Make the Word Come Alive Paperback

Lessons from Laity

by Mary Alice Mulligan; Ronald J. Allen;

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Make the Word Come Alive

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In this final volume of the Channels of Listening series, Mary Alice Mulligan and Ronald Allen turn to sermon listeners for advice on how to create more engaging and meaningful sermons. Drawing on the first large-scale systematic study of how listeners themselves describe the experience of hearing sermons and how those reports can influence preaching, Mulligan and Allen identify twelve qualities or characteristics that listeners most commonly seek in sermons. They use the listeners' own words to impart not just points that preachers would benefit from keeping in mind but also a real sense of how and why these qualities are important to the listener. The study this book is based on revealed that the participants went to church eager to hear the sermon. They said they believe sermons impact their lives and have the power to help them build a closer relationship to God. In this book, they talk openly and candidly about what makes a sermon meaningful to them and what blocks the message and turns them away. Their testimonies are a plea to preachers to listen and to learn.

Make the Word Come Alive by Mary Alice Mulligan; Ronald J. Allen was published by Chalice Press in December 2005. The ISBN for Make the Word Come Alive is 9780827205031.

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Details for Make the Word Come Alive

Page last updated 7th February 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherChalice Press (December 2005)
Number of Pages160
Thickness8 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4260897
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