Every one once in awhile you come across a string of words that change your thinking, and as a result, change your life. This happened to me when I read Karen Jordan’s book, Words That Change Everything. As you can guess, in my estimation her content stays true to its title.
Besides Jordan’s vulnerability in telling some of her personal stories, something I’m fond of doing in my own writing, I really like her funny moments and practical tips. Her R.E.S.T. acronym is one that particularly stuck with me.
But as much as I appreciate this book cover to cover, it was the final chapter that sealed my passionate praise for Jordan’s debut launch. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, but I do want to offer enough to intrigue you to read it for yourself. It’s that good.
Using a boating analogy, Karen Jordan asks a series of thought-provoking questions that I’ll share with you momentarily. But take my word for it, you’ll want to read the basis for these queries in the book. The first time I swam in the wise waters of this chapter, I was in the throes of a dark and stormy season. Words That Change Everything, provided a safety ring for me to cling to.
As I neared the end of the book, these questions stirred my thoughts, encouraged my spirit, and strengthened my mind:
- What are our anchors? What things in our lives do we need ot release that we think are holding us steady? Jobs, money, relationships?
- What are our rudders? What things do we insist on doing to guide us that we need to let go of? Plans, dreams, methods, opinions? (This reminds me of the Let Go List post I wrote a couple of weeks ago.)
- How can we lift our sails? Are we willing to let the Holy Spirit guide us, even when it seems we are traveling into difficult waters?
- Where are we going, and who are our witnesses? Who will be saved in spite of the dangers the future holds?
Books entertain, teach, motivate, and some, like Words That Change Everything, especially inspire. I’m better for having read this non-fiction manuscript. If you choose to read it, I trust you will say the same is true for you.
Have you read Words That Change Everything? What recent books have transformed your thoughts?