Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
This tells us that there is power in hearing the word of God. So when you are guiding someone down the Roman Road, you should have them read the verses out loud so they can hear God's Word. Faith comes by hearing.
I have heard of the Romans road but I have never heard of it presented in the way that the Share Jesus Without Fear book discusses. It says to have the person read each scripture and then to ask them, "What does this say to you?" If they start to argue or just proclaim that they do not believe it - then you simply ask them to read the passage again and then ask, "What does this say to you?" It is difficult to argue with the black and white lettering in the Bible.
Oh, and did I mention that God's Word is powerful?
A more detailed listing of the scripture listing can be found at a previous post from this month, The Roman Road to Salvation. Here are the references:
2 Corinthians 5:15
It is a fantastic idea to have this list written in the front cover of your Bible so that you are "always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect" (2 Peter 3:15).