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Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

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    Communicating For A Change should be required reading for all pastors, evangelists, and lay speakers. Andy Stanley and Lane Jones begin their book with a story about Willy Graham and Pastor Ray Martin. The story will bring smiles and understanding to the readers. Willy is a truck driver/evangelist. He teaches Ray, a seasoned pastor, the ¿seven concepts that will empower you to engage and impact your audience in a way that leaves them wanting more.¿ The second half of the book is a more in depth discussion of the seven concepts. Communicating For A Change will excite and ignite the speaker in a way that will empower their listeners. I can hardly wait to put these concepts into action. Recently, I taught a segment of a lay speaking class. I wish I had already read this book. I will be introducing it next class and recommending it to all the participants. Rush to get your copy today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    not just for pastors, great for leaders and teachers, too

    Although the focus audience of this book is pastors, this book would benefit anyone in a teaching or leadership role. I will use these tips in my church leadership role. Conversation writing style makes this an easy read!

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

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    Paradigm shifting.

    Every preacher should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

    An Excellent Resource for Christian Preachers and Good for Most Communicators

    Andy Stanley and Lane Jones have written a most useful and effective book on how to communicate the message of Christianity in ways that will stick with listeners and change their lives. Andy Stanley, son of world-famous Baptist preacher Charles Stanley, is himself an outstanding, effective preacher. He is the founder of North Point Ministries in Georgia and the Senior Pastor of three different churches under the North Point Ministries umbrella. Lane Jones, a longtime friend of Stanley's, is the campus director of one of the North Point Ministries churches, Browns Bridge Community Church.

    The first part of the book tells the story of a fictional pastor who is typical of many Christian pastors in North America today. The pastor is well-educated and well-spoken with a passion for the Gospel message, but he simply cannot communicate his passion or his message well. The story shows how this pastor becomes an effective preacher by learning (from a trucker-turned-preacher no less) and applying the principles of effective preaching that Stanley and Jones have developed in their own ministries.

    The second part of the book is a more technical explanation of Stanley's and Jones' principles of communication. The authors discuss what works in effective preaching, why and how it works, and what pastors typically have to do differently in order to preach effectively. Their most important point -- one they hammer home repeatedly -- is that preachers need to get away from the seminary idea of "three points and a poem" (or "three points and a closing invitation") and focus on ONLY ONE point. That point must be accompanied by effective illustrations and a memorable line that will be repeated throughout the sermon and which encapsulates the whole of the sermon's point.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though I am not a pastor or preacher, and I do believe that it has made me a better communicator, at least in formal situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2008

    This is one you don't want to put down!

    This book is written to hold your attention. It is not just a lot of information on pages, rather it is a lot of information weaved into a story. It grabs your attention from the first few pages and keeps you hanging until the last.

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