The tongue has the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21) As Keith Bootle went through life, there was a point, after he became a Christian, when he began to realize how the words of himself and others had affected him. Keith uses the wisdom of the book of Proverbs as a framework. He explores through the proverbs, examples from his own experience, some of his photographs, and an occasional poem the ways in which he learnt to use words more positively, so that what he says could bring life and encouragement to others. He hopes that this book can help readers in their own journey through life. Keith Bootle was born in Chesterfield, England. 32 years later his life began to unravel after a relationship breakdown. He became a Christian and he began to discover how the words and actions of others and himself had impacted his life. From then on he started confronting the past and its patterns, so that he could live the present and the future to the full. This involved lots of forgiveness, of himself and others, and learning new ways of relating and speaking to everyone in his life. He developed as a husband and father, as a manager and counselor, into a changed man. This book captures these years of renewal and growth and what he learnt on the way.