Outreach Magazine 2021 Resource of the Year - Evangelism & Apologetics
What if your ordinary interactions with family, neighbors, and coworkers are actually invitations to adventure with God?
Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus invites you to grow joyfully with Jesus as you live out your true identity as sent to share Jesus with others. Heather and Ashley Holleman have fully embraced their identities as sent through nearly two decades of full-time ministry. With joy, they proclaim the name of Jesus knowing that God is always at work around us, that He is seeking and saving the lost, and that He is excited for us to do this work with Him.
In Sent, they provide insights and stories gleaned from their experiences so you too can live into your identity as sent. You'll learn practical strategies for gathering those in your community through discussion questions and activities that teach everything from asking good questions to sharing your own stories of gospel transformation. Use this resource individually or in groups to grow in intimacy with Christ as you engage the world around you with the hope and love of Christ. When we believe in God's desire to reach the lost, how we live our own lives changes, and we begin to partake in the joys—not obligations—of evangelism.
Praise for Sent
Heather and Ashley have crafted a beautiful picture of how God invites ordinary people to help those who are lost find a Savior. Sent will motivate any believer to embrace the mindset that playing a role in people finding Christ is not simply an obligation of a believer, but an adventure, a privilege, and a blessing. It personifies God's promise that we are all worthy to serve and called to a live a life of purpose that has kingdom impact.
Author, speaker, director of COMPEL Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries
This is a great book that reminds us that we are all sent to be ambassadors for Christ, whether introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between. It takes evangelism and makes it accessible to every believer by showing that it is a lifestyle of expectation and conviction that God is already ahead of us, working in the lives of those around us. The book invites us into the lives and experiences of this couple who not only write about evangelism but actually do it! If you are looking for a book on being a witness that is easy to read and faith-building, read this one and then use it in your group Bible study!
—ERWIN W. LUTZER
Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church, Chicago
Sent is a much needed and timely reminder that evangelism is a "get to do," not a "have to do"! Ashley and Heather remind us that evangelism is actually good for us, not just good for the world around us. Sent helps us see evangelism as the natural extension of who we are, an outpouring of where we are in our own journey with God. Ashley and Heather do a masterful job of moving back and forth through real and vulnerable story and timeless scriptural principles, both of which pull us into the heartbeat of God's great mission! Sent is exactly what we need right now, helping us see our identity and purpose in the world through the lens of our witness!
—R. YORK MOORE
Executive Director/Catalytic Partnerships & National Evangelist, InterVarsity USA; coauthor of Seen. Known. Loved.: 5 Truths About God and Your Love Language
So many of us believe the gospel for our personal lives, but feel hesitant, nervous, and downright scared to share our faith with others. Heather and Ashley Holleman are here to help us all discover how joyful it is to be sent by God. With practical help and easy-to-apply suggestions, you will find yourself inspired to live your life like you believe that Jesus truly is the best news that this world has ever known—news worth sharing.
Speaker and author of Help! My Bible Is Alive!: 30 Days of Learning to Love and Understand God's Word; teaching elder, Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Sent introduces Christ followers everywhere to their lifelong calling of being "God's mailmen." Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, Ashley and Heather share compelling stories of how to deliver God's mail to the people on your day-to-day route. Sent is a must-read if you are going to understand and live out of your true and identity in Christ.
Author of God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally
Sent is the guide to evangelism I have been searching for all of my ministry life! Heather and Ashley offer the reader the compelling why, the biblical inspiration, and the practical hows for any believer to share their faith in a winsome and winning way. What sets the book apart, though, are the stories of their authentic experiences living out the principles they are sharing. If evangelism is more caught than taught, then get ready to be infected!
Senior Pastor, Preston Trail Community Church; author of Tough Stuff Parenting: Helping Your Kids Navigate Faith and Culture
Ashley and Heather Holleman have an amazing ministry. Actually, they have two amazing ministries because they're so different from each other. And so, anyone can benefit from hearing their stories and insights. This book can be a great help for people at all different levels of confidence in reaching out.
Senior Fellow for The C.S. Lewis Institute; author of Questioning Evangelism and Unlikely Converts
I am so thankful for Heather and Ashley Holleman inviting all believers into the fullest life of knowing and following Christ, a life that is sent. God has a mission, and frankly many Christians simply aren't part of it and, as a result, are missing their true calling. Their writing is genuine, passionate, and clear. I am thankful for this heartfelt explanation and call to the "sent life" and cannot wait to share it with my local church. We need this book as we join God in pursuing a life that is sent.
Lead Pastor, City Church, Tallahassee; author of The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel