There's no problem telling this book by its cover: the contents are as inane as the title. Drakeford aims to provide an analysis of the various distortions which can occur in family communication, along with strategies for overcoming them. He identifies the seven stages in the transmission of a message--from its genesis in the brain of the speaker to its reception by the hearer; misrepresentations can occur at all times. The writing ranges from just adequate to embarrassing, and the proposed solutions are either commonplace or silly. He brings the book to a mercifully quick close with some jargon about hearing God's communication in the Word. Simplistic.