Keep It Shut | Book Review

By January 22, 2015Book Reviews

keep it shut Karen ehmanKeep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman begins with endorsements from well-known leaders in Christian ministry. The book is endorsed by:

  • LysaTerKeurst
  • Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Candace Cameron Bure
  • Jim Daly
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Courtney Joseph
  • Jennifer Rothschild
  • Routh Soukup
  • Darlene Schacht
  • Renee Swope
  • Sally Clarkson

The message of the book is aligned with Scripture, as Karen Ehman teaches the fine art of holding your tongue and silencing yourself. While it may seem like common sense, in a social media world where our voices are heard in further distances, it’s critical to realize what to say, when to say it and when to keep it shut!

Karen shares personal stories with humility and love. She invites her readers to identify with “foot in the mouth” situations and offers alternatives to unhealthy situations.Learn the art of listening, speaking with grace, and cultivating a new language of communication.

Read this as a Book Club selection, a Bible study, or as a self-help book if you struggle with either side of the communication fence. May you be blessed by this Karen Ehman book!

10 Quotes From Keep It Shut #TweetThis

When we lace our words with grace, healing happens. Karen Ehman

Don’t say something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off. Karen Ehman

Listening requires attending to the other person’s heart. Karen Ehman

Talking to God helps me know how to talk to others. Karen Ehman

Treat your time alone with God as serious as any other appointment you have. Karen Ehman

I like to think of the book of Proverbs as the Twitter of the Old Testament. Such snappy sayings and crisp quotes.  Karen Ehman

When it comes to our speech, both motives and manners matter. Karen Ehman

We must be diligent to weigh our own hearts and actions but give grace to others who speak ill of us. Karen Ehman

If you’re tempted to slam someone online, brag on Facebook or send off a nasty tweet, turn off the screen & walk away! Karen Ehman

Passing on hearsay is repeating something w/out verification. You could be passing on the truth or you could be spreading a lie.Karen Ehman


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Author Christine Abraham

Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger Follow on Facebook

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