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War of Words

Written byPaul David Tripp

“Talk” seems so normal, so ordinary, so harmless. Yet there are few things we do that are more important. And underneath the normality of it all is a great struggle, a war of words that we fight every day.

Who hasn’t been hurt by the words of another? Who hasn’t regretted something they said? Who hasn’t had to referee an argument? Who hasn’t wanted to talk seriously with a loved one, yet there seems to be no time?

Recognizing that words are powerful, Paul Tripp shows us how the gospel transforms the way we communicate. Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word is the only hope for our words. In our war of words, he is the one who gives us the victory. Tripp directs us to a renewed reliance on our heavenly Father’s abundant grace and a more Christ-honoring, people-benefiting life of talk.

About the Author

Paul David Tripp, M.Div., D.Min., is president of Paul Tripp Ministries whose mission is to educate and equip today’s Christian by combining the in-depth study of God’s Word with practical life application. Paul is also a pastor with over fifteen years of pastoral ministry experience and the author of several best-selling titles including: Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Age of Opportunity, Lost in the Middle, and How People Change. Paul is married to Luella and has four grown children. For more information, visit his personal website at

Book Details

245 pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Publication Year: 2000


Part 1: Talk Is Not Cheap
Chapter 1 – God Speaks
Chapter 2 – Satan Speaks
Chapter 3 – The Word in the Flesh
Chapter 4 – Idol Words
Part 2: A New Agenda for Our Talk
Chapter 5 – He Is King!
Chapter 6 – Following the King for All the Wrong Reasons
Chapter 7 – Speaking for the King
Chapter 8 – Getting to the Destination
Chapter 9 – Citizens in Need of Help
Chapter 10 – On the King’s Mission
Part 3: Winning the War of Words
Chapter 11- First Things First
Chapter 12 – Winning the War of Words
Chapter 13 – Choosing Your Words

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