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Conversation Matters

Peter Shaw

Paperback 2005-01-01

Publisher Description

"What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations." - Lewis Carroll.
'John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to go at a certain hour. This is very disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." - Samuel Johnson

The modern email and soundbite culture is threatening the art of good conversation. Encounters between people are frequently brief, with minimal dialogue and superficial engagement. Yet conversation is communication. Without it, people lose contact, stop understanding one another, become isolated. Peter Shaw challenges his readers to rediscover the art of conversation by learning from the example of Jesus. Engaging, stimulating and instructive, good conversation can be more than just enjoyable: it can have far-reaching effects. Divided into seven chapters, the book is intended for, but not restricted to, use during Lent. Eminently practical, it can be used by both individuals and in groups.

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Publisher Description

"What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations." - Lewis Carroll.
'John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to go at a certain hour. This is very disagreeable to a man who loves to fold his legs and have out his talk, as I do." - Samuel Johnson

The modern email and soundbite culture is threatening the art of good conversation. Encounters between people are frequently brief, with minimal dialogue and superficial engagement. Yet conversation is communication. Without it, people lose contact, stop understanding one another, become isolated. Peter Shaw challenges his readers to rediscover the art of conversation by learning from the example of Jesus. Engaging, stimulating and instructive, good conversation can be more than just enjoyable: it can have far-reaching effects. Divided into seven chapters, the book is intended for, but not restricted to, use during Lent. Eminently practical, it can be used by both individuals and in groups.

Koorong Code243778
ISBN0826481477
EAN9780826481474
Pages176
DepartmentBooks
CategoryRelationships
PublisherBloomsbury Continuum Publishing Group
Publication DateJan 2005
Dimensions16 x 138 x 216mm
Weight0.118kg