By: John Crotts
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion.)
“Gentleness doesn’t mean compromising the truth. Rather, it means keeping the truth from being compromised by harshness and insensitivity.”
How many people need to take that quote to heart? This book discusses such an important topic for Christians and non-Christians alike. That quote basically summarizes the entire book. Graciousness in my own words is “The way you say things is almost as important as what you say.”
The whole world would be a better place if everyone would take a moment to think before they speak. It’s a simple concept, but something not many people practice. Think of all the violence that has been spread because of speeches and lectures and tweets and posters and ads and so on where the speaker presented things in a hateful way!
John Crotts’ writing style was fairly easy to read, but (yes, I know the entire book was about graciousness) I got tired of the word gracious. It was in practically every paragraph and annoyed me after a few chapters.
This is my personal opinion, but I also really hate footnotes. There were quite a few throughout. I always prefer a bibliography-type page in the back instead.
I think this was a very thought-provoking read. I definitely didn’t agree with everything he said, but if you like informational, Christian books, this is a good one.