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A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days (Haworth Series in Chaplaincy) [Paperback]

By Blake J. Neff (Author)
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Improving your powers of communication can encourage powerful communication with your parishioners.

A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days provides students preparing for the pastoral ministry with specialized training in communications that focuses on the kind of one-on-one conversations they can expect to have with their parishioners. This comprehensive book examines a variety of essential topics, including perception, self-disclosure, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, stages of relational development, power assertiveness and dominance, conflict management, forgiveness, persuasion, dual relationships, pastoral family communication, and how to develop a communications model. Each chapter includes "Pastoral Conversations," real-life dialogues presented for analysis; "Key Concepts" for quick student review; "Meanings Mania," self-tests on vocabulary; and "Unleashing the Power of Interpersonal Communication," student exercises that reinforce the practical aspects of key principles.

While many pastors have a great love for the people they minister to, they have difficulty demonstrating that love because they lack the skills to develop and maintain relationships. A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days explores how communication works and how to make it work for you, applying the best available interpersonal communications techniques to your relationships with the real people of the churchyour parishioners.

A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days examines:

  • how self-disclosure works and when it's appropriate for a pastor
  • stumbling blocks and building blocks for effective listening
  • the differences between power, assertiveness, and dominance and when to use each
  • conflict management styles and negotiation strategies
  • several myths about forgiveness
  • dual relationships and how to avoid them
  • pitfalls to avoid in pastoral family communication
A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days is an essential resource for Bible college students and for students at the pre-ministerial and seminary levels. It's also a valuable professional tool for clergy practitioners who need help with their communication skills.

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Improving your powers of communication can encourage powerful communication with your parishioners.

A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days provides students preparing for the pastoral ministry with specialized training in communications that focuses on the kind of one-on-one conversations they can expect to have with their parishioners. This comprehensive book examines a variety of essential topics, including perception, self-disclosure, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, stages of relational development, power assertiveness and dominance, conflict management, forgiveness, persuasion, dual relationships, pastoral family communication, and how to develop a communications model. Each chapter includes ?Pastoral Conversations, ? real-life dialogues presented for analysis; ?Key Concepts? for quick student review; ?Meanings Mania, ? self-tests on vocabulary; and ?Unleashing the Power of Interpersonal Communication, ? student exercises that reinforce the practical aspects of key principles.

While many pastors have a great love for the people they minister to, they have difficulty demonstrating that love because they lack the skills to develop and maintain relationships. This book explores how communication works and how to make it work for you, applying the best available interpersonal communications techniques to your relationships with the real people of the church?your parishioners.

A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days examines:

  • how self-disclosure works and when it's appropriate for a pastor
  • stumbling blocks and building blocks for effective listening
  • the differences between power, assertiveness, and dominance and when to use each
  • conflict management styles and negotiation strategies
  • several myths about forgiveness
  • dual relationships and how to avoid them
  • pitfalls to avoid in pastoral family communication
  • and much more

A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication: The Other Six Days is an essential resource for Bible college students and for students at the pre-ministerial and seminary levels. It's also a valuable professional tool for clergy practitioners who need help with their communication skills.

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Studio: Routledge
Pages   236
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.44" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.88 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 4, 2006
Publisher   Routledge
ISBN  078902666X  
ISBN13  9780789026668  


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A mediocre representation of realistic pastoral communication   Oct 19, 2007
In his so called Pastor's Guide to interpersonal communication, Neff did a good job at familiarizing the audience with key terms in communication. From a humanistic standpoint of explaining how communication functions (from the messenger to reciever, to feedback, etc...) and focusing on some of the breakdown in communication, Neff did well.
The premise of Neff's book was extremely lacking on the Spiritual side of things. As a book devoted toward Pastoral communication, there was scant if any Scriptural injunctions or Biblical methological basis for communication. Furthermore, while Neff tried to bring to life the communicational aspect of the ministry in his dramitizations and "real life situations" in ministry, it actually cheapened the book into an unrealistic theory that can only be played out in story books. In addition, Neff makes so clear his egalitarian view of women in ministry whereas to make a complementarian question Neff's motives in the book.
As a Pastor, my main job is not just to "communicate effectively," but to do so with the Word of God. Perhaps if Neff's book had more of a solid basis on the truths of Scripture as well as a stripping of unrealistic and storybook-like applications, as well as the vehemently egalitarian bias, it would fair well.
 
The other six days  Oct 18, 2007
"A Pastor's Guide to Interpersonal Communication" is a beneficial an dpractical tool. This is the only book on the market of its kind, specifically teaching pastor's how to communicate "the other six days" when they're not behind a pulpit. Neff is trying to give pastor's a valuable tool to help them become more effective communicators. The book covers a variety of important topics pastor's deal with in their ministries; even some Biblical topics such as forgiveness. The book gives the student practical exercises that reinforce aspects of key principles learned in the reading.
With the positives said, there were a few weaknesses. Several of the illustrative dialogs were unreasonable and over the top. Neff approaches the book from an Egalitarian viewpoint with many female pastor's used as examples. With the target audience being pastor's why use examples that seem to go against Timothy's and Titus' injunction regarding pastor's as male, moral, and able to teach.

 
A holistic guide for Pastors  Jul 7, 2006
I haven't found a book quite like this one. It is comprehensive and covers material not found in other books. This is a great book for me and my students (I'm a Bible College professor). I would recommend this book to any pastor, it will enhance your preaching and communication skills. There is also a need to be more relational and Dr. Neff's expereince in the pastorate is event in his writing.
 

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