Item description for The Good Listener by James E. Sullivan...
Overview The power of everyday interactions, says James Sullivan, is much greater than we suspect. We have the power to offer profound healing, comfort, and affirmation, or to create deep wounds. And all of this depends on one crucial skill: listening. In the pages of The Good Listener, readers will come to see the far-reaching effects that their listening has on others, and will be grateful for the practical guidelines to becoming an attentive, caring listener. On the other hand, they will also gain invaluable insights into the effects that the listening skills of others have upon them. Those who understand and apply the insights of this book will offer others two unique gifts: the gift of their own caring presence and the gift of enabling the other's greater self-awareness. Parents and spouses, as well as those in ministry and in counseling roles, will find that The Good Listener is an invaluable guide to improving their listening skills.
Publishers Description Readers learn the effects that their listening has on others and insight into the effects that the listening skills of others have upon them.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher AVE MARIA PRESS #554
ISBN 0877939438 ISBN13 9780877939436
Availability 0 units.
More About James E. Sullivan
Father James E. Sullivan was the author of My Meditations on Saint Paul and My Meditation on the Gospel.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Good Listener?
Good for Listening Basics Jun 30, 2006
Initially I was disappointed when I realized how small the book was, but I discovered that this book contained a lot of good nuggets of help for acquiring basic listening skills. This actually would be a great gift book for educators and people in religious work who want to learn how to connect better with others. One tragic reality of 21st century life is that we fail to learn how to get outside ourselves and connect with others. Good listening skills is an essential step toward learning how to communicate to others that they matter.
good little book Sep 12, 2001
Very sincere and clear view on a humanistic approach to listening. Author seems to practicwe what he preaches and this book should be helpful to people looking to be more empathetic with others. Only downside is over generalization of peoples problems which may require more care than flippant analysis.
An excellent little book Sep 14, 2000
Writers and editors may be familiar with an old standby in the editing world, The Elements of Style, a slim little volume that has served as a precious help to anyone seeking to work with the English language. Well, James Sullivan and Ave Maria press have written and published a similar little guide to interpersonal communications called The Good Listener. This small book covers succinctly the measures many of us need to take to really become better, more effective listeners. Reading this book will not make you a better listener, only practice can do that, but it will definitely teach you about the foundations of good listening so you will know what to practice.