I have been so moved by the comments people are sending in to explain how Self Talk, Soul Talk is impacting their lives. I'd love to hear from you -- just leave a comment at the bottom of this page. My hope is that everyone who reads this book will find the encouragement and tools to examine their thought closet, and learn to speak life giving truth to their souls!
Thanks for all of your responses. I cannot express how much of an encouragement they are to me...
I had never heard of you or your story before, but the title of the book, Self Talk, Soul Talk, intrigued me. I finally opened it up last night and began reading the first chapter. I began weeping when I read page 12, when you described yourself as a good girl with vast perfectionist tendencies--oh boy, is that me!
Even though God in His infinite mercy saved me 17 years ago, I still had not been able to get rid of the terrible things I have thought and said about myself.
He has blessed my husband and me with 7 daughters, who are going to benefit from the things I will learn from you in this book. I will learn to bless them with my words. They will not have to continue the cycle of negative self talk, but will be able to fill their closets with beautiful soul talk. Words don't convey how deeply grateful I am that they put your book in my bag.
I have just completed your book, Self Talk, Soul Talk, and I cannot express in words exactly what you have done to help me with what I am telling myself and to my soul, which have usually been negative. Now, I have something within myself that is workable!
- Marsha from West Virginia
I am a freshly-certified counselor at a clinic... I am already beginning to recognize what many of my clients have in common - no matter what their issues may be - negative thoughts! I have been thinking about resources, - books that I can give to them as ‘homework.’ Simply reading an excerpt from your book, I am convinced it will be perfect for many of them- to help them fight lies with truth!
- Lacy from Mississippi
I have only read 5 chapters so far and have found myself reading some parts several times. I think this book is very important to anyone who has had any history of verbal or emotional abuse. Thank you.
I wanted to say I started reading your book right away and have finished two chapters. I think you wrote it for me.Your book has given me hope and such a picture of where I am and where I need to go, - checking to see what fits and get rid of what doesn't. I can't wait to get to Chapter 3.
- Susan from Arkansas
Because for the last 2 years the Lord has been dealing with me about my words, I decided to get your book yesterday. I just read the first chapter and viewed your story online. I so much want the Lord to continue to "bring to the top" those words and things that I say in my mind about myself that need to be replaced with soul talk and His words. I so much want to get just how much God loves me.
You are touching so many lives...the young woman whom I am mentoring is coming out of despair because of our studying ‘Soul Talk’ together.
She, in the past, had continuously called herself a failure. Since we began this study, she has changed her self-talk to realizing God can and wants to use her in the now circumstances of life. Self Talk, Soul Talk is truly a God anointed work and I pray His richest blessings on you for being obedient in writing it.
- Cindi from Tennessee
I have only read the first chapter of this book and I can already tell it will change so much in my life. I have spent so many years believing the lies people speak about me; it’s time to clean out the closet!
I am aware of how a thought closet can start - there are many ugly horrible thoughts that were placed there from my infancy to young adult years. I believed those to be what was true about me and my life. It has been easy to step into that closet and keep repeating one of those thoughts.
Any hard circumstance that comes up, I find myself saying that is proof that those thoughts were correct.
Now, I see I must get into that closet and take hold of these thoughts and find "the Truth" and only let "the Truth" be the thoughts that are active in my thought closet.
Well, I let Chapter 1 sink in and then read Chapter 2. I could relate to so many things in this chapter and I have been known to call myself silly, stupid and such. God doesn't make silly and stupid, so why am I labeling myself as such? I am working on stopping myself in that moment and giving myself a positive word. Thank you for the great interview with Marilyn and your wonderful words. Praise God, I am growing!!
I ordered this book as a gift for myself. I think the biggest battle for me, for as long as I can remember, has had to do with self talk. Thank you for being a good gift for me on this day.
I bought your book yesterday at a Bible book store. I stood in the store looking at books, knowing that the Lord had something there for me to read. I came across your book and to make a long story short, I purchased the book. I am so grateful that the Lord loves me enough to bring this book into my life. After reading the first chapter, I know this is for me. I truly need to clean out my closet. I want to live the life God has chosen for me. I want to live in Him and do for Him what He wants. I thank-you for your book and I thank God for leading me to it. I can't wait to read more. God bless you.
Not only is Self Talk, Soul Talk helping me with my daily personal thought life, it is also helping to change the way I pray. Thank you for this awesome book!
I found your book helpful, valuable and refreshing to my mental needs, - very inspirational that I found myself crying at times while reading your book. Mostly easy reading; Will recommend the reading.