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The Insider: Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday World


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As a citizen of God’s kingdom, you are already uniquely positioned to live out your kingdom citizenship among the people you relate to every day. God has called you to be an “insider” to your family, neighborhood, and workplace. As you adopt the winsome patterns of a kingdom lifestyle, people in your life will see that there is, indeed, a better way to live. In The Insider, the authors help you

  • See your family, neighborhood, and workplace through kingdom eyes
  • Discover God’s eternal purpose and the strategic place of the insider
  • Overcome the obstacles to fruitfulness
  • Form new kingdom lifestyle patterns

Evangelism is not just for the gifted few—it’s for all of us. This paradigm-changing book will give you the awareness and skills you need to share your faith with the people in your everyday relational circles. Discover the profound sense of meaning that comes from being daily connected with the eternal purposes of God.

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  • Discusses the full implications of living under the rule and reign of Jesus Christ.
  • Emphasizes the importance of actively living in the kingdom of God everyday
  • Teaches how to share your faith in everyday life
  • Encourages the reader to embrace their role as an insider
  • Part One: The Insider
    • God’s Eternal Purposes and the Insider
    • The Call to the Kingdom of God
    • A Vision for Spiritual Generations
    • The Insider
    • The Insider’s Role in Missions
    • Insiders and Their Churches
  • Part Two: Overcoming the Obstacles to Fruitfulness
    • From Fear to Freedom
    • From Isolation to Freedom
    • But How Will I Find the Time?
    • Our Personal Inadequacies
  • Part Three: Life Patterns of a Fruitful Insider
    • The First Life Pattern of an Insider: Taking Little Initiatives
    • The Second Life Pattern of an Insider: Praying and Responding
    • The Third Life Pattern of an Insider: Serving Others
    • The Fourth Life Pattern of an Insider: Conversing the Faith
    • The Fifth Life Pattern of an Insider: Partnering
    • The Sixth Life Pattern of an Insider: Letting the Scriptures Speak
    • The Seventh Life Pattern of an Insider: Midwifing the New Birth
  • Part Four: Living as an Insider
    • Life as an Insider
    • Help These People!
If our world is going to be won for Christ, it must be through those of us who are insiders—soccer moms, businessmen, plumbers, high school and college students. This book will prepare readers to move from comfort to a broken world and see significant results.

—Bob Jacks, businessman and entrepreneur

The Insider will help a new generation of Christians learn to live incarnationally—as God’s insiders—in today’s world.

—Brian McLaren, author, speaker, and activist

A gutsy look at what it means to follow Jesus in the twenty-first century! The authors provide a practical road map for letting God work through our relationships to connect people to Jesus.

—Bruce Roberts Dreisbach, businessman and author

If you want more freedom and fun, purpose and motivation in your Christian life, read this book!

—James Fox, actor and author

Anyone can lead someone to Christ after reading The Insider. It empowers and enables you with a foundation and framework to share the gospel.

—Randy Frazee, senior minister, Pantego Bible Church, Fort Worth, TX

  • Title: The Insider: Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Ordinary World
  • Authors: Jim Petersen and Mike Shamy
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 237

Jim Petersen is an associate to the general director of The Navigators. In 1963 the Petersens pioneered The Navigator ministry in Brazil. In 1973 Jim began to recruit and coach missionary teams for other Latin American countries. From 1986 to 2000, he served as a vice president on the International Executive Team of The Navigators. Through living and ministering in many cultures, Jim has acquired a wealth of experience in reaching and discipling people who are normally outside the Christian context. He shares what he has learned in his books Living Proof, Church Without Walls, and Lifestyle Discipleship.

Mike Shamy is an international vice president for The Navigators and mentors the regional leaders of Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific. Through his ministry in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, Mike has gained practical experience of what is needed to be an insider in increasingly post-Christian cultures. After eight years in the US, he and his wife, Audrey, now live in Auckland, New Zealand, where they seek to personally live as insiders as well as help others to do the same.


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