Gospel Magic outreach
News Release: 03 September 2012
Teaching God's word in easy to remember ways is at the heart of Gospel Magic. Retired Evangelist, Tony Maidment, shares his experiences in the latest edition of Shareit! magazine.
He said: "Gospel Magic uses tricks and illusions as a tool for explaining God's truth creatively. Because it is very visual it helps to capture people's imaginations and then focuses their fascination onto Jesus Christ. It is really effective at drawing a crowd during a mission or at a church outreach event."
Tony has always enjoyed magic and remembers teaching himself tricks as a child. Later on, when he was working for Church Army in a home for troubled teenagers, he used it as a way to engage the young people with Christianity.
When asked about his favourite tricks, he said: "I perform lots of rope and coin tricks, but one simple card trick I like to use with children is what I call the King of Hearts. During the trick I explain that Jesus is the King of Hearts and there's only one way to find him."
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