So much of our time is spent in conversation, yet little time is devoted to thinking about the words we choose to use, or the manner in which we speak. Taking the time to make our words count -to make our speech sacred- can lead to positive changes in our lives, and improve our relationships with others. Sacred Speech is a personal, warm-hearted approach to a complex matter-how we can use speech in holy ways. Drawing support from literary and spiritual sources, Rev. Donna Schaper offers compelling advice from her own experience as a clergyperson, teacher, partner, and parent, empowering us to: 1. Acknowledge the Divine in the words they use 2. Use speech to maximize the possibility of love and care 3. Use speech to minimize fear 4. Link, connect, and contact with others through words. Ideal for clergy and other spiritual leaders, professionals in multi-faith settings, the politically correct, and the not-so politically correct, and anyone who wants to do more than simply 'watch what they say.'
"Donna Schaper has a gift for illuminating aspects of daily living we all take for granted. Here she gives our speech its due, inviting us to talk that connects, language that heals, and ultimately to conversation that carries the Spirit." - Rich Heffern, opinion editor, National Catholic Reporter"