Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Zip It by Karen Ehman

Zip It: The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge by [Ehman, Karen]

Here is the book summary:

Zip It empowers readers to put into action the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue. The New York Times bestselling book Keep It Shut covered many topics, including anger, truth-telling, people-pleasing, our digital tongues online, and gossip. Because there are more than 3,500 verses in the Bible that relate to our words and our silence, Keep It Shut only scratched the surface of these issues. Karen Ehman now takes a deeper look and offers practical how-to’s that will inspire you use your words to build, to bless, to encourage, and to praise.

Each of the forty interactive entries includes a Scripture verse focus for the day, a story or teaching point, and reflection questions with space for readers to write their answers and thoughts. Each entry ends with both a challenge that will help you carry out the directive in the verse and a prayer prompt. Rather than a traditional devotional, the entries in Zip It build upon each other, equipping you with new habits in how to, or not to, use words.

And now, my review:

Zip It!  Love the creative title and also the contents of this one.  WOW, are there times that I need to reflect on that.  This book is set up in a 40-day structure and each read is maybe 10 minutes in length with some time in addition to think of the authors thoughts that are shared.  Very Scripture based, which I LOVED!  And this author, one I know personally, is the same on the page as she is off it.  As I’m reading it, I can see her saying it like we are setting down to have a cup of coffee together in her kitchen.  She lives what she writes and so the genuineness is so precious and deep and challenging.  My favorite, most likely because currently I am studying the book of Colossians with Precepts Ministry International, is day 17.  It’s my heart cry, that God would season my conversations with salt and that my words would “preserve, soften, purify, add value, melt tension and stop the spread of pain and hurt”.  This is a great book to reference way more than one time!  I highly recommend this one!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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