Statistically, the number one thing that people fear, above disease and death, is public speaking. However, one of the realities of life today is that people are routinely called upon to speak—at their job, in their community, and in their churches. For a Christian, though terrifying, it is possible to face that challenge with the confidence that comes by knowing Christ.
Speaking with Spirit lays the foundation of Christ as our example speaker and reason for our confidence, then moves on to the basics of communication, including the mechanics of speech, such as pitch, breath control and diction. It discusses various types of speeches, such as persuasive, informative, devotional, impromptu, research, and pulpit, as well as performance-based speeches, such as dramatic interpretation, storytelling, and acting. It includes effective methods for preparation and delivery, preparing the reader to address a group of any size and in any situation. Designed specifically for the believer, this book is an excellent “how-to-guide” for pastors, teachers and all Christian communicators.
". . .the most thorough treatment on the subject of public speaking I have ever seen."
—LINUS WRIGHT, former U.S. Under Secretary of Education