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Special Words Hardcover – March 19, 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Random House, Inc.; 1st edition (March 19, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345403010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345403018
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,473,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Ever-popular Heatherley (Mourning Song, Fleming H. Revell, 1994. 2d ed.), the Ann Landers of evangelical Christianity, offers pearls of wisdom for a variety of occasions when words of comfort, joy, or healing may be difficult to find. Heatherley collects many of her own notes to friends and others as examples of the special words that might be appropriate for consoling those in pain and grief, offering apology and congratulations, and celebrating a joyous special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. In our fast-paced world where the impersonality of E-mail has replaced the intimacy of letter writing, Heatherley encourages us once again to take up the pen and write. For libraries where Heatherley's works are popular.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

“Of all the ways to communicate with another human being, it’s not writing the great American novel but rather the little, pristine gem called the handwritten note that touches our hearts the most.”–Joyce Landorf Heatherley

“A priceless help . . . the letters are simple, human, believable, and sure to meet everyone’s needs. This book is a remarkable achievement.”
–Marjorie Holmes, author of I’ve Got to Talk to Somebody, God

“Heatherley shows her genius in helping letter writers communicate exactly the right thing at the right time.”
–Charlie Shedd, author of Letters to Karen and Letters to Philip --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Rev. Wayne Bradley Robinson, Ph.D. on July 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The author has truly given a genuinely helpful set of examples to all of us in those moments when we are hard pressed to find the words to write or say to someone. For me, the section on grieving was worth the whole book. I write as a clergy person who has been called upon for nearly four decades to do this over and over again in the most gut wrentching situations one could possibly imagine. And I write as someone who has experienced people writing or saying the most inappropriate and hurtful things imaginable, but they did so believing, erroneously, that they were doing something helpful.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By susanne Jolley on February 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I found this book at the libray one day just browsing. I took it home and fell in love with it. I had to have one of my own. There are so many wonderful letters and ideas. I think everyone would benefit greatly from just this one book.I used several of the letters just the first day that I had it. What can I say, I love it!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By ECJ on March 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is not full of the usual hard to write letters, these are the REALLY hard to write letters. How to tell your relatives you don't want to spend the holidays with them again. Write a teacher to tell them what a poor (or good) job she did with your child. Tell your Pastor he's not being very supportive of his congregation. These may sound a little harsh but they are written in just right way, with forgiveness and hope for a change. There are also condolence letters, dealing with cancer letters, and all those touchy situations when you don't know what to say. Keep it right next to your stationery.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Guzzista on August 13, 2001
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This is a well-written and certainly useful book. I just want add one note. The writing is very feminine. Male readers should use caution when working with this book!
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