This is a must have, in terms of valuable additions to your collection of self help books. Don’t miss out on it! It offers a wealth of information and knowledge on communicating effectively. Hands-on tools and practical solutions are offered, from a personal as well as professional standpoint. It is recommended for both the professionals as well as nonprofessionals. The practical as well as spiritual components are combined to offer workable solutions to communication problems. The subject is genuinely explored through research and practical life experiences. You will have a fresher perspective on the power of this priceless but yet affordable gift called listening. This book gives a detailed analysis regarding the various components involved in effective communication. It also describes the barriers to avoid in communication breakdowns. It will better equip individuals to approach with a greater degree of knowledge, confidence, as well as understanding, this unique process called communication. The author’s thirty-year career span as both a clinical chaplain (within the chronic mental health and prison unit facilities), along with social worker (within the mental health / forensics, adolescent and substance abuse unit treatment facilities), has provided some insight and tools for addressing the communication subject matter. Pastor Lyons brings over forty-seven years of experience in the areas of counseling, intervention, consultation to this particular body of work. It has been his endeavor to effectively communicate the biblical message, as well as offer pastoral care to others. Communication is an essential as well as priceless gift that each of us can offer through the improvement of our listening skills.