Zip It by Karen Ehman
Some days I can totally understand where James was coming from when he wrote about the tongue in the Bible. Some days it can just be a challenge to watch what I say even though I have a heart to encourage others. Karen Ehman has a new 40 day devotional book called Zip It to help us consider how to choose our words more carefully whether we are speaking, typing, or texting.
Each of the 40 daily devotions in Zip It contain a Bible verse, a short reading with a story to relate to the verse for the day, a section called Today's Takeaways which sums up the main points to remember from the reading, a Lesson for the Lips which offers some questions and thoughts to help you think about how to do the day's reading in your life, and a prayer for the day in conclusion. Each day's reading gives you something to think about, something to do and a heart connection with God in the prayer for the day.
I previously read Ehman's book, Keep It Shut and found it to be helpful in thinking about what I say and how our words impact others. I especially like that Zip It continues her thoughts in this follow-up book and helps us create a new habit in our speaking and writing of words by focusing on creating new habits for 40 days. If you want to change your words to those that build up and bless others, then I recommend this devotional as a way to change your habits for the long term. I give it 5 stars out of 5 because I believe it can do that if you go through the book daily.
I received Zip It from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for this book.