Welcome to the Talking is a Gift blog! Here you will find posts on topics found in our book – from the differences in the way that men and women communicate to various ways to outline and even deliver your message! But first, let us introduce our book!
My (Rhonda) precious husband has always teased me about my spiritual gifts which are not in the Bible—sleeping, shopping, and TALKING. I respond to him in jest about his spiritual gift of discernment which encourages me to develop my spiritual gifts. So, I sleep late whenever possible, take his credit card to the mall, and talk from morning until night. I love my spiritual gifts! And, I do believe that “talking is a spiritual gift!”
Seriously, I do believe that talking is an essential spiritual gift for ministry to others. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit empowers every believer with spiritual gifts to accomplish His work (Rom 12:3-8; 1 Cor 12:4-11, 27-31; Eph 4:11-13; 1 Pet 4:9-10). Talking is simply a talent when used for personal pleasure, but it is a spiritual gift when used to benefit others. Talking is an essential God-given ability which enables the believer to use her gifts of teaching, encouraging, prophesying, and leading in service to others.
The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive communication textbook for women who have been given the gift of talking from the Lord. It is written to provide information and insight about the process of communication especially public speaking for women in undergraduate and graduate academic programs as well as lay leaders in the church. Written from a Christian woman’s perspective, it will include general discussions of interpersonal, verbal, and nonverbal communication.
We hope and pray that you will enjoy the personal stories and lessons learned that you will find in the pages of our book, and also that your ministry can grow and flourish through what you read!