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.Read more...
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.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Ehman (Keep It Shut), bestselling author and Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, writes on the challenge of keeping ones mouth shut so that the few carefully chosen words one does speak will serve to enhance ones life and build up others in the process. Ehman makes her 40 chapters easy to follow; theyre filled with prompts, suggestions, and resources that will facilitate using self-control to speak only in ways that bring help, not hurt, into everyday situations. No matter whether people are angry, tired, irritable, hurt, sad, happy, or joyful, she writes, they are all in control of how they use their voices. Ehman sets biblical guidelines for using ones thoughts (which necessarily affect ones words) to the betterment of others. Readers will laugh, cry, and commiserate with her real-life examples of how she successfully (and not so successfully) tamed her tongue at crucial life junctures. Readers will also receive daily nudges to stop before they speak, consider before voicing strong opinions, and learn to make reparations as needed. For Christ-followers looking to harness the power of their words, Ehman is a clear, persuasive guide. (Feb.)