Connecting Like Jesus: Practices for Healing, Teaching, and Preaching

Connecting Like Jesus: Practices for Healing, Teaching, and Preaching

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ISBN-13: 9781506454931
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 922,128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Acclaimed preacher and writer Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, noted author of many books, and a national media commentator on religion, society, and politics.

Mary Albert Darling, associate professor of communication at Spring Arbor University and coauthor of The God of Intimacy and Action, is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

An Introduction to Spiritually Charged Communication 1

Part One: Connecting Like Jesus 5

1 Spiritually Charged Communication: Relational Practices for Connecting Like Jesus 6

2 Soul Healing: Connecting Like Jesus through Care of the Soul 20

Part Two: Practices for Soul Healing 33
Mary Albert Darling

3 It Is About You: Knowing Yourself as the Starting Point for Soul Healing 34

4 From Fear to Freedom: Overcoming What Keeps Us from Others 52

5 Sacred Listening: Hearing with the Ears of God 64

6 Connecting Through Questions: Why Asking Is Better Than Telling 87

7 Conflict: An Opportunity to Connect 98

8 Redeeming Conflict: Prayers and Other Practices for Oneness 116

9 When Stories Tell the Story: The Power to Shape a Narrative 128
Mary Albert Darling and Tony Campolo

Part Three: Practices for Teaching and Preaching 149
Tony Campolo

10 Preparing the Soil: Laying the Groundwork for Spiritually Dynamic Speaking 150

11 Planning Your Message: Crafting the Shape of Your Talk 171

12 Presenting Your Message: Why It All Leads Up to the Finale 192

Postscript for Spiritually Charged Communication 209

“One Another” Verses 211

Using This Book in Small Groups or Classes 213

Notes 217

The Authors 225

Index 227

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