Item description for When to Speak Up and When To Shut Up by Dr Michael Sedler...
Overview Practical guidelines and biblical and contemporary examples to help people improve their communication skills. Includes a discussion on the cost and purpose of silence.
Publishers Description Almost everyone has found themselves in a situation where they don't know if they should bite their tongue or speak their mind. When is silence golden and when is it better to speak up? When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up offers practical guidelines for people who want to improve their communication skills. It will help readers explore the cost and purpose of silence, how to ask good questions, how to overcome pressure to remain silent, and more. Using biblical and contemporary examples, this book shares important strategies for discerning God's direction, acting on his word, and building better communication within your workplace, church, and home.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.98" Width: 6.74" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800787420 ISBN13 9780800787424
Availability 0 units.
More About Dr Michael Sedler
Updated Bio - April 2006 Michael Sedler (D.Min., Christian Life School of Theology) ministers in churches and provides consultation services to schools and businesses throughout the United States. Michael is the author of Stop the Runaway Conversation and When to Speak Up When to Shut Up and works as an adjunct professor for three universities. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Spokane, Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about When to Speak Up and When To Shut Up?
Useful information and unique idea Jan 18, 2010
We often wonder when to hold our tongues and when to speak up, a problem boomer women had and some still have. Found this in CVS but it was very useful.
When to speak up and when to shut up" Jun 27, 2009
This book is very informative and very helpful to me. I am a Biblical Counselor and the information is a blessing to me in this little book.
Thank You Carol J.
A great tool Nov 23, 2008
What a great tool! This book surprised me. I did not find it in my local Christian bookstore, or at the many local bookstores, I frequent. I found it at the Phoenix Airport during an unexpected 3-hour layover. The title spoke to me as you can imagine during my irritated state. Just as I was ready to release one of the biggest sighs I could muster after hearing about another 1-hour delay, the cover of the book caught my eye--"When to Speak Up and WHEN TO SHUT UP". God sure has a great sense of humor. This book was exactly what I needed not just for that moment, but in everyday life.
It speaks to everyday opportunities to look at the "why" behind our communications and to test ourselves--honestly--about why we are communicating and the effects of our communications--on others and ourselves. It also looks at when we need to speak up either as a defense for or protection of others. I felt somewhat convicted as I poured through the book.
It utilizes scriptures and biblical stories to illustrate and drive home the learning. I just loved it! I was unfamiliar with the author and checked this site for other titles. I will be purchasing more of his books on this subject.
If you are searching for a book that hits on and pushes you beyond your comfort zone in both these areas, well here it is. At the end of the book, you will realize that sometimes, "Silence is not golden".
Another recommendation in this area for Christians: 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue: What You Say (and Don't Say) Will Improve Your Relationships
A Most Pleasant Surprise! Dec 17, 2007
My decision to purchase my first copy of the book was "on a whim"! Imagine my surprise when I dove into the book and quickly realized it was not based on "humor", but on "real meat"! I soon ordered 30 more and will soon need a resupply as I have determined that many people need to read the "message". Even my Methodist pastor decided he should read the book. So glad I picked it up on the spur of the moment while I waited for my prescription to be filled.
Timely Advice Aug 6, 2007
This book has an appropriate amount of scripture to back up the logic within the pages. I and several of my co-workers used it when we had a call meeting with our boss. It really does give practical advice about when to speak up and when to hold your piece. I would suggest it for anyone who attends meeetings, supervises others, and who counsels or serves as a mentor to others. In addition, parents may see great benefits from using it.