"Donna Schaper has a gift for illuminating aspects of daily living we all take for granted. Here she gives our speech its due, inviting us to talk that connects, language that heals, and ultimately to conversation that carries the Spirit."
Rich Heffern, National Catholic Reporter
“Sacred Speech affirms our goodness, all the while calling upon us to reach even higher. Rev. Schaper approaches the reader as a friend and colleague, as a companion on the path to learning to listen wholeheartedly and speak proactively.”
Rabbi Dennis S. Ross, author of God in Our Relationships: Spirituality between People from the Teachings of Martin Buber
“Donna Schaper's Sacred Speech distills a lifetime of wisdom gained by living attentively to others, as a parent, as a partner, as a pastor, as a friend, as a community member. It needs to be read slowly, savoring each insight.”
Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California
“This practical yet profound book opens the door for a fresh look at the power of language Sacred Speech invites us to intentionally choose to acknowledge Spirit in our daily conversations, and by doing so to transform the quality of all our relationships.”
Kay Lindahl, author of The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice