Talking Is a Gift is the only comprehensive book about communication and public speaking written from a Christian perspective by women and for women -- an unmatched source for Christian women enrolled in academic programs, leading in local churches, or serving in itinerant speaking/teaching ministries.
This distinctive text from experienced authors Rhonda Harrington Kelley and Monica Rose Brennan offers essential skills for women in personal life and varied ministry contexts. And as the title suggests, the content of the book supports the premise that talking is simply a talent when used for personal pleasure, but it is a spiritual gift when used to minister to others.
Kelley and Brennan divide the book into three parts: interpersonal communication, verbal communication, and nonverbal communication. Specific chapters cover issues including audience and outline, research and supportive material, anxiety and fear, delivery and details, and more. Discussion questions for each chapter, informational charts, and a glossary of terms are also featured.
Rhonda Harrington Kelley es profesora adjunta y esposa del presidente del Ministerio para Mujeres en el Seminario Teológico Bautista del Sur en New Orleans, Louisiana. Frecuentemente brinda conferencias para mujeres y además es autora de numerosos libros, como también coeditora de los volúmenes del Antiguo Testamento y del Nuevo Testamento del Womens Evangelical Commentary [Comentario Evangélico para Mujeres]. Su esposo, Chuck, es presidente del Seminario Teológico Bautista de New Orleans.
Rhonda Harrington Kelley received her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of New Orleans and serves as the President's Wife and Adjunct Professor of Womens Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. She is a frequent speaker for women as well as the author of numerous books and coeditor of the Old Testament and New Testament volumes of the Womens Evangelical Commentary. Her husband Chuck is the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Monica Rose Brennan (D.Min., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is founder and director of the Women's Ministries program at Liberty University where she serves as associate professor of Womens Ministries and Evangelism.