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The Scuttlebutt Letters

Words to a Wild Tongue

Natalie Brand
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This product is available for pre-order and is due for release on 14 May 2024

Description

In the style of The Screwtape Letters, with a satire that will make you both cringe and laugh–out–loud, Natalie Brand demonstrates the havoc unleashed by careless words.

 

Scuttlebutt (naval slang for the ship’s gossip) is the affectionate nickname given to the Tongue by the Heart, as he reprimands the Tongue for steering the whole person into catastrophe; enjoying morsels of gossip, creating smokescreens of lies. From the Bible’s teaching on speech, particularly the Proverbs, the reader will taste the bitter destruction of the Tongue.

 

But as the Heart rebukes the Tongue it becomes increasingly clear that something isn’t right … there is  another villain, a deeper poison, lurking within. What can be done if the Tongue remains untameable? Will the Heart get away with his hypocrisy? Is there redemption for either?

 

An immensely challenging little book for anyone with a tongue … or a heart!

Natalie Brand

About Natalie Brand

Natalie Brand is a writer and Bible teacher. She has authored several books, including ‘Priscilla, Where Are You? A Call to Joyful Theology’ and ‘The Good Portion: Salvation’. She has a Ph.d in systematic theology from the University of Wales and lectures in theology.

Specifications

  • Author: Natalie Brand
  • Release Date: May 2024
  • Pages: 96
  • Format: Pocket hardback
  • ISBN: 9781527111165
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Christian Life > Spiritual Growth

Endorsements

Natalie Brand has written in a disarming style, and with frightening accuracy, of the way our tongues get out of control with gossip, exaggeration, lies, deflection, boasting, ridicule and more. I was not sure at times whether to laugh, wince or cry, but it is a healthy reflection leading to repentance, as we place our trust in the one who spoke with truth, wisdom and grace.

Graham Nicholls, Director, Affinity, Cambridge, UK

If everything you say is always loving and life–giving then you can give this book a miss. For the rest of us, The Scuttlebutt Letters is a great resource. Drawing deeply on biblical wisdom, its intriguing and engaging presentation hits home time after time. It not only dissects the good and bad of our speech; it offers true hope. 

Tim Chester, Author and senior faculty member, Crosslands Training
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