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Many pithy (concise and forcefully expressive) sayings are used in everyday conversation.  However, while many people use them, most people have no idea of their origins.

It should be no surprise that many of these sayings are found in the Bible, and long pre-date the time when the sayings came into use.  This reveals how the Bible has always had a great influence on man’s life, relationships, and even common, everyday language.  The fact that so many of these sayings are still in use today underscores the timeless relevance of God’s Word.

The book, Who said that? Common everyday sayings…where do they come from? shares more than 140 sayings.

Conversation Starters

Get the book, learn the sayings, and the next time you hear one of these sayings, ask, “Who said that?” Be ready to share the biblical origin and turn the conversation to one of spiritual importance.  Use the biblical sayings from  Who said that?  to start conversations about Jesus!

“Smooth as Butter” (or “Slick as Butter”) 

This is a popular saying and it was said centuries ago by the psalmist, King David. 

This saying is used in reference to someone’s words of excessive flattery, kindness or agreement, often with insincerity and  ulterior motives behind the words.  Over time it’s evolved into “buttering someone up.”

Psalm  55:21  The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

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The Book Who Said That? 

Add this to an Easter Basket. Tuck it in a Christmas stocking. Give it as a hostess gift.  Or buy it for yourself, BECAUSE... It's easy to start conversations but not always easy to start a conversation about matters of spiritual importance.

Turn the Talk

Jesus commissioned us to tell others about who He is and the saving grace He offers.  So we must listen for opportunities to "turn the talk."  Hearing a common saying, or using one as you speak, opens the "door" to sharing its origin in the Bible, and talking about the relevance of the Bible and the significance of the Person who wrote it!

Who Said That? NEW_WST COVER_2can also serve as a “tract” for your non-believing family and friends. It’s simply a look at the origins of sayings we all use...until you get to the last few pages. The book closes with the Hebrew saying, “Yada, yada, yada,” which means “you know, you know, you know.”

The statement is then made: “God knows [yada] you,” and the question is asked, “Do you know [yada] Him?” The question is followed by a gospel presentation and an invitation to repent and trust in Christ, making this book a simple way to share the gospel with an unsaved, and often uninterested or unwilling-to-listen, friend or family member.

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ssaAbout the Author:  Shari Abbott, executive director for Reasons for Hope* Jesus, is an avid Bible reader and teacher. She is passionate about equipping and encouraging Christians to know Jesus better and to love Him more. Shari is the author of the books, Why the Butterfly? A Book About Rightly Remembering, Remember Me – A Course In Rightly Remembering, Who Said That? Common Everyday Sayings, Got Questions? We have Reasons for Hope (Reasons Books 1, 2, 3 & 4), Fun with Shuns (biblical words ending in -tion), How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hear, See, Speak & Post No Evil, and A Room with a View of Eternity (available at the Reasons for Hope*Jesus store or Kindle books at Amazon).

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A Room with a View of Eternity—The Last Will & Testament of Jesus Christ   Take a seat at the Master's table. Learn about the riches He gives to all who are His. This book will bless and encourage you, give you hope, and help you live in the joy of your salvation and the riches of Christ that are yours.

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There is much to be learned from those who have gone before us in the faith.  Check out our Cloud of Witnesses category that features the words of departed saints who are now with the Lord in glory.  Their words equip and encourage us even to this day.  Take a few minutes to hear...

  1. ONLY ONE LIFE, Twill Soon Be Past – by C.T. Studd (1860 – 1931)
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  3. Prayers from Billy Graham
  4. Who Was Robert Robinson? What’s the Story Behind “Come Thou Fount”
  5. “Immanuel” — A Poem by Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)
  6. Who Am I? A Poem by Deitrich Bonhoeffer (1905-1945)
  7. Understanding the Everlasting Arms of God, by J.R. Miller (1840–1912)
  8. 24 Reasons Why I Love America, by John Wayne (1907-1979)
  9. Give Me Perpetual Broken-heartedness (from The Valley of Vision)
  10. Abide with Me, by James Smith, 1859

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