42 Seconds

42 Seconds
By Carl Medearis
Publisher: NavPress
Genre: Spiritual Growth
Release Date: 03/2018

Medearis, an international expert in Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations, conducted research showing the average length of Jesus’ conversations as recorded in the Gospels was 42 seconds. Based on this, Medearis believes a little can go a long way toward making an eternal impact on those Christ followers encounter.

The four parts of this primer on using those 42 seconds for life-altering results are Be Kind, Be Present, Be Brave, and Be Jesus. He offers simple suggestions at every juncture that anyone can execute.

Medearis shares his own stories and readers will appreciate the opening lines in every chapter that provide an example of a “Nonstarter” mistake versus an “Opener” winning move. Medearis understands the power of persistence and shares stories of how he kept persisting with the same people in tiny time bites day after day until a relationship developed.

The author is all about breaking down walls through loving and respectful communication, and he shows readers how to do the same.

—Michele Howe