One great joy of writing a book, from my perspective, is speaking about it at various venues and hearing the wisdom of the people who attend. In the five months since Why Canâ€™t We Talk? was published, I have run into some very intelligent people who have thrown me some very hard questions. Sometimes the topic was something dear to my heart, and I had a ready answer. Other times I had nothing.
So letâ€™s try something new hereâ€”a real live book giveaway.
Every now and then, Iâ€™ll feature one of these hard questions here. You post your answers in the Comments section below (or on my Facebook page). Then, the next time I post, Iâ€™ll share how I answered the questionâ€”and give away a free copy of Why Canâ€™t We Talk? to someone chosen at random who:
- Provides a comment on the question below (something more than â€œI agreeâ€), and
- Subscribes to my e-newsletter (via the â€œGet dialogue news by emailâ€ box to the left).
Please subscribe and make your comments by next Tuesday (March 19) at 8:00 a.m. ET.
OK. Ready? Hereâ€™s the first question:
I am a leader in my worship community who deals with many volunteers. Occasionally I run into someone who says, â€œIf we go in this direction, Iâ€™ll have no choice but to leave.â€ How can I deal with this situation? Is there a dialogic way to do so?
Program note: If you are in or around Boston this weekendâ€”specifically, somewhere near Taunton, Massachusettsâ€”please feel free to come see me on the Great Taunton Mini-Book Tour. I would love to see you there! Schedule:
- 9:00 a.m. on the radio (WVBF 1530AM)
- 2:00 p.m. at Readmore Bookstore
- 7:00 p.m. at the First Parish Church in Taunton (UU)
Visit the Facebook page for the church event here.