Speaking to Teenagers
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About "Speaking to Teenagers"
Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to 'do talks,' Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word. Whether you're crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages. Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They'll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students. Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message the speaker, the listener, and the message itself and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You'll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language. As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you'll find that this book's practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.
Meet the Authors
Founder of Simply Youth Ministry, Doug Fields has been in youth ministry since 1979 and is currently on staff at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He's the director of Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, and the author and co-author of more than 50 books, including the bestsellers Speaking to Teenagers and Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry. SPANISH BIO: Doug Fields es el pastor de ensenanza de la Iglesia Saddleback, una iglesia de 25,000 miembros. Como pastor de jovenes por mas de veinticinco anos, Doug realiza su actual funcion desde 1992. Ha sido autor y coauthor de mas de cincuenta
Duffy Robbins is Professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. A thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry, he's the bestselling author and coauthor of Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers, Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts and many more. Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers.
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This is one of the best books on preaching that I've read. Whilst targeted towards teenagers, I think you could apply most of the stuff to preaching to adults as well! This book isn't where you'd go for a theology of preaching or for anything about the actual content of your sermon. There are other books for that. But it's great in terms of presentation skills, structuring your talks, being engaging and knowing communication theory. I'll recommend this to all my youth leaders.