Positive Words, Powerful Results: Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life

Version: Abridged
Author: Hal Urban
Narrator: Hal Urban
Genres: Health & Wellness
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: June 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Although we live in an ocean of words, we rarely acknowledge their power to uplift or put down, to inspire or discourage, to help or hurt. But in this jewel of an audiobook, Hal Urban -- parent, award-winning teacher, and author of the classic Life's Greatest Lessons - shows us simple and immediate ways that we can use language to change lives - both our own and those around us.

Reviews (3)

Written by Solomon Wilds Jr on July 25th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Lacks creditability when the author uses derogatory words to describe a group of people when framing an argument how use positive words .

Only positive words for this selection

Written by Steve Y. on May 6th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a wonderful selection. It was clear, concise, believeable, and practical. The examples were effective, and the solutions were obtainable. Words can be meaningful, hurtful, helpful, inspiring, or life changing and this author did a great job making his case. Those who live by his words will benefit for a lifetime.

Corny Words, Mediocre Results

Written by Anonymous from McKinney, TX on February 17th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found this audiobook fairly corny, but affirming. It serves as a reminder to exercise the "Golden Rule" and be a positive -- not toxic -- force in the lives of people you care about. It had obvious tips: Be friendly, listen attentively, don't use vulgar language, use humor to put people at ease. It was an easy, but not groundbreaking, listen.

Author Details

Author Details

Urban, Hal

Hal Urban was a high school teacher for many years and also taught at the University of San Francisco. He is a well-known leader in the Character Education movement and is in constant demand as a speaker at national conferences and school and community events. He raised three sons as a single father and now lives in Redwood City, California, with his wife, Cathy.