Workbook of The Power of the Spoken Word
“Sticks and stones may break my bones But words will never hurt me.” (African Proverb) I think the above statement is a diabolic, diachronic, diametric, disastrous diagnosis of the use of words. Verbal language is a characteristic that is unique to the human race, and is considered by many to be one of the major factors that distinguishes us from other creatures. The great psychiatrist Sigmund Freud wrote: “Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power. By words one of us can give another the greatest happiness or bring about utter despair; by words the teacher imparts his knowledge to the student; by words the orator sweeps his audience with him and determines its judgments and decisions. Words call forth emotions and are universally the means by which we influence our fellow-creatures.”
The Rev. Dr. Eugene C. Rollins began on May 15, 1984 as the pastor of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church and together they celebrated a silver anniversary in 2009. This is his fifth church in 46 years of pastoring. The five churches experienced an average of 180% growth under his leadership. The primary reason has been through creating an attitude of pastoral care of the church and community. For thirty-seven years of the forty-six years he has been bi-vocational or tri-vocational. He is a state licensed professional counselor and also a licensed supervisor of professional counselors. He is the founder and director of Midlands Area Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc., established 1984. He is a certified supervisor with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. and a Diplomat with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Inc. He holds two South Carolina licenses and nine national certifications. “The Power of The Spoken Word” is Dr. Rollins third book to be published. His first, “Grace Is Not A Blue-Eyed Blonde”, was published in 2008 and his second book “The Masks We Wear” was published in 2010.