Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal

Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal☀ Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal PDF / Epub ✍ Author Mary C. Busha – Heartforum.co.uk The spoken word has immense potential for either building up or tearing down Too often, it s the latter Many of us are daily carrying around hurtful words, sometimes without even knowing it These nega The spoken word has Power of PDF Î immense potential for either building up or tearing down Too often, it s the latter Many of us are daily carrying Breaking the PDF/EPUB or around hurtful words, sometimes without even knowing it These negative words have great influence over our lives and the lives of those around us But thankfully, the Power of ePUB ´ they are not the last wordMary Busha speaks to the hurting and guides them toward victory over the harmful, demeaning, or insulting words of their past She shows readers how to understand the emotions and circumstances behind the words choose to want to forgive their offenders embrace the truth about who they are created to be recognize the effect of both negative and positive self talk pray effectively to break the power of negative words and walk in the freedom God provides in his WordShe also encourages readers to find ways to use their own words to lift up the people God places in their paths.

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Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words
    Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words She shows readers how to understand the emotions and circumstances behind the words choose to want to forgive their offenders embrace the truth about who they are created to be recognize the effect of both negative and positive self talk pray effectively to break the power of negative words and walk in the freedom God provides in his WordShe also encourages readers to find ways to use their own words to lift up the people God places in their paths."/>
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal
  • Mary C. Busha
  • 24 June 2019
  • 0800734742

10 thoughts on “Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal

  1. Kyrie says:

    Mary C Busha does an admirable job at both challenging and encouraging her readers in this quick moving, easy to read, helpful book I began it a little skeptically, not wanting to wade through the false flattery of another you are so wonderful , you deserve better , you can just surround yourself with positive thoughts and things will all be turned into sunshine and roses , you are a fabulous human being and are in control of your own sparkling destiny ego fluffer of a self help manual T Mary C Busha does an admirable job at both challenging and encouraging her readers in this quick moving, easy to read, helpful book I began it a little skeptically, not wanting to wade through the false flattery of another you are so wonderful , you deserve better , you can just surround yourself with positive thoughts and things will all be turned into sunshine and roses , you are a fabulous human being and are in control of your own sparkling destiny ego fluffer of a self help manual Though Ms Busha does weave in the message that all human beings are wonderful creatures, she does it from a carefully Biblical standpoint, noting that humans are wonderful because of the skill and love of their wonderful Creator, not because of some natural goodness of their own I appreciated how Ms Busha continuously pointed her readers back to God, using teaching from the Bible as foundation stones and reasons for every message she sought to convey The words we speak to others, the words we speak to ourselves, the words others speak to us, the mindset we have towards those who have hurt us with their words, forgiveness, wisdom, choices all these issues she presents and discusses from both a practical standpoint and a spiritual one There were a few negatives that I found with this book First, in spite of her seemingly extensive experience with scripture, Ms Busha mis applies several verses In one example, she cites Proverbs 3 15 as if it speaks of a beautiful woman, when by reading a few verses before, we can see it is metaphorically describing the attribute wisdom The beautiful description in this verse can most certainly be obtained by a Godly woman, but I feel that Ms Busha is hasty careless, or even intentional in her misuse of several verses, perhaps beingconcerned with finding scriptures that seem to support her points, than with finding verses that actually support her points Second, I also was alarmed and saddened to come to the last few pages of the book, and find that Ms Busha used a story involving a woman pastor , with no hesitation or acknowledgement of the fact that the practice of women pastoring goes directly against Biblical teaching Third, Ms Busha uses a story to portray sympathetic words versus faith building words as negative words In this particular story, perhaps sympathetic words were not the best choice, but in general, words of sympathy certainly have an appropriate place in efforts to lift others up Perhaps it appears I m splitting hairs, and that readers should be able to make the connection automatically, but I feel that she should have beencareful of her presentation if she was trying to make the point be discerning about what kind of encouraging words to use for individual situations The point came acrossas, speak words of strength, don t speak words of sympathy, to those who are suffering Lastly, and least important but still necessary to mention to complete my honest review , there were a small handful of grammatical and punctuation errors, as well as instances of incorrect term usage Overall, I would recommend this book I just would recommend it be taken together with a Bible and a dictionary as helpful references I received this book from Revell Reads free of charge, in exchange for my honest review

