Friday, July 22, 2016

Book Review - Words To Live By


What would happen if you incorporated one positive, powerful word into your faith, your mind, and your relationships each week? The power of a positive word can uplift, encourage, and refresh, even as it challenges you to listen more intently, think carefully, and speak compassionately. Words to Live By: 52 Ordinary Words That Lead to An Extraordinary Life helps you focus on a single, powerful action word each week of the year. Linda Gilden and Dalene V. Parker offer five different devotions per word, encouraging you to focus on that word, pray that word, find that word in Scripture, and watch for ways God brings that word to mind during the week. As you see God?s Word anew, you will experience immediate changes in the way you think, listen, and speak God?s truth to others.


Linda Gilden is a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, CLASSEMINARS, Inc., and Christian Authors Network.

Linda Gilden is an experienced writer, speaker, editor, writing coach, and Certified Personality Trainer. Author of the popular Love Notes series, she is also the author of Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, Mama Was the Queen of Christmas, Personality Perspectives – Clues to Building Better Relationships, Called to Write, and many ghostwritten books. With over a thousand magazine articles to her credit, she is a prolific writer who loves to share a great story. She speaks nationally many times throughout the year, is a frequent radio and television guest, and welcomes the opportunity to help others become better communicators. Visit her at


This is a wonderful book that focuses on one word a week. For instance, one word the author focuses on is "HOPE". She gives a wonderful example of hope and then this is followed up by five days of devotions that focus on and help us reflect on hope.

Each devotion has a Scripture to start out the day that reminds us of our word of the week and then a beautiful little story that further focuses our attention on the word. I really enjoyed the devotions because each story was easy to relate to and good. I enjoyed each and every one of the devotions and I really enjoyed that I felt brighter and happier after reading them.

They are wonderful to use for your quiet time with the Lord and I love focusing on a word a week. Sometimes it's so easy to breeze by the important words of our life but, because you are focusing on this word for five days, you gain a deeper understanding of that word through God's Word. I have many sentences and words highlighted in my book to help me focus on the word of the week and also because there were so many life changing sentences in this book.

I really love this book and it is staying in my quiet time area so I can read it each day and remind myself of the wonderful words that God gives us to draw us closer to Him. I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Worthy Publishing

Blessings - Julie

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