Item description for Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement by Florence Littauer...
Overview Humorous anecdotes and touching insights inspire readers to reach out with encouragement to people who are hurting and need help. Learn how to make others feel special, mend broken dreams and share the affirming message of the gospel through encouragement.
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Studio: Word Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.765 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 1989
Publisher NELSON BOOKS #75
ISBN 0849907209 ISBN13 9780849907203 UPC 020049007204
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More About Florence Littauer
Florence Littauer is the bestselling author of more than 40 books, including Personality Plus, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. She speaks internationally at seminars and retreats and is the president of CLASS Speakers, Inc. She lives in Nevada. Rose Sweet is a popular speaker and the author of five books and a contributor to many more. Rose is the director of the Catholic Divorce Network and the producer of the landmark DVD series The Catholic Divorce Survival Guide. Rose lives in California.
Florence Littauer currently resides in the state of California. Florence Littauer was born in 1928.
Reviews - What do customers think about Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement?
Silver Boxes Jan 12, 2007
This is as "must have" book. We have bought several to pass out to friends. (A real gift of encouragement.)
Silver Boxes Oct 25, 2006
The book was repetitive and boring. One theme, that could have been stated in a paragraph, was repeated over and over again to create a book. I found it to be primarily about what wonderful things the author has done for people, with letters praising her over and over. Yuk. I read this as a selection for our church's book club, and skimmed the last quarter of it because it simply had nothing to say that it had not been said before. I appreciate the sentiment, just felt that the author spent more time praising herself than anything else.
Powerful message, but book is repetitive and drags on Jun 3, 2006
I saw a video and later heard a radio program of Florence Littauer's "Silver Boxes" message. I was deeply touched by her Christian message about the power of encouraging and edifying words. Are you giving out "silver boxes"? Words are so powerful, and can build people up or tear them down. Hurtful words can wound people for life. More people need to hear the "Silver Boxes" message.
So when I came upon the book I decided to read it. The same powerful message is there, but the book seems to "drag on" after the first initial chapters. After the first few chapters, it just seems repetitive...Little stories about people who have been wonderfully changed by encouraging words. Nice little stories, but it just seemed to be the same thing over and over. It seems to me that this book should have been condensed into a much shorter length and published as a booklet.
Instead of the book, I'd recommend listening to or watching one of her "Silver Boxes" messages. You will be deeply touched.
Silver Boxes Aug 21, 2005
Silver Boxes is one of those books you find, and wonder why no one else heard of it! It is a litle dated, but because of that it is a great deal. It has a very modern/psychological idea about how language and the choice of words that we use to our loved ones, and others, has a real impact on them. It is based on a bible verse with that messsage.
I highly recommend this book for silver anniversaies, birthdays, and Christmas. Everyone should have a silver box in their home, to remind them of the fragility of the soul and the power of encouraging words.
Life Changing Concept Feb 18, 2005
I was thrilled at this teaching tool for my family and friends. I am going to purchase a copy for my grown children, and for my grandchildren for Christmas, with sliver boxes in the package along with the book. Hopefully when we get together for family celebrations, we will see silver boxes in rooms in each house. I plan to start on this project right now, so I will have plenty of little silver boxes for each family. At the last family meeting I was not present, but I heard of some little catty remarks that were said about different ones. I think Littauer's book is going to be a fun way to bring forth some kindness in my family, and squelch some of the unkind remarks. Great book!