Communicating for a Change - Andy Stanley & Lane Jones

Communicating for a Change

By Andy Stanley & Lane Jones

  • Release Date: 2006-06-01
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 77 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

When You Talk, Are People Changed?

Whether you speak from the pulpit, podium, or the front of a classroom, you don’t need much more than blank stares and faraway looks to tell you you’re not connecting. Take heart before your audience takes leave! You can convey your message in the powerful, life-changing way it deserves to be told. An insightful, entertaining parable that’s an excellent guide for any speaker, Communicating for a Change takes a simple approach to delivering effectively. Join Pastor Ray as he discovers that the secrets to successful speaking are parallel to the lessons a trucker learns on the road. By knowing your destination before you leave (identifying the one basic premise of your message), using your blinkers (making transitions obvious), and implementing five other practical points, you’ll drive your message home every time!

“Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”

“Once upon a time…”

“In the beginning…”

Great stories capture and hold an audience’s attention from start to finish. Why should it be any different when you stand up to speak?

In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages. In this highly creative presentation, the authors unpack seven concepts that will empower you to engage and impact your audience in a way that leaves them wanting more.

“Whether you are a senior pastor with weekly teaching responsibilities or a student pastor who has bern charged with engaging the hearts and minds of high school students, this book is a must-read.”
-Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creak Community Church

“A very practical resource for every biblical communicator who wants to go from good to great.”
-Ed Young, Senior pastor, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas

“To communicate effectively, you have to connect. Andy has been connecting with people for years, and now he’s sharing his insights with the rest of us.”
-Jeff Foxworthy, Comedian

Story Behind the Book

Andy Stanley and Lane Jones are on staff at one of America ’s largest churches, North Point Community. Leaders of thousands of people, they regularly speak in front of large groups. They also listen to numerous speakers and know the disastrous effects of a poorly delivered message. This book is the result of their efforts to make public speaking—one of the most common fear-inducing activities known to mankind—simple, easy, and even enjoyable, so that God’s messages will readily produce the life-changing results they should.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Latest Impressions

  • Truly Life Changing

    By Josh Gillespie
    Wow! I've always loved to listen to Andy Stanley communicate and now I can say I know why and how to do the same. I wish I would have read this when I first started to communicate but it will definitely be atop my list of recommended books for those looking to get better. Please read this before you speak in public again!
  • Definitely A Keeper

    By FlorentinTise
    I read this in 3-4 days, and I quickly knew I would come back to it again, after I would finish it. I don't preach often, but when I do, I definitely struggle with most of the issues discussed in this book. I don't agree with every single argument in the book, but I definitely appreciate the fresh approach to presenting God's word in a more clear, a more concise, and a hopefully a more effective manner. I certainly appreciated the specific ideas offered in the book. This book is definitely a keeper!
  • #1

    By stl_jason
    Best book on the market not just for preaching but communicating period!
  • Don't just read it once

    By Kristin Perkins
    This is such a helpful book for communicators in all arenas of life, not just the church. However, it is the type of book I know I must come back to over and over again. It is so easy as communicators to slip back into what is comfortable as opposed to sticking with what is best.