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Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement by Florence Littauer
ISBN: 0785297324
ISBN13: 978-0785297321
Author: Florence Littauer
Book title: Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement
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Pages: 154 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc (July 18, 1989)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1236 kb
Size ePub version: 1570 kb
Size fb2 version: 1269 kb
Category: Theology

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Rocky Basilisk
Silver Boxes: The Encouragement Gift by Florence Littauer is based on Ephesians 4:29 which says "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear" (ESV). In this book you will learn how to gift others with words of encouragement. Florence writes, "When our words come out of our mouths, they should be like little presents all wrapped up to be given away." Those words are like little silver boxes with bows on top; treasures that last beyond the present moment in time.

What would happen if you started a "silver box ministry" and blessed others with your words? The overhead cost is low and the return on investment would exceed your expectations. In giving to others and following the command to love one another, you are truly blessed. Start giving people "verbal gifts with bows on top" as you follow the method outlined in this book. I really enjoyed learning about her husband Fred, who has a Cosmetics Counter Ministry!

I'd recommend this book as an essential to any Christian library. It's a good message of edifying others and includes many examples of how to become a vessel of encouragement. The book is based on Scripture and how to apply specific verses of encouragement as gifts to others.

My Book Club Questions for Silver Boxes: The Gift of Encouragement

#1 When you were a child, did you ever received words of encouragement from an adult, such as a teacher, parent or grandparent? Describe the experience.
#2 There are many examples of silver box ministries in this book. If you created your own silver box ministry, whom would you minister to and why?
#3 What words are encouraging or edifying? Create a list of words as a group and use them as inspiration for your silver boxes.
#4 Were you inspired by this book? What ideas did you conceive after reading it? When will you implement your ideas?
#5 Do you have a special place to keep the letters you've received? Do you have a silver box or a letter box?
#6 What is the most important letter or words of encouragement that you've ever received?
#7 What is the most valuable lesson you learned most after reading this book?
#8 Final thoughts: what are you going to do with the wisdom you gained from this book?
This book reminds us that the words we say can often have far reaching effects we don't anticipate.
Often people are more quick to criticize than to praise.
There is something for everyone in this book. You can open it up to any chapter and begin reading. I must have given away at least 10 of these books as gifts since I bought my first copy after hearing her speak on the radio years ago.
Hear what the power of words can do with Florence Littauer's inspiring book "Silver Boxes, the Gift of Encouragement".

When I was teaching 4th and 5th grade I had the children cover their small lunch milk containers with foil and decorations and leave them out in a place at home which would remind them to say positive things to people around them. They and their families loved it. Sometimes we all need a little to reminder to be more generous with our positive thoughts.
Lahorns Gods
I bought this book when it first came out, and it changed my way of speaking. I loaned it out so many times, I can’t rember who had it last. Everyone who ever read it told me of the changes in their lives. Now I am so pleased to have it again on my Kindle. I still share the message with others, and I am blessed every time I do.
Love this book.. I wept reading because some of the things written was spot on about me. Will read again and prayerful to change the way I think and react towards people.
I order a NEW BOOK as a gift and paid a high NEW BOOK PRICE. What I got was a dog eared old book. This is 0 starts.
This purchase was for 3 incredible lady friends of mine. I read this book some years back and left a wonderful impression and message I carry with me each day. A book to read when you think life hasn't been fair or good to you, once you read it I think you will look at things a bit differently. Florence Littauer's writing covers a wide range on how to negotiate life on a more positive approach, thereby being more fulfilling. I recommend this book as a starter if you are looking for a new path to travel.
Very disappointing. I was hoping it would have lots of stories and examples, but it was really boring and dated. I love to read, but couldn't get very far into this. Boring.
She loved it
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