After laying out in a bit more detail what the “Jesus Method” (as he calls it) is, Welter shows the various ways Jesus used this method- by surprising and shocking his listeners, by listening carefully and asking a question, by combining a story or metaphor with a question, by reproving or rebuking, and by healing and questioning. He gives examples from scripture of each of these and then applies them to potential scenarios in our lives. The final chapters expand upon various ways of applying the Jesus Method- in groups, in one-on-one counseling, in teaching, etc. There are great examples, lists of questions for various kinds of situations, and practical ways to implement this “method.”
While I think I would much rather have been told this than read about it, and while I didn’t particularly connect with his style of writing, I really like (and agree with) the concept. I all too often try to persuade or convince people of what they need to do, and probably don’t listen half as well as I should, and after reading this book I’m pretty well convinced that there are decidedly better ways to inspire change in people.