  2. Melanie says:

    Breaking the Power of Negative Words was an okay read I didn t find it very impactful, but I liked it overall The writing style was easy enough to read, but nothing was memorable and I ve pretty much forgotten everything I feel like I need to reread this in the future and see if I enjoy itthe second time through Disclosure of Material Connection I received one orof the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention review it on my blog I was not Breaking the Power of Negative Words was an okay read I didn t find it very impactful, but I liked it overall The writing style was easy enough to read, but nothing was memorable and I ve pretty much forgotten everything I feel like I need to reread this in the future and see if I enjoy itthe second time through Disclosure of Material Connection I received one orof the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention review it on my blog I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which I ve done All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

  3. Joan says:

    Words can hurt, regardless of that childhood saying And the hurt can last a life time This is a good book for anyone who has been hurt by words or has hurt others by words.Busha has included a great deal of good teaching She addresses words said to us, words we say to others, and words we say to ourselves She illustrates her teaching with many stories as examples.There are many aspects of this book I like I like her epiphany, realizing that hurtful words said to her revealed muchabout Words can hurt, regardless of that childhood saying And the hurt can last a life time This is a good book for anyone who has been hurt by words or has hurt others by words.Busha has included a great deal of good teaching She addresses words said to us, words we say to others, and words we say to ourselves She illustrates her teaching with many stories as examples.There are many aspects of this book I like I like her epiphany, realizing that hurtful words said to her revealed muchabout what was going on in the heart of the speaker than herself I like how Busha helps us understand what God says about us, that He loves us She also reveals how we must battle to be in the Word and replace negative words with God s truth She writes about being offended and that it is up to us how we respond.This is a good book about the power of words, both for hurt and for blessing Readers who want help in forgiving and moving on will find good teaching Readers who need to be reminded how important our words are to others will find that here too Readers who are looking for general knowledge about words and communication will gain insights as well Busha s writing style is pleasant and this would make a good book to be studied in a group of trusted friends.I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher My comments are an independent and honest review

  4. Sarah says:

    Words have power Positive and encourage words and bring life while negative words can bring death Life and death are in the power of the tongue In Breaking the Power of Negative Words, Mary Busha understands the influence that positive and negative words have on our life This book gives the reader practical steps in creating new habits to speak words of life She also outlines how to forgive others with scripture and examples from her own life This book can be deeply convicting and thought Words have power Positive and encourage words and bring life while negative words can bring death Life and death are in the power of the tongue In Breaking the Power of Negative Words, Mary Busha understands the influence that positive and negative words have on our life This book gives the reader practical steps in creating new habits to speak words of life She also outlines how to forgive others with scripture and examples from her own life This book can be deeply convicting and thought provoking I know that I benefited from this book and thought of several people who are very careful about the words they speak who would enjoy this book It is a great tool for anyone who is intentional about the words they speak or someone who is trying to get a handle on practical tools to reframe their thinking

