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Overview Can we freely speak our minds at any time without fear of suffering the consequences? Of Course not. Contrary to the old children's jingle, the wrong words or wrong attitudes in our speech can be every bit as damaging as sticks and stones. Instead of breaking ones, though, hurtful words crush others' spirits through slander, deceit, lies, gossip, boasting, and murmuring. How has the weight of your words affected relationships in your life?
But there's hope to cure our wagging tongues. The application of God's Word can alter your speech patterns to ones that are positive and uplifting, instead of ones filled with malice. With this guide, you can detect harsh, self-centered speaking habits in yourself and replace them with words that heal, help, encourage, and warm others, guided by the Holy Spirit.
Publishers Description Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me? This lie has been taught to children for years. We claim it strengthens them. Allows them to let the harsh words of other children roll off their backs. But the truth is that words have power. Power to encourage. Power to heal. But also power to intimidate, power to scourge, and power to wound.How are you using the power of words? What we say has both spiritual and physical implications. Revelation 21:8 tells us that liars have their place in the Lake of Fire. And we all have seen the devastation wreaked by rumors on innocent reputations. Yet with the same intensity, kind words can soothe a broken spirit and restore shattered relationships. Your words also say a lot about you. Jesus said, 'For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks' (Matthew 12:34). If our hearts are not in tune with God, neither will be our words. In "The Weight of Your Words," Joseph Stowell shares the truth about the tongue straight from the Bible, God's Word to His people. He challenges us to not allow our mouths to be controlled by our anger or our circumstances, but rather, to be controlled by the Holy Spirit and His work in our lives. Take inventory of your words and your heart attitude with Joseph Stowell in "The Weight of Your Words."
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.41" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802490158 ISBN13 9780802490155
Availability 0 units.
More About Joseph M. Stowell
JOSEPH M. STOWELL currently serves as the president of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree from The Master's College in 1987. From 1987 to 2005, Joe served as the president of Chicagos Moody Bible Institute, joining the staff of the suburban Chicago Harvest Bible Chapel in 2005. An internationally recognized conference speaker, Joe has written numerous books including the award winning The Trouble with Jesus, Strength for the Journey, and The Weight of Your Words. Joe and his wife, Martie, are the parents of three adult children and have ten grandchildren. They currently live in Ada, Michigan.
Joseph M. Stowell currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Weight of Your Words: Measuring the Impact of What You Say?
I will never be the same after reading this book Sep 30, 2003
The power of words is not something that is talked about much. I am an evangelical, Bible teaching pastor and I was trying to find a Bible study on this topic, but there just aren't any out there. This book fills the void with sound teaching from Scripture on topics such as: Lying, Gossip, Slander, Bragging, Exaggeration, Complaining, Using God's Name in Vain, Angry talk, and it provides biblical advice for keeping the tongue under control. It also has a nice study guide in the back, which I am adapting for use in my home Bible study. Strongly recommended reading that has changed the way I think about my speech.
DESERVES 10 STARS, NOT 5! Jun 15, 1999
This book is VERY in-depth in exposing the various sinful conditions of our hearts and the sins they cause us to commit with our mouths. I thank God for this book and the author. I am amazed at how much insight the author has and I really believe every christian should read this (I really mean that!!). I am only in the 9th chapter (of 12) and I will never be the same! Just since I started reading it my sensitivity has been so heightened to what I say and I can sense a stronger presence of the Lord in my life because of it. I could go on and on but I don't have the space. My personal thanks to the author, Joseph M. Stowell, for being obedient to the Lord in blessing the body of Christ with this book!