Thursday, July 4, 2013

Stopping Words that Hurt

From the back of the book:

Words Can Hurt More Than Sticks and Stones--and the Wounds Can Last a Lifetime
From the evening news and our favorite television shows to friends' Facebook statuses and office gossip, hardly a day goes by that we don't come into contact with negative language. The issue isnot whether you can avoid hurtful words but how you will respond to them.

In Stopping Words That Hurt, communication expert Dr. Michael D. Sedler offers groundbreaking, practical strategies for identifying, counteracting and responding graciously--and lovingly--to gossip, criticism and negative words. He will show you how to

· discern why people relay destructive gossip 
· identify a negative conversation or hurtful language and counteract it
· find freedom and reconciliation with those who have spoken harm to you
· speak life-giving words, even when you don't want to

Our words can profoundly hurt--or heal. Silence in the face of negativity is not enough. Whether you are a parent, leader, teacher, spouse or friend, it's time for building one another up--and stopping words that hurt.

In this book, it speaks of many ways that words can hurt us. We live in a  world that tells us and teaches us that negative words are OK, and that it is normal to talk about one another.  We as Christians know that this is wrong.  Through gossip, and many other situations. Dr. Sedler teaches us how to gain control over our tongues, which is a very Biblical thing to be trying to do each and every day.    

After each chapter there are exercises that help us to examine our hearts and see how we are doing in the area of taming our tongues.

All in all I think that this is a book that all Christians should read.

I received this book free from the publisher . I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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