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Jacketed Hardcover
208 pages
Apr 2008
Honor Books

Simple Little Words

by Michelle Cox & John Perrodin

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Sometimes we just need to know that we’re loved and that we’re worth something.  Anyone in need of this kind of encouragement will enjoy the collection of more than 30 true stories gathered by Michelle Cox and John Perrodin in Simple Little Words.  Many of the contributors to this collection are world famous authors, such as Jerry B. Jenkins (Left Behind), Karen Kingsbury (When Joy Comes to Stay), Dennis E. Hensley (The Power of Positive Productivity) and Ken Wales (“Christy” and “Amazing Grace”). Each story reminds readers of God’s unending love for us; we’re worth everything to Him.  The collection shows us that, while it may seem as though the world is caving in and everyone hates us, for a fact, there are people out there who genuinely care about us.

Michelle Cox, co-editor of this collection, offers a story from her childhood that is poignant and illustrative.  Having few friends and lacking any confidence as a youngster, Michelle was morbidly depressed.  Then one day a woman she admired turned to her and told Michelle that she had lovely, deep, beautiful eyes.  Suddenly, Michelle felt feminine, unique, and confident.  It changed her whole life.  Other authors recount times when something they said blessed another person, someone said something encouraging to them, or God reminded them of Scripture verses that gave them courage during hard times.

Simple Little Words can be read for a month as a daily devotional.  It can be given as a gift to someone who feels depressed or unworthy of love or forsaken.  The various stories provide moments of laughter, sessions of joyful tears, and words of motivation and inspiration. They address people of all ages and roles in life.  Anyone can play an important part in someone’s life with a few, simple, encouraging words. – Harmony Wheeler, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Encourage one another…

Words can inspire, encourage, and convey love. They can poke and prod and compel to action. Or they can wound, discourage, and criticize. And what is said—or not said—in the most mundane moment can alter the course of a life…forever.

This collection of touching, true stories, coupled with tips on how to use your words to encourage others, is a poignant reminder of the power of simple little words.