  5. Chattynatty Van Waning says:

    This book was sent to me by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group to review RevellReadsI started it and the first three chapters were just fine The premise is negative words that have been said to us, or that we have said can greatly impact our present future For example, let s say you were told you are homely by someone you know or even don t know as a child That comment can if internalized and believed leads to some not great self esteem The first few chapters the author shares This book was sent to me by Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group to review RevellReadsI started it and the first three chapters were just fine The premise is negative words that have been said to us, or that we have said can greatly impact our present future For example, let s say you were told you are homely by someone you know or even don t know as a child That comment can if internalized and believed leads to some not great self esteem The first few chapters the author shares different stories she gleamed by interviewing different people who were affected by parent s comments in childhood and then leading into their young adult life Many of these people persevered despite the negative comments and bad environments they were raised in They persevered by forgiving the person who did them harm She introduces the way in which we can forgive our verbal offenders Then chapter four came about and I just couldn t drink the Koolaid I struggled to follow along with her weaving of biblical scripture and stating many times the importance of reading the Bible She talked about how we need to know our true selves and hence move forward with forgiveness of past painful comments by others just by knowing that God loves us Maybe it is the stage in my life I m in, but I felt this book quickly turned into an advertisement for daily Bible reading and Christianity knowing God and praying to God being the answer to dealing with the negative words in our lives She emphasized the importance of scripture in our lives and I felt like that was her sole answer to the problems these negative words created She laid on heavily that if you weren t reading scripture you were, in my words, failing I read the Bible and I do believe it s words and most of the message, but I also am not a literal Bible reader so I have always avoided those who push Biblical Scripture as the end all be all to world s problems I figured Chapter 4 The Truth About You just wasn t for me so then I moved onto Chapter 5 Breaking Free Through the Power of Prayer I was hoping for some redemption here as I like reading about different forms of prayer However, I just waslost and disappointed in the reading experience I think this book just didn t speak to me I felt the writing was geared to an older demographic I can t exactly state why I feel this way, but I felt like it was a grandma telling her child just go pray about forgiving that person who said that hurtful thing and read your Bible and you will find the answer So Chapter 5 was where I stopped Interestingly enough this book onhas almost 5 stars and Good Reads it clocks in at 4 stars So I think this book just isn t a me book I think I was hoping for applicable every day ways, that weren t related to reading Biblical scripture, to handle when people say not nice things I was hoping for reminders on how to watch what I say to my own children, patients, friends, family, and strangers We all need to work on communicating better and I recognize that I have let hard comments sit in my gut heart too long I ve also said hurtful things I wish I could take back Those type of topics were what I was hoping to get covered answered in this reading experience Didn t happen so I m DNF this one.Hope Revell doesn t fire me from reviewing books for them

  6. Doug says:

    Great book on healing biblically from damaging wordsProverbs 12 18 declares, There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,But the tongue of the wise promotes health New King James VersionGod s Word Translation of Proverbs 12 18 reads, Careless words stab like a sword, but the words of wise people bring healing Whether hurtful and oftentimes, hateful words come from parents, friends or complete strangers, they can cause irreparable damage, having lifelong consequences as a resul Great book on healing biblically from damaging wordsProverbs 12 18 declares, There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword,But the tongue of the wise promotes health New King James VersionGod s Word Translation of Proverbs 12 18 reads, Careless words stab like a sword, but the words of wise people bring healing Whether hurtful and oftentimes, hateful words come from parents, friends or complete strangers, they can cause irreparable damage, having lifelong consequences as a result, if we don t allow the Lord to heal our broken hearts with His Word and by His Spirit In her new book, Breaking the Power of Negative Words How Positive Words Can Heal, Mary C Busha takes readers on a journey of healing and restoration by applying the Word of God to the broken places in our hearts and souls caused by destructive words.Published by Revell Reads, her 201 page book is broken down into three parts 1 Word spoken to us 2 Words we speak to ourselves and 3 Words we speak to others One of my favorite chapters is Chapter 8 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made , where she writes, As in our personality styles, what s important to remember about gifts is that it s not a matter of who is right and who is wrong If there s anything right or wrong, it s in knowing someone s unique traits and not allowing them to be who they are and or not accommodating their styles for better communication In fact, this will help separate genuine friends from fake ones, who usually are the very ones besides verbally abusive parents and siblings who cause the most damage with their selfish, hateful words.While Busha does tend to veer off into what most would call hyper faith i.e., in introducing Part 2, she quotes Charles Capps, who was considered a modern day heretic, claiming we can create our own world by speaking things in existence Moreover, although Busha s book may read like a self help manual to some, overall, she does a great job of researching, and chronicling real life stories and examples of the impact words can have on our lives, either good or bad She also does a great job of getting to the underlying causes of why people hurt us with their damaging words, why we speak poorly of ourselves through our own words, and why we may sometimes be hurtful towards others with our careless words.I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.Full disclosure In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255, I received this book free through the Bloggers Program of Revell Reads, a division of Baker Books My opinions are my own and I wasn t required to write a positive review 2019 by Doug S., M.A

