Always be ready. Be prepared to answer people’s spiritual questions at any time. But beyond that, constantly anticipate people’s questions or objections as well, and be ready to respond to them through your conversations. Use every encounter you have with your non-believing friends to help them take steps closer to Christ.

Adapted from Conversational Evangelism: How to Listen and Speak So You Can Be Heard, copyright 2009 by Norman Geisler and David Geisler. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Or., www.harvesthousepublishers.com
Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of more than 68 books and hundreds of articles. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly 50 years and has spoken or debated in all 50 states and in 25 countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and is the cofounder and long–time dean of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
David Geisler received his Th.M. and M.A.B.S. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has been involved in church and para–church collge ministry for 15–plus years. He is currently the founder and President of Meekness and Truth Ministries located in Charlotte but he currently lives with his family in Singapore. Dave has taught his Conversational Evangelism approach at churches, ministries, and seminaries.

Original publication date: May 28, 2009