Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders

by John Savage. Abingdon Press, 1996.


This practical resource offers suggestions and examples to help readers enhance their listening skills and narrow the communication gap, looking at various communication methods.


interpersonal communication, suggestions, explanations, examples to help enhance listening skills, narrow the communication gap, how to ask productive questions, how to offer a perception check, body language

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Develop communication skills among congregation leaders by using this resource as a training tool during retreats.
  • Initiate difficult conversations with people by using interpersonal skills described in this resource.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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