Unless you or someone dear to you has been the victim of terrible physical violence, chances are the worst pains you have suffered in life have come from words used unfairly, from ego-destroying criticism, excessive anger, sarcasm, public and private humiliation, hurtful nicknames, betrayal of secrets, rumors, and malicious gossip. And conversely with words one can perform limitless acts of virtue — words of gratitude, apology, words directed to those who lack confidence, and to the vulnerable (and we are all vulnerable), words of love, and words that can transform a child’s destiny. This is a thoroughly reworked and updated version of a classic work first released over twenty years ago, before the age of the internet. Drawing on the rich Jewish tradition of laws concerning fair speech, Words that Hurt, Words that Heal is truly a book that can change lives, starting with your own. And starting today.
Words that Hurt, Words that Heal: How the Word You Choose Shape Your Destiny
- From the Publisher
May 4, 2018
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