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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: NavPress; New Edition edition (June 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600062121
  • ASIN: B007F8BCXE
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,525,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

If we need proof of the tongue’s impact, we need look no further than our own lives and the hurts and wounds our callous speech has caused. The Bible tells us that our mouths are to be fountains of life, but our day-to-day interactions prove otherwise. So how do we address our hearts as well as our words?

Carole Mayhall helps us get past the surface and into the deep places of our hearts and beliefs. With simple illustrations from her own life and practical guidance from the Scriptures, Carole helps you place a filter of kindness in your mind and your words.

About the Author

Carole Mayhall has traveled throughout the world speaking to women at seminars and conferences on the subject of discipleship. Carole is a graduate of Wheaton College, with a degree in Christian education. She and her husband, Jack, have served in The Navigators’ ministry for many years.
The Mayhalls live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Carole wrote When God Whispers and Help Lord, I’m Sinking, and she and Jack coauthored Marriage Takes More Than Love.

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It is clearly written and is easily understood.
Texas Grandma
We used this book in our weekly women's Bible study group and everybody enjoyed it.
"susannak"
It really makes you think about what you say before you say it.
Vicki Williams

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book not only prevents your hurting other people with your words, but it also teaches you how to consider the motivation behind words directed at you from other people. When you learn how and why people use words to manipulate your feelings, you can alter your reaction to protect yourself from hurt.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dinglefest VINE VOICE on July 16, 2010
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A friend of mine introduced this book to me a few years ago, and I find myself returning to it again and again. Chapters deal specifically with: (1) talking too much, (2) bragging, (3) complaining, (4) reckless and careless speech, (5) slander and gossip, (6) anger and conflict, (7) discretion, (8) giving and receiving reproof, (9) gentleness, and (10) praise. This isn't an opinion-driven book, but rather a Bible-driven one - some of the verses/passages used include James 3, Proverbs 10:20, Romans 12:1-2, Phil. 3:10, Psalm 19:14, Proverbs 10:11, and more ... it would take far too long to list them all! I also like that the discussion questions at the end of each chapter are focused on Bible verses; too often Bible-saturated books have questions that seem to esteem the author's words over God's Word, and this one doesn't fall into that trap.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trudy Wilson on January 21, 2003
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Every Christian should read this book. Even those "mature" who think they have a good foothold on living a Christian life. This book brings to the fore front those "little areas" we love to overlook. It is a great study to do with a partner. You could do it on your own, but some of the power is gained by sharing with another who will hold you accountable to those "Whoops, there I go again." areas of your life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Triplett on July 18, 2006
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I read this book in 1986 and just pulled it out again. It should be read or studied by women's groups every where. While it may not seem 'deep' to some, the way we talk is at the heart of many, many church and family relationship problems today. In that sense our words truly due carry the power to hurt or to heal. While it is written with women in mind men would also benefit.

I think it should be reprinted in mass!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Phoebe on June 13, 2006
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This a great book for personal reading or small group. It discuss everything related to the use of our tongue from checking our motivation before saying things, on bragging, on complaining, on careless speech and gossip, on anger, on giving and receiving reproof, on gentleness, to the sacrifice of praise. Truly a helpful resource for an extrovert like me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "susannak" on June 5, 2001
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We used this book in our weekly women's Bible study group and everybody enjoyed it. We found the lessons particularly relevant to women in today's world. Also, Ms. Mayhall's writing is very clear and easy to understand.
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By genie533 on May 30, 2014
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Sometimes we feel validated in our anger or our outbursts or our harsh words. This book was an important reminder to me that words can hurt and that hurt is never constructive. I needed this book!
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We all know our words have the power to hurt others, but do we ever really take care to watch what we say or even what we don't say? I ordered this book for a Bible study I was involved with and I thought I wouldn't learn much from it because I thought, "Been there. Done that." I was so wrong. Carole breaks down our speech into different categories, everything from bragging, gossiping, to giving correction. Even if you think you know this topic inside and out, still read this book. It is convicting and will really change your perspective on your speech as you're confronted by Biblical truth.
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