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.