Tony Campolo is recognized as one of the Christian subcultures most effective speakers. Hes a riveting communicator who knows exactly how to frame his speeches so that they connect with his audience, using humor, poignant and engaging stories, and personal charm. Mary Darling, who was his coauthor on The God of Intimacy and Action, is a spiritual director who also teaches speech communication at Spring Arbor University (a Christian school in Michigan) and is a skillful teacher in her own right. They have teamed up again to write a book to explore the connection between spirituality/spiritual practices and the ability to communicate passionately and effectively. Since so much of what goes on in churches and other religious organizations has to do with communication (speaking and preaching), readers will be eager to hear Campolos secrets and Marys intelligent counsel on what many people find to be frightening or just plain difficult to do well. Includes interviews with prominent Christian leaders and thinkers: --Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution (Zondervan 2006, over 100,000 copies sold) and Jesus for President (Zondervan, March 2008, over 31,000 copies sold) --Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian, Generous Orthodoxy, and Everything Must Change; named by Time magazine as one of Americas most influential evangelicals in 2005. --Mindy Caliguire, founder of Soul Care, a spiritual formation ministry, and speaker and leadership consultant, working with local churches and national groups such as Willow Creek Community Church, Renovare, The Upper Room, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Her books include the new Soul Care Series: Discovering Soul Care, Spiritual Friendship, Soul Searching, and Simplicity.
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