Everyday Talk

by John A. Younts     |     Book Summary


Author: John A. Younts
Publisher: Shepherd Press
Date: 2004
Pages: 151

Book Summary of Everyday Talk by John A. Younts


When you were a child, you probably had two types of shoes: everyday shoes and special shoes. Maybe you called these special shoes church shoes or Sunday shoes. Whatever you called them, everyday shoes were for just about anything, while special shoes were for special occasions.

This is fine when it comes to shoes; however, when it comes to the words we speak, we should not have everyday talk and special talk. We should not speak one way when spiritual things are not in focus and another way when spiritual things are front and center. 

Unfortunately, too many Christians treat their speech like everyday shoes and special shoes. We assume our speech about spiritual things is more important, but we’re wrong. “Everyday talk is far more important than ‘Sunday best’ talk.” (p. 7) This everyday talk is the majority of our talk. It is what our children hear most often. It reveals who we truly are as people. 

The Bible has something to say about everyday talk. “In the book of Deuteronomy, God says that everyday talk is a vital part of His plan for training children.” (p. 7) God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 6 are clear: “God is not just a Sunday God; He is for every day” (p. 8).





Everyday Talk

by John A. Younts

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Book Summary of Everyday Talk by John A. Younts

Author John A. Younts
PublisherShepherd Press
Date2004
Pages151


Overview:

When you were a child, you probably had two types of shoes: everyday shoes and special shoes. Maybe you called these special shoes church shoes or Sunday shoes. Whatever you called them, everyday shoes were for just about anything, while special shoes were for special occasions.

This is fine when it comes to shoes; however, when it comes to the words we speak, we should not have everyday talk and special talk. We should not speak one way when spiritual things are not in focus and another way when spiritual things are front and center. 

Unfortunately, too many Christians treat their speech like everyday shoes and special shoes. We assume our speech about spiritual things is more important, but we’re wrong. “Everyday talk is far more important than ‘Sunday best’ talk.” (p. 7) This everyday talk is the majority of our talk. It is what our children hear most often. It reveals who we truly are as people. 

The Bible has something to say about everyday talk. “In the book of Deuteronomy, God says that everyday talk is a vital part of His plan for training children.” (p. 7) God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 6 are clear: “God is not just a Sunday God; He is for every day” (p. 8).