be tactical.” (p. 19)





Tactics

by Gregory Koukl

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Tactics by Gregory Koukl

AuthorGregory Koukl
PublisherZondervan
Date2019 (Originally published in 2009, the updated 10th anniversary edition contains more content.)
Pages284


Overview:

This book is built on a prediction and a promise. The prediction is that if you use the game plan presented in this book you will see “remarkable changes in your ability to effectively maneuver in a relaxed and confident way in your conversations with others about Christ” (p. 17). The promise is that the tactics presented in this book will “allow you to converse with confidence in any situation” (p. 18).

Why is it so important that we grow in our ability to communicate the good news about Jesus? The answer is tied to the ideas of gardening and harvest. “Before there can be any harvest, there always has to be a season of gardening.” (p. 18) In the context of evangelism, this means that some plant, some water, and some harvest. Rather than only obsessing about the harvest, the tactics presented here will help you learn how to plant and water. 

Essentially, this plan follows Paul’s instructions in Colossians 4:5-6: “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”

“The principles I will teach you in this book will allow you to do what Paul advises: be smart, be nice, and be tactical.” (p. 19)