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The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today Paperback – July 1, 2008
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The Word Made Fresh invites us to look at church communications as an essential Scripture-based, Gospel-inspired, and Christ-centered ministry. Rooting us firmly in Scripture and an understanding of communications practices and pitfalls, Gould challenges us to analyze all forms of church communication for their effectiveness in proclaiming Christ to the world. Rev. Susan M. Lang, Director, RevWriter Resources, LLC, church consultant, and author of numerous church leadership resources including Our Community: Dealing with Conflict in Our Congregation --Blurb from reviewer
The Word Made Fresh is essential reading for anyone who is or wants to be involved in church communication. Frederick H. Gonnerman, author, Getting the Word Out: The Alban Guide to Church Communications --Blurb from reviewer
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An essayist and lifestyle reporter for nearly two decades, Gould was published in magazines and newspapers -- when she wasn't writing public relations blather about pest control and wall coverings. Some sort of strange interior, possibly bio-chemical and definitely psycho-spiritual thing happened after her first book was published in 1998.
"I guess I'm a book author," says Gould, who now has nine published books to her credit. She's also swift to point out that being a mid-list author is hardly lucrative. "Providing digital strategy and editorial services pays the mortgage."
Digital strategy? An early adopter of social media, Gould is a fierce evangelist for its value for building and sustaining community. Her most recent work is focused on how social media can and should be used by faith organizations. To that end, she founded a weekly Twitter-based chat (#ChSocM) that's focused on church social media. (Read more about that: http://churchsocmed.blogspot.com)
For literary relaxation, Gould blogs about the spirituality of everyday life at More Meredith Gould (http://meredithgould.blogspot.com). For even more information, check out her LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithgould. Email from readers is always welcomed!
Top Customer Reviews
It's immensely practical, but in a way that taps into the deep spiritual roots of our calling. The very first chapter explores how church communication is ministry. Creating bulletins and prepping announcements isn't some mundane administrative task, it's a holy calling. You're doing gospel work. That's a needed reminder (even 5 years after this book first came out) and an appreciated pat on the back.
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This Book is Required Reading If You Care About Your Parish's Communications. Meredith does a fantastic job of dissecting all the communication challenges facing Parishes today. Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Harry Tucci
Meredith Gould's ground-breaking new book, The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today, is an answered prayer! Dr. Read morePublished on August 9, 2008 by L. Mladinich