The Law of Kindness
Summary: Kindness. This virtue is so often absent from our lives--or at best sorely lacking. This immensely readable and practical book encourages Christians to show kindness in a host of life's situations. It gives practical insights on the kind husband and the kind wife. It talks about parenting with kindness. Teachers and bullies are also addressed--each in their own individual chapters. This book speaks of kindness in conversation, kindness in judgements and perceptions, kindness in practical acts of service to others. In a nutshell, Christians must exude kindness.
Personal Thoughts: At the time of writing this review, I've finished this book for the third time--and I can guarantee that I'll be devouring it yet again in the future. Yes, it's that good. Every time I read it I'm convicted of my lack of kindness and encouraged to show more kindness in my relationships with my husband and children. I am reminded to be kind in my conversations and in my dealings with others. With the Lord's help, I truly want to grow in this grace. I really do think that this book should be in every library and I find myself recommending it to many people with very good feedback.
Quote: Smiles travel the miles and bring cheer wherever they go. A kind smile acknowledges the value of someone and conveys, "Hello fellow human being," A smile can communicate, "You're special." A smile can provide a glimmer of hope, "It'll be okay; you don't have to be sad." A smile of encouragement can say, "Hang in there, you're doing well," or "I understand; I've been there." --pg. 196