According to the Bible, God has given His people a spirit of power. Yet He also has a clear, sweeping call for His people to be gentle. Is this a paradox? An impossibility? Discover the biblical definition of gentleness through scripture, research, and soul-baring personal illustrations in Gentleness: It's Not What You Think. Challenging questions designed to help you cultivate key attributes of gentleness will encourage you to grow this spiritual fruit in your life. As you begin to walk in biblical gentleness, you will realize that gentleness is really power's best kept secret.
I am impressed by Ms. Henne's writings on 'gentleness.' Initially, she peeks around a corner with some trepidation to explore gentleness, at first for her children. She ends up inviting us into her journey, which expands and deepens into considerations from scripture in Greek and Hebrew. She continues our journey into questions of leadership, connections, self-control, kindness, humility, grace, and social connection. The path is deep and transformative. We end up sitting on the edge of our chair to discover what comes next. I am intrigued and changed. Thank you, Debbie, for this text that not only inspires but also challenges.
-The Rev. Kittie Verdolini Abbott, PhD, CCC-SLP, MDiv. Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Delaware.
About the Author:
Debbie Henne is a wife, mother, and a Christian devoted to studying the Bible. She received a call to minister at the age of eight. Her life of obedience to God's voice led her to a career of more than 15 years in speech-language pathology. As a speech-language pathologist, she was educated in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, and research that God has uniquely utilized in this work, which is her debut book.