“Omit needless words.”
The mantra of Strunk and White has always been near and dear to this editor’s heart, but the ever-pithy Twitter has found a way to make needless words very attractive. My favorite iteration is the now-trending #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook. Clever contributors have offered tweaks to classics such as The (Reduced) Cost of Discipleship, (Seventh) Heaven Is for Real, and The Power of a Praying (Mantis) Wife (shout out to all my entomological friends who really get this!).
Props to Rachel Marie Stone at Christianity Today for starting the trend.
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