"Wise instruction on how to practically guide people toward Jesus without pushing them away." -- Craig Groeschel, pastor, Life.Church;author of Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life
The love that the world sees reflected by Christians is often a conditional one drifting to one of two extremes--compromising on truth or condemning those who disagree. But Jesus, despite having enemies on all sides, somehow managed to speak the truth in love. He calls us to do the same.
"Many of the tensions we feel when we try to live out our faith," says Rick Bezet, "would disappear if we learned to navigate them with wisdom, grace, and common courtesy." Rick shows you how to speak the truth in love by spending time with Jesus, the one who did it best. For anyone unsure if they are doing more harm than good when they talk (or don't talk) about matters of faith, this book offers compassionate and inspirational guidance.
"How do we speak the truth in love? It's one of the trickiest and sorest subjects for Christians. Pastor Rick has gifted us a life-giving tool in Real Love in an Angry World, a guidebook to navigating those tough conversations."-- Tommy Barnett, co-pastor, Dream City Church;founder and co-pastor, Los Angeles Dream Center
"When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, he began by relating to her need as a person before exposing the depths of her lifestyle. The book you are holding will help you do the same. The Jesus way. The compassion/truth way. The only way that will reach our confused nation and chaotic world."-- Larry Stockstill, pastor emeritus, Bethany Church
Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church in Central Arkansas, which has over a dozen campuses. The author of Be Real, Bezet is one of the founding directors of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an organization designed to impact the world through missions. He lives in Arkansas with his family.