by Fábio Muniz
Over the centuries, people have been turned off by Christianity because of its role in institutionalized religion. What if the person of Jesus could be separated from two thousand years of horrendous acts committed by people who say they follow Him? What impact would that have on a society that is increasingly global-minded, cynical, and post-Christian? Fábio Muniz was raised in Brazil and has spent years in Canada, Spain, the U.S. and Japan. Learn from his experience with atheists, agnostics and people burned out on religion around the world as he demystifies one of the most controversial people of all time. By living out our lives as the people we were created to be, we can allow evangelism to happen organically. Read this book to see why Jesus was not the founder of Christianity, how our life is our mission and our mission is our life, the reason our lives should never be compartmentalized, and why it's not always necessary to talk about the Old Testament when talking about the historical person of Jesus Christ.
S.S. on Amazon wrote:
Upside down evangelism really changed the way I view evangelism. The book is an easy read because of Fabio’s engaging writing style. You would never know he wasn’t a native English speaker! I loved all the stories that he wove into the treatise; they not only emphasized the points he was making, but demonstrate in a practical way how I might share my faith with others. I especially like how he talked about separating the ‘historical Jesus’ from the modern day implementation of Christianity. I really agree with him on the ideology of helping people fall in love with the historical Jesus and that witnessing is not just about getting them to come to church on Sunday. I also appreciated the last few chapters of the book where Fabio deals sensitively with real questions people have about how can a loving Father send people to a place of eternal torment. This book is a must read for everyone who claims to be a Christ-follower. I think you will find it freeing in its simplicity of friendship evangelism yet challenging each of us to take personal responsibility for the Great Commission.
Excellent read. Fabio has a unique voice and a great story teller. His stories are interesting and draw you in to want to hear more about all the people he and his wife have met. Fascinating life! Thought provoking ideas and observations as well.
About the Author...
Fábio Muniz, originally from Brazil, has been traveling around the world for the last twenty years. He graduated with a bachelor's in Administration and master's in Marketing. Ordained a pastor in an interdenominational church in Brazil, today he is a licensed minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church, Serve Globally. He is married to Johnna and they have two daughters, Sophia and Julia.