  7. Aurelia Mast-glick says:

    How many of you can remember words that were spoken to you as a child, but made a lasting impression on your life Maybe they were spoken out of anger, frustration, or maybe out of kindness and love, both can be very long lasting.Mary explores the power that negative words can have on a person She gives examples of words spoken on a playground that had the power to linger and be on the tip of the person s tongue 70 or so years later She also brings out the fact that hurting people hurt people How many of you can remember words that were spoken to you as a child, but made a lasting impression on your life Maybe they were spoken out of anger, frustration, or maybe out of kindness and love, both can be very long lasting.Mary explores the power that negative words can have on a person She gives examples of words spoken on a playground that had the power to linger and be on the tip of the person s tongue 70 or so years later She also brings out the fact that hurting people hurt people and if we can look behind the words that were spoken to the why of why they were spoken it can help us as we process their effect on our lives But as children, we are incapable of doing that and those words can do damage There is the flip side though as well, words that were spoken to a child to lift them up and support them and encourage them can also stick in their minds and inspire them to greatness.It is very sobering and has really made me stop and think as I speak words to my children What am I really saying to them What am I showing them Am I building them up or tearing them down Yes, words of correction need to be spoken, sometimes many times a day, but is it said in a mean spirited way, is it said only about the behavior or am I including aspects of their personality as well Am I also seeking out the positive things they do and speaking words to them in the affirmative as well And then, moving on, what do I say to myself Am I constantly filling my mind with negative things about myself or am I resting in who I am in Christ and remembering that I am His creation and that I am worth something Am I also processing what other people say to me through the lens of perspective and seeking to understand why they said what they said One thing Mary did talk about was how personality differences can cause an unintentional offense, simply because we view life differently based on our personality Grace, we need so much grace, both for the words we hear spoken and the words we say to ourselves and then we need to extend grace to others as well.One question she asked that I really liked was Will I wallow or walk Meaning will I wallow in the words that were spoken to me or will I move beyond and claim God s promises and walk forward in newness That s putting it into my own words She also used the walking literally and I think that can be very helpful, instead of sitting around and letting the words burn and poison, get up and go do something else.I enjoyed this book, it was full of so many practical things on such a necessary topic It was easy to read and filled with enough anecdotes to keep it interesting.I received this book from Revell and was not required to write a positive review

  8. Barbara Repan says:

    Words are powerful We know that from experience Unfortunately, from negative experiences we know this Words are also powerful when used in a positive way.The Bible tells us our tongue can bring life or death Proverbs 18 21Words kill, words give life they re either poison or fruit you choose The Message BibleThis book, Breaking the Power of Negative Words, is for anyone who has been hurt by someone s words, used words to hurt others and those who want freedom from both The author says her Words are powerful We know that from experience Unfortunately, from negative experiences we know this Words are also powerful when used in a positive way.The Bible tells us our tongue can bring life or death Proverbs 18 21Words kill, words give life they re either poison or fruit you choose The Message BibleThis book, Breaking the Power of Negative Words, is for anyone who has been hurt by someone s words, used words to hurt others and those who want freedom from both The author says her intention in writing this book is to take us beyond the words and offer steps that can help remove the harmful effects and place us on a pathway to healing and freedom There is hope for our healing from words.Part 1 Words spoken to us Part 2 Words we speak to ourselves Part 3 Words we speak to othersMary does a great job of sharing examples that we can all relate to She has done extensive research on the subject At the end of each chapter there are It s Your Turn questions to reflect on and help us break free from the power negative words have had Break free from playing a victim Break free from offenses.I learned a lot from this book, especially about the power of positive words Also insightful was how negative words spoken to us are not usually about us Their words are from their brokenness Chapter 3, Choosing to Forgive, helped me to understand the process of forgiving someone, using the 5 Ws and H Who, What, Where, When, Why, HowSome of my favorite quotes from the book are It s only by understanding how we are forgiven that we can forgive If someone else s words tear you down, use your own words to build yourself up Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks Luke 6 45 Nothing positive comes from negativity Develop an attitude of gratitude Just as you need to protect yourself from the words of others, you may need to protect yourself from your own words I want to bemindful of the words I speak and write, mindful to be positive by speaking words of love, life and hope Don t you Then get yourself a copy I highly recommend it My review is posted on BarbaraAnnRepan.comI received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books in exchange for my honest review.I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

