Gossip has always been an integral part of community, but in our Christian communities and homes, gossip becomes even more important. How can seemingly small disagreements end in a painful church split? Why does one sibling turn out to be the lost sheep and another the poster child? This book shows that more than any one factor, our gossip controls the spiritual climate of our churches, communities, and homes. Coffee Shop Spirituality exposes the destructive power of everyday, ordinary talk, but also shows the way to healing, uplifting, grace-full gossip.