(1) The Pit
(2) The Wait
(3) The Cry
(4) The Answer
(5) The Deliverance
(6) The New Song
(7) The Impact
I agreed with most of what Medearis has to say. My one word of caution is that Medearis focuses almost completely on the beginning of walking with Jesus - on sharing with the lost and seeing them come to a place of discipleship of Jesus. He does not address what brings believers to maturity - nor is it the purpose of his book. There is a place and a need for solid doctrine. Sometimes - we can develop a sort of reverse-pharisaism that sounds uber-spiritual because we choose to toss out the extras and "just keep Jesus." Meaderis borders on this attitude - at least that is my perception.
My other word of caution is that Jesus is the Gospel - and so we must not forget the completeness of the Gospel and the urgency of sharing this good news. Yes, Jesus personifies the Gospel - but one cannot understand the power of that Gospel without grasping God's standards and laws and the price to be paid for sin that was spelled out in the Old Testament.
My take-away application from this book is to speak loudly, boldly, freely, and lovingly of JESUS and how He has changed my life. I love the idea of "leaving breadcrumbs" for Jesus - toss them out and see who picks them up and says - I want more!
Yet - I find that one of the most effective forms of evangelism is to take those who respond to the "taste" of Jesus that was offered: and bring them into a small group study that begins in the Old Testament and works through key passages until the Person of Jesus is discovered by the participants. Engaging the Word of God directly and personally changes people, and often - brings people to repentance and into the arms of Jesus.
Well...this was a long blog post. I read this book in about one day. Its not a hard read. It will challenge you and step on your toes - but its worth reading.