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|Title: I Beg to Differ: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Truth and Love|
By: Tim Muehlhoff
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 10 ounces
Stock No: WW844166
How do we communicate with people who disagree with us? In today's polarized world, friends and strangers clash with each other over issues large and small. Coworkers have conflicts in the office. Married couples fight over finances. And online commenters demonize one another's political and religious perspectives. Is there any hope for restoring civil discourse? Communications expert Tim Muehlhoff provides a strategy for having difficult conversations, helping us move from contentious debate to constructive dialogue. By acknowledging and entering into the other person's story, we are more likely to understand where they're coming from and to cultivate common ground. Insights from Scripture and communication theory provide practical ways to manage disagreements and resolve conflicts. We can disagree without being disagreeable. And we can even help another see different points of view and learn from one another. Find out how.
Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is associate professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication and gender. His previous books include The God Conversation, Authentic Communication and Marriage Forecasting. He can be found online at timmuehlhoff.com.
" I Beg to Differ charts the course we are looking for. Considering the causes of conflict, the power of words, our emotions and the role of spiritual disciplines, Muehlhoff offers a four-question strategy that helps us engage any disagreement with gentle conversation. The book closes with three case studies, applying the strategy to real-life, potentially volatile situations. So insightful! Fans of Ken Sande's Peacemaker will love this. Recommend this book to everyone."-- David Mundt, CBA Retailers + Resources, April 2014
"This book prepares all Christians to face many of the blunt questions that unbelievers pose to them. It's a good handbook for survival methods during evangelistic outreach work."-- Church Libraries, Summer 2014
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