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Sticks and Stones: Using Your Words as a Positive Force [Hardcover]

By Ace Collins (Author)
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With earthy wisdom, simple action points, and his trademark gift for storytelling, bestselling author Ace Collins shows how?and why?to make the words we use each day count. From a friendly hello, to a handwritten thank-you note, to a thoughtful phone call, our words can have a positive impact in a negative world.

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Of the roughly thirty-thousand words you will speak today, imagine if just a handful of them could save a life ... ... or heal a broken heart ... or inspire a vision that would shape the course of history. Today is your opportunity to speak---or write---words of incalculable potential for good. With simple action points and colorful stories, this inspiring book will help you weed out sticks-and-stones negativism and unleash the surpassing, life-giving, destiny-shaping power of positive words. What does it take for your words to make a difference? Perhaps a simple thank-you letter. Maybe an encouraging email. Or a simple hello, a thoughtful phone call, a note written on the back of a family photograph ... the possibilities are endless. Sticks and Stones shows you the power and importance of your words, and how to use the right words to have a positive impact beyond anything you can imagine.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.42" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2009
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310282535  
ISBN13  9780310282532  
UPC  025986282530  

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More About Ace Collins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Citing his Arkansas heritage, Christy Award winning author Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. In that capacity, Ace has authored more than seventy books for twenty-five different publishers that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, and children's works as well as books on history, culture, and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special, and does college basketball play-by-play. Elk Lake Publishing continues to release new episodes of In The President's Service, a groundbreaking series that first hit the market in 2014. In addition to books, Ace has penned more than 2000 magazine features, appeared on every network morning television show, as well as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox. He also does scores of radio interviews each year. His speaking engagements have taken him from churches and corporations to America's Dog Museum in St. Louis and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Beyond normal writing circles, Ace has penned several production shows. He also speaks regularly to college classes on the art of writing. Ace's hobbies include sports, restoring classic cars and Wurlitzer jukeboxes, and running. He is the play-by-play voice for Ouachita Tiger basketball. Ace is married to the Chair of the Department of Education at Ouachita Baptist University, Dr. Kathy Collins. The couple lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and has two sons.

Ace Collins currently resides in Hillsboro, in the state of Texas.

Ace Collins has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Lije Evans Mysteries
  2. Semeia (Journal Issue)
  3. Stories Behind Books

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Reviews - What do customers think about Sticks And Stones?

tartstrong end as an etiquette advise book  May 27, 2009
I loved the idea of this book and bought it with great hopes. It started off strong but then just kind of degraded into a Ms Manners kind of thing. It was boring, over simplistic and not a whole lot more than common sense advise that we should already know and practice.
Practical, Actionable Advice  Apr 3, 2009
Do you ever think about the impact of the words you speak each day? How about the words you think? What do you say to yourself when you drop something and make a big mess? Are you nicer to a visitor who does the same thing?

This book addresses the impact of language on our lives and the lives of those we come in contact with. We can't control what others say to us, but we can control what we say to them and how often we repeat their words in our heads. By addressing topics such as self talk, saying thanks, paying attention, apologizing, and even talking when we don't know what to say, Ace Collins gives practical advice and specific actions we can take to improve the world one word at a time.

This is definitely a book worth reading -- and soon!

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