Off the Shelf: Go Tell It

Books that have caught my eye.

Go Tell It: How–and Why–to Report God’s Stories in Words, Photos, and Videos

By Jim Killam and Lincoln Brunner

This one-of-a-kind handbook from two journalists-turned-missionaries gives practical tips for the rest of us on how to “report” on what God is doing around the world. You don’t need an expensive camera or an all-access pass to find and tell a great story. You just need a few trade secrets and the right questions to ask: “What is God up to? How can I get in on it?” The authors write with a special eye on and for the Christian missions world to help bloggers, missionaries, and world-travelers effectively report stories of God’s work around the globe. From fundraising to newsletters to “Missions Sunday” presentations and everywhere in between, this book will help energize the Church for the Great Commission. Like the gospel writer Luke (a reporter in the Bible!), we need to give careful, detailed, credible accounts of what God is doing. And let His work speak for itself!

The reports of journalism’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and Jim Killam and Lincoln Brunner prove it! These two veteran communicators have given us a much-needed volume on applying time-tested journalistic principles in our lives and ministries. Go Tell It provides practical help to missionaries, church members, students, and anyone else who wants to create accurate and compelling accounts of what God is doing in the world. It will help you avoid the common communication blunders that can seriously undermine your credibility … and your ministry. This book will even serve as a solid refresher course for working journalists! I recommend it highly.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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