Gossip and the Gospel

Gossip and the Gospel

by Timothy Williams
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Gossip and the Gospel by Timothy Williams

The words of a gossip are like choice morsels... (Proverbs 18:8)

We all know gossip is a sin, but gossip can also demonstrate that a church preaches the gospel. Every true church that belongs to Jesus will be gossiped about just as Jesus was labeled demonic and talked about. If we want the Holy Spirit to guide us to a church we should worship at, we must tune out the gossip in order to hear the voice of God.

This book not only examines the sin of gossip and how it relates to the preaching of the gospel, but shows us how to refute it.
From the Choice Morsel recipe, to an examination of bitter roots,
this book exposes the sin of gossip and provides the reader with spiritual tools to survive tongues that drip deadly poison.

A special dedication page allows you to fill in the name of someone you know who gossips. This will allow you to lovingly give it to them in hopes they will repent. For if we want to be perfect in Christ, we must tame the tongue.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels... (Proverbs 18:8)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579217303
Publisher: WinePress Publishing WA
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: To the Point Series
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

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Gossip and the Gospel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gossip and the Gospel is a compelling read for anyone wishing to stop the sin of gossip in his/her life. This book also addresses how a Christian should react when they are maliciously attacked by harmful accusations stemming from someone gossiping about them. You will probably be surprised to find that as Christians we can and should have an attitude of thankfulness when attacked by gossip. Check out this free book and you too may learn about the goodness of God. Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets. Luke 6:22-24
JR0b8son More than 1 year ago
How We Use the Tongue as a Weapon Here is a very timely book for the scourge of gossip, slander and general destruction that happens today. The author's target audience is the church. After hearing about people whose reputation is destroyed in a very public way, this title offers the only real solution. Gossip does spread quickly, but never so much like wildfire as on the Internet. This cannot be prevented until each of us tames his tongue. The author shows how we use our tongue as a weapon, and we can do severe damage in a short moment with eternal consequences. He covers everything from gossip being “An Art Form” to slurs, false witnesses and parent betrayers. He shows how bitterness in the heart causes poison on the tongue. Chapter 9 is titled “Look in the Mirror” and encourages us to examine our own heart. The whole book is convicting and I saw that many times things I said which I did not call “Gossip” were just that. Proverbs 26:20 Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down. I heartily recommend this title to anyone who is prone to gossip or has suffered the consequences of someone gossiping about them.
tammyhTH More than 1 year ago
People love to gossip and the vast majority of Christians don’t want to consider it a real, serious sin. Gossip isn’t just “talking” about someone; it involves slander and slurs, as well as the bitter roots that result from gossip. We deceive ourselves into thinking we’re not gossiping when we’re “just relating information,” “letting someone know about another’s situation,” or the even more insidious “letting you know how to pray for so-and-so.” This book is not a feel-good read, but you will learn about the sin of Gossip and its aspects and ramifications. Full of scriptures, it exposes the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep gossiping and ruining other’s lives.  “Gossip and the Gospel” is even more essential now because the Internet runs rampant with gossip, lies, and slander. We need to look seriously at our own hearts and repent of this sin, and this book will help you do just that. 
MyThoughts1 More than 1 year ago
One measurement of a good book is how much it effects your life, your heart, and most importantly your actions. Reading Gossip and the Gospel made me stop and examine my own heart in relationship to gossip and see how this tasty morsel was evident in my own life. After reading it I became more aware of the many opportunities to keep from falling into gossip, especially at work where people are constantly talking about others. I also became aware of slurs...just that little way we subtly degrade the character of others. I changed my behavior and began going directly to the person I had a problem with and it actually serves to help you love others in Christ. They realize you will not talk behind their back. So, if you really want a guide into life-changing Scripture on gossip, then Gossip and the Gospel is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book explains the damage gossip causes to people and churches. It goes into the scriptural bases of gossip and how to deal with gossip. It calls what gossip really is and the disastrous damage it can do if not dealt with properly. 1 Peter 3:10 For the one who wants to love life and to see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit, It will cause you to examine your own life and give you the tools needed to deal with gossip in a loving and Godly manner. A very good book to give to someone who gossips or has a bitter root. It will either cause the reader to repent if they take it to heart or become defensive because gossip as the book states goes down deep and defiles the whole person. Think about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The truth about the horrible effects of gossip is rarely told, especially within religious communities. The great thing about this book is that even though it is addressing gossip in the church as a whole, it really is aimed at the reader to consider their own part in the widely "acceptable" sin of gossip. While it does make clear the insidious gossip among "church-going" people leaves deep scars and is ignored on a wide scale, the author genuinely wants to see the reader set free by seeing the truth of his own actions. The Introduction and first chapter sets the stage for the goal of the book: the whole truth about gossip. Mr. Williams takes different forms of speaking evil of others and defines them. The descriptions show how dabbling a little in the sin of gossip leads you into deeper sins. If your mom ever told you to "nip it in the bud" you know what I mean.  Each chapter addresses different forms of gossip and spiritual states as defined by scripture and carefully examines each: Slurs, Poisoned Minds, False Witnesses, Bitter Roots, Betrayers, and Parent Cursers.  One point that is portrayed throughout the book is that we love gossip; it is attractive to us so it will be a challenge to not engage in it. I personally enjoyed the chapter about false witnesses because this is something that people don't give much thought to. Just because someone is a "witness" doesn't mean they are telling the truth.  If you want to learn to build up your fellow man instead of tear him down, this book will guide you through the suffering it will take to do so. 
JacobW More than 1 year ago
I've read this book multiple times and have enjoyed reading the paper version, ebook, and even the listening to the audiobook. Each time I read or listen it's like a breath of fresh air from the normal back biting ways and teachings of our churches and work places. Timothy Williams uses stories, scriptures, and biblical truths to address the subjects of gossip, slander, and even bitter roots; topics rarely addressed in churches today.
BAda More than 1 year ago
This book deals with the tough issue of gossip and how we as Christians have a hard time controlling the tongue. It shows the full affects of what our words mean and the importance that are weighed on them.  James 3:2 for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body. James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire. The tongue, a world of unrighteousness, is placed among the parts of our bodies. It pollutes the whole body, sets the course of life on fire, and is set on fire by hell.  It isn't a simple fluffy book that advises “if you do not have anything nice to say then do not say anything at all”. The author takes an unflinching look at the depths this one issue has done to the church and those who view the church from the outside.   If we as Christians could remember what this author pleads with us to try and remember about our words and how they affect others’ salvation (let alone ours) many more people would be saved. I was touched to the core and had reflected on the many times I was guilty of gossip. The message and scripture pointed out in this book helped me to see clearly how serious Jesus was to bring light, and destroy gossip because of the darkness it brings to people’s hearts. Matthew 12:37 "For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real good wake up call. Such a depth of knowledge would be useful for any church group.