The Word Made Fresh

Communicating Church and Faith Today

Meredith Gould

Jul/2008, 192 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5 x 7.5

ISBN-13: 9780819222855



The Word Made Fresh: The Art of Communications for Today’s Church is more than a how-to guide. It will help readers appreciate the significance, value, and role of church communications as a ministry. Readers will be invited to understand the role they play in transmitting the Gospel and counseled about using spiritual practices to face the challenges of using secular means to communicate sacred messages.


Meredith Gould is a sociologist and author of seven books, including The Word Made Fresh: Communicating Church and Faith Today, by Morehouse Publishing. In addition to writing about faith, she provides communications counsel to the healthcare industry. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

"One of the best things about Meredith Gould’s book for church communicators is her repeated emphasis and reminders that communications is part of the ministry of the church. Her encouragements to create community among those doing communications ministry, her call to equip staff and volunteers in spiritual matters as well as technical skills, and the inclusion of a commissioning ceremony for church communicators, reminds church communicators that in our efforts  to  make our work  timely and technically correct, the most important thing of all is that we effectively communicate the words of eternal life."—Yvon Prehn,

“Meredith Gould's splendid book combines spiritual wisdom with practical experience to help professional and lay communicators represent the church in society. If congregations and denominations heeded her advice there would be less conflict and more understanding among religions and between faith communities and the media. I thank God for her skill, humor, and hope.” —Quentin J. Schultze, Ph.D., Executive Director, Gainey Institute for Faith and Communication, Calvin College

The Word Made Fresh is essential reading for anyone who is or wants to be involved in church communication.” —Frederick H. Gonnerman, author, Getting the Word Out: The Alban Guide to Church Communications

The Word Made Fresh invites us to look at church communications as an essential Scripture-based, Gospel-inspired, and Christ-centered ministry. Rooting us firmly in Scripture and an understanding of communications practices and pitfalls, Gould challenges us to analyze all forms of church communication for their effectiveness in proclaiming Christ to the world.” —Rev. Susan M. Lang, Director, RevWriter Resources, LLC, church consultant, and author of numerous church leadership resources including Our Community: Dealing with Conflict in Our Congregation

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