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Sacred Speech : A Practical Guide for Keeping Spirit in Your Speech - Donna Schaper

Sacred Speech

A Practical Guide for Keeping Spirit in Your Speech

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781594730689
Number Of Pages: 145

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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"

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Sacred Speech in the Glocal Worldp. xi
To Be Humblep. 1
To Forgivep. 9
To Praisep. 25
To Prayp. 41
To Judgep. 53
To Lamentp. 67
To Lovep. 81
Beyond the Politically Correctp. 97
The Sacredness of Ordinary, Plain Speechp. 115
The Importance of Silencep. 129
Notesp. 139
Discussion Guidep. 141
About SkyLight Pathsp. 146
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ISBN: 9781594730689
ISBN-10: 1594730687
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 145
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27