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  • Keep It Shut

  • What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing At All
  • By: Karen Ehman
  • Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • 3.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Keep It Shut

By: Karen Ehman
Narrated by: Julie Lyles Carr
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Summary

Kind, encouraging, and humorous, Karen Ehman helps us learn the essential practice of using our words more effectively - alleviating heartache and regret, reducing relational tension and conflict, lessening our stress levels, and growing our relationship with God.

From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back.

In this audiobook, a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue. Beyond just a "how not to gossip" book, this book explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Karen will cover using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family, and strangers as well as in the many places we use our words in private, in public, online, and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves.

She will address unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people please, and dealing with our verbal anger. Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are - and are not - to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings.

Also available: Keep It Shut small group video study and study guide.

©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Zondervan

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Not what i expected

I was expecting to read as the title suggested... When to speak, when not to speak and what to say. Instead the book does not go deep enough in the subject, does not give enough examples and situations. In reality, for me it was like a quotation of the Bibles and sometimes quite repetitive. That is a shame because the subject of the book was quite what i need sometime :)... The 5 extra seconds.

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Powerful!

Stop sinning with speech- the scriptures here are so well chosen. Im going to re-read right now!

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