Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review - How To Listen So People Will Talk

Bethany House; 175 pages; Amazon

I don't read very many non-fiction titles, but for some reason I did sign up to review a few "personal growth" titles last year; including "How To Listen So People Will Talk" by Becky Harling.

Published by Bethany House, the author explains to you why listening to others can help strengthen any relationship and to help strengthen your own compassion.

The book is under 200 pages and is a fast read (well, at least for me it was a fast read). There are 10 chapters, where the author uses her own personal stories and scriptures from the Bible to explain why it's important to listen to spouses, family members, girlfriend or boyfriend, friends, or complete strangers. There are exercises and questions to answer at the end of each chapter.

Final Thoughts

I have had this book sitting on my desk for far too long now, so I finally decided to pick it up and read it yesterday morning. Many self-help books bore me to death, but this one didn't. The theme of the book is "learning to listen to what others have to say," which is fairly simple, and is something that I'm not very good at. Normally, I prefer to mine my own business instead of listening to somebody's problems, so the book does apply to me.

Overall, How To Listen So People Will Talk is a well-written spiritual self-help book that I did find interesting to read. Now I need to apply some of the exercises from the book into my own life.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Becky Harling is a certified speaker, leadership coach, and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. She is also the founder of Moms Unleashed and the author of The 30-Day Praise Challenge. Beck and her husband, Steve, make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Learn more about Becky at

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