Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Review- When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up by Dr. Michael Sedler

      The title of this book pretty much sums up the contents within.  "When to Speak Up and When to Shut Up" by Dr. Michael D. Sedler is about how and when to speak your mind and when silence is the best option. Based on passages from the Bible, this book guides its readers though the obvious and not as obvious principles of Godly conduct in conversation.

     When should you make a stand?  How do you respectfully disagree with an authority figure?  How do you discuss an issue with your spouse with out it turning into an argument? When is silence your best stance?  This book provides the foundations for all of these situations and more.  It emphasizes what the Bible has to say on the many aspects of communication and stresses the importance of making sure that you are well informed and approaching the situation from a heart that is void of selfish motives.  Each chapter is concisely written and has thought provoking questions to help you get the most from the text.

      I enjoyed not only the informative content of this book but the positive tone of the author as well.  The examples were from all walks of life which made it a useful book for anyone who desires to be more Godly in there interactions with others.  At first glance I was expecting this book to be directed more towards people in the corporate world.  I was pleased to find that it was full of information that I could use in my daily conversations as a stay at home mom and wife.  I plan on re-reading this one. 

I received a free copy of this book to review from Chosen Publishing.

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