Saying it Well: Touching Others with Your Words

I wrote my new book primarily for you—for speakers in general and preachers in particular. After five decades of honing the craft, I feel that I’m finally ready to put into print much of what now works for me as a preacher and public speaker.

Saying It WellI wanted to communicate everything I’ve learned, but that’s unrealistic. Some things—let’s face it—can’t be put into words on a page; they must come naturally from within. Each of us has an inimitable “style” that is ours and ours alone. But there are some things I mention that might be of value to you; I certainly hope so.

Our own individuality is what makes our message compelling and our delivery unique. Let’s never forget that. From this point on, it’s important that you release yourself from the straitjacket of others’ expectations. Furthermore, you must determine to overcome your fear of not sounding like some other person you admire. You can learn from each of them . . . but don’t waste your time trying to be them—or acting a little like them. That’s phony. The goal, remember, is authenticity. Until you free yourself from that trap, you’ll not find your own voice. I repeat: you are YOU and none other. Never forget that each insight or principle or suggestion—whether from me or another author—must be fitted into YOUR style and YOUR way of expressing yourself when YOU speak or preach.

How I wish someone in my formal education had told me these things! Because no one did, I spent far too much time trying to look like or sound like someone I wasn’t. Thankfully, all that is behind me—and I hope the same is true of you. If not, maybe my book will help to free you to become the preacher God created you to be.

I pray the book is a major encouragement to you and an enhancement of your pulpit ministry.

—Chuck

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  • Well, there I go again…I’ve jumped the gun, just counld not wait, (also my wife told me to get it) I already have purchased a copy and I must say if other pastor’s don’t take you up on this I want them to send me the 40% your offering them. The old salty sailor in me says GET THE BOOK!
    Thanks Dr. S for yet another tremendous book.
    Continued Blessings,
    Gene

  • Dianna

    Pastor Chuck:)
    About 11 years ago, I was a stay @home mom, 2 in diapers & twins on the way(smile). The ministry of words seemed so far fetched to me. I remember listening to you every Sunday, serving in the kids ministry, learning to just get by…but God(smile). I wanted to say that I appreciate you & how much you have imparted to my generation. A true father raising, loving, the next generation of ministers, preachers, pastors…warriors. So grateful for you!