This volume gives pastors and worship leaders practical lessons in disciplined, interpretive speech that will enhance the living quality of Scripture for listeners today. Jacks discusses the practical techniques of effective oral interpretation--phrasing, emphasis, imagery, and vocal gesture--and covers important matters of voice and diction--pronunciation, articulation, and vocal control. Other communication tips include ways to restructure Scripture readings, a chart listing trouble areas in voice and diction, and much more.
|Publisher:||Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||7.48(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.63(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface to the Prefaces
Preface I: A Word to Lay Readers
Preface II: A Word to Pastors and Pastors-To-Be
PART ONE—The WORD Springs to Life
There is a God—And You're Not It!
Transparency and Technique
Not the Law and the Gospel!—Just Some DOs and DON'Ts
Your Face Is Showing!
Oral Interpretation of Scripture
Explore the Word
Here's What's New and Important: Emphasis Matters
Putting It All Together: Phrasing Matters
PART TWO—The INSTRUMENT Comes Alive
What Happens When We Speak?
What ELSE Happens When We Speak?
Warming Up the Instrument
Breathing—The Motor for Voice
Putting Your Best Voice Forward
Lift Up Your Voice—Make God's Name Resound
The International Phonetic Alphabet
O Lord, Open My Lips: Consonant Energy
Praise On My Tongue: Pronunciation Matters
II—Check Yourself Out
III—In a Nutshell
IV—What Makes the Story Tick?
V—Words Frequently Mispronounced