What is so great about this book? Aren’t “tactics” used in military scuffles? Here is Koukl’s reasoning for using this word to describe how we interact in conversations: “Tactics can help because they offer techniques of maneuvering in what otherwise might be difficult conversations. They guide you in arranging your own resources in an artful way. They suggest approaches that anyone can use to be more persuasive, in part because they help you be more reasonable and thoughtful — instead of just emotional — about your convictions as a follower of Christ.”
One “tactic” that we have learned so far is called, “The Columbo.” By using thoughtful questions one is able to draw out what a person thinks and why. We first ask, “What do you mean by that?” and then follow up with, “How did you come to that conclusion?"
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