Here are links to posts about using typography to help your ministry
This is one of the most important aspects of writing and communication. You need to understand it well.
Without excellent typography,
your readers (sheep) will ignore what you have to say
Worse yet, your trustworthiness is called into question
Some posts & pages about typography for ministry
Self publishers (ministries especially) need excellent typography Books are not entirely about words
“Of course as a writer this may not make much sense to you. But hear me out. For years I have taught graphic designers that the content is all that matters. This has been a major fight because many designers never read the copy they design into books. This is still true now that graphic designers are responsible for laying out Websites, blogs, ebooks, and more. In the publishing world there is a real disconnect between the writers and the book designers. They are treated as two entirely separate skill sets. Most designers are of little help dealing with book design as a method of improving communication…” [for more]
Type is not typing: An explanation of why Office users need to pay attention.
Readability: An beginners level examination of the basic methods of improving readability
Basic formatting tips: This is the rough draft of a third portion of “The New Publisher” which will be a guide to ministers, ministries, and non-profits who need to get their vision out to their people. This new paradigm of the 21st century radically changes things. It gives us an opportunity we should not pass up. This book was never published but the content is included in Writing in InDesign (the 2nd and greatly expanded edition is due out the first half of 2012)
The reality of choosing fonts: What fonts do you have available to create excellent typography?
Setting up your computer to work with your book: Without an excellent framework for your book, the freedom to write well is hard to find.
Setting up a set of default styles [as described in Writing In InDesign]
- Does book design really matter? (hackberry-fonts.com)
- Book Typography Part 6: The reality of picking fonts (hackberry-fonts.com)
- Font design is a very small portion of typography (hackberry-fonts.com)