Jesus In The Mirror
As followers of Christ, our mission is clear: to make Jesus known. Two leaders from different generations, Tri Robinson and Jason Chatraw, have found that many unbelievers want to talk about God, too. While friendship evangelism, stadium events and track distribution reach some, others have trouble getting past their perception of Christians as judgmental, exclusive and not caring for the poor. Rather than being dismissive since most Christians don’t see themselves that way or defensive because most Christians aren’t that way, the authors suggest we move forward in humility and compassion. Reflecting the Christ in us to the world around us will disarm people and open doors for meaningful conversation. It will lead not only to evangelism but also to healing. This book isn’t about what’s wrong with the church; rather, it’s about what’s right with God and how we can get that message to a broken world.
Tri Robinson is the founding pastor of the Vineyard Boise Church in Boise, Idaho, a growing fellowship of over 2,000 people. He is well-known for his passion to put truth into action. From a free medical clinic to an organic garden that produced more than 13 tons of fresh produce last year for the poor in the Boise community, from an outreach to human trafficking victims to an environmental ministry—Tri’s leadership has resulted in myriad opportunities for people to put feet to faith. Tri and Nancy have two grown children and one granddaughter.
Jason Chatraw is a young writer, speaker and creative thinker who serves with Tri Robinson at Vineyard Boise Church. He has written for Christian Single, Relevant, Home Life, Stand Firm, The Brink, Leading the Way and Sports Spectrum, among others, and has co-authored or ghost-written 12 books. Jason lives in Boise with his wife, Janel, and their two young daughters.