Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All OthersSteven Furtick
Inside your head and heart is a chatterbox. Its lies are keeping you from realizing your God-given potential. What can you do about it? In Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others, Pastor Steven Furtick focuses on four key areas in which negative thoughts a... Read More
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With personal stories, inspiring examples, and practical strategies, Pastor Furtick shows you how to silence the lies and embrace the freeing affirmation of God. You'll learn how to crash the chatterbox - and hear God’s voice above all others.
Page Count: 240
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
- UPC: 9781601424563
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012120"
- ISBN: 1601424566
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- Practical Help for the Battlefield of the Mind by Laura Langley on 3/1/14
Got a chatterbox? I do. A very active one. In his latest book, Crash the Chatterbox, author Steven Furtick says the chatterbox the chatter we hear in our minds, "the lies we believe that keep us from accurately and actively hearing God's voice."
He says the average person has 60,000 thoughts each day and that 80 percent of them are negative. See, you've got a chatterbox, too! But there's hope.
In his conversational, transparent manner, Furtick relates his own struggles with the chatterbox. He stresses that God is always speaking, directing, warning, affirming--but we don't hear because "His voice is obscured by our mental static."
Admitting it's a constant battle for the mind, Furtick gives practical, biblical advice, saying, "God has given us the ability to choose the dialogue we believe and respond to. And once we learn how, we can switch from lies to truth." In the rest of the book, Furtick shows readers how to crash the chatterbox and begin believing God's truth over the lies, much like putting on headphones that block out noise.
I found Crash the Chatterbox to be both hopeful and practical. Instead of just telling readers they need to change (which most of us already know), Furtick offers biblical, practical steps to begin developing new habits--showing readers how to overpower the lies of the enemy with God's truth. He offers tried and true principles from the Bible, walked out in his own battle with the chatterbox. A couple of examples are the "What if. . . That would . . .God will" strategy for overcoming fear and the "Go with it" strategy for overcoming condemnation.
Crash the Chatterbox leads readers to explore, internalize and repeat four confessions, each covered in a separate section of the book:
God Says I Am: overpowering the lies of the enemy in your insecurities
God Says He Will: overpowering the lies of the enemy in your fears
God Says He Has: overpowering the lies of the enemy in your condemnation
God Says I Can: overpowering the lies of the enemy in your discouragement
Furtick encourages readers to prepare for the battle of the mind by pre-loading ourselves with God's Word. He says, "We can never hope to crash the chatterbox until the signal (God's Word) becomes louder in our lives than the incessant noise around us that clamors for our attention and depletes our courage."
Crash the Chatterbox is a book I'll be recommending to lots of friends. It's given me some practical tools for the ongoing battle with the chatterbox--tools I know others will benefit from too. It's not only biblical and practical, but it's got some great features. For example, sprinkled throughout the book are "Tweetables" or quotes perfect for tweeting. I also appreciate how the author includes scripture references or footnotes them so you can follow up on your own. He doesn't expect you to blindly believe him, but gives you biblical evidence so you can study and discern the truth for yourself.
There's also a section of "Discussion Questions" in the back of the book for personal or small group study, and they're not just fluffy, superficial questions. They require deep, personal reflection, honesty, and transparency, as well as digging into God's Word.
About the Author: Steven Furtick is the best-selling author of Greater and Sun Stand Still. He is also the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, which since its founding in 2006 has grown to more than thirteen thousand attendees at nine locations. He has spoken at major conferences around the world. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have three young children.
Crash the Chatterbox is a 2014 release from Multnomah Books. Get a copy from your local book retailer or online from booksellers like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Mardel, Family Christian Stores, Lifeway Christian Stores, and Christian Book Distributors.
Visit www.crashthechatterbox.com to learn more about the book and find resources to equip you to lead the charge against the chatterbox.
* Note: I received a copy of the book from the publisher for this review. However, the opinions expressed in the review are my own.
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