Expressive Communication Services
Understanding, Feeling, and Reading it Aloud—Expressively and Effectively
Expressive Communication Services is dedicated to serving any student of sacred texts, with special focus on supporting those who read aloud divinely-inspired writings. We do this by offering a set of principles, tools, and techniques designed to deepen scholarly understanding, and elevate that scholarly understanding to a higher spiritual dimension of heart-felt understanding. Once this heart-felt level of understanding is achieved, Readers are shown how to use all of their natural communication skills to read aloud according to standards established in the Holy Bible and by Mary Baker Eddy. Together, these principles, tools, and techniques empower Readers to read in ways that inspire and motivate their listeners.
The goal of this approach is to generate reading that has tangible, beneficial effects on the listeners—effects such as helping them:
- Progress along their spiritual and human journeys
- Live happier, more productive lives
- Enjoy good health
- Experience spiritual healing
- Learn how to invoke God’s healing power
- Inspire listeners to bring spiritual healing to others
Principles of Expressive Reading for Christian Science Services
An approach to studying and reading that reveals standards established by the Holy Bible and Mary Baker Eddy; and how to achieve these standards.
This 220-page book offers:
TOOLS FOR UNDERSTANDING
- Examine the letter
- Deepen scholarly understanding
- Reach spiritual, heart-felt understanding by uncovering subjective nature of God’s inspiration"
TOOLS FOR DELIVERY Help Readers:
- Read heart-to-heart
- Convey spirit of the letter
- Generate tangible, beneficial effects on listeners
Because reading God’s word is critical, Mary Baker Eddy once said, “I wish more of our Readers would take lessons in reading.” She then described how she wanted God’s word to be read.
Our coaching helps Readers meet her standards. Click below to hear a podcast explaining our approach: https://www.chbenevolent.org/blog/events/podcast-strengthening-individual-study-and-reading-of-the-bible-and-mary-baker-eddys-writings
This 40 page book helps Readers:
- Conduct services smoothly/confidently
- Collect and organize testimony meeting topics
- Build strong Reader team
Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA; Founder/developer of Principles of Expressive Reading for Christian Science Services. Author: Principles of Expressive Reading for Christian Science Services _and _So You’ve Been Elected Reader!!; former long-time host of The Mother Church’s radio & TV Weekly Bible Lesson Programs; 4-term elected Reader; 25+ years coaching hundreds of Readers around the world; professional narrator of over 150 audio books for National Library Service, The Mother Church, and private publishers; conducts two courses (24-hour & 10-hour) in Principles of Expressive Reading; conducts 8-hour workshops; inspirational-writing and public speaking consultant.
North Fort Myers, Florida, USA; served as elected 1st& 2nd Reader; completed 24-hour course in Principles of Expressive Reading; received coaching 3+ years; former _Journal-_listed C.S. Nurse and nurse trainer; Institutional Chaplain; assists in 8-hour workshops.
Dallas, Texas, USA; 2-term elected Reader; _Journal-_listed Christian Science Nurse; received coaching 3+ years; assists in 8-hour workshops.
Dayton, Ohio, USA; served as 1st Reader; completed 24-hour course in Principles of Expressive Reading; received coaching 3+ years; government and corporate communicator—lead writer, blogger; assists in 8-hour workshops.
“After…working with one of the Tools for Understanding…, I got a call from a patient. The clearer understanding…just gained …was exactly what I needed for this patient!” C.S.B.
“It makes me shudder to think how I might be presenting the Bible Lesson had I not taken advantage of the opportunity to work with you and learn the principles you share.”
“…tools you taught…will help me with…reading; …also…in...daily study.” “I feel like I’m in an adult Sunday school class when…having our sessions!”
“… I understand the lesson 10 times better than I ever have. What you’ve done for me…is huge!”
“Visitor’s comment: “I’ve been attending all the…Christian Science churches in this area for 20 years; and you’re the best Reader…I’ve heard in any of them.” C.S.N.
“…ideas will bring alive our Bible lessons.”
“I loved the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy citations that backed up the desire to read expressively. It is awesome to see God’s authority revealed.”
“…refreshing to hear…metaphysics that should go along with…preparation.”
“The case for continuous learning and using a coach was very clear, and I appreciated the encouragement to read aloud, even to myself.”
“…exceeded…expectations. …drove 45 minutes to attend! Two…tools…I will utilize to be…effective communicator: 1) being alert to…tone of voice—let it come from the heart/genuine; and 2) being sure the “right hat” is on with…different citations, recognizing the passage’s role.”
“…so informative…so many more things to do when you read, other than just say the words aloud.”