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Overview The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Todayis more than a how-to guide, it's a why-to guide to help readers appreciate the significance, value, and role of church communications as a vital ministry. Church communicators at every level are invited to understand the role they play in transmitting the Gospel and building community. Also included: exercises for discerning spiritual gifts, audience identity and sensitivities, and practical advice for best practices in a church setting.
Publishers Description The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today is more than a how-to guide. It will help readers appreciate the significance, value, and role of church communications as a ministry. Readers will be invited to understand the role they play in transmitting the Gospel and counseled about using spiritual practices to face the challenges of using secular means to communicate sacred messages.
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Meredith Gould is a sociologist and writer whose work focuses on the practical, holistic aspects of health, relationships, recovery, and spiritual life. She is the author of two books: Staying Sober: Tips for Working a Twelve Step Program of Recovery (Hazelden), and Working from Home: Making It Work for You (Storey Books). Her writing has appeared in such diverse publications as American Health, Fellowship in Prayer, Nation's Business, National Business Employment Weekly, Natural Health, New woman, Utne Reader (reprinted twice!), and Vegetarian Times. She's a regular book reviewer for The Times of Trenton. Gould's work is informed by a fascinating range of work and life experiences. After a decade of teaching undergraduate sociology, she served in state government, managing a collaborative effort between CEOs of Fortune 100 companies and college presidents. Next, she had a stint as senior management at one of New Jersey's largest ad agencies, going solo in 1990. Meredith Gould started college at Rochester Institute of Technology as an Art & Design major in 1969 and finished her B.A. in Sociology at Queens College, CUNY, in 1975. She's a survivor of day classes with kids, and night school with grown-ups, having taken time off in the 1970s to "find" herself. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 1980, did some time in law school, and has spent much of the next two decades exploring stuff like yoga, therapeutic bodywork, psychic surgery, Christian healing, the Forum (EST with bathroom breaks), Byzantine Icon writing, and needlepoint. In addition to writing, she owns her own business called "Space Queen" which helps the busy, burdened, and befuddled get, and stay, organized. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey with two feline muses, Thelma and Louise. Author Home Page: http: //www.meredithgould.com
Meredith Gould currently resides in Princeton, in the state of New Jersey. Meredith Gould was born in 1951.
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Fantastic and Faithful Aug 9, 2008
Meredith Gould's ground-breaking new book, The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today, is an answered prayer! Dr. Gould's passion, humor and wisdom unite in this highly enjoyable guide to creating powerful church communications rooted in scripture and Christian values. The power of the written word to evangelize, unify and uplift the church community is revealed in a neatly crafted, user-friendly manual devoted to spiritual discernment and the establishment of best practices in this essential area of ministry. A delightful read for pastors, bishops and all those involved in communication ministries, this practical and inspiring book is packed with Gould's considerable knowledge and expertise, and is presented with rare clarity and insight. Designed for use by groups and individuals, The Word Made Fresh includes exercises for discerning spiritual gifts and thought points for further inquiry. Gould explains the relevance and uses of learning styles, demographics and cultural issues, empowering church ministries to reach every soul in every pew while remaining faithful to the Person of Jesus Christ.
A practical guide to creating a spiritual framework for church communications Aug 8, 2008
The Word Made Fresh provides exercises for both individuals and groups that guide those involved in church communications toward a better process and more productive results. And it's all done within a faith-based, spiritual framework, defining church communications as a ministry and encouraging both a prayerful and practical approach. This book is a great tool for church groups, laity, theology students and staff, as well as any individual seeking to improve his/her communication skills. Two people have tried to borrow mine already after looking through a few pages and seeing the many practical tips and resources inside.
Inspires and informs Aug 8, 2008
Meredit Gould provides writers, thinkers, creators, videographers, photographers, and many others in the church communications business plenty of deep and lofty thoughts as well as a great spread of practical, how-to and do-this-next advice. It is as useful in writing a book as a training manual or parish newsletter, while also maintaining one's Christian ethic.
Christopher D. Ringwald, author of A Day Apart: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims Find Faith, Freedom, and Joy on the Sabbath and The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions