Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sharing Christ with the Dying by Melody Rossi

Have you ever wondered what you might say about Jesus to someone who is dying that doesn't know Him?  I have, and I must admit to being quite intimidated by what to say. 

"Sharing Christ with the Dying" by Melody Rossi is an enlightening book about witnessing to others during their last days on this earth.  Mrs. Rossi gives simple ideas (like witnessing by actions vs. words, asking questions to find out about why they feel the way they do about God, etc.) that may open discussion and lead others to a saving faith.  I appreciated that she reminds us that it isn't "us" that does the work on a person's "heart", but the Holy Spirit.  The author takes any guilt we may feel about the person's response, or lack, because it isn't up to us to save them.

Mostly what I learned from this book is that during this time in a person's life, we are called to be servants.  We are to help when and where we can.  We may be the ones to plant the seed of salvation, water it, or watch it blossom.  But mostly, try to listen and be willing to do what the Spirit leads us to do. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.  Thank you, Bethany House!

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