The JESUS volume is an
easy tool that can be handed over to anyone you like. In a secular
environment, one finds it real hard to talk to someone about your
faith, let alone hand over a Bible to a spiritually needy person.
But, when you have this little Red book in your cubicle/desk/corner
office (whatever), it only looks like a friendly gesture when you
hand it over to someone to check it out. Even when you are not sure
about handing out these, just stack a few visibly on your desk and
watch as people passing by just pick it up out of curiosity. Nobody
gets offended when you give a co-worker this "comic book" which is
actually the Gospel laid in neat Picture Strip form.
Just imagine walking
over to your next-door neighbor who you have not spoken to in a long
time and start talking about your faith? Sounds impossible? But you
can do this very act, by just walking over and handing over this
innocuous looking Picture Bible and ask him or her to check it out.
This has been done in our mostly Hindu neighborhood in Chennai,
India. Not one person has refused it when offered.
Have you been bored to
death sitting in an Airport Lounge, Railway Station or a Bus Stop
waiting or even probably while on travel. You can spend it
meaningfully by reading these volumes and even sharing it with total
strangers. We have found this to be an effective icebreaker and a
great tool to share the Gospel with total strangers.
The JESUS volume has
been handed out to the local Post Office Manager, a Pharmacist, and
a few Tellers at a MNC BANK where we bank; to the local GP during a
medical checkup and in one instance to a lawyer while at a Police
Station. Some have called us back to ask for the other volumes. We
even have a display stand with the JESUS volume stacked at the
reception area at our Credit Card Collection Call Center whose
office the Foundation shares. Customers coming in to make a payment
look at this display stand and many just pick it up. Several have
come back asking for the other volumes.