Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces Book Review

WORDS Cover Version 04_1400x2100I have had a fascination with words my entire life.  There is often a book in my hand (or an ebook these days)--or a pen....okay...a laptop.   While I love the written word--I am also fascinated with the spoken word.  I recently read and reviewed Words:  Spoken and Unspoken Forces by Anita Saleem. What did I think?

I received a complimentary e-copy of this book for use in my review.  All opinions are my own.

Quick summary of Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces provides the key to understanding the secret power of words and traces how this power is activated by drawing references from various authors and experts in psychology, philosophy, medicine, and semiotics. The author presents a theoretical model to understand why words affect individuals by suggesting that words color emotions, shape behaviors, and influence physiological functioning to create an overall impact (whether positive or negative). Drawing upon several scientific studies, this book will help the reader understand why words are spoken and unspoken forces that have the potential to shape the future.

 Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces by Anita Saleem is very well presented.  During the first few pages, I feared that the book was simply going to meander through a variety of topics related to our words--but, once the author completed her introductions and clarifications, the book became very focused and detailed.  The book is very well researched and very well organized.

Anita Saleem offers insights from a variety of sources on the subject of words.  As the book's summary predicted, the author supported her views on the power of words with many research studies from a host of scientists from many disciplines--as well as linguists and educators.  What I enjoyed most about the book was that she also included quotes and insights from various religions, philosophers--and even songwriters and musicians. 

Words:  Spoken and Unspoken Forces is interesting and thought provoking.  Words hold such power over so many aspects of our lives--and we often fail to realize the magnitude of their forces.  This book sheds greater light on the power of words--and even insight into the formation of our spoken words and the impacts of our unspoken thoughts. 

Would I recommend Words: Spoken and Unspoken Forces by Anita Saleem?  Language lovers, readers, writers, and anyone with an interest in the power of our words may enjoy this book.  It is loaded with research studies and information--but, the author presents it all in easy to read and understand passages.  It is a great reminder of the power of positive thoughts and positive verbal reinforcement as well--and it backs up its reminders with the science of the subject. 

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About the Author:

anitaAnita Saleem holds an MS/MPhil in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She was born and raised in Pakistan where she currently teaches Psychology to undergraduates at Forman Christian College. At the age of 25, she is a lecturer, an author and a researcher who best expresses herself through her writing. She frequently pens articles for local newspapers on culture, arts, faith, tolerance and relationships.

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