Communicating With Grace and Virtue: Learning to Listen, Speak, Text, and Interact as a Christian
:Communications expert Quentin Schultze offers an engaging and practical guide to help Christians interact effectively at home, work, church, school, and beyond. Based on solid biblical principles and drawn from Schultze's own remarkable experiences, this book shows how to practice...
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:Communications expert Quentin Schultze offers an engaging and practical guide to help Christians interact effectively at home, work, church, school, and beyond. Based on solid biblical principles and drawn from Schultze's own remarkable experiences, this book shows how to practice "servant communication" for a rich and rewarding life. Topics include how to overcome common mistakes, be a more grateful and virtuous communicator, tell stories effectively, reduce conflicts, overcome fears, and communicate well in a high-tech world. Helpful sidebars and text boxes are included.
Quentin Schultze (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is professor of communication arts and sciences at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A nationally known communications expert, Schultze is the author or coauthor of several books, including: High-Tech Worship?, Habits of the High-Tech Heart, Internet for Christians, Communicating for Life, Dancing in the Dark: Youth, Popular Culture, and the Electronic Media and most recently Understanding the Evangelical Media
- :<b>contents</b>introduction<b>1. Accept The Call</b>communicating For Lifecommunicating In Culturelearning Great Communicationcommunicating Courageouslyexamining Our Motivesconclusion<b>2. Offer Thanks</b>engaging Our Heartsreceiving Gratitudeusing Symbolsemploying Verbal And Nonverbal Languagesending And Receiving &quot;texts&quot;sharing Understandingcontextualizing Communicationdoing Communicationunderstanding With Discernmentconclusion<b>3. Be Responsible</b>communicating Responsibly In God's Namelistening Obedientlylistening Intimatelylistening Activelylistening Dialogicallylistening Verticallycommunicating With Excellence And Compassioncommunicating &quot;christianly&quot;embracing Confusionconclusion<b>4. Address Brokenness</b>accepting Imperfectionbeing Vulnerablesharing Appropriatelysharing Healingidentifying Our Biasesblaming Othersreleasing Controlsinning By Omissionsinning By Commissionconfessing Regularlyconclusion<b>5. Embrace Community</b>growing Togetherknowing Ourselves In Communitynurturing Shalomembracing Diversitiesquestioning Stereotypesnurturing Trustseeking Truth Togetherforming Truth-loving Communitiesconclusion<b>6. Be Virtuous</b>being Genuineseeking Integritybeing Joyfulembracing Peacebeing Patientbeing Kindbeing Goodbeing Gentlebeing Self-controlledconclusion<b>7. Tell Stories</b>how Stories Workcommunicating Indirectlycapturing Metaphorsmapping Lifeengaging Comedies And Tragediesinterpreting Stories Through The Biblical Metanarrativecritiquing Media Mythologiesconclusion<b>8. Discern Media</b>defining Technologycommunicating With Media Technologiesjesus Broadcasts His Messageelevating The Spoken Wordfitting Medium To Messagerejecting Communication Technologyadapting Communication Technologiescreating Communication Technologiesconclusionclosing Thoughts