Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christian Ministry
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Book theme: Pastoral Resources
Street Date: August 1, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0368
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
Only when pastors hear beyond the words, can they care-fully minister. Pastors listen all the time. Or do they? Listening is more than a developed skill; it is an awesome gift of hospitality offered to others. According to Dr. Emma Justes, hearing beyond the words signifies an intimate relationship characterized by humility, thoughtful availability, vulnerability, and mutuality. Listening requires focused attention and openness. To help the reader learn this essential skill, the author includes exercises at the end of each chapter to build needed competency for this healing ministry.