Addendum: After posting this review yesterday, I find myself still reflecting on the content of the book. It led me to write (and employ) the following prayer this morning:
I implore you, God of truth, to grant me wisdom, strength, and a sober mind that I would not give into whatever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to my own or my neighbor's good name. Rather, that I would maintain and promote truth between man and man, as well as my own and my neighbor's good name (Westminster Shorter Catechism 77-78).
Lord, it is all too easy to give into my own sourness, self-promotion or fear of failure, and to speak from there. But it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles me, for it proceeds from my heart. For out of my heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness and slander (Matthew 15.18-20). Good God! Have mercy on me, forgive me, and change me. Amen.