By Tiffany Deluccia
Zondervan sent me a copy of Annie Downs’ new book Speak Love to review for you lovely friends. The thesis is simple: Make your words matter. They can speak death to those around you (and we all know our words have done that), or they can be life-giving.
Annie is funny, and the book is full of personal stories that will make you laugh, as well as some that will make you cringe because you will be able to relate. Here are a few of my favorite points, and don’t forget you can win your own copy of Speak Love in this month’s WastingPerfume.com giveaway.
“Every time God speaks in the Bible, things change.”
“…God is always speaking love — are you hearing Him?”
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18
“The mean girl is hurting, too. That’s the real truth. The mean girl does what she does because she is trying to figure out a way to make herself feel better.”
“I don’t care the medium. Facebook. Twitter. Blog. Instagram. Tumblr. Pinterest. You have so many chances to share light, to share God, to make Him known to the people who listen to you.”
“In the end, your words on the Internet are as important as the words that come out of your mouth.”
“Remember this truth: You are always speaking life or death. Every time.”
“So whether it is labels that the outside world puts on you or labels that are whispered into your head, learn to identify which ones are lies and meant to hurt you and which ones are truth.”
Let me tell you about believing in Truth and how it changed my life. I’m free. I can live and speak and love openly because I believe who God says I am. – Annie Downs
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