simple little words is a delightful little book that has people sharing true stories of ways in which the simple little words that were spoken to them had a huge impact on their lives.
I was lucky enough to have one of the authors-Michelle Cox-contact me and ask if I would read and review their book on my blog. I am so glad that I did! This little book-217 pages worth of stories packs a huge punch. It will make you smile, it will make you cry-it will tug on your heart in a big way. You will need a box of kleenex handy to help you through it. These are good tears though-tears of hope and the faith that God is with you and will help you through difficult moments and that there are people out in this world who can say the right things at the right time for someone who really needs it. In addition, each story ends with a meaningful quote and a prayer.
There were so many stories that really touched my heart but I’d like to share a bit of one story that has really stayed with me-not too much though as this really is a book you need to experience for yourself. This story was of a little girl who’s own daddy didn’t want her. Eventually her mom is getting married and the little girl says to her mom, ‘Will he…love me?’ This poor little girl had felt that if her own dad couldn’t love her, how could this one. Well when she and her mom are walking up the aisle, instead of the stepfather reaching for his bride, he instead kneels down and tells the little girl that he will love both her and her mom and will be there for them always-forever. What a beautiful gift to give this little girl-these words were what her little soul needed so badly.
This is just one story among many to grab your heart and make you really think about the power of your words. People are so busy these days that I don’t think we always take the time to realize how our words can affect another person. All it takes is a kind word from someone to make that person’s day a good one. We need to make sure our words aren’t hurting someone because those words can have a long-lasting effect on hearts and minds. We can hurt with our words or we can do something wonderful. Which would you rather? I’d rather leave someone feeling good about themselves and happy. I can only hope I’ve done that for people along the way in my life.
There are a few quotes from the book I’d love to share with you because they mean something to me:
- Wise words can ripple through a soul and change a life. -Michelle Cox
- The power of our words can brighten the dark places and bring sunshine and healing to a wounded heart. -Michelle Cox
- Why are we so stingy with our words when they have the power to touch a heart, to change a life, or to brighten someone’s day? -Michelle Cox
- Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.-Proverbs 16:24
There is just so much goodness in this book. You can visit the webiste for simple little words here. It is just full of things like a study guide for bookclubs and another section for simple little words tips with a recipe tip, relationship tip and many more. It’s wonderful. I can’t wait for another edition of this book to come out-my copy of this book will be one I see myself going back to many times for encouragement when I need it. I absolutely recommend it!
Finally, I’d love to thank the authors, Michelle Cox and John Perrodin and the publisher, David C. Cook-Honor Books for giving me the opportunity to review this book. And the really good news is that they were kind enough to send me an extra 3 copies of this wonderful book to share with my readers! So, stay tuned everyone, at the end of this month there will be a giveaway for these!