Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Art of Hard Conversations By Lori Roeleveld

Your next conversation could impact someone's life foreverHard conversations challenge everyone. Some people make every effort to avoid them altogether; others dive in enthusiastically, damaging relationships in the process. A solid middle ground is difficult to find--especially for those who want to make sure they're following a biblical model for these tough encounters.

Lori Roeleveld firmly believes that the dialogues everyday Christians delay are often the very channels God wants to use to deepen relationships and transform lives. And she is eager to address the challenges they pose and to guide readers to meaningful conversations that rely on the wisdom of the Bible rather than the world.

In The Art of Hard Conversations, Roeleveld provides motivation, inspiration, and practical, readily applied skills to make those tricky talks more effective. Through funny, vulnerable personal stories, sound biblical teaching, and sections of tips and assignments to practice, the principles here are guaranteed to increase the confidence and competence of Christians in discussing sensitive topics of every kind.

Pick up your copy here...

Disturber of hobbits. Making comfortable Christians continually late for dinner. Blogger. Wife. Mother. Part-time giant-slayer. Not available for children's parties.

Lori has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies as well as extensive experience with families in crisis and at-risk youth. She's followed Jesus into numerous adventures and hasn't been bored for a single moment of it.

Lori disturbs hobbits from her home base in Rhode Island where she lives with her husband Rob. Her two adult children (along with their families) have followed Jesus into their own adventures (which include kids, dogs, goats, and new addresses.)

Continue the conversation with Lori at her website, She's always ready for a hard (or easy) conversation with readers.

My Thoughts...

If your like me and love to talk to people about books and that's all you want to talk about not the hard stuff, then you need this book in your life.
All silliness aside if you struggle with the right words to say in a difficult conversation then I hope you check this book out.
This a great help for most of us and I got a lot from this book.
I gave this book 4 stars.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Thanks for sharing but you know me I like fiction.

  2. I avoid hard conversations if I can. Guess I haven't learned the art of a good one. Thanks for your review!

  3. This book may be a good conversation starter, just saying maybe.

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! I may have to check it out.