Book Review: Communicating for Change (Andy Stanley)
I finished Andy Stanley’s book “Communicating for Change” about a month ago. It is now on my “must read again” list. In this book Andy shares some real tangible practices for communicating in a way that brings life change. This is not just another book full of ideals, but is incredibly practical and proven. Andy has challenged me to take a fresh approach to communicating and I have been trying it for about 4 weeks now. For the first few weeks, it was tough to assemble my thoughts and line up everything around a single point. But the more I do this, the easier it is becoming. Andy’s book is stretching me to become a better communicator.
I have since given my book to our Student Pastor and I am going to require anyone who wants to be a communicator at Crossroads to read it. While this is not the only approach that is successful, I believe that if one uses this approach his or her chances of affecting people is great. I found myself referring back to this book anytime I felt “stuck” in the preparation process. It is a valuable tool to keep around when preparing to deliver a public address.
I recommend this book to anyone who is a public speaker. Many of the principles in this book can help in any arena of public speaking.