Book Review: How To Listen So People Will Talk

Edge Induced Cohesion

How To Listen So People Will Talk:  Build Stronger Communication And Deeper Connections, by Becky Harling

[Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

Those who know me are quite aware of the fact that I frequently lament how awkward my communications are and how silence and difficulty in having people communicate with me has long marked my own interactions with other people [1].  Both my awkwardness and my awareness of it tend to lead me to read many books on communication [2].  There are likely many such people, and this book seems to assume that there is a wide audience of people who wishes to communicate better, something that seems like a pretty fair guess as far as I am concerned.  Many people are focused on talking so that people will listen, but this book offers the reverse…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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