Sacred Speech by Donna Schaper
A Practical Guide for Keeping Spirit in Your Speech

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So much of our time is spent in conversation, yet little time is devoted to thinking about the words we choose to use, or the manner in which we speak. Taking the time to make our words count—to make our speech sacred—can lead to positive changes in our lives, and improve our relationships with others.

About Donna Schaper

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Donna Schaper is a lifelong gardener, having been the granddaughter of a strawberry and potato farmer in upstate New York. She has written many books and publishes frequent essays in Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, on NPR, National Catholic Reporter, Christian Century, and others. She is the winner of an ACLU Courage Award. She is currently a senior minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.
Published March 1, 2003 by SkyLight Paths. 145 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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As a mainline Protestant minister and preacher, Schaper is sensitive to the demands of public speech in a diverse culture and to the need for private speech that can appropriately counsel or confront.

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Donna Schaper, a minister of the United Church of Christ and author of Sabbath Sense and other books, explores the nature of what she calls "sacred speech."

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