Hearing Beyond the Words How to Become a Listening Pastor

ISBN-10: 0687494990
ISBN-13: 9780687494996
Edition: 2006
Authors: Emma J. Justes
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Description: Only when pastors hear beyond the words, canthey 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 115
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Only when pastors hear beyond the words, canthey 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 wordssignifies an intimate relationship characterize 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.

Emma J. Justesnbsp;is Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Emma Toussant Chair in Pastoral Theology, at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. She has taught at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Perkins School of Theology. In addition to her role as professor, she has served as a pastor and counselor both here and abroad. Author of many articles and book chapters, she wrote the book, Hearing Beyond the Words: How tonbsp;Become anbsp;Listeningnbsp;Pastor. nbsp;(Abingdon Press).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introductory Exercise: Noticing When You Are Heard
Exercises to Get Started
Listening as Christian Hospitality
Attentive Listening
Preparing to Listen: Humility in Listening
Partners in Listening
My Plan for Preparation
Listening for What Is Not Being Said: Thoughtful Availability in Listening
Silence in Listening
Not Asking Questions
Listener Beware: Vulnerability in Listening
"Not That Issue!"
Listening for the Voice of God: Reciprocity in Listening
Taking on a Role
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography

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