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    Seasoned Speech

    Rhetoric in the Life of the Church

    by James E. Beitler III

    Being a faithful disciple of Christ means having seasoned speech: practicing a rhetoric that beneficially and persuasively imparts the surprising truth of the gospel. James Beitler seeks to renew interest in and hunger for an effective Christian rhetoric by closely considering the work of five beloved Christian communicators: C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Desmond Tutu, and Marilynne Robinson.

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    Preaching as Reminding

    Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness

    by Jeffrey D. Arthurs and John Ortberg

    We know of the preacher’s roles as both teacher and proclaimer, but Jeffrey Arthurs adds another assignment: the Lord’s remembrancer. With decades of preaching experience, he explains how to stir the memory of Christ-followers, fanning the flames of faith through vivid language, story, delivery, and ceremony. When knowledge fades and conviction cools, the church needs to be reminded of the great truths of the faith.

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    Winsome Persuasion

    Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World

    by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer
    Foreword by Quentin J. Schultze

    The task of bearing faithful witness to Jesus in our post-Christian society is complicated. What should our interactions with the dominant cultural ethos look like? How might we be both persuasive and civil? Integrating communications and theology, this model for cultural engagement offers a compelling vision of public engagement that is both shrewd and gracious.

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    Changing Signs of Truth

    A Christian Introduction to the Semiotics of Communication

    by Crystal L. Downing

    Crystal Downing brings the postmodern theory of semiotics within reach for today's evangelists. Following the idea of the sign through Scripture, church history and the academy, Downing shows you how signs work and how sensitivity to their dynamics can make or break an attempt to communicate truth.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    How the News Makes Us Dumb

    The Death of Wisdom in an Information Society

    by C. John Sommerville

    C. John Sommerville argues that even at its best the news is beyond repair, and lost in the tidal wave of information is our ability to discern news of true significance.

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    Understanding Evangelical Media

    The Changing Face of Christian Communication

    Edited by Quentin J. Schultze and Robert H. Woods Jr.

    Quentin J. Schultze and Robert H. Woods Jr. survey the landscape of where and how Christians are actively teaching, persuading and delighting the masses, and offer sound assessments of the issues that new media, innovative technologies and tried-and-true methods are raising for the church's witness today and tomorrow.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    I Beg to Differ

    Navigating Difficult Conversations with Truth and Love

    by Tim Muehlhoff
    Foreword by Gregg Ten Elshof

    Communications expert Tim Muehlhoff provides a strategy for having difficult conversations, helping us move from contentious debate to constructive dialogue. Insights from Scripture and communication theory provide practical ways to manage disagreements and resolve conflicts.

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    Authentic Communication

    Christian Speech Engaging Culture

    Christian Worldview Integration Series

    by Tim Muehlhoff and Todd Lewis

    What could be more natural, more human, than communication? But we all learn quickly enough that good communication is not always natural. There is much to learn from Scripture and from the academic study of human communication. In this book Tim Muehlhoff and Todd Lewis are able guides, aiding us in understanding the broad field of human communication in Christian perspective.

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