Reframing the soul

Any writer will tell you about the power of words. But for Santa Barbara author and Westmont College professor Gregory Spencer, the real power of words is how we choose to frame them. Dr. Spencer has recently released a book that examines the connection between life’s experiences and the words we select to reference them. In “Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform Our Faith” (Leafwood Publishers, $15.99), he says the words we use to frame past experiences ultimately dictate our perception of them, but we each have the power to change that. “We don’t just remember the past, we remember it as we have framed it,” Dr. Spencer told the News-Press during a recent visit to Westmont College. “We have chosen the words used to describe our experiences. more

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