Communication, Media, and Identity

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Book Reviewed: Fortner, Robert S. (2006). Communication, Media, and Identity: A Christian Theory of Communication (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & LIttlefield). Reviewed By: Robert Woods Reviewer Affiliation: Spring Arbor University Total Pages: 298 ISBN-10: 0742551954 Review: Explores ontological and epistemological assumptions of communication from a Christian perspective. Useful in upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate level courses. Fortner’s usual depth and breadth …

The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear

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Book Reviewed: Jackson, Cari (2003). The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Augsburg Books). Reviewed By: Sarah Esquivel Reviewer Affiliation: Spring Arbor University ISBN-10: 0806645520 Review: Jackson explains the significance of listening and identifies the universal need to be heard. She identifies “lethal listening styles” and challenges the reader to identify which style they relate to most. …

Habits of the High-Tech Heart

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Book Reviewed: Schultze, Quentin J. (2002). Habits of the High-Tech Heart (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group). Reviewed By: Sarah Esquivel Reviewer Affiliation: Spring Arbor University Total Pages: 209 ISBN-10: 0801027810 Review: This book challenges the reader to form healthy habits in the age of information technology. Schultze calls the reader to discern the benefit of the information technology rather …

Authentic Communication

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Book Reviewed: Muehlhoff, Tim & Lewis, Todd V. (2010). Authentic Communication (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press). Reviewed By: Sarah Esquivel Reviewer Affiliation: Spring Arbor University ISBN-10: 083082815X Review: Muehlhoff and Lewis spend time defining communication and outline how the reader can improve his or her communication competence. They identify the significance of perception towards self and others and how that …