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Book Title: Without Offense: The Art of Giving and Receiving Criticism|
The author of the book: John Lewis Lund
Edition: Covenant Communications, Inc.
Date of issue: January 1st 2004
ISBN 13: 9781591566083
Format files: PDF
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This book was life-changing for me, and a must read for anyone trying to be like Christ, and be their "best and highest self." From the middle on, I highlighted on nearly every page. I had never heard of the concepts of both criticizing and receiving criticism in the Lord's way. It will take a lot of practice for me, but will be worth it. I also loved all of the practical application especially at the end, and particularly about dealing with toxic personalities.
I couldn't possibly list all of my favorite quotes, but here are several:
"The Atonement of Jesus Christ in Gethsemane established the worth of a soul. Imagine facing the Savior on Judgment day and explaining to Him our right to attack the worth of a soul."
"We never have the right to attack the inherent value or self-worth of another - not in jest, not in the heat of anger, not out of frustration, not out of our own weakness, never! never! never! This means no name-calling, no swearing at someone, no epithets. It means no spiritual, physical, or emotional abuse. This is a non-negotiable."
"People deserve to be loved because they are children of god. Love should not be the reward for behaving well."
"The art of parenting is not the art of hanging on, but the art of letting go....True parenting involves gradually transferring the responsibility for life to the shoulders of the child."
"The key to becoming an agent of love is to take our frustration to God in mighty prayer. We take our love to our loved ones....The truth is that God's way is the most effective and efficient way to operate."
"God needs people who can give love....Who knows if your spirit was not reserved to come to this earth at this time to be an agent of love for the one who is difficult to love?"
"When this life is over, we will be overwhelmed at God's participation in our lives and the lives of our loved ones....Because He sees the 'big picture' with eternal perspective, God knows how, where, and when to intervene....What we think is in the best interest of a loved one may not be in his or her eternal best interest....God is patient. God will find a way to save His children without violating their agency."
"Jesus taught us to respect all men and women because that is what a good and righteous person should do regardless of whether others have earned it."
"If our interest in changing others is only to make our lives better, we will not be successful....Anything other than the motivation to share love is not the Lord's way of assisting in change."
"What will you give in exchange for the souls of those you love? Most of us would give our lives, but will we restrain our tongues?"
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