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Overcoming Walls to Witnessing

Timothy K Beougher



Overcoming Walls to Witnessing

Timothy K Beougher


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Evangelism can often be the area in the Christian life that most often causes us to feel inadequate, fearful, and uncomfortable. We know we should be telling people about Jesus, but more often than not, we don’t.
Many resources seek to inform us of the urgency of mission or to encourage us in our witness, but they don’t always address the deep-seated barriers to evangelism that we have built up. We might be encouraged for a time, but unless these walls to witnessing are knocked down we’ll never be confident and effective in our evangelism.
The topics covered in Overcoming walls to witnessing are taken from a survey answer to the question “what is your greatest hindrance in witnessing?” and so address our real reasons for not sharing the gospel. With a warm and engaging style, Dr. Timothy K. Beougher shows us how each barrier to our witness can be knocked down enabling us to confidently share the gospel. 
Praise for the book:

"Many Christians are not sharing their faith because of various “walls to witnessing.” I know of no one who can confront these barriers in personal evangelism more winsomely than Dr. Tim Beougher. What a privilege to sit at his feet and learn from him in this booklet!” 

Dr. Robert E. Coleman, Author, The Master Plan of Evangelism

 “In this slim volume, Tim Beougher confronts six of the most common barriers to personal witnessing with biblical clarity and sanctified common sense.  Even after a lifetime of seeking to share my faith, I found Overcoming Walls to Witnessing a powerful motivation to renew my zeal for evangelism. I pray it gains a wide readership.”

Al Jackson, Pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church, Alabama

"When I first read the booklet, Overcoming Walls to Witnessing, I saw myself in the mirror and I did not like what I saw. I knew beyond any doubt that I was guilty of running into one of the walls of witnessing, the wall of busyness. The words in the booklet were convicting and persuasive. I renewed my commitment to share the gospel more obediently and more faithfully. Get this booklet in the hands of all your church members. Ask them to read it. Ask them to pray about it. And ask them to be obedient to how God speaks to them through it."

Thom S. Rainer, author, former President of LifeWay, and Founder and CEO of Church Answers

Tim Beougher is both scholar and practitioner. As a seminary student where Dr Beougher taught, I enrolled in nearly every course he offered and was never disappointed. His ability to weave sound theology, practical instruction, and inspiring stories has been a help to many aspiring witnesses for Christ. His booklet, Overcoming Walls to Witnessing, is one that every Christian should read. It will encourage those believers who feel that witnessing for Christ is something they can never do, as well as equip those who have grown stale in personal evangelism. I have given away numerous copies and those who read it will want to do the same.

Todd Gray, Executive Director-Treasurer for The Kentucky Baptist Convention

 “Having known Tim Beougher for more than 20 years, I’m pleased to state that he is a faithful, consistent witness to the good news of Jesus Christ and that his encouragement and counsel to students and church members to actively share their faith is something he models. I know that because I was one of his students! I became a more faithful and consistent witness as a direct result of Beougher’s influence. ‘Overcoming Walls to Witnessing’ captures the heart and essence of the lessons Beougher has been living and teaching for decades. With more lost people in the world today than at any time in history, the need for our witness is unprecedented. We must overcome walls to witnessing!  Beougher helped me in that and, through this important booklet, he will help you.”

Paul Chitwood, President of the International Mission Board

“Tim Beougher is an evangelist to the core and a passionate teacher of evangelism. Overcoming Walls to Witnessing is a tried, true, and trustworthy guide to greater effectiveness in sharing Christ with unbelievers. This is a really helpful book, and I am thankful it will serve a new generation, bearing witness to the unchained gospel of Christ.”

R. Albert Mohler, Jr, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



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4.5 based on 4 reviews

A timeless book

This was an excellent book. If we are honest with ourselves, we have used every excuse Beougher confronted when it comes to evangelism. This is a timeless book and should be in your library. We can all find ourselves in the excuses that he addresses in this book. Super easy to read and easy to digest. Might need to read this every year!

Chris Joines

Overcoming Walls to Witnessing

It may be a friendly and encouraging read, but it’s also firm. Firm in highlighting the call for us to be obedient to the bible, get over our pride and that at times we just need to stop making excuses, and instead make time for something that’s so important. Share the gospel with the lost. The author provides ways in which you can present the gospel message clearly and biblically. Not shying away from the controversial parts of the gospel such as hell or sin as many seem tempted to do. Although this book is small, it’s a needed contribution to the church, as we must encourage all to share their faith by showing that the barriers we build are actually not barriers at all. Easy to read and at times making a point in a witty way, ‘Overcoming Walls to Witnessing’ is a nice read over a hot drink and a great little book to give out to believers.

James, Insane Theologian

Overcoming Walls to Witnessing

Beougher addresses six different walls to witnessing. I’m far too familiar with each of those walls, and I’ve built them all myself. He combines gentle understanding, Biblical wisdom and clear, no–nonsense advice. He acknowledges the difficulties but makes it clear that not only can we overcome them, but we must. God commands it and God will help us. ‘Do you feel inadequate? Great! Then you are the perfect candidate for God’s power.’ There are so many helpful reminders and practical suggestions packed into Overcoming Wall to Witnessing. But I wanted to share just one. Beougher repeatedly reminds us not to wait until we’re perfect – let’s face it we’d be waiting forever! Instead he encourages Christians to begin from wherever they are. Right now. It’s good to read books about evangelism methods, to rehearse our own testimony and to make sure our lives are reflecting our words. But if we wait for all that to be just right we’ll never begin.

Hannah Buckingham, Heirs Magazine

Overcoming Walls to Witnessing

In a 2021 update of the 1993 original, Timothy Beougher tackles the most common excuses we make for not witnessing and shows how they can be overcome. These are fear, a perception of lack of giftedness, ignorance, apathy, introspection and busyness. Beougher uses Biblical wisdom to overcome each of these perceived barriers. Just as we learn to swim by getting in the water, we learn how to witness by doing it, trusting results to God.

Stephen Ayre

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