Speaking to Teenagers

How to Think About, Create, and Deliver Effective Messages

Authors: Doug Fields, Duffy Robbins

List price: $18.99

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Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to ‘do talks,’ Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.

Whether you’re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages. Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They’ll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students.

Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message the speaker, the listener, and the message itself and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You’ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language. As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you’ll find that this book’s practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.

Doug Fields has been a pastor to teenagers and a ministry leader for over 30 years. He’s the author of more than 50 books, including the award-winning Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry. Beyond youth ministry, Doug’s life is filled with great times with his wife Cathy and his own three amazing teenagers, Torie, Cody, and Cassie.

Duffy Robbins is a professor of youth ministry at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He’s also the bestselling author and coauthor of Enjoy the Silence, Speaking to Teenagers, Memory Makers, This Way to Youth Ministry, and many more. A thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry, Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about them. He’s made it this long in youth ministry because he figured out the secret to budgets, dealing with parents, and working with church staff!