New Book Explores How One Small Word Changes Life

New biblical guide by author Roger D. Mardis shows meaning of word “but.”

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Every reader, Christian or otherwise, can gain from the content of these pages," Mardis says. "These 31 life lessons affect us all – young or old, professional or blue-collar, urban or rural.

Scottsboro, AL. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Author Roger D. Mardis’ new book, “Big Doors Swing on Small Hinges: A Little Word Can Make a Big Difference” (published by WestBow Press), presents 31 pieces of advice, drawn from the pages of the Bible to inspire readers to make better life choices.

“Every reader, Christian or otherwise, can gain from the content of these pages,” Mardis says. “These 31 life lessons affect us all – young or old, professional or blue-collar, urban or rural.”

The main objective of Mardis’ book is to show people the power of the word “but” when used in everyday conversation or thoughts. The word “but,” Mardis says, can change the outcome of a thought or action instantaneously. That change, he adds, can impact the way a person lives.

An excerpt from “Big Doors Swing on Small Hinges:”

“The word but is a conjunction. At times, it may be used as a preposition or as an adverb, but primarily it is a joining word… In the Bible, this word is used on several occasions to indicate that the tide has turned in a situation or to compare people and events. This little word helps us make or see a contrast. Noticing the buts in Scripture can be helpful.”

“Big Doors Swing on Small Hinges”
By Roger D. Mardis
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781490838205
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781490838199
E-Book | 186 pages | ISBN 9781490838182
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Roger D. Mardis is the senior pastor of Agape Baptist Church in Scottsboro, Alabama, a church he began in 1999. He graduated from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children.

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