Liz Duckworth is the author of critically acclaimed books such as Wildflower Living and Ragtail Remembers. With almost twenty years of experience in the Christian publishing field, Liz heads up Liz Duckworth Publishing Services. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and two sons.
A Perfect Word for Every Occasion: Ideal for: Letters Receiving Lines Facebook Emails Thank You Notes Condolences . . . and Much Moreby Liz Duckworth
Timely Words for When They're Needed Most
The right words don't always come easily. For those who want to bless others with words that go beyond cliches, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion offers examples and guidelines for things to say, lines to write, and Scripture verses to share. Readers will find words to use anywhere: Facebook messages, emails,/i>
Timely Words for When They're Needed Most
The right words don't always come easily. For those who want to bless others with words that go beyond cliches, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion offers examples and guidelines for things to say, lines to write, and Scripture verses to share. Readers will find words to use anywhere: Facebook messages, emails, cards, receiving lines, birthdays, anniversaries, texting, graduations, emotional occasions, and more. They'll even discover what not to say.
Full of encouraging messages organized by category, A Perfect Word for Every Occasion will save readers time while strengthening their relationships.
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. Personal communication is perhaps one of the areas most greatly affected by technology over the last 10 years. Emails, facebook, twitter, texts, instagrams, and skype have all but replaced traditional phone calls, letter writing, and sadly, too often, face to face communication. As with all cultural changes, tradition tries hard to hold on, and there are some rough spots as one way of doing things is replaced by another. We are in that limbo time in determining the appropriateness of sending condolences, congratulations, announcements and such. Many still believe that handwritten messages supersede any electronic format, but sadly too many of us really don't know how to write a simple personal note, especially if we did to say something significant. Liz Duckworth has tackled that problem with her new book A Perfect Word for Every Occasion. She covers writing words of grieving (always a hard one for me), words of gratitude, words for the sick and suffering, words for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations, and more. Each chapter gives starting points for writing your own thoughts, then also suggests some famous quotations and Bible verses. She rounds out chapters identifying some wrong turns we can make which she calls Aunt Me-Me's mistakes. I like Duckworth's opinion that we should be attempting to convey "grace-filled" words. And I do cherish hand written notes. I've gotten a few from co-workers and students over the years. Our daughter and her husband-to-be wrote us a letter from an engagement retreat they attended, and I still tear up reading it after 10 years. And those precious notes from the grandchildren surpass everything, except perhaps the love letters I got from my husband as we dated. Sadly, I fear too many people never receive such correspondence or send it. Like Duckworth, I am not sure a twenty word message on an electronic wall will ever replace the effort and meaning behind a hand written note, but I believe it is becoming fully accepted. As a former English teacher, I am saddened knowing people are uncomfortable writing and sending their thoughts, but I fully understand the struggles we can all have in deciding what is the right thing to say, especially to someone who is grieving or struggling. A Perfect Word for Every Occasion is a good resource and will help writers focus their thoughts. I received a copy of this title from Bethany Publishers for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
How often have you wanted to write to someone to express comfort, sympathy, congratulations or encouragement, but cannot think of what to say? With Liz Duckworth’s A Perfect Word For Every Occasion, you will never again struggle with words. This is a book to keep and use often as a resource. Chapters are categories: Words for the Grieving Words of Gratitude Words for the Sick and Suffering Words for Birthdays Words for Weddings and Engagements Words of Encouragement Words for Celebrations Words for Event and Activities Words of Truth and Love Words for a Changing World Each category is further divided into specifics such as friend, child, family member, event, etc., Each chapter is structured into these sections: Guidelines for Finding the Right Words provides suggestions to consider regarding the person and your feelings. Prompts to Help you Begin offers first steps that will be the springboard for your message. Words to Make Your Own supplies phrases that can be used as is or personalized and adapted for an individual. What Not to Say is also important as it helps avoid hurt feelings and embarrassment. Quotes Worth Sharing presents some really wonderful, inspirational words that say what we wish we could say and are appreciated by the receiver. Quotes include Scripture as well as words from famous and admired persons. Keep this book with your stationery and you will never again be at a loss for words! I recommend this book for all ages. It would be especially useful for teenagers and young adults. It would make a wonderful graduation or engagement gift. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.