  9. Benjamin Liles says:

    No matter how we all cut it our words have impact on others ad their lives Some words wound Other words heal Some words give life, while other words bring nothing but death Mary C Busha, author of Breaking the Power of Negative Words puts it best in this phrase although I m rephrasing it People who are hurt themselvesthan likely will hurt other people with their words Do they mean to do it Maybe and maybe not It s not up to us to offer our own justice, however But Mary Busha d No matter how we all cut it our words have impact on others ad their lives Some words wound Other words heal Some words give life, while other words bring nothing but death Mary C Busha, author of Breaking the Power of Negative Words puts it best in this phrase although I m rephrasing it People who are hurt themselvesthan likely will hurt other people with their words Do they mean to do it Maybe and maybe not It s not up to us to offer our own justice, however But Mary Busha does point out and it is said also within the pages of Biblical scripture, A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks Luke 6 45, New King James It comes across to me that even though the disciples dispersed themselves among the people of various nations, Luke talked with Levi one of Christ s disciples, penning the book The Gospel according to Matthew I say this because it seems the concept of the mouth speaking of the abundance of the heart rolls up not just Matthew 12 34, but also Proverbs 4 23, Proverbs 10 11, Psalm 14 1, Proverbs 21 2, Proverbs 24 12, Ezekiel 11 21, and Ezekiel 16 30 I find that the way she has written this book is to illuminate for the Christ follower, intent on becominglike Jesus the Messiah, we ought to watch the words we say to each other In fact, Paul is quoted as saying, Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ Ephesians 4 15 It comes across that to be beneficial to the community of Christ followers as well as to those in this world we need to speak the never ending truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ but in a way that it honors both God as well as others who witness it Overall, I love and enjoy Busha s take on scripture, how she delivers it all within the confines of 222 pages She gives a ray of hope and encouragement that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us Philippians 4 13 I truly enjoyed this book and would read it again in a heartbeat I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell to give a fair and objective review

  10. Jennifer says:

    Words have power Just this week, I spent a few extra minutes one morning styling my hair, and I thought about a comment my elementary school classmates made about my dark locks over 35 years ago That particular day, I had taken extra time to curl my thick, straight hair, and I thought the curly style looked beautiful Instead of praising my new do, though, several kids criticized it and called my hair a mop Ever since that day, I ve hated my hair It never occurred to me to be grateful for Words have power Just this week, I spent a few extra minutes one morning styling my hair, and I thought about a comment my elementary school classmates made about my dark locks over 35 years ago That particular day, I had taken extra time to curl my thick, straight hair, and I thought the curly style looked beautiful Instead of praising my new do, though, several kids criticized it and called my hair a mop Ever since that day, I ve hated my hair It never occurred to me to be grateful for my thick hair until I met Joyce a few years ago She repeatedly told me how much she loved the way my hair curled and its thickness I chose to believe her and now love my hair See Negative words can deflate and discourage us while positive words can inspire and encourage us.Mary Busha understands the power of words She uses this book to help readers recognize the power of both positive and negative words The book outlines the practical steps we can take to form healthier habits with the words we speak It also discusses ways we can learn to forgive others for saying negative words and change our negative word habits into positive habits.On almost every page, I was encouraged and motivated to make changes I appreciated Mrs Busha s conversational yet educational writing style that shares deep concepts without being dry or boring Also, in addition to scripture, she includes examples from her life and the lives of others in each chapter These examples helped me connect emotionally to the concepts The thoughtful discussion questions at the end of each chapter prompted me to go deeper and reinforced my understanding of the chapter s conceptsAfter I finished reading this book, I thought of all the people I know who would benefit from it, including people who invest in me with positive words, people I know who have been wounded from negative words, and people who wound others Basically, it s a book that s ideal for anyone and everyone I highly recommend it 5 Stars

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