Hearing Beyond the Words

How to Become a Listening Pastor

Hearing Beyond the Words
Author Emma J. Justes
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 8/2006
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9780687494996
Retail Price $20.99
Discount Price $13.99 (33% discount)
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.