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More Than Talk: A Covenantal Approach to Everyday Communication

Author(s): Bill Strom, Divine Agodzo

Edition: 5

Copyright: 2018

Pages: 402

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More Than Talk: A Covenantal Approach to Everyday Communication introduces readers to everyday communication principles and practices from a Christian perspective.

Featuring an invigorated commitment to social science, humanities, and biblical perspectives, the NEW fifth edition of More Than Talk continues to develop the biblical idea of covenant for understanding and appreciating everyday communication.  In addition, it includes more intersections between covenantal ideals and communication practice and more theological insights in order to shed light on covenantal principles across diverse contexts.

The publication integrates “What do you think?” sections that encourage readers to consider current issues in popular culture and social media, and diversity in our growing cosmopolitan world. In addition, poignant case studies, contemporary issues for reflection and discussion, illustrations, pull-quotes, cartoons and more help the reader comprehend information presented.

Topics include:

  • Language
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Self in Community
  • Interpersonal Relating
  • Family Communication
  • Small Group Interaction
  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Media

Acknowledgements
Preface

What is Communication?

Covenantal Communication

High-Fidelity Speech

Nonverbal Communication

The Anchored Self

Redeeming Our Dialogue

Family Communication

The Good Group

Principles for the Podium

Connecting with Strangers

Digitally (Dis-)Connected

Digitally (Re-)Connected

Looking at the Social Sciences

Looking at the Humanities

Engaging Communication Gifts

Bill Strom

Bill Strom serves as professor of communication at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columnbia, Canada. He earned his B.A. in speech communication at Wheaton College in Illinois, an M.A. in communication theory at Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in communication research at the University of Iowa. He lives in Abbotsford, B.C. with his wife Shelaine.

Divine Agodzo

Divine Agodzo works as a communications consultant to business and non-profit clients. He has taught marketing at Ashton College and served as a media relations coach to business leaders. Divine holds a B.A. in journalism from Concordia University and an M.A. in communication from Spring Arbor University. He lives in Surrey, B.C. with his wife Roseline and their two children.

Related ISBN's: 9781524961411, 9781524955618

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