Words and Deeds

Words and Deeds
By Charles Causey
Publisher: NavPress
Release Date: 05/2018

Influential men of history, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. or Theodore Roosevelt, achieved greatness because they were able to find the right balance between their words and deeds. King gave eloquent speeches that moved people, but he also took action throughout the civil rights movement. Roosevelt effectively used the “bully pulpit” of the presidency, but he was also renowned for his military accomplishments.

Causey, a recipient of the Bronze Star for his military service in Iraq, seeks to help men find balance between their words and deeds. Both are necessary to find true integrity. This book offers readers a diagnostic exam to assess how their words and deeds line up.

The author devotes several chapters to defining various types of men along the words/deeds spectrum. Some men, for example, fall short in both words and actions. These men let important opportunities and relationships pass them by. Not only do they fail to use words to create connections with others or to inspire, but they also stand back instead of grabbing hold of all that life has to offer.

Other men may be strong in one area, such as using words to make plans and promises, but they fail to follow through with actions. Causey offers tools, which he calls “force multipliers,” to help close any gap that exists between words and deeds.

Men need each other to move forward in these areas, so the book includes a six-week Bible study group guide at the end. Men will find the teaching practical, insightful, and hopeful, no matter where they may be on their journey toward integrity.

—Joseph